Mad Professor Supreme, a dual overdrive pedal designed with Matt Schofield

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Mad Professor’s new Supreme pedal was designed in collaboration with blues guitar player Matt Schofield. It’s an overdrive with two channels that can be toggled or stacked. But will this pedal be good enough to make headway in an already crowded market? Mad Professor Supreme This new boutique overdrive pedal has two distinct drive tones, […]

Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom released!

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The Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom that I was raving about during Winter NAMM has now been officially released! Here all the juicy details, plus the price! Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom I’m pretty much in love with the new Epiphone Jared James Nichols Old Glory signature model Les Paul […]

Make your cheap Squier play like an American Fender: Three easy upgrades

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Many guitarists look for simple ways to upgrade or modify their Squier Stratocaster in an effort to get it playing like an American Fender. So where to start? A while ago, I posted a few tips on how to polish off poor finishing on fret ends to get your Squier playing better. Here are a […]

Offset guitar hardware by Halon Guitar Parts new for 2019

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Finding quality hardware for Stratocasters and Telecasters is never a problem. But for us offset players it can be a lot harder to upgrade our guitars. Luckily, Halon Guitar Parts is adding some high-quality boutique parts to its range tailored to Jazzmasters and Jaguars. Boutique Offset Upgrades The market for upgrade parts is booming, especially […]

Fender buys Bigbsy, expanding FMIC portfolio

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, the corporate entity behind Fender guitars, has bought the Bigsby brand from Fred Gretsch Enterprises. The Californian guitar maker yesterday issued a press release announcing the acquisition.  Bigsby What does this mean? Probably not a whole lot, as Fender pretty much has Gretsch under its control anyway, having reached an agreement […]

Pete Thorn previews new Wilkinson locking trem system on YouTube

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Pete Thorn has just previewed a new Wilkinson trem system on his own YouTube channel. This twin post trem looks and sounds super stable. Wilkinson Prototype This new Trevor Wilkinson bridge system is a drop in replacement for the classic Gotoh 510 two-post bridge system, and Pete Thorn has been using a prototype for around six […]

Solar Guitars launches yet another new model, the all-mahogany S1.6ET LTD

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Solar Guitars has just announced an all-mahogany limited edition model, the S1.6ET LTD, which comes equipped with some great hardware. S1.6ET LTD This new version of the S1.6ET LTD is a mahogany bodied guitar finished in flame Solar burst matte finish, and yes, the neck is mahogany as well, making this a pretty good looking guitar. It also […]

Grez Guitars Mendocino 28.5” scale guitar – Boutique baritone growl

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Grez Guitars’ new Mendocino is a baritone 28.5″ scale length semi-hollow electric guitar with an optional Bigsby bridge system with a lot of vintage vibe. Grez Mendocino Baritone Hand-built in Northern California, the new Grez Mendocino Baritone is a boutique instrument with what I personally think are some really nice looking, vintage-style appointments. Based on the Mendocino […]

Pitch Pilot: A cool new pitch bending add-on for your guitar

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The Pitch Pilot is a cool little gadget that you attach to your guitar to manipulate string pitch on individual strings. It’s similar to a B-Bender, just without all the hassle of routing your favourite guitar! Pitch Pilot The Pitch Pilot has a range up and down up to 10 semitones, which is pretty impressive. There […]