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Seagull Excursion Series - Summer NAMM 2013

Godin Guitars is set to debut the affordable Seagull Excursion Series at the upcoming 2013 Summer NAMM Show.

Fender Cabronita Precision Bass

Fender interjects modern design into the classic P Bass, resulting in the new Fender Carbonita Precision Bass.

Duesenberg Peter Stroud Dragster DD2 Multibender

Duesenberg honors long time Doozy player Peter Stroud with his own signature model, the Dragster DD2 Multibender.

Vox Mini3 G2 Portable Modeling Amp

The Mini3 G2 is the next generation portable modeling amplifier from Vox, featuring upgraded effects and circuitry.

Gibson 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard

Gibson introduces the 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard, featuring upgraded electronics and visual embellishments.

GuitarBots - Online Game For Real Guitars

GuitarBots is an online guitar game controlled by real guitars, featuring multiple difficulty levels, player duels, and more.

Cort EVL X7

Cort unveils a new version of their X7 series electric guitars, featuring upgraded hardware and electronics.

Martin Guitars at Turtle Bay Resort

Turtle Bay Resort will now be offering C.F. Martin products at their newly renovated facility in Oahu, Hawaii.

Schertler Jam Acoustic Amps

Schertler to introduce their full featured Jam series acoustic amps at the upcoming Summer NAMM.

Larrivee Guitars to re-start production of the 'Space Guitar'

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth just over a week ago from the International Space Station, where he recorded a number of songs using a Larrivée Parlor acoustic.

Sweetwater GearFest '13

Sweetwater is all set for GearFest '13, a music trade show/festival scheduled for June 21 - 22, 2013 at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Rare Vox Guitar used by the Beatles sold at Auction for $408,000

Julien's Auctions kicked off their Music Icons 2013 auctions with a rare Vox Guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison.

The UK's Rockschool releases new Grades 4 & 5 Hot Rock Guitar Books

These new books feature ACDC, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton and more.

Ray Manzarek from The Doors Has Died

Ray Manzarek, along with Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore was a founding member of The Doors. He has passed away at the age of 74.

Duesenberg Starplayer TV Deluxe

The Starplayer TV Deluxe is a new version of Duesenberg's popular line of electrics, featuring Vario-Tone pots for blending pickup-coils.

Seymour Duncan Nazgul Pickup

Seymour Duncan introduces the Nazgul pickup, high-output humbuckers for 7 and 8 string players.

This Is Learn Guitar With David Brent

David Brent is the man behind the fictitious character Ricky Gervais

Heavy Metal Degree Under Attack

New College Nottingham (NCN) is under attack by education campaigners for offering a two-year heavy metal degree.

MXR Prime Distortion Pedal

Dunlop introduces the MXR Prime Distortion, a pedal with a hard clipping tone and high sensitivity to pick attack.

Scientist Proves Guitarists Are More Attractive?

Professor Nicolas Gueguen from Université de Bretagne-Sud in France has conducted a study finding that women are more attracted to men who play guitar.

Ibanez JSA20 Joe Satriani Signature Acoustic

Ibanez and Joe Satriani tean up once more to create another a new acoustic built to Joe's specs - the JSA20.

Firefly Pick with LED Light

The Firefly Pick produces LED light with every pick attack, it is currently a Kickstarter project by Capcitron.

Kaces 5-Ply Hardshell Guitar Cases

Kaces reintroduces their hardshell guitar cases into the market, this time featuring more durable 5-ply wood construction.

Schertler Basik Acoustic Pickup

Schertler unveils the Basik acoustic pickup system, a universal contact pickup for acoustic instruments.

Controversy Over British Music Gear Retailer DV247 Bankruptcy

The large British music equipment retailer DV247 has gone out of business, or has it?

Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

The Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass is one of the latest aged-look instrument from Fender Custom Shop.

Gibson Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul, based on the 1960 burst LP standard that the Eagles guitarist owned.

Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

Here is a quick video tour of Fender's Acoustic Custom Shop facility in New Hartford Connecticut.

Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG

Gibson unveils the Frank Zappa Roxy SG, a recreation of the modified guitar used in Zappa's Roxy album.

