Category: Electric Guitar

Fender Reveals Rolling Stones Inspired Tele

Posted 25 Oct 2013 in Artist News, Electric Guitar, Gear News

Back in the tender year of 1968, one of the biggest rock bands of all time released their ninth studio album, titled Beggars Banquet. Despite tensions between Keith Richards and Brian Jones over Jones drug habits and negative rehearsal attitude, the Rolling Stones managed to create a masterpiece with Beggars Banquet. The album would go on to become quite influential and for many was the peak of the Rolling Stones’ career. In an effort to celebrate this musical monument, the…

Gibson Announces New Zakk Wylde Signature Edition

Posted 19 Oct 2013 in Electric Guitar

The cocentric black and white bands of the Zakk Wylde signature edition Gibson Les Paul is one of the most iconic finishes ever to grace the body of a guitar. Perhaps as an effort to expand on this line or in a move of respect to the Black Label Society frontman, Gibson has announced a new edition to the Zakk Wylde line. Called the Moderne of Doom, the guitar is based off unused designs Gibson drew up back in the…

Traveler Guitars Release New Model

Posted 26 Aug 2013 in Electric Guitar, Gear News

One of the joys of playing guitars is their portability. Compared to instruments like the organ or the piano, a guitar has a lot of flexibility to be played just about anywhere, anytime. Even an electric guitar can be played without an amp, and all that’s required to add an amp is a power source and quarter inch cable. However, for some wanderers, a regular acoustic guitar is just too bulky, but an electric guitar would weigh them down too…

Gibson Releases Slash Signature Model

Posted 08 Aug 2013 in Artist News, Electric Guitar, Gear News, News
Slash Signature Series from Gibson Guitars

The Man in the Hat has built a pretty solid reputation for himself. Even when everybody thought Guns N Roses was over, Slash’s tenacity for playing with other musicians as well as his work with Velvet Revolver helped to keep him in the spotlight over the years. No matter what project or era one examines Slash though, one thing remains the same: his iconic Gibson Les Paul. This summer, Gibson wishes to commemorate this living legend by releasing a Slash…

Squier Releases First Fretless Bass

Posted 05 Aug 2013 in Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, General News, News
Squier Vintage Modified Guitar Series

As Fender’s junior company, Squier often receives a lot of undue negative attention. While it is true that many of their instruments are cheaply made using low quality parts, Squier does its best to overcome the challenges low end companies face. Despite their efforts, however, Squier has long been thought of as a starter brand fit only for beginners. After all, living in the shadow of Fender is not exactly the most favorable place for a guitar manufacturer to find…

Fenders Introduces Upgraded Modern Players

Posted 03 Aug 2013 in Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Featured, Gear News
Fender Modern Player

Fender has always been known for its innovation. From the implementation of the initial Strat designs to their forays into tribute guitars, the iconic American guitar manufacturer has built for itself a reputation of providing reliable, quality instruments. This legacy will most certainly be continued with the release of the new Modern Player 2.0’s. The Modern Player was originally released to compete with the low cost, entry level guitars offered by the likes of Gibson and Ibanez. Although Squire, Fender’s…

60+ Musicians Record Collection on Same Guitar

The $100 Guitar Project

Fans often wonder how much of an impact gear makes on a musician. Sure, most people will admit that their guitar idols were better players than them, but just how much of that gap is due to the fact that the stars are playing on the best equipment all the time. An interesting new project, called the $100 Guitar Project, set out to find exactly how big of an impact the actual gear makes on music.   It all started…

Gibson’s New Tour for Lefty’s

Posted 31 Jul 2013 in Electric Guitar, Gear News, Miscellaneous
Gibson Left Handed Guitar

Like a variety of other objects in one’s day-to-day life, guitars are more often than not built for right handed people. After all, the vast majority of players use their right hand to strum and left to finger, but not all players use those techniques. Left handed players often find themselves left out at guitar shops, shows, and in other music settings. However, guitar manufacturing giant Gibson is setting out to right this wrong.   The American guitar company will…

G & L Releases Jerry Cantrell Tribute

G&L Jerry Cantrell Tribute Guitar

G & L, the legendary guitar manufacturing company started by none other than Leo Fender, has never been shy of producing tribute guitars. Particularly in this last, the company has really focused on releasing partnered products with famous musicians. One of these musicians, Jerry Cantrell, is about to receive his second opportunity to create a custom guitar through G & L. Known for his work with popular band Alice In Chains, Cantrell has already released the highly successful G &…

Brutal Guitar New Guitar Bursts on to Scene

Posted 21 Jul 2013 in Electric Guitar, General News, News, Reviews

For someone who mostly renovates guitars for fun, Travis Stevens has built up quite a masterful set of skills. The self-proclaimed nerd not only creates custom guitars featuring a variety of pop culture touches, but also builds wedding cake toppers and action figures. Stevens’ guitars often showcase his taste in movies and literature, and regularly feature themes such as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and steampunk. However, the latest guitar from this mastermind brings his work into an entirely…