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 […]

John Mayer Silver Sky SE: Is PRS building a cheaper model?

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At the beginning of 2018, PRS presented a brand new signature electric guitar designed in cooperation with John Mayer. It looked pretty much like a Fender Stratocaster with some modifications including, of course, a PRS headstock. Bit given that not everyone can afford that, we thought PRS might do well to introduce a cheaper SE version. Now it […]

Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy?

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Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy? Bet you’ve asked yourself that question before! YouTuber Philip McKnight has just posed this question to Fender Master Builder Ron Thorn. The two try out three current Squier Strat models during a visit to Thomann. Which Squier would a Fender Master Builder buy? The YouTube video below […]

Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster: Boutique bling for May

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Fender’s US-made Rarities Collection showcases a new model once a month, usually with special woods or electronics. As ‘poster boy’ for the month of May we have the new Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster. Fender Rarities Red Mahogany Top Telecaster This Telecaster has a two-piece ash body with a nice grain pattern, which can be seen only on […]

Back to the future: The G&L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk returns to 1984

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The original G&L Skyhawk series came onto the market back in 1984, looking like a a double cutaway design with a hint of offset, a slender waist and generous curves. G&L has decided to re-issue the Skyhawk in 2019: it’s back to the future! G & L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk G&L often uses different woods […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fender Limited Mahogany Blacktop Stratocaster with triple humbuckers!

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Fender has announced the Limited Mahogany Blacktop Stratocaster via a Facebook video. With a triple-humbucker pickup setup, this beast could rival some of Gibson’s models! Fender Limited Mahogany Blacktop Stratocaster Loaded with three humbuckers, this guitar has a mahogany body, giving it a spec that sounds like like guitar models that Gibson offers. But. of course, at […]

A Styrofoam Telecaster! Is this the lightest guitar ever?

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Burls Art, the YouTuber that gave us the River Guitar and the coloured pencil Stratocaster, has built a Telecaster out of two layers of Styrofoam. Could this be the lightest guitar ever? The final guitar build including neck, hardware and pickups weighs just 3.5 lbs – around half that of an average Fender Telecaster. A regular […]

G&L’s Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk HH: The best of bucker and single coil worlds?

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Built in California, the new G&L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk HH model comes loaded with twin humbuckers, and incorporates some subtle hints of the company’s past in its styling. But it also has with a few neat features to widen the range of tones available. G&L Fullerton Deluxe Skyhawk HH Built around a pair of humbucking […]