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Crazy Tube Circuits SPT

The modal mellowness of Apollo’s lyre or the perky chirp of the bouzouki might come to mind when one thinks of Greek music. But Crazy Tube Circuits? From the Athens not found in Georgia, the CTC Spiral Turbulence (SPT) pedal combines a phase shifter and vibrato. An on/off stomp switch, single-throw mini switch, and four ... ...

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Ibanez BWM1 Bob Weir Cowboy Fancy

The mid ’70s were a time for bold experimentation in guitar design, particularly with electronics. Guitarists were discovering replacement pickups, coil-tapping, onboard boosters, and active EQ circuits; some loaded their axes with buttons and switches. One such guitar was the custom “Cowboy Fancy” solidbody that Ibanez made for Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, circa ... ...

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Collings OM1 T

To the hands, hearts, and minds of many an experienced guitarist, an OM-size body with a 25.5″ scale feels the perfect flat-top. Spend time with Collings’ OM1 T, and you’ll likely understand. How does the new OM1 T differ from previous Collings offerings? Part of the company’s Traditional Series, it represents a return to founder ... ...

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David Allen Fat ’59 Tele Pickups

At their best, Tele pickups deliver unparalleled twang – versatile and fat. Conversely, poor T-style pickups are flat and screechy or thin and brittle. Understanding these variables and knowing the bar is high for Tele users, California pickup/pedal maker David Allen set about making the Fat ’59 Tele set. For those into the science of ... ...

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Magnatone Panoramic Stereo

Magnatone amplifiers date back to the 1940s and ’50s – the era of Hawaiian-steel guitar – and boasted pearloid-covered casework befitting the silky, exotic post-war slide-vibrato sounds of the South Pacific. But they were truly set apart from the Fender-led pack with the introduction of their “true vibrato” circuitry (and proprietary “Varistor” control). Unlike tremolo ... ...

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Soul Tramp Tweed 12

Soul Tramp Amps are builder Don Hill’s take on classic amp circuit designs… for instance, his Tweed 12 offers a spin on Fender’s Deluxe at the height of its form. The Tweed 12’s cab is made with dovetail-jointed pine and has a hardwood-ply soundboard with a pair of 10″ Weber speakers (British Alnico and Ferromax ... ...

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National Dueco

Blues man Charlie Parr recently philosophized in VG that National resonator guitars are as much mechanical creation as musical instrument, which is why maintaining the function of vintage Nationals comes with a special set of worries and woes. Since its founding in 1989, National Reso-Phonic Guitar has re-created many great vintage models – and remedied ... ...

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Furch Debuts New Color Line of Acoustic Guitars

Furch has unveiled a new line of acoustic guitars. The new line bears the names of the colors of the rainbow and replaces the company's current Millennium models.From the company: Furch's seven new models—Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet—are made of the highest-grade premium tonewoods and high-precision manufacturing. Every color series guitar is crafted using proprietary state-of-the-art ...

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Sully Guitars Introduces New Conspiracy Series

Sully Guitars—founded and run by luthier Jon Sullivan—has introduced its new Conspiracy Series of guitars. The new series includes the ‘71 Starling, the Stardust and the ‘71 SD, which is the Signature Model for Buckcherry/Josh Todd and the Conflict guitarist, Stevie D. Sully '71 StarlingThe ‘71 Starling (MSRP $1199 USD)The ‘71 Starling is a set-neck guitar with a 25.5” scale length, Mahogany body, a three-p ...

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Thunder Case Releases New Flight Case Compact Vault

Thunder Case’s new Flight Case Compact Vault is a unique multi-guitar case and stand. From vintage guitar collectors to international touring artists, guitarists have the possibility to bring up to four guitars anywhere. The vault is only 14 or 19 inches wide. Thunder Case is the only flight case vault manufacturer in the world that offers a beautiful non-square shape, military grade out shell coating, and ...

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