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 […]

LEAK: Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster leaked on US dealer sites

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A new Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster leaked on US site American Musical, and although the images have now been removed, more appeared on ZZounds. And were pulled there, too! Fortunately someone managed to get some screen grabs of the new model before it launches at Summer NAMM. Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster We don’t have any further […]

Superbooth 2019: Rabid Elephant Portal Kick

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A prototype of the Rabid Elephant Portal Kick kick drum designer was looking stunning with its mad blue knobs. Portal Kick The idea was to capture some of the nostalgia of 808 and 909 kick drum sounds while building a sound from scratch. They started with a sine core and then put a click source […]

Fender’s new Sixty-Six Alternate Reality guitar combines a Strat with a Jazz Bass

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Fender’s new Sixty-Six is part of its Alternate Reality series of odd-the-wall designs and makes use of a down-sized Jazz Bass body shape. This model was announced during the Winter NAMM show but has now made it to market. Can this left-field guitar tempt you into parting with your money? Fender Sixty-Six Out of all of the 2019 […]

Kemper Profiler OS 5.7 upgrade adds 5 new studio-grade reverbs

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Kemper has added 5 new studio-grade reverbs to its Profiler amp. All you have to do to grab your new reverbs is update the OS to version 5.7. Kemper Profiler OS 5.7 upgrade The five new studio-quality reverbs are now available via the new OS 5.7 upgrade and they add Spring, Natural, Echo, Cirrus and Space effects. The […]

NAMM 2019: Fender Alternate Reality Meteora HH and Sixty Six

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Now, these two new Fender Alternate Reality models the new Meteora HH and Sixty Six look a little more like what we want from the Californian guitar giant. Meteora HH The new Meteora HH is an updated version of last year’s Parallel Universe release and comes loaded with twin Player Series humbuckers, hence the HH in […]

NAMM 2019: Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster

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Fender has just announced their new American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster and I am sure that this new hybrid guitar will divide opinions amongst guitarists worldwide. Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster The new Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster is a hybrid design, part acoustic and certainly inspired by a certain classic ’50s Californian classic electric guitar design. The guitar […]

Grez Guitars Mendocino 28.5” scale guitar – Boutique baritone growl

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Grez Guitars’ new Mendocino is a baritone 28.5″ scale length semi-hollow electric guitar with an optional Bigsby bridge system with a lot of vintage vibe. Grez Mendocino Baritone Hand-built in Northern California, the new Grez Mendocino Baritone is a boutique instrument with what I personally think are some really nice looking, vintage-style appointments. Based on the Mendocino […]