Fender Would Be Dominating Summer NAMM With 5 New Offsets

Wish we were seeing this at Summer NAMM but oh well, they are still sick! Well it’s that time of the summer again, when new gear releases dominate the headlines. While those of us in the guitar world are surely sad that Summer NAMM was cancelled, let’s all stay home, wear our masks, and getContinue reading “Fender Would Be Dominating Summer NAMM With 5 New Offsets”

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Guitar Review

One of the most anticipated guitar lines of 2020, did my pick of the Paranormal series meet expectations? Cost: $349.99, find your own Reverb.com! Check out my 60 Second Guitar Review for Ultimate-Guitar.com HERE! Overview & Final Score: 7.6 It feels like forever ago that I wrote this article about how excited I was forContinue reading “Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Guitar Review”

Kramer The 84 Electric Guitar Review

Will Kramer’s shred friendly ode to hair metal stand up to modern standards? Cost: $799.00, learn more at Kramer.com and find one on Reverb.com! Check out my 60 Second Guitar Review for Ultimate-Guitar.com HERE! Overview & Final Score: 8.0 Wow, hair metal is alive and well at Kramer and I’m here for it. A tributeContinue reading “Kramer The 84 Electric Guitar Review”

Epiphone Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar Review

Will the budget version of the Les Paul Modern surprise me and outcompete a Gibson? Cost: $649.00, find out more on Epiphone.com or find one on Reverb.com! Check out my “60 Second Guitar Review” of this awesome Epiphone for Ultimate-Guitar.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.8 Honestly, this is the most beautiful Epiphone Les Paul IContinue reading “Epiphone Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar Review”

6 Incredibly Underrated Guitar Companies

When you step outside the box of mainstream brands, you’ll find new sources of inspiration. Reverend Guitars I have been obsessed with these unique looking guitars for years. They are one of the first companies in my lifetime that created their own shapes, headstock, and designs that are really different. Even their take on theContinue reading “6 Incredibly Underrated Guitar Companies”

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2020 Guitar Review

Will Gibson’s newest Les Paul stand up to our strict standards? Cost: $1499.00, find yours on Reverb.com or learn more on Gibson.com Overview & Final Score: 8.6 Well the day has finally come where Gibson has sent me a guitar to review. Quick personal tangent, this guitar really makes me feel like I “made it”Continue reading “Gibson Les Paul Studio 2020 Guitar Review”

PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo Electric Guitar Review

PRS does it again with this brand new, just announced addition to their affordable lineup! Cost: $1549.00 new, find out more on PRSguitars.com! Check out my latest “guitar review in 60 seconds” episode for Ultimate-Guitar.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.9/10 PRS took one of my top 10 favorite guitars released in 2019 and made itContinue reading “PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo Electric Guitar Review”

Knaggs Keya J Gloss Relic Electric Guitar Review

Will this guitar finally be the perfect Les Paul Junior for me? Cost: $3200.00 from Knaggsguitars.com! Check out my official UG shot of the Knaggs Keya J! Overview & Final Score: 9.0 When it comes to double cut aways with P90s it is pretty easy to win me over. Even so, I think Knaggs reallyContinue reading “Knaggs Keya J Gloss Relic Electric Guitar Review”

Rumors, Updates, and Opinions On Some Recent News From The Guitar Business

A few notes of interest for players and fans of some well known brands! D’Angelico Acquires Supro Guitars & Amps and Pigtronix Effects I have to admit I didn’t see this coming or hear anyone talking about this until today. D’Angelico released this press release today announcing the acquisition of the Long Island, NY basedContinue reading “Rumors, Updates, and Opinions On Some Recent News From The Guitar Business”

My #1 Gig Ready Guitar Out Of Everything I’ve Reviewed In 2020

I’ve reviewed guitars spanning the entire price spectrum, but which would I take on stage in 2020? Something that I think gets lost in the shuffle of guitar reviews is how gig-worthy instruments are. Often times I (and other gear fans) are drawn to praise studio ready guitars or instruments that make us want toContinue reading “My #1 Gig Ready Guitar Out Of Everything I’ve Reviewed In 2020”