Fender Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster

Fender redesigns one of their classic guitars and releases the Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster, featuring an okoume body.

40th Anniversary Buck Dharma Signature Guitar

J.C. Harper Luthier announces the availability of the 40th Anniversary model Buck Dharma Signature Electric.

Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline

The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is one of the new Spring 2013 instruments from Fender, a modern take on the Thinline design.

Guitar Speaker Cabinet Roundup

To help you find the best guitar speaker cabinet for your rig, we present you with the most sought after and best selling models available.

Ultimate Eric Clapton Fan Prize Package

Fender honors Eric Clapton’s 21st studio album "Old Sock" by giving away the ultimate Clapton fan prize package.

Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal

Majik Box expands their line of hand-made pedals with the new Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal, featuring tones inspired by modified tube amps.

Orange Dark Terror Giveaway

Orange is giving away two Dark Terror Amplifiers to lucky fans, and throws in a Micro Terror amp as an extra prize.

Babbling Flower Fuzz

TSVG announces a brand new pedal, the Babbling Flower Fuzz, featuring a 3 transistor fuzz design.

TonePrint Editor for iPad

TC Electronic introduces the iPad compatible version of the recently released TonePrint Editor Software.

Black Cat OD-Boost

Black Cat Pedals has a new dual channel overdrive/boost pedal, the Black Cat OD-Boost.

Fender Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor Acoustic Guitar

Fender worked with T.S.O.L. guitarist to produce a small bodied guitar with striking visuals, the Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor.

Greatest 100 Guitar Riffs

I found this interesting YouTube video where Alex Chadwick from Chicago Music Exchange attempts to present a brief history of rock in 100 riffs.

Gibson Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gibson introduces the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a remake of his favorite '59 Lemonburst Les Paul.

Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P

The Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P is the two pickup version of one of Eastwood Guitar's popular artist instrument.

Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Bass

Yamaha introduces the TRBX505 5-String Bass, featuring a solid mahogany body with active/passive preamp switching.

AWE-3DG 3D Printed Guitar

AweSome Musical Instruments enter the guitar market with their AWE-3DG, a 3D printed guitar with their T4 pickup switching system.

Yamaha CGX102 Classical Guitar

Yamaha introduces the CGX102, an affordable nylon-string classical guitar that comes with a built-in pickup system.

Electric Guitar Kits To Build

DIY electric guitar kits are a very inexpensive way of building your own personalized instrument, here are the top kits that we recommend.

Charvel Pro-Mod Series

Charvel announces the return of the Pro-Mod series, featuring striking finishes and hot-rodded designs.

Free Bass Lesson - Using Rests for Better Basslines

Rockschool releases a free bass guitar tutorial that can help students understand the role of rests in building grooves.

Cheap Bass Guitar Roundup

The quality of cheap bass guitars is on an upward trend as technology makes more efficient materials and construction methods available.

Fret-King Black Label Guitars at Musikmesse 2013

Distributor JHS unveils a host of new Fret-King Black Label guitars at the 2013 Musikmesse Trade Show, alongside designer Trev Wilkinson.

DigiTech JamMan Express XT - Musikmesse 2013

DigiTech introduces the JamMan Express XT, a space-saving looper pedal with 10 minutes of looping time.

The Institute 2013 Guitar Scholarship Winner

Luke Tarrant is awarded by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance as the 2013 Higher Diploma Guitar Scholarship winner.

Taylor K28e Koa Acoustic Guitar

Taylor introduces the K28e, an all-koa "Grand Orchestra" model at the 2013 Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Three New Performance Artist Models from Martin & Co.

Martin unveils three new Performing Artist acoustic guitars with Jett black HPL Texture finish at Musikmesse 2013.

Gibson Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer

In time for the Musikmesse 2013 rush, Gibson introduces the Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer, featuring Lace Nitro Hemi humbucking pickups and gold burst finish.

MXR M89 Bass Overdrive Pedal from Dunlop

Dunlop's new MXR overdrive pedal for bass guitar is now in stores.

Guide to Soundproofing a Room

Today we have a guest article written by Joffre Essley about ways to soundproof a room.

