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Fender & Hurley collaborate for Waves For Water Auction

Written on October 21, 2014 at 8:17 am, by Jon

Press release
LOS ANGELES (October 15, 2014) – Through a unique blend of artists and musicians – including Donald Edward Hardy, Brandon Boyd, Thomas Campbell, Johnny Marr and Shawn Stussy – Hurley and Fender will recognize the unparalleled heritage of …

John Mayer parts ways with Fender, Guthrie Govan plays a Strandberg, Greg Howe playing Carvin, we all go “huh?!”

Written on October 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm, by Jon

We’re a strange lot, us guitarists. Whether John Mayer is a Fender artist or not shouldn’t matter. Guthrie Govan playing an 8 string Strandberg shouldn’t matter. Greg Howe suddenly playing Carvin Guitars shouldn’t really be news. But to many of …

Gibson Les Paul Classic 7 String

Written on October 13, 2014 at 8:21 am, by Jon

Gibson les Paul classic 7
Well I can see this guitar getting a lot of unwarranted hate mainly due to the scale length being the regular Gibson short scale, the thing is as I saw Peter from I Heart Guitar point out if it was …

Fender expands the American Standard Series

Written on October 8, 2014 at 7:59 am, by Jon

Press Release

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (October 7, 2014) – Fender is proud to expand its popular American Standard series. The series, which debuted in 1986, has become the proverbial heart of the Fender brand, fusing the best of classic and contemporary …

Auction for Andy (of ZVEX Effects)

Written on October 7, 2014 at 7:30 am, by Jon

Auction for Andy October 6-12 on A benefit auction for the family of Andrew Richardson of ZVEX Effects

Auction for Andy will be live on October 6th – 12th featuring over 150 items, including limited, rare …

Carl Martin Dual Injection Pedal

Written on October 2, 2014 at 9:11 am, by Jon

Carl Martin has announced a new dual channel boost pedal called the Dual Injection which is due for release in October 2014.

“Carl Martin took the high quality, transparent boost from the Hot Drive’n Boost, and put two of them …

EVH Wolfgang Standard, a new affordable Wolfgang

Written on September 18, 2014 at 8:12 am, by Jon

EVH Wolfgang
When I first saw the Music Man Wolfgang about 20 years ago I have to admit I didn’t like it, actually I still don’t but then the body shape and headstock morphed for the next iteration, the Peavey Wolfgang and …

Flying Colors release new track from upcoming album ‘Second Nature’

Written on September 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm, by Jon

Flying Colors, the supergroup comprised of Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson are about to release their 2nd album ‘SECOND NATURE’ which will be out Friday October 3rd in Australia via the Music Theories Recordings …

Tonewood-Amp – an innovative effect processor for acoustic guitar

Written on September 12, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon

The Tonewood-Amp is a very interesting product that was well received at Summer NAMM 2014 and will soon be available to pre-order via a Kickstarter Campaign. You can probably see from the video above how it works but in case …

Guthrie Govan in the studio again with Steven Wilson

Written on September 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm, by Jon

Guthrie Govan in the studio
This is very, very good news. Guthrie Govan is currently in the process of recording the new Steven Wilson album. Wilson’s last release “The Raven That Refused To Sing” was, in my opinion, THE release of 2013 and Guthrie’s contribution …