Is The Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster Worth All The Hype It Received?

I finally get my hands on a Starcaster, a guitar I’ve wanted since Squier and Fender re-launched it in 2019. If you like the work I do, help me continue to do it by using my affiliate links for purchases! Grab your own from Sweetwater, Amazon, or Reverb.com! I’ve wanted a Starcaster for years. Actually,Continue reading “Is The Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster Worth All The Hype It Received?”

What The Heck Is This Guitar From Might Be Famous?

This affordable Strat-Tele hybrid certainly sticks out of a crowd, but is it any good? Visit the Might Be Famous website for more details, specs, and purchasing. Very rarely are there guitar brands (or shapes) that I’ve never heard of before. In this case, both the brand and design were very new to me, butContinue reading “What The Heck Is This Guitar From Might Be Famous?”

Caline’s Got A New Line Of Pedals, Are They Worth Checking Out?

Caline is usually my go-to affordable pedal brand, will the new line keep that trend going? Image credit Go grab your own Caline pedals to help support my work! Caline has been making my favorite cheap pedals on the market for some time now. The Caline Lucky 7 is a staple of many of myContinue reading “Caline’s Got A New Line Of Pedals, Are They Worth Checking Out?”

I Tried One Of The Most Affordable Acoustics On Amazon

My past experiences with Donner have me expecting great things from the DAJ-110CD. Grab your own acoustic starter pack from Donner! What’s The Deal With The DAJ-110CD? What we’re talking about here is essentially an excellent starter pack for anyone interested in acoustic guitar. With a case, strap, picks, clip-on tuner, capo, and even aContinue reading “I Tried One Of The Most Affordable Acoustics On Amazon”

Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet Review & Demo

An affordable and well furnished single cut from Gretsch has rapidly become a favorite of mine. Cost: $699.99 from Gretschguitars.com, Amazon, Sweetwater, or Reverb! Overview & Final Score: 8.3 out of 10 Added to the Electromatic lineup in 2021, the G5230T is bigsby-loaded take on the popular Gretsch Jet design. Featuring a chambered Mahogany body,Continue reading “Gretsch G5230T Electromatic Jet Review & Demo”

Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One

Caline’s affordable dual gain stage brings transparency and a mid boost to a flexible form factor. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: Despite relying on many sub-$100 pedals for my personal rig, it isn’t often that many Caline pedals pass through my hands. However, once I saw the Brigade, which was released sometime last year, IContinue reading “Caline Brigade: A TS9 and Timmy In One”

Latitude Guitars SE-1819 Review & Demo

The new company, launched by the founder of the EART brand, gets off the ground with an affordable ES-style copy. Cost: $379.99 from Amazon.com Overview & Final Score: 6.1 out of 10 I first got turned onto Latitude Guitars by a Facebook group I stumbled upon one day. I was really quite interested in aContinue reading “Latitude Guitars SE-1819 Review & Demo”

Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review

Caline continues to dominate the affordable pedal marketplace with this functional and fun dual pedal. Cost: $69.99 from Amazon.com Overview: In the world of affordable effects pedals there are few companies with a better reputation than Caline. They tend to have better enclosures, cleaner sounding circuits, and only slightly more expensive price tags than mostContinue reading “Caline Devilfish Dual Chorus and Delay Review”

Squier Affinity Telecaster Deluxe: The Best Cheap Tele Yet?

Fender and Squier’s latest foray into affordable guitars is seemingly another rousing success despite some muddy pickups. Cost: $279.99 from Fender.com, Amazon.com, Sweetwater.com, and Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 Announced earlier this summer, Squier’s Affinity range has been rapidly expanding to include more and more classic models atContinue reading “Squier Affinity Telecaster Deluxe: The Best Cheap Tele Yet?”

Donner White Tape Stereo Echo Review: $46 Is A Bargain

Control over left and right analog tape echo parameters that will run parallel to each other has never been so accessible. Cost & Overview: $45.99 from Amazon In one of the biggest surprises of the year, this $46 Donner tape delay has become one of my absolute favorite guitar pedals. The White Tape is aContinue reading “Donner White Tape Stereo Echo Review: $46 Is A Bargain”