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”

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”