Mad Professor Supreme, a dual overdrive pedal designed with Matt Schofield

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Mad Professor’s new Supreme pedal was designed in collaboration with blues guitar player Matt Schofield. It’s an overdrive with two channels that can be toggled or stacked. But will this pedal be good enough to make headway in an already crowded market? Mad Professor Supreme This new boutique overdrive pedal has two distinct drive tones, […]

Possible CITES U-turn: Is Rosewood set for a comeback?

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In January, the International Coalition Meeting involving trade bodies from all over the world discussed the proposal to exempt rosewood used in instrument manufacture from CITES regulatory controls. If adopted, this would have a huge impact on guitar makers all over the world.  In May 2019, the CITES board will meet in Sri Lanka to discuss […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gibson Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom – An all-out rock machine?

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The new Gibson Custom Shop Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom is a limited edition run of the rock guitarist’s new signature model. Each one comes hand signed by Vivian himself – if you stump up an extra $1000. Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom As a ‘Vivian Campbell’, you want this guitar to be an all-out rock machine. […]