Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings

With 6 months of guitar and gear reviews down, what are the most impressive to date? The rest of 2021 will feature some big reviews from brands like Gibson, Fender, Squier Supro, D’Angelico, and many more that I’m pumped to talk about. But before we get there, and to the end of the year rankings,Continue reading “Mid-Year Update On Guitar And Pedal Rankings”

Fender Mustang Micro Headphone Amp Review

As a proud owner and user of the Mustang V1 15 watt combo, will this little guy win me over? Overview & Cost: $99.99 from Fender.com and Reverb.com! (Some affiliate links) I really thought this was going to be a gimmick. I really thought it would be another low quality headphone amp, holy grail “practiceContinue reading “Fender Mustang Micro Headphone Amp Review”

Fender Noventa Telecaster Review

Will Fender’s take on the LP Junior mixed with an Esquire be the guitar I’ve been dreaming about? Cost: $949.99 from Fender.com and Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 8.3 out of 10 Fender is at it again with another new release that pretty much instantly won the guitar world over. The Noventa Telecaster is aContinue reading “Fender Noventa Telecaster Review”

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Review

Will Fender’s Acoustic modeler meets Stratocaster be the next in a long line of amazing reviews? Cost: $1999.99 from Fender.com, Reverb.com, or Amazon.com! Overview & Final Score: 9.4 out of 10 I have put off this review for a long time, mostly because I wanted to make sure I could truly convey why I loveContinue reading “Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Review”

Introducing Fiesta Hot Hush Puppies, Noiseless Strat Pickups

A new brand of pickups that strive to provide premium tone at a more mid-market price range. Cost: $119.99 from Fiestapickups.com or from Reverb.com! Starting with my recent roundup of the best pre-wired Stratocaster pickup options on the market, I’ve started really digging into different pickups, wiring configurations, and tone controls. With a huge StratContinue reading “Introducing Fiesta Hot Hush Puppies, Noiseless Strat Pickups”

Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021

Despite an entirely digital footprint, new gear releases are rolling out and many builders don’t seem to have missed a beat. While it may not be quite as exciting as the biannual mecca to convention centers in Anaheim and Nashville, the NAMM show is still buzzing as builders roll out new gear in early 2021.Continue reading “Best Of Virtual NAMM 2021”

Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under

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 $1000 USD and under, with the following article to rank all guitars over $1000. If you need a reminder, here is how we review guitars, andContinue reading “Best of 2020: Ranking All The Guitars We’ve Reviewed $1000 and Under”

Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review

Will my first experience with plugging a spec-correct Jazzmaster into my rig inspire me to embrace the instrument or go back to my Strat? Cost: $399.99, find your own from Fender.com, Amazon.com, or on Reverb.com! Overview & Final Score: 7.5 out of 10 When I set out to do my Jazzmaster face-off I really hadContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”

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”