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Sterling By Music Man JP170D Ruby Redburst 7 String

Written on December 15, 2014 at 7:40 am, by Jon

Sterling By Music Man JP170D
As you can see Music Man Guitars have announced a new guitar for 2015 under their budget line Sterling By Music Man. The JP170D in Ruby Redburst is a 7 string version of the John Petrucci model – the …

Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map

Written on November 24, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

To celebrate the release of John Ridley’s new Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, Curzon Film World have created this interactive map of London detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life:…

Toontrack releases Metal Guitar Gods 2

Written on November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon

Toontrack  Metal Guitar Gods 2
Two years ago I posted a demo of Toontrack’s Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZMix 2, you can watch that demo here, it features clean and high gain tones from some of the biggest names in modern metal …

PRS Celebrates 30th Anniversary with 4 New Models

Written on November 13, 2014 at 8:26 am, by Jon

30 years! Wow I can still vividly remember seeing photos of Phil Hilborne in Guitarist magazine for the first time back in 1989/1990 and thinking that his PRS was amazing. I used to go to Musical Exchanges in Birmingham (UK) …

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts announce the Limulus

Written on November 12, 2014 at 8:14 am, by Jon

HGC Limulus
Press release
James Hutchinson of Hutchinson Guitar Concepts has stepped away from the worn metal and Viking axes he’s best known for, to produce a more ‘standard’ looking guitar and the first true HGC model.

While the majority or …

Esoterik Guitars unveils new mid-level 2015 model: The DR1

Written on November 6, 2014 at 8:51 am, by Jon

Esoterik DR-1
Esoterik Guitars has just released their new 2015 mid-level series. The first release of the new series is the DR1.

“The Esoterik DR1 delivers excellent tone, comfort, performance and sustain by means of its neck-through and string-through design. It features …

Gearphoria Vol 3 No 2 available now

Written on November 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm, by Jon

The latest issue of the always excellent and free Gearphoria is online now for your reading pleasure featuring a great interview with the legendary Steve Stevens and the incredibly talented Josh Smith. The cover features TK Smith, a luthier who …

New PRS All-Mahogany S2 Models

Written on October 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm, by Jon

prs s2 mahogany
PRS have added 3 new guitars to their mid-priced, made in Maryland US, S2 range. Previously PRS boosted the range with 3 slick looking semi-hollow models which made the total up to 8 and the new all mahogany S2 models …

Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Written on October 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm, by Jon

Squier vintage modified baritone jazzmaster
Press release
Tuned A to A and featuring the 30” scale length of a short-scale bass, it lends a rumbling baritone sonic character all its own to your sound and features the authentic vintage-style look of Fender’s seldom-seen Antigua finish, …

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 …