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Aussies! Win a guitar and Devin Townsend lesson!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPjHUFe4AKk?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] Devin Townsend’s utterly brilliant new album, Transendence, is out now. And exclusive to Australia, t ...

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REVIEW: Seymour Duncan Catalina Dynamic Chorus

  Chorus is kind of a weird effect. Sometimes it can be sweet, delicate and organic. Sometimes it can be bold, crisp and hi-fi. It’s difficult to find something new to do with the effect after all these years, especially something that honours the established chorus sound we’ve all grown to love, but Seymour Duncan has taken a particularly unique approach with a new dynamic feature. Now, in the interests of ...

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Meet The Reverend Sensei HB LE

I really love Reverend Guitars’ design aesthetic. They capture that whole retro-futuristic vibe that got me excited about guitar in the first place when I was a kid, but with a distinctive, instantly identifiable style. Their fall Limited Edition model for 2016 is a blinged-out Sensei HB model which looks utterly gorgeous. Here’s the press release. ANNOUNCING THE REVEREND LE FOR 2016 Flame Maple, Lots of Co ...

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PLINI’s ‘Handmade Cities’ Out Now! Hear The Title Track

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qOeZzZh9MM?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] 24-year-old progressive Sydney guitarist/musician PLINI released his highly anticipated debut full-le ...

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PRS Releases Limited Custom 24 8-String!

(STEVENSVILLE, MD) August 18, 2016 – PRS Guitars is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Private Stock with a revival of the program that started it all: Guitars of the Month. Each month in 2016, the Private Stock team will be offering a unique design in limited numbers that will highlight the fine craftsmanship and remarkable playability that the Private Stock team is known for while utilizing some of the m ...

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New Metallica Album November 18!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I?enablejsapi=1&autoplay=0&cc_load_policy=0&iv_load_policy=1&loop=0&modestbranding=0&rel=1&showinfo=1&playsinline=0&autohide=2&theme=dark&color=red&wmode=opaque&vq=&controls=2&&w=600&h=338] From Metallica.com: “It really does exist! We know it’s been a long time coming, but today we proudly ...

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Fender Deluxe Series. Whoa.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  (August 2, 2016) – Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the launch of the new Deluxe Series of electric guitars, designed for seasoned and experienced players looking for superior quality and enhanced performance at an accessible price point. The Fender Deluxe Series adds 10 innovative new models based on classic guitar and bass designs, infused with modern advancements ...

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Lollar Staple P-90

PRESS RELEASE: “It was the mid-80s,” Jason Lollar recalled. “Someone loaned me an original late-‘50s Les Paul® Custom for a gig. Ever since then, I’ve been fascinated with the sound of the original P-90 staple pickup. We modified the design of the original Gibson P-90 staple pickup so it fits most soapbar routes with no modification to the guitar. Though the design is updated, I voiced it to sound just like ...

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The Guitars Of The Cure

I encourage everyone to pop on a pair of headphones and listen to a few songs by The Cure – especially if you’ve never really paid close attention before. You’ll hear how a few simple melodic ideas can be blended together to form a much more complex whole. It’s really intriguing to listen to and learn from how each instrument works together, especially when the six-string bass is used: often Robert Smith mi ...

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INTERVIEW: Periphery’s Mark Holcomb

The release of a new Periphery album is always like Christmas for fans of heavy guitar. There’s always so much to digest: unpredictable riffs, challenging solos, soaring melodies, complex chords. Every record is like a challenge to all of us to lift our game. And Periphery III: Select Difficulty really throws down the challenge. Although some parts of the record are more melodic and direct than anything the ...

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