TronicalTune Automatic Tuner

Musikmesse 2013 at Frankfurt will feature many interesting products, and one particular standout is the TronicalTune Automatic Tuner.

Schertler Magnetico Pickups

Schertler introduces Magnetico, a pickup that utilizes a unique design featuring active multiple coil technology.

Schecter Custom Shop Pickups

Schecter Guitar research goes back into producing custom wound pickups for 6-string, 7-string and 8-string guitars.

Ibanez Grooveline G106

Ibanez announces the availability of the new Grooveline G106 6-string Bass, featuring a unique shape designed for balance and comfortable playing.

TC Electronic TonePrint Editor

TC Electronic finally allows their customers to customize their TonePrint pedals by using the new TonePrint Editor.

Peavey AmpKit Link HD

Peavey is now shipping the upgraded version of their iOS audio guitar interface, the AmpKit Link HD.

Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings

Dunlop announced the availability of the new Heavy Core Bass Strings for bass players who tune down.

Epiphone Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer

Epiphone joins forces with the guitarist behind the virtual metal band Dethklok to create the Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit.

New Crush Amps from Orange

Orange Amplification expands their Crush amps range with the CR60C 60 Watt 1 x 12 Combo, CR120C 120 Watt 2 x 12 Combo and CR120H 120 Watt Head.

Seymour Duncan Pegasus 7 & 8 String Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan announces the availability of their latest humbucking pickup for 7 & 8 String guitars, the Pegasus 7 & 8.

Gibson Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul, based on his road-worn 'burst guitar with serial number 9-0663.

Pre-Wired Assemblies for Guitar by MOD Kits DIY

MOD Kits DIY introduces their new instrument modification kit, the new Pre-Wired Assemblies, an upgrade pack for electric guitars.

12AX7 Comparison of Current Made Tubes

A Comparison of Current Production 12AX7 Tubes 2013

EHX Epitome Multi-Effect Pedal

The EHX Epitome is generating quite a buzz, featuring three effects in one - Micro Pog, Stereo Electric Mistress and Holy Grail Plus.

Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird

Gibson celebrates the golden anniversary of the Firebird with a gold finished 50th anniversary edition.

Gibson LG-2 American Eagle

Gibson introduces the LG-2 American Eagle, a short-scale acoustic guitar designed for folk, blues and finger style.

Robert Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive

The new Red Dirt Overdrive from Robert Keeley is now available, a compact stompbox with classic tube-like tones.

Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup

We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations.

Gretsch G9510 Jim Dandy Flat Top

Gretsch unveils the G9510 Jim Dandy Flat Top in limited edition blue sunburst finish, a cool looking entry level parlor-style acoustic guitar.

Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite

Gibson introduces the Les Paul Custom Lite, featuring the same shape with traditional weight relief, made thinner.

How To Make Awesome Prog Rock Music

Looking to start up a new band?

Suhr Jim Kelley Power Attenuator

Suhr introduces the Jim Kelley Power Attenuator, a utility that lets you get consistent amp tones regardless of volume.

"Roverdrive" and "Seq & Destroy" by Marrs Pedals

Marrs Pedals releases two new effects, the "Roverdrive" overdrive pedal and the "Seq & Destroy" sequence tremolo.

Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT Double Neck Diadem

Dean Guitars announces the availability of the 2013 Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT Double Neck guitar with Custom Diadem art finish.

MCB-T2 Pickup Switch Upgrade for Peavey Raptor Plus

Awesome-Guitars introduce the MCB-T2 Pickup Switch Upgrade, adds 35 pickup tones to a Peavey Raptor Plus.

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue

Gibson introduces another reissue of the iconic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop, in celebration of Gibson Custom's 20th anniversary.

Ibanez BTB1406 Premium 6-String Bass

Ibanez expands its high-end BTB series of bass guitars with a new six-string model, the BTB1406.

Pitch Shifter Pedal Roundup

If you are looking to create more expressive solos, add intelligent harmonies, or if you simply want to have fun with unconventional tone textures, these pitch shifter pedals will get the job done.

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?

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.

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