Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review

Will Epiphone’s latest collaboration with the popular blues man impress or leave me turning back to the sea of LPs out there? Cost: $799.00 from Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 8 out of 10 Another year, another Joe Bonamassa and Epiphone collaboration! While this partnership may not be on the cutting edge of things, theyContinue reading “Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Black Beauty Les Paul Review”

Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review

The first review of 2021 is an absolute killer guitar that is far more versatile than you may expect. Cost: $1099.00 from Dunable-de.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.8 out of 10 New for spring of 2021, Dunable has unveiled their new affordable line of overseas instruments, the Dunable DEContinue reading “Dunable DE Series Cyclops Review”

Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?

Will Glarry’s updates to their P-Bass copy be an improvement, or more of the same buzzy, thin, mod platform variety like the first? Grab your own from Glarry! When I first reviewed the Glarry GP Bass I didn’t realize that it would become one of my highest viewed articles of all time on this site.Continue reading “Upgraded Glarry GP II Bass Review: Is It Better Than The First One?”

Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review

A $100 mini fuzz from a local builder has utterly captured my attention despite only having one knob. Overview & Cost: $99.00 from Instagram or Reverb.com Thirty7fx is the creation of fellow New Englander Doug Christ who aspires to make simple but highly useable effects pedals. The Fat Guy Little Coat is the first pedal,Continue reading “Thirty7fx Fat Guy Little Coat Fuzz Pedal Review”

Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under

2020 held so many guitar reviews that we had to split our end of the year roundup into two separate articles! This will show all our rankings for guitars $1000 USD and under, with the following article to rank all guitars over $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, andContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under”

Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review

Coming in under $1000 could this be the most affordable, and surprisingly sweet sounding, domestic take on a T-style guitar? Cost: $799.00 USD from CMGguitars.com or find your own on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.6 out of 10 My first experience with a CMG guitar was pretty inspiring, as I found their Ashlee LPContinue reading “Is This The Most Affordable American-Made Tele? CMG Guitars Mark Review”

Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review

Will my first experience with plugging a spec-correct Jazzmaster into my rig inspire me to embrace the instrument or go back to my Strat? Cost: $399.99, find your own from Fender.com, Amazon.com, or on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 7.5 out of 10 When I set out to do my Jazzmaster face-off I really hadContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”

Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed Over $1000

2020 held so many guitar reviews that we had to split our end of the year roundup into two separate articles! This will show all our rankings for guitars over $1000, with the previous article ranking all guitars under $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, and here is aContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed Over $1000”

The Casino I Always Wanted: Stanford Crossroad Thinline 30 Review

While the last double cut hollowbody I reviewed won me over big time, this up and coming brand has offered something that fits me like a glove! Cost: $1099.00 from Stanford-guitars.com or Thomannmusic.com Overview & Final Score: 9.0 out of 10 A relatively new guitar company, Stanford is under the iMusic Network family of brands,Continue reading “The Casino I Always Wanted: Stanford Crossroad Thinline 30 Review”

Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review

Will this UK-designed take on the Jazzmaster beat out the Fano and Squier versions I have hanging around? Cost: $349.00 from Vintageguitarsus.com or Reverb.com Overview & Final Score: 7.1 out of 10 The second of two Vintage guitars I was lent for review, this one will be taking part in my Affordable Jazzmaster face-off forContinue reading “Vintage Icon Series V65 Guitar Review”