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?”

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?”

Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo

Donner’s newest addition is their take on a thinline Telecaster with dual humbuckers, for only $174. Cost: $173.99 from Amazon Overview & Final Score: 6.5 out of 10 It’s been a good while since a Donner product strolled through this website, but I’m quite excited to see them return. My first experience with a DonnerContinue reading “Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo”

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”

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 Sweetwater, 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 reallyContinue reading “Squier Classic Vibe Jazzmaster Review”

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, Sweetwater, 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”