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Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 "Jimbo" Guitar Is Hitting the Auction Block

This spring, Heritage Auctions in Dallas will auction off a 1951 Fender Broadcaster that once belonged to Texas blues master Jimmie Vaughan and his famous little brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. According to the November 2006 issue of Guitar World, Jimmie gave the guitar to Stevie in 1966 at the request of their mutual friend, Doyle Bramhall. Apparently, Stevie was in the habit of "borrowing" the guita ...

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Guitar Player's 2018 NAMM Digital Guide

Though the 2018 edition of the NAMM Show has already come and gone, it certainly left a large impression, with the unveiling of more impressive new gear than you can shake a stick at. Luckily for you though, we've been keeping track of it all.Today, we bring you our 2018 NAMM Digital Guide, a handy online mag that brings the excitement of the annual gear extravaganza right to your computer or smartphone. Fe ...

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Six Modern Effect Pedals Inspired by Classic Albums

On June 1, one of my bands is performing the Beatles' White Album—officially known as The Beatles—in its entirety at a beautiful historic theater in Staten Island, New York. After all, the classic album, which was released November 22, 1968, turns 50 this year. I've been learning a few White Album tunes every weekend so I'm not stunned when actual rehearsals start up in April. It's helped me appreciate a fe ...

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New gear from Traveler Guitar, ZVEX, TUSQ, Mooer, and TC Electronic

Traveler Guitar Pro-Series Deluxe $499 streetThe Deluxe offers a number of upgrades to the Pro-Series line, including a hybrid piezo/humbucker pickup arrangement (so you can play full-on electric and acoustic sounds), an ebony fretboard, abalone inlays, locking tuners, and gold hardware. Gig bag included.travelerguitar.comZVEX Fuzz Factory Vertical $199 streetThe Vertical offers the same fuzz controls as th ...

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NAMM 2018: Line 6

Line 6 has unveiled its new HX Effects pedal and Variax Limited Edition Onyx Guitar.HX EffectsHX Effects features 100+ effects taken from the award-winning Helix hardware and software processors, all in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format, and up to nine effects can be run simultaneously. In addition, legacy effects from the Line 6 M-Series and Stompbox Modeler pedals are also included. Edit effects using ...

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Review: Epiphone Les Paul SL

The Epiphone Les Paul SL ($99 street) recalls Gibson’s original beginner guitar, the 1959 Melody Maker. Like that instrument, it features single-coil pickups and a jack mounted in the pickguard to save on production costs. Costs were also kept in check here by offering master Volume and Tone controls, rather than the mid-century model’s individual controls for each pickup. But Epiphone didn’t hold back wher ...

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The Latest from Kiesel Guitars at the 2018 NAMM Show

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SafZiFCPblI&w=560&h=315]Last month at the Winter NAMM Show, our friends at Guitar World stopped by the Kiesel Guitars booth to check out the company’s latest offerings. In the clip above, Jeff Kiesel sheds some light on the new Osiris and Zeus Headless models, the Jason Becker Tribute Model, new custom options, and more.All Kiesel USA Custom Shop guitars can ...

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Review: Tex Mex Germanium Preamp GP-1

The germanium booster, often called a treble booster, is an iconic device in the world of guitar effects, but the Germanium Preamp GP-1 ($250 direct) from Fort Worth-based maker Tex Mex Effects is far from just another Rangemaster clone. Like a lot of small-shop builders, Tex Mex’s Jason Munoz was an enthusiastic guitarist who started making his own pedals in the ’90s, and has spent many years refining his ...

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Hahn Model 910

For several years now, the name Hahn is likely to have come up in any conversation about high-end T-style guitars. The man behind the brand, Chihoe Hahn, is a veritable Tele nut, but with a recent move further upriver from his old premises just outside NYC to the picturesque Hudson Valley town of Newburgh, New York, Hahn has also ventured into more original creations, such as this Model 910. Innately “Tele- ...

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Review: Lust For Tone Envy and Lustcaster

The guitars crafted by the relatively new Florida-based maker Lust for Tone, headed by brothers Greg and Mark Simpson and their pal Blake Burns, might follow familiar templates, but they offer startling originality at every turn. The guitars’ foundations are formed of premium reclaimed old-growth and air-dried woods, often including exotic timbers. Proponents of eco-friendly practices in general, they esche ...

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