3 Guitars That Never Caught On (But Should Have)

Why didn’t these three guitars sell more or show up on more stages, videos, and pages? Fender Lead III – Grab your own on Reverb or Sweetwater I loved this guitar and was devastated when the loan period on it ended. It was so comfortable, simple, and fun to play. Especially for the punk andContinue reading “3 Guitars That Never Caught On (But Should Have)”

Ranking All Of The Guitars I Covered In 2022

Another year, another list of guitars I’ve had the pleasure of judging online. It’s that time of the year again. We’ve already covered all of our pedal rankings for 2022, which was quite the labor of love. Now let’s turn our attention to the guitar side of things. It’s still been relatively slow to getContinue reading “Ranking All Of The Guitars I Covered In 2022”

The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here

They look different than they did in years past, but they are still chock full of insights into the marketplace. The Guitars For Idiots pedal rankings are going to look a bit unfamiliar this year. In 2022, I slowed down the pace of the website a bit, mostly because I was overwhelmed with new responsibilitiesContinue reading “The 2022 Guitar Pedal Rankings Are Here”

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?”

Guitar Review Three Piece: Quick Hits On Three Guitars

Short write ups of three guitars I had the chance to review this year for Ultimate-Guitar! And go find your next guitar on Reverb or Amazon using these links to help me continue to review gear! Fender “Hitmaker” Stratocaster – UG Review This was a tough one to record while I was in between movingContinue reading “Guitar Review Three Piece: Quick Hits On Three Guitars”

2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year

While 2021 had a few less guitar reviews than we hoped, it did not lack in quality at all! All I can say about 2021 is; you could really feel the long term impacts of the pandemic’s impact on the supply chain. Despite being a moderately well known reviewer at best (and that is generous),Continue reading “2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year”

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?”

Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS-1 Amp and Cab Sim Review: A Cleaner Dream Come True?

With superb cleans, increased functionality, and stereo sounds will the Walrus Audio ACS-1 be my ideal pedal platform? Cost & Overview: $399 from WalrusAudio.com, Sweetwater, Amazon.com, or Reverb.com (some affiliate links) With my month long trip to Chicago underway, I’ve had to fully commit to going without my Vox AC15. One of the pedals IContinue reading “Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS-1 Amp and Cab Sim Review: A Cleaner Dream Come True?”

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo

Combining unique pickup configurations with top of the line specs, the Contemporary Strat Special is a keeper. Cost: $449.99 from Sweetwater, Fender.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 Announced earlier this year, Squier and Fender have drastically expanded their popular Contemporary Series of guitars. And it hasContinue reading “Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo”

Strymon Iridium Amp and Cab Sim Review: Is This A Dream Come True?

I think I finally found the amp in a box solution I’ve been looking for. Overview & Cost: $399.00 from Sweetwater, Strymon.net, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com (some affiliate links). I’ve long been a hold out when it comes to making the switch from tube amplifiers to amp and cab sims and modelers. While the Line6 PodContinue reading “Strymon Iridium Amp and Cab Sim Review: Is This A Dream Come True?”