Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021

Despite an entirely digital footprint, new gear releases are rolling out and many builders don’t seem to have missed a beat. While it may not be quite as exciting as the biannual mecca to convention centers in Anaheim and Nashville, the NAMM show is still buzzing as builders roll out new gear in early 2021.Continue reading “Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021”

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”

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 Problem With Limited Release Pedals Is Probably You

Some thoughts on the recent pedal craze that was punctuated by the Chase Bliss/ZVEX Bliss Factory ordeal. I love guitar pedals, in fact I think pretty much anyone who plays guitar or bass probably does. Yes we may argue over how many pedals you need, or which pedal has that vintage tone, but we allContinue reading “The Problem With Limited Release Pedals Is Probably You”

Guitar Lesson Review: Jon MacLennan Essential Blues Guitar System

I go back and try to learn the blues basics I should have learned almost 10 years ago as a beginner. You don’t often see my writing about online guitars lessons here, but that’s not without reason. In fact, I actually cover the best online guitar lessons in great detail over at Guitarniche.com. In additionContinue reading “Guitar Lesson Review: Jon MacLennan Essential Blues Guitar System”

Knaggs Shootout: Keya J Versus Kenai J

I compare two Knaggs flat top guitars against each other in my search for the ultimate punk rock guitar. Getting to review these two guitars from Knaggs was a blast, especially because they are both so similar yet different. Obviously, these boutique flat tops are heavily influenced by the Les Paul Junior family. That justContinue reading “Knaggs Shootout: Keya J Versus Kenai J”

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”

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”

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”