Can the Ibanez AZ2204-SCR Prestige capture a slice of the boutique market?

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Ibanez began work on its AZ series in 2014. Over the next four years, it consulted artists and researched markets. The brief for Ibanez designers was to produce guitars that were cross-genre and – no joke – cover everything from A to Z. So at NAMM 2018, the new series was officially launched. In 2019, Ibanez […]

Manson Guitar Works freshens up MA EVO and MA Classic for 2019

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Manson Guitar Works has just announced a refresh of its MA range, with some nice new upgraded components custom hardware. Manson Guitar Works MA 2019 Update The MA range was first introduced back in 2011, and these new 2019 models come listed as either the MA EVO or MA Classic. That makes it easier to identify the […]

NAMM 2019: Ibanez AZ Series with new signature models

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Ibanez is due to present over 40 new instruments (!) at Winter NAMM 2019. Sifting through this glut of guitars, the Axion and Prestige models were the first to catch our eye. But we also the noticed another set of signature guitars based on the AZ series that look pretty cool.  Ibanez AZ series This […]

NAMM 2019: Ibanez Axion Label and Prestige RG5000 range stand out from the crowd

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Ibanez has been busy preparing for the NAMM 2019 event at the end of January. Very busy. The Japanese guitar giant has so many new models launching that it will be hard for players to keep track of them all. But there are two stand-out models you should be taking a look at: the Ibanez Axion […]

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 […]

Tone Vise Keyless Locks: Locking clamps with no Allen keys!

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Tone Vise Keyless Locks look to provide a simple way to access your locking nut system but without needing any tools to do the job. If, like me, you own any guitars with locking nuts and a floating bridge system, then you will know the pain of finding an Allen key to loosen or tighten your […]