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 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 has gottenContinue 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 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”

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”