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Jimi Hendrix Exhibit by Fender

Fender launches the Jimi Hendrix exhibit, a special section of the Fender Visitor Center that features Hendrix memorabilia.

Epiphone Limited Edition Genesis Deluxe Pro

Epiphone re-issues the Genesis Deluxe Pro, retaining its unique double-cutaway shape with upgraded coil-tap circuitry.

Eastwood Guitars Search for the World's Ugliest Guitar

Help Eastwood Guitars find and recreate the World's Ugliest Guitar, from among some odd looking vintage instruments.

Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker

Following its successful limited run in Britain, Seymour Duncan's Whole Lotta Humbucker is now available worldwide.

Reverend Six Gun 2.5

Reverend Guitars introduces the Six Gun 2.5, a limited run electric guitar model that mixes Strat and Tele elements.

The Seven Ages Of A Rock Star

How does a rock star change over time? Is there an evolution that most go through, and what are some of the seven ages that they have to experience?

Roundup of the Best Fuzz Pedals

Here are the best fuzz pedals available, a healthy mix of traditional and modern fuzz pedals that deliver great tone.

Washburn WSD5249 Warren Haynes Signature Acoustic

Washburn welcomes Allman Brother's guitarist Warren Haynes into their family with the new WSD5249 Signature Acoustic.

Schertler Giulia Acoustic Amp

Schertler welcomes a compact combo amp addition to their Classic acoustic amplifier series - the Giulia amplifier.

VO-96 Acoustic Synthesis

The Vo-96 acoustic synth is literally an acoustic guitar with synth capabilities, featuring technology that controls the physical vibration of strings.

Laney TI15-112 Tony Iommi Signature

Laney introduces the TI15-112, a small 1x12 15W combo tube amp that bears Tony Iommi's seal of approval.

Fender Revamps the T-Bucket Series

Fender revitalizes their T-Bucket acoustic-electric instruments, now with design improvements and two new models.

Delay Pedal Roundup

Here are the most inspiring and best value delay effect pedals to help you find the right one for your playing style.

Battery Powered Guitar Amp Roundup

Make great sounding riffs wherever you go with one of these highly recommended battery powered guitar amps.

D'Addario "Build A Pick"

D'Addario just launched "Build A Pick", a new website where you can customize your own Planet Waves pick.

EMG Metal Works

EMG introduces Metal Works, 6 custom pickup covers that come in various finishes, colors and designs.

Catalinbread New Dirty Little Secret

Catalinbread introduces a redesigned Dirty Little Secret Pedal, now with two distinct Marshall overdrive voicings.

Washburn P4

Washburn Guitars is bringing back one of their popular models from the '90s, the unique looking Washburn P4.

Best Modeling Amp on a Budget

Here are the best modeling amps for the budget conscious, practical amps that provide convincing and reliable tones.

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection

Eric Clapton and Guitar Center introduces the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection, featuring instruments from Fender, Gibson and Martin.

A Beginner's Guide To Effects Pedals

A lot of people want to use effects pedals in their playing, but some are put off by their cost and the difficulty of going from messing around with them to creating a live act that makes the most of their potential.

The Oldest Guitar Brands In The World

There are have been a many, many incredible guitarists over the years, each with their own incredible talents and unique skills. But what is a musician without the right instrument?

The History Of Guitars

The development of guitars over time have seen the instrument build on early musical instrument designs to become a staple of 20th and 21st century music.

ErnieBall MusicMan Armada

ErnieBall MusicMan comes up with a unique looking neck-through-body guitar with a V-shape maple top, the Armada.

EVH Striped Series

EVH Gear introduces the EVH Striped Series, affordable production models of Van Halen's famous striped Frankenstrat.

Fender '57 Bandmaster Amplifier

Fender introduce another custom re-issue amplifier, the '57 Bandmaster Amplifier, featuring all-tube hand-wired circuitry based on late '50s Bandmaster amps.

