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”
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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”
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. FindContinue 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?”
Remember That $60 Glarry? Let’s Make It More Fun…
It’s not magically a great guitar yet, but it’s certainly more fun to play and look at! I trashed on that cheap Glarry GST-3 pretty bad when I first reviewed it and the company was definitely not happy with me. When I took it apart for this project, I was even less impressed when IContinue reading “Remember That $60 Glarry? Let’s Make It More Fun…”