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 […]

Remember the Gibson Jimi Hendrix Signature “Strat”? Now you can buy a prototype.

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Remember the Gibson Jimi Hendrix Signature? Sure you do. These Hendrix-themed Stratocaster-esque guitars leaked on the internet in 2009; the project was killed off by the subsequent tsunami-sized backlash. Most of the stock was thought to be destroyed, but now a prototype of one of the models has surfaced and is up for sale on Reverb.com. […]

NAMM 2019: Dunlop JD4S Rotovibe Chorus Vibrato pedal returns

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The Dunlop JD4S Rotovibe Chorus Vibrato pedal has been around the block a few times before deciding that enough was enough and heading off into the sunset. Well, now it’s once more available in Europe – and being re-launched at NAMM 2019! Dunlop JD4S Rotovibe Chorus Vibrato The classic red Dunlop JD4S Rotovibe Chorus Vibrato pedal combines the two retro ’60s […]

Fender relaunches the Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster (a slight return)

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Back at Summer NAMM 2018, Fender announced yet another Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster. Now this latest homage to one of rock’s greatest guitarists is finally being released. Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster I’m not a fan of Hendrix cash-ins – but at least this one is a guitar, rather than a bottle of vodka or a set […]

Virtual Guitar Amp Software Round-up Part Three: IK Multimedia Amplitube 4

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In this third part of my virtual guitar amp roundup, I will be giving you my opinion and overview of IK Multimedia’s Amplitube 4. This bundle is just part of the Italian software developers portfolio and has a come a long way in the last 10 years, but has it kept up with more recently released […]