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See the Unique Creations our Gretsch Custom Shop Builders Designed for the NAMM Show

Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern is constantly outdoing himself each year when it comes to his unique custom builds for the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For 2018, which marks the 135th anniversary of Gretsch, Stern again has some special builds in store, but he also passed along that challenge to his willing and able team including newly elevated Master Builder Gonzalo Madrigal and te ...

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King of Twang’s Duane Eddy Debuts New Signature 6-String Bass at NAMM

The King of Twang, Duane Eddy, debuted his new Limited Edition G6120TB-DE Duane Eddy Signature 6-String Bass in the Gretsch booth on Friday at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. For the unveiling, Eddy regaled the packed house with a few entertaining stories about the 6-string bass, which he first had built for him a few years ago by Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder Stephen Stern. He also played some s ...

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Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. These attributes have, in turn, become essential to many players trying to tell their story through music. The CE 24 brings the bolt-on platform back to the main PRS lineup with some significant updates. The CE 24 pairs PRS’s traditional body combination of the mahogany back an ...

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Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

With the 2017 Winter NAMM Show only a few months away, manufacturers have been announcing plenty of new gear in the past few days. Ibanez has joined the pack by launching its newest Steve Vai signature model, the JEM77WDPCNL. This stunning new JEM features a rosewood top and a wood pickguard that matches the guitar’s headstock and control knobs. The guitar has a mahogany body, which was chosen for its reson ...

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Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

Gibson has already promised 2016 will be its “best year ever”, and judging from its latest burst of Limited Run models, it looks set to be among its most diverse, too. As well as two new Joe Bonamassa signature Les Pauls, the 16-strong line-up also features a pair of seven-string SGs, a bling-tastic gold LP and a 'Paul made from long-submerged tonewoods. Read on for the full lowdown… Read Full post ...

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Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop relics and guitar mash-ups

SUMMER NAMM 2016: Fender's Custom Shop gets us every time, and this year's Summer NAMM showing saw The Big F's finest builders reveal a host of new, drool-worthy guitars. This latest batch mix in some unconventional influences - note, in particular, the H/S Strat with EVH humbucker - but remain utterly delectable in a way that only Fender Custom Shop instruments are. These land in June, but they're all limi ...

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Fractal Audio Axe-Fx XL+: The Ultimate Guitar Processor

The Axe-Fx II XL+ is the ultimate all-in-one preamp/effects processor. It contains a vast virtual inventory of hundreds of vintage and modern guitar amps, speaker cabinets, guitar stompbox and studio effects, and more. It accurately recreates the sound and feel of tube amps and can "tone match" the sound of your live amp or a recording. It is ideal for both stage and studio use, with heavy-duty construction ...

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PRS Guitars Unveils New SE Mark Holcomb Signature Model

The band Periphery has become a force to be reckoned with in the progressive metal scene thanks to their complex rhythms and soaring melodies. Guitarist Mark Holcomb helps achieve this full, lethal sound with his PRS guitars and signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups. PRS and Holcomb have worked closely together to develop a truly unique guitar for the SE Series lineup. "With my SE signature model ...

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