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”

Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster Review

I think I just found my favorite Telecaster of all time. I don’t want to send it back to Fender… Cost: $1099.99 new, find one from Fender.com, Reverb.com, Thomannmusic.com, or Amazon.com! (Some affiliate links). Overview & Final Score: 9.4/10 A recent addition to Fender’s Vintera line, the new Road Worn series bring a slightly lessContinue reading “Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster Review”

Fender American Professional II Telecaster Review

Will Fender’s new, shiny take on the Tele live up the high standards we expect in 2020? Cost: $1499.99, find your own from Fender.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! (Affiliate links highlighted) Check out my “60 Second Guitar Review” for Ultimate-Guitar.com Overview & Final Score: 9.1/10 The Fender Professional II series has long been speculated as anContinue reading “Fender American Professional II Telecaster Review”

Fender Player Series Mustang 90 Guitar Review

Surprisingly, this soapbar-loaded Mustang has completely filled the role of my Les Paul Junior and become a heavy favorite. Cost: $599.99, find out more on Fender.com Find your own using our Affiliate Links from Thomann.com, Reverb.com, and Musiciansfriend.com! Check out my 60 Second Guitar Review for Ultimate-Guitar.com! A separate review for UG is coming soon!Continue reading “Fender Player Series Mustang 90 Guitar Review”

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”

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Guitar Review

One of the most anticipated guitar lines of 2020, did my pick of the Paranormal series meet expectations? Cost: $349.99, find your own Reverb.com, Thomann.com, or Amazon.com! Check out my 60 Second Guitar Review for Ultimate-Guitar.com HERE! Overview & Final Score: 7.6 It feels like forever ago that I wrote this article about how excitedContinue reading “Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Guitar Review”

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”

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”

Fender Player Series Lead III Electric Guitar Review

This guitar won me over the minute I saw it, and it still exceeded expectations. Cost: $599.99, find your own Lead III on Reverb.com! Check out my official UG shot review of the Fender Player Series Lead III! https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/shot/UltimateGuitar/400730062 Overview & Final Score: 8.5 One of Fender’s best reveals at Winter NAMM 2020 had toContinue reading “Fender Player Series Lead III Electric Guitar Review”