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 […]

Shergold Provocateur: Classy, affordable new single cuts by Patrick James Eggle

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The new Shergold Provocateur was designed by the famous British luthier Patrick James Eggle and has some of his distinct touches. They certainly look very classy, and there are a few cool features built in, too. Plenty of ‘custom shop’ vibe here, but without the eye-watering prices to match…   Shergold Provocateur Mr Eggle has been responsible for […]

Make your cheap Squier play like an American Fender: Three easy upgrades

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Many guitarists look for simple ways to upgrade or modify their Squier Stratocaster in an effort to get it playing like an American Fender. So where to start? A while ago, I posted a few tips on how to polish off poor finishing on fret ends to get your Squier playing better. Here are a […]

Solar Guitars issues two signature guitars for Dan Vadim Von of Morbid Angel

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Morbid Angel’s Dan Vadim Von has joined Solar Guitars’ ever-growing roster of artists. The resulting cooperation has spawned two new signature models, the Solar A1.7DVV and V1.6DVV. It’s always nice to get your own signature model guitar – but to get two at once must be splendid. This is exactly what has happened for Morbid Angel’s Dan Vadim […]

NAMM 2019: Framus Stormbender Devin Townshend Signature 7-String

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The release of the new Framus Masterbuilt Stormbender Devin Townshend Signature 7-String is more than welcome, sure it is extreme, but you got to love Devin. Possibly one of the coolest modern musicians and possible inventor of the “Skullet‘ hairstyle.   Framus Stormbender Devin Townshend Signature 7-String This new Masterbuilt 7-String was designed and built […]

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited pulls out all the stops

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The latest PRS Private Stock instrument is the new McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited. It is a visually stunning guitar with some very interesting touches. This is the second PRS ‘Graveyard’ guitar, but this time has a far darker, more alluring look. PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited This new Private Stock McCarty […]

Reverend Guitars 2018 Limited Edition Tricky Gomez

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Reverend Guitars has just launched the Tricky Gomez LE 2018 a limited-edition model that comes in four unique finishes. But are these runs, well, just a little too “limited”? Reverend Guitars 2018 Limited Edition Tricky Gomez This retro-styled model is being issued as a limited production run for 2018. So limited, in fact, that there […]

Reverend Guitars rolls out the Todd Evans Signature Squatch Hammer

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Reverend Guitars‘ new Todd Evans Signature Squatch Hammer looks like it can pound out some decent riffs, especially with that utilitarian grey finish and the single Railhammer humbucker. Squatch Hammer Based on the Reverend Flying V-shaped Volcano model, this new Todd Evans Signature Squatch Hammer has a korina body and neck. The 12″-radius ebony fingerboard is fitted with 22 […]

Solar Guitars launches yet another new model, the all-mahogany S1.6ET LTD

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Solar Guitars has just announced an all-mahogany limited edition model, the S1.6ET LTD, which comes equipped with some great hardware. S1.6ET LTD This new version of the S1.6ET LTD is a mahogany bodied guitar finished in flame Solar burst matte finish, and yes, the neck is mahogany as well, making this a pretty good looking guitar. It also […]

Solar Guitars Extreme Signature – E1.6 Jensen Patrik Jensen Signature Model

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Not even half a year ago, we wrote about Ola Englund’s new guitar brand, Solar Guitars. And now Patrik Jensen of The Haunted gets his own signature model. E1.6 Jensen Type E is clearly a modern-day version of the Gibson Explorer form, and clearly made to appeal to the metal heads out there that enjoy all […]