Summer NAMM 2019: Squier Starcaster models now official

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I kind of let the cat out of the bag last month when I found that a load of US dealers had accidentally published news