Category: Gear News

Pete Townshend Guitar Up For Auction

Pete Townshend Signature SG

The iconic red Gibson SG will no doubt go down as one of the most celebrated guitars in the history of classic rock, and no one individual made more contributions to the guitar’s legendary reputation than Pete Townshend of the Who. The guitarist played a number of these axes over the years, including one which recently went up for auction. Played in Cleveland and other shows during the 70’s, the guitar is a guaranteed authentic and is sold through leland.com’s…

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Win a Guitar Signed by Soundgarden

Soundgarden

While their heyday is likely over, Seattle based grunge rock troubadours Soundgarden still have massive numbers of fans across the globe. As Soundgarden is touring in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of their album Superunknown they are also doing something to give back to their legion of loyal fans. In fact, chances are that a number of our readers are likely Soundgarden fans, as it’s a demographic our site appeals to. Because of that, we thought it would be…

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George Harrison’s Guitar Goes Up for Auction

Posted 25 May 2014 in Artist News, Electric Guitar, Gear News
George Harrison 3

There’s no denying that the Beatles were one of the most influential rock groups of all time.  Here at Guitar News Daily we take our Beatles very seriously.  But just how much money would you be willing to shell out in order to get your hands on a genuine piece of Beatles memorabilia like George Harrison’s guitar?  Or maybe something from John and Yoko or even a little gem owned by Sir Paul McCartney aka The Coolest Man Alive. For…

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Zakk Wylde’s Guitar Stolen

Zakk Wylde

If you know anything about the image of Zakk Wylde, it’s probably his infamous black and white concentric Gibson Les Paul. The guitar has defined Wylde’s look since back in his days playing for Ozzy, and is truly a unique piece of guitar history. As of very recently, the guitar has entered a new chapter in its life: MIA. The guitar was stolen from Wylde’s tour bus during his recent trip to Chicago to perform at the Experience Hendrix tour,…

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Orange Releases Limited Edition White Amps

Posted 11 Mar 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News
Orange White Amp

Ever since Orange first started rolling out amps back in 1968, the company has achieved a special kind of cult status among amplifier enthusiasts. There are probably several reasons for this, including the fact that the amps typically sound very full and have been used by countless numbers of iconic guitarists. However, we can’t help but feel that part of the reason Orange has been so successful is the unique aesthetics of their amplifiers. Nearly all Orange amps come in…

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Huge Rare Guitar Collection Up for Auction

Posted 08 Mar 2014 in Gear News
Rare Guitar Auction

Private guitar collections can be a very, very competitive world, but it can also be quite exciting, especially when rare, limited edition items are put up for sale. Just earlier this week, a staggering 265 piece collection was put up for sale at the  April 1 and 2 Guernsey’s auctions. For the most part, the guitars (and a few mandolins) are all older instruments that represent specific periods of the history of the instrument. In addition, a few celebrity guitars…

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Eastwood Launched California Rebel

Posted 24 Feb 2014 in Electric Guitar, Gear News
Eastwood Launched California Rebel

Loftily stashed in the upper reaches of guitar mythology, the 1967 Domino Californian Rebel is one of the most celebrated and rare guitars of all time. The axe was a centerpiece of the surf rock movement, and has defined some of the most iconic tones from that period. In an effort to bring this magic to a larger group of players, guitar manufacturer Eastwood has recently announced the launching of their new Eastwood California Rebel, which mimics the original in…

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New Buffalo FX Muff Pedal Released

Posted 24 Feb 2014 in Gear News
Buffalo FX Muff Pedal

Although you might not realize at first, the muff pedal is perhaps one of the most important pieces of hardware to grace the guitar universe. Originally named after the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff pedal, muff pedals give the user a very fuzzy, warm, and full overdrive. Various forms of the muff pedal have shaped the tones of guitarists from Hendrix to Clapton to modern day metal musicians. Obviously, with a pedal as diverse and influential as this, players have long requested…

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Squarepusher to Team Up with Z-Machines

Z-Machines

Typically when you hear the word robotic in relation to music, it’s being used as a synonym for describing bland music without any semblance of emotion. Here, however, we are employing a much more literal use of the word: electronic pioneers Squarepusher have teamed up with some robotics developers to create an entirely automated (and slightly terrifying) 78 fingered robot player. The guitarist robot has 22 arms, can hold up to 12 picks at a time, and blazes through licks…

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Epiphone Announces 2014 Lineup

Posted 17 Feb 2014 in Amplifiers, Gear News, News
Epiphone

Since its inception, Epiphone has been one of the most prominent guitar manufacturer’s in the world. Even after becoming acquired by Gibson and in some ways filling in the role of their junior brand. Regardless, the guitars have been quite popular for some time, causing fans across the internet to rave at the recent announcement of the companies 2014 lineup. The lineup includes a number of limited edition releases, several of which are reissues based on models made popular by…

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