Peavey to auction off $12 million worth of parts and returns

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Imagine you’re running a company. Your warehouse is full, and you’ve got product taking up expensive storage space. You can either destroy the stuff, like Gibson did with the ill-fated Firebird X. Or you can put it up for auction. This is what happened at Peavey, which is now knocking out equipment worth $12 million online! Plant Closure According […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Fender Britt Daniel and Lincoln Brewster signature models

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Fender has unveiled the Britt Daniel Signature Telecaster Thinline and Lincoln Brewster Signature Stratocaster. These two new signature models for the two Spoon guitarists are amongst some refreshes for existing signature players in the company lineup. Fender Britt Daniel and Lincoln Brewster signature models First up is the Britt Daniel Signature Tele Thinline, this has a semi-hollow ash body finished […]

Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster: Boutique bling for May

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Fender’s US-made Rarities Collection showcases a new model once a month, usually with special woods or electronics. As ‘poster boy’ for the month of May we have the new Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster. Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster This Telecaster has a two-piece ash body with a nice grain pattern, which can be seen only on […]

Fender Lightweight Ash American Professional: It ain’t heavy!

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Fender has just revealed a series of new models named the Lightweight Ash American Professional range. As though you couldn’t guess, their USP is their weight! Yet, Fender hasn’t actually told us yet exactly how light they are, so we will have to just guess… Lightweight Ash American Professional The new Fender Lightweight Ash American Professional range consists […]

Fender’s new Sixty-Six Alternate Reality guitar combines a Strat with a Jazz Bass

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Fender’s new Sixty-Six is part of its Alternate Reality series of odd-the-wall designs and makes use of a down-sized Jazz Bass body shape. This model was announced during the Winter NAMM show but has now made it to market. Can this left-field guitar tempt you into parting with your money? Fender Sixty-Six Out of all of the 2019 […]

A Styrofoam Telecaster! Is this the lightest guitar ever?

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Burls Art, the YouTuber that gave us the River Guitar and the coloured pencil Stratocaster, has built a Telecaster out of two layers of Styrofoam. Could this be the lightest guitar ever? The final guitar build including neck, hardware and pickups weighs just 3.5 lbs – around half that of an average Fender Telecaster. A regular […]

NAMM 2019: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass

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Ernie Ball Music Man has released their first ever Short Scale Stingray bass for 2019. It follows on fro a few other companies who are also doing shorter scale length basses, so could 2019 be the year of the short scale? Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass This is a first for the company a […]

’51 Telecaster PJ Bass: A bass guitar from Fender’s Parallel Universe

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A new Fender ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass throws two classic Fender instruments into the mix. What’s startling here is the mix of a bass and a 6-string guitar. The Parallel Universe series has been a little hit and miss, but this last offering from the Californian guitar giant is the only bass guitar in the […]

Xotic California Classic XTC Series – Boutique vintage Tele models announced

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Xotic has just unveiled its new California Classic XTC series. The US-built line of boutique Telecaster-style guitars that blend classic vintage looks with modern hardware. Xotic California Classic XTC Series Essentially this range has a few fairly important aspects that you can order to your taste. So, for instance, you can have for example a premium […]

Strandberg Sälen – Modern headless T-Type guitars with classic tones?

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Swedish luthier Strandberg has added a new Telecaster styled model to their lineup, this headless design is called the Sälen and blends classic with modern in a very unique way. Strandberg Sälen The new Strandberg Sälen is the latest in the company’s lineup of headless instruments and combines modern high-tech guitar design with classic ’50s retro Telecaster styling […]