The new G&L Espada: Leo Fender’s vision for the future of the Telecaster?

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In his later life, Leo Fender developed many guitars with both Music Man and G&L. In the late 60s, he toyed with a design called the Espada – and it certainly looks a lot like his iconic Telecaster designs from the 1950s. G&L Espada The Espada looks like a further development of the Telecaster. It was […]

Grez Guitars – The Folsom combines Tele and Firebird pickups

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California based Grez Guitars has just announced a new solid body guitar design called The Folsom. This new model combines both Telecaster style and Firebird pickups. Grez Guitars The Folsom  The Folsom comes with some unique design choices, these include a satin nitrocellulose finished basswood body and a 25″scale, length Honduran mahogany neck. The fretboard is made from Macassar ebony and […]

ZT Amplifiers packs a new Lunchbox with Reverb Combo Amp and Cab II

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The brand new ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp and matching Cab II replace the company’s Lunchbox combo amp that launched ten years ago. ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp The original ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox provided guitarists with fairly high output in a compact, portable combo amp format. The new 2019 Lunchbox Reverb is a complete redesign […]

Mesa Boogie debuts the Fillmore 100, a 100-Watt combo or head with matching cab

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Mesa Boogie has followed up 2018’s Fillmore 50 with a new version, the Fillmore 100. This Mark-based amp is all-valve and has a full spring reverb and multi power outputs available. Mesa Boogie Fillmore 100 Those classic heavyweight 100-Watt guitar amplifiers aren’t as popular as they once were, due in part to in-ear monitoring and guitar […]

Fender Meteora HH: A new Alternate Reality model has landed!

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Fender announced at Winter NAMM 2019 that it was launching a new Alternate Reality Meteora HH model – and now it’s finally available and ready to rock! Fender Alternate Reality Meteora HH The guitar looks a bit like a modern day interpretation of the classic Fender Jazzmaster. A bit edgier, but just as special. The characteristic pickups and […]

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 […]

Sheptone Wanker humbucker: The perfect pickup for hair metal shredders?

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Americans don’t always get British humour, but when they do it makes for a fun day. California-based pickup manufacturer Sheptone has announced its new Wanker humbucker – and I’m pretty sure they know what a wanker is. Sheptone Wanker humbucker The new Sheptone Wanker humbucker is aptly named and aimed towards the ’80s-style, hair metal SuperStrat players. […]

G&L Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH: 60 years after the Fender Jazzmaster

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Following on from the release in 2017 of the Doheny offset, G&L has just announced the Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH models that include a few updates to the classic offset formula. Built in Fullerton, California, these new models come 60 years after Leo Fender’s original Jazzmaster design. An upgraded offset model for 2019 Back in […]

Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire – 1950s style tone?

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A new Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire in Vintage White has appeared on Fender dealer sites online and looks to offer perfect ’50s vintage styling for those on a budget. Squier FSR Ltd Edition Classic Vibe Esquire The Fender Esquire is a much loved, single pickup guitar from the 1950s and many players, myself […]

G&L announces Fullerton Standard LB-100 and JB US-made basses

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After guitarists were blessed with a cheaper US-made Fullerton Standard Series, bass players are now rewarded for their patience with the new G&L Fullerton Standard bass models. Fullerton Standard Basses A bass guitar by G&L for under 1000 Euro/USD – so far the only models available in this price range are those made in the […]