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

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 ...

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

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. ...

Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

Lowered tuning, raised aggression. Meet the new PRS Tremonti Baritone, 25.5" scale length, figured maple neck, and Mark's own signature pickups. ...

PRS CE 24

PRS CE 24

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 ...

Ibanez Introduces New Steve Vai Signature Guitar

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 newes ...

Gibson unveils 16 new Limited Run guitars

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 t ...

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

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 late ...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 2

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled the first three installments for a special edition of VG Overdrive. Watch for the complete history in the upcoming weeks. James Ormston Burns’ solo foray into the electric-guitar market began at the start of 1960; ... ...

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Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 3

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled the first three installments for a special edition of VG Overdrive. Watch for the complete history in the upcoming weeks. The striking Black Bison was Ormston Burns’ flagship instrument, but was expensive and, let’s say, ... ...

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Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 4

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 4, 5, and 6 for this special edition of VG Overdrive. Watch for the complete history in the upcoming weeks. In Beat-era England, before The Beatles, one band reigned supreme – The Shadows. Starting ... ...

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Manouche Latcho Drom Swing 42

In the galaxy of Gypsy jazz guitars, the Modèle Special Chorus made by Sicilian-born, Parisian-based Antoine Di Mauro was something special. Departing from the standard Selmer grande and petite bouche models, Di Mauro added stylized f-holes for a unique, transatlantic look – as well as a distinctive voice. Today, vintage Special Chorus guitars of the ... ...

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Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 5

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 4, 5, and 6 for this special edition of VG Overdrive. Watch for the complete history in the upcoming weeks. In Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 4, we looked at Burns’ best-remembered instruments – the ... ...

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Guitar Tone Company’s Bloody Finger

While honing his ears at Greene Street Recording Studio in New York, David Harrington was inspired to build studio-quality stompboxes. He must have done something right because as word spread, he amassed a fan base of high-profile guitarists with a predilection for righteous tones. Fast forward a few years and Harrington’s Guitar Tone Company offers ... ...

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Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 6

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 4, 5, and 6 for this special edition of VG Overdrive. Watch for the complete history in the upcoming weeks. Recent installments of “The (Way) Back Beat” have followed the London-based Ormston Burns Ltd. ... ...

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Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter

Tremolo is a simple effect: the amplitude, or volume, of an incoming signal is raised and lowered in pulsating waves. With the Seymour Duncan Shape Shifter, the player is invited to manipulate, modulate, or mangle those waves to emulate a variety of trems heard in vintage amps or to produce intense swells, chops, strobes, and ... ...

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Fender Mustang II Amp

When you check out an amp like the Fender Mustang II, you may wonder if the term “practice amp” still applies anymore. Once upon a time, a practice amp was a small solid-stater with few EQ controls and perhaps basic reverb and overdrive effects. The Mustang II, however, comes with a full array of amp ... ...

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