Quarantine Project: Turning The Stadium NY Strat Into My Ideal “HSS” Guitar

P90s, a Wide range humbucker, and locking tuners highlight our DIY MOD project Strat My love affair with HSS Strats began with my very first guitar, a MIM Strat with the HSS configuration. While that guitar will always be my number 1, or at least tied for number 1 with my future Gibson Explorer, IContinue reading “Quarantine Project: Turning The Stadium NY Strat Into My Ideal “HSS” Guitar”

One Thing I’ve Learned After 1 Year Of Guitar Reviews

You know what, some guitars just aren’t that different…and that’s okay! I’ve been fortunate to have a career in guitar journalism for about a year and a half now, with almost exactly one year of guitar review experience now in the books! I never would have imagined the likes of Fender, PRS, or Ernie BallContinue reading “One Thing I’ve Learned After 1 Year Of Guitar Reviews”

Schecter Guitar Research Unveils Trio Of New Models

The Tempest, PT Fastback, and Corsair 2020 are ready to hit the market! Schecter Guitar Research announced three stunning new models to be added to their 2020 guitar lineup. Featuring the semi-hollow Corsair, the solid body Tempest, and my personal favorite, the PT Fastback, Schecter is not messing around. Let’s dig into some of theContinue reading “Schecter Guitar Research Unveils Trio Of New Models”

Gibson Launches Virtual Guitar Tech Service & I Got To Test It Out

If you were worried about getting work done on your guitars while on lockdown, Gibson has got your back. For proud owners of Epiphone and Gibson guitars, the company has launched a 100% free Virtual Guitar Tech Service where you can sign up for specific times to meet one on one with a professional GibsonContinue reading “Gibson Launches Virtual Guitar Tech Service & I Got To Test It Out”

An Interview With Nate DeMont of DeMont Guitars

My obsession with Illinois-based DeMont guitars began late last year when I reviewed their Goldfinch electric guitar. This custom-designed and USA-built six string was small and light, but packed a monstrous punch. Now, Nate DeMont, the man behind DeMont guitars is planning even bigger things for DeMont’s line of offerings, as well as a fewContinue reading “An Interview With Nate DeMont of DeMont Guitars”

Meet RWM Guitars: A Company Putting It’s Own Touch On Classic Designs

One of my favorite aspects about guitar reviews and journalism is discovering new guitar companies, luthiers, and designs. Randomly scrolling through Instagram brought me to RWM Guitars and they’ve been stuck in my mind ever since. RWM Guitars is the work of Ron Mason, a talented luthier who mainly focuses on putting his personal touchContinue reading “Meet RWM Guitars: A Company Putting It’s Own Touch On Classic Designs”

New Guitar Roundup: What New Model Just Got Announced?

Despite most of the world shutting down it seems many guitar makers are hell bent on continuing to release exciting new models, and I’m here for it. Let’s dig into a few new releases from the past few weeks that have caught my eye and should definitely be on your radar if you’re looking toContinue reading “New Guitar Roundup: What New Model Just Got Announced?”

6 Easy DIY Guitar Projects To Work On While You’re Stuck Home

If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to go a little stir crazy being stuck in your house. So while plenty of people will use this time to get in shape, learn how to cook, or drink, let’s focus on some easy/fun guitar related tasks to take your mind off of the quarantine! Pretty muchContinue reading “6 Easy DIY Guitar Projects To Work On While You’re Stuck Home”

When Are We Going To See Those New Squier Paranormal Guitars Announced?

While this isn’t breaking news to some, as it was first pointed out around NAMM, Fender seems to be cooking up some interesting Squier models. Dubbed the Squier Paranormal series after a Guitar Center leak, it seems some of Fender’s Alternate Reality/Parallel Universe guitar madness will come down to a more affordable price point. FirstContinue reading “When Are We Going To See Those New Squier Paranormal Guitars Announced?”

Did Gibson Actually Get This New Epiphone Line Right?

I usually bash Gibson, but this is a big step in the right direction! Now I have spent the better part of my journalism career criticizing Gibson here or at Ultimate-Guitar.com. And while their PR disasters don’t need any more bashing, I also was always struck by their misuse or mismanagement of their Epiphone line.Continue reading “Did Gibson Actually Get This New Epiphone Line Right?”