G&L ASAT Classic 'S' Alnico

The G&L team from Fullerton introduces the ASAT Classic 'S' Alnico, featuring three Alnico single-coil pickups.

Best Guitars & Gear from NAMM 2013

Here's a list of the guitar products that really impressed us from this year's Winter NAMM in Anaheim.

NAMM 2013 - Orange VT1000

Orange introduces a nifty tool for checking, matching and grading your valves, the Orange DIVO VT1000.

NAMM 2013 - New Guild Arcos and GAD Series Acoustics

Guild expands their Arcos and GAD series guitars with two new models, which will go on exhibit at the 2013 NAMM Show.

NAMM 2013 - Railhammer Chisel Neck Pickup

Railhammer will exhibit the Chisel Neck Pickup at the coming NAMM show, featuring a rail and pole piece design that retains clarity and balance even when you dig hard.

Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 7

Jackson introduces the Chris Broderick Soloist 7, a seven-string metal guitar co-designed by Megadeth's famed virtuoso.

EHX HOG 2

EHX introduces the HOG 2 pedal, upgrading their popular Harmonic Octave Generator with enhanced algorithms and controls.

NAMM 2013 - YRG-PRO MIDI Guitar

You Rock Guitar will unveil their latest MIDI guitar, the YRG-PRO, at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Aguilar Hot Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups

Aguilar introduces the Aguilar Hot Series AG 4P-HOT and AG 4J-HOT, loud replacement pickups for Precision and Jazz basses.

Roland G-5A VG Stratocaster

Fender teams up with Roland to create the G-5A VG Stratocaster, a traditional Strat with built in COSM audio processing.

NAMM 2013 - Radial Voco-Loco Vocal Preamp and Effects Loop

Add guitar effects to your vocals with the new Radial Voco-Loco, a microphone preamp and effects loop pedal in one.

NAMM 2013 - 3rd Gen Orange OPC

Orange Amplification upgrades the Orange Personal Computer, now with 3rd Gen Intel i7 and maximum RAM of 16GB.

NAMM 2013 - Fender Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop introduces the 2013 limited edition Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster, a tribute Deep Purple's iconic guitarist.

MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe

Dunlop introduces the MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe, a versatile analog modulation pedal tuned specifically for bass.

NAMM 2013 - Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass

Gibson makes the famous Les Paul body design available to bassists, with the new Les Paul Standard Bass.

50 Voodoo Blues and 50 Progressive Blues licks DVDs

Expand your blues guitar repertoire with two new DVDs - the 50 Voodoo Blues Licks DVD and the 50 Progressive Blues Licks DVD.

iRig HD

IK Multimedia introduces the iRig HD, the sequel to their popular guitar interface, now with improved compatibility and digital audio quality.

2013 New Fender American Vintage Series Basses

Fender expands their American Vintage Series Basses with four new models, evoking the vintage look, feel and sound of basses from the late '50s to the early '70s.

NAMM 2013 - Kemper Profiler PowerRack and Profiler Rack

Kemper expands on their Profiler concept with the rack-mountable Kemper Profiler Rack, and the 600W Profiler PowerRack.

New Rotosound Guitar Slides

Rotosound slides into the year 2013 with its new range of guitar slides, further expanding their ever-increasing accessories products.

NAMM 2013 - Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary

The Godin limited edition 40th Anniversary Acousticaster is the highlight of Godin's anniversary celebration at Winter NAMM 2013.

NAMM 2013 - D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension

D'Addario enters the NAMM 2013 season with the XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension, featuring comparable string tension across all strings.

Orange OR100 - New Twin Channel Amp

In time for Winter NAMM 2013, Orange Amps introduces their latest top-of-the-line model, the twin channel amplifier OR100.

Orange Micro Terror Saves The Day

Orange comes up with a fun video that features the Micro Terror Amp, starring Mastodon's Troy Sanders.

