Gibson Brian Ray Custom Shop ’62 SG Junior

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The new Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior specifications have finally been announced. Along with an accompanying video where Brian talks you through its unique set of features. Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior Based on a ’63 Standard SG that Brian owns, this new Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior model has […]

Fender Custom Shop Mid-Year Collection with models for Phil Lynott and Stevie Ray Vaughan

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News from the Fender Custom Shop for 2019: Fender has unveiled a limited-edition Mid-Year Collection, with signature models for Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All instruments are handmade in their USA Custom Shop facility. It’s all pretty similar to releases we’ve seen in previous years, quite ‘middle of the road’ and safe. But at least there […]

Framus Diablo Progressive X – A Shredders delight?

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The new Framus Diablo Progressive X is aimed at players who want a heavier sound and metal guitarists.  They come loaded with an original Floyd Rose making them perfect for shredders and dive bomb enthusiasts! Framus Diablo Progressive X Similar to the Diablo II models from earlier in the year but loaded with original Floyd […]

Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge overdrive pedal: The ultimate OCD?

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US pedal maker Fulltone has just unveiled what it calls“the ultimate OCD”: a new Custom Shop model of the OCD pedal called the CS-OCD-Ge overdrive. Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge The new Fulltone CS-OCD-Ge is the latest incarnation of Michael Fuller’s famous OCD drive pedal. This new version is a limited Custom Shop edition and has two MOSFETs, plus two germanium diodes. […]

Gibson’s answer to PRS? 1992 Experimental Prototype DC Standard Pro

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Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s Gibson was trying to fight off the competition from newcomer PRS and one of their ideas was this experimental prototype DC Standard Pro that has just turned up on YouTube’s Trogly’ Guitar Show channel. 1992 Experimental Prototype DC Standard Pro Trogley’s Guitar Show has just posted an interesting new […]

Fender Game of Thrones Custom Shop models: A Game of Tones?

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Fender’s Custom Shop has today announced a threesome of guitars themed around the popular TV show Game Of Thrones: a House Stark Telecaster, House Lannister Jaguar and House Targaryen Stratocaster! Game Of Tones? The brain behind these Fender Custom Shop design is Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. And let’s be clear about one thing: they don’t come […]

Fender Custom Shop launches Josefina hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster pickup set

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Fender Custom Shop has just announced the new Josefina hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster pickup set. These are being touted as the best things since Abigail Ybarra’s classic signature pickups. Fender has been marketing ’boutique’-style pickups ever since Abigail Ybarra got a name for herself winding pickups for its Custom Shop models. These new Josefina hand-wound Tomatillo models […]

Washburn launches Nuno Bettencourt 4N signature model for 2019

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The Nuno Bettencourt N4 signature guitar series by Washburn gets a new variation for 2019! This new, more refined model is due out later this year. It has a few enhanced features and modifications over the original Stephens designs of the 1990s. Washburn Nuno Bettencourt 4N The new Washburn 4N is based on Nuno Bettencourt’s […]

Joe Perry tweets about new Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Signature Model

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There is a new Gibson Custom Shop new Joe Perry Signature Model Les Paul model on the horizon and it looks… unique! The Aerosmith guitarist has specified a Les Paul with a few elements with a decidedly Strat-like flavour. This will be a single-pickup new signature guitar and is slated for release sometime this year. Gibson Custom […]

Gibson Custom Shop debuts Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top

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On top of the recent impressive relaunch of its Custom Shop website, Gibson has added a new model for 2019. The Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top is a mash-up of classic Gibson models from 1959 and 1960, combined into one guitar. Les Paul Special Double Cut Figured Top The new 2019 Gibson Custom […]