GuitarRx - Riff Practice App

Learn to play your guitar riffs anywhere you go, straight from your Android or iOS device with the new GuitarRX app.

Gibson intervenes on Guitar Travel Mishap

Gibson intervenes on a guitar travel mishap, where a vintage gutiar was broken by Delta Airlines' baggage handlers.

Fender Select Telecaster Thinline

After closing down Hamer, Fender expands their Select Series with the Fender Select Telecaster Thinline, along with four new models.

Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

Here are the best electric guitars under $1000, versatile and stylish instruments that are mid-priced and reliable.

Fender Closes Hamer Guitars

Fender decided to suspend the manufacturing of instruments under the popular Hamer guitar brand, indefinitely.

Schecter TSH-1 Classic

The TSH-1 Classic is a part of Schecter's new 2013 models, featuring a retro look that contrasts their usual super-strats.

Epiphone Les Paul and SG Beginner Guitar Packs

Epiphone launches three new beginner guitar packs - the Les Paul Player Pack, Les Paul Performance Pack and the SG Performance Pack.

Fender Competition Series Effects Pedals

Guitar and Amp manufacturer Fender expands further into guitar effects territory with the new Competition Series Pedals.

5 All-Time Great Female Guitarists

The female rocker has always drawn a mixed bag of responses.

Archtop Jazz Guitars

Take a look at the archtop jazz guitars that top cats use, great instruments to start your own quest of finding your jazzbox.

NAMM 2013: T-Rex Møller 2 and Sweeper 2 Pedals

T-Rex will introduce the updated version of the Møller 2 Drive and the Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus pedals at the 2013 NAMM.

Gretsch Billy Duffy Falcon Guitar

Gretsch introduces the G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon Signature Guitar, a '70s era silver themed variation of the White Falcon.

Bedell Guitars 1964 and Coffeehouse Series

Bedell Guitars pays tribute to the '60s era folk/rock movement with the 1964 Series and the Coffeehouse Series.

Cordoba Luthier Series

Cordoba Guitars introduces the Luthier Series, all-solid concert quality nylon string guitars at reasonable prices.

Dixieland Jazz: Origins and Instruments

One of the great American innovations is the music form known as jazz. Many people who consider themselves fans of this genre know all about the era of “Satchmo” and Miles Davis, but Jazz actually has a very extensive history that pre-dates these musical giants by decades.

AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix

IK Multimedia and Authentic Hendrix, LLC, introduces the AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix app for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

The Best 12 String Acoustic Guitars

Here are the best 12-string acoustic guitars that we highly recommend, rich sounding and great looking acoustics that are worthy investments.

Fender 2013 Custom Shop Collection

Fender starts the year early with the announcement of their new 2013 Custom Collection Guitars and Basses.

Peavey AT-200 Now Available

The Peavey AT-200 with "Antares Auto-Tune for Guitar" is now available from various retailers.

Graph Tech Ratio Machine Heads

Graph Tech unveils the Ratio, a set of machine heads that are tuned to provide equal winding adjustments on all strings.

12 New Mooer Micro Pedals - NAMM 2013

Osiamo will introduce 12 new Mooer Micro Pedals into the US Market at the coming 2013 NAMM.

Carbon Fiber Guitar Roundup

Here are the coolest carbon fiber guitars today, lightweight and roadworthy instruments built with modern materials and crafting techniques.

Best Blues Amp Buyer's Guide

Choosing the best blues amp can seem a little daunting at first, but we're here to tell you that you can't go wrong if you stick with the classics.

Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Amp

Sometimes the blues are best played with tubes cranked up - and the Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker delivers!

Fender '65 Super Reverb FSR Guitar Amp - Great for Blues

Fender amplifiers, with their focus on dynamics and details, have undoubtedly dominated the electric guitar blues genre.

Vox AC30C2X Amplifier

The Vox AC30C2X brings back the iconic amplifier that helped shape the modern British blues and rock guitar sound.

Peavey Classic 30/112 Amplifier Review

If you are looking for an amp that is flexible enough to handle various musical genres while retaining excellent bluesy dynamics and tones, then this is the amp for you.

Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior III Amplifier

The Fender Hot Rod Blues Junior III brings the elegant look and classic tones of Fender amps in a modern, compact and affordable package.

Fender Custom Shop Showroom in Mexico City

Fender opened their first Custom Shop showroom in Mexico City on December 4, 2012, in partnership with Holocausto.

DiMarzio Ionizer 8 Pickups for 8-String Guitars

DiMarzio teams up with 8-String guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi to create the Ionizer 8 pickup set for 8-String guitars.

Blackbird Pedalboards Custom Cases

Blackbird Pedalboards is now offering Custom Cases, built to match your personal pedalboard.

The Cheap Acoustic Guitars That We Recommend

With the help of our buyer's guide you'll be able to find an inexpensive acoustic guitar that has the quality you need to sound good and make playing enjoyable.

New 12-String, Travel and Bass guitars from Breedlove

Breedlove expands their SolidTop Passport series with a new 12-string, Travel and bass guitar, all set for a January 1, 2013 release.

John Lennon Signature Artist Series Amplifier by Fargen

Fargen Amplification launches the limited edition John Lennon Artist Series Amplifier, highlighting Lennon's art and tone.

Ibanez RG8 - Affordable 8-String Electric Guitar

Ibanez has just made 8-string guitars more affordable and accessible with the Ibanez RG8 fixed bridge guitars.

The Verb Deluxe - DIY Reverb Pedal Kit

The Verb Deluxe is a Reverb Pedal Do-It-Yourself kit from MOD Kits, based on the Belton Digi-Log Mini Module.

Breedlove Oregon Series

Breedlove puts the abundance of Myrtlewood to good use, by having it as the back and sides of their new Oregon Series.

Gibson Les Paul Signature "T"

2013 is Gibson's year of the Les Paul and their celebration starts early with the new Les Paul Signature "T" tribute guitar.

Cheap Electric Guitar Roundup

Get great sounding quality instruments at ridiculously low prices, with our Cheap Electric Guitar Buyers Guide.

Epiphone Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul Limited Edition

Epiphone introduces the limited edition Tommy Thayer Spaceman Les Paul, available in Stage-played or Custom-Autographed packages.

Strymon Mobius - Modulation Pedal

Strymon introduces the Mobius, a versatile pedal with twelve modulation effect types in a compact package.

Taurus Stomp-Head 4.High Gain

Taurus ups the distortion of their lightweight and portable floor-based amplifier and labels it the Stomp-Head 4.High Gain.

Zoom MS-100BT MultiStomp Pedal with Bluetooth

Zoom introduces their latest regular-sized multi-effect pedal, the MS-100BT MultiStomp, featuring amp modeling, effects and Bluetooth iOS connectivity.

Time Bandit by Visual Sound

Visual Sound introduces a pedal that lets you have quick and accurate tempo synchronization, the Time Bandit.

Mesa Boogie Overdrive and Distortion Pedals

Mesa Engineering has come up with four new drive and distortion pedals, namely the Grid Slammer, Tone-Burst, Throttle Box and Flux-Drive.

Epiphone 1962 50th Anniversary Collection

Epiphone introduces three "1962" 50th anniversary versions of their vintage models - the Sheraton, Crestwood Custom and Sorrento.

Gibson Min-ETune - Automatic Tuner

Gibson introduces the Min-ETune, a mechanical tuner that automatically tunes your guitar to a variety of tunings.

Orange Jim Root Terror Head wins Amplifier of The Year Award

The Orange Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head is awarded the Total Guitar: Amplifier of The Year Award at the recently held MIA Awards.

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix is set to release the new Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal this coming January 2013.

Catalinbread Echorec

Catalinbread introduces its latest pedal, the Echorec, giving you the sound of analog magnetic drum echo in a compact and modern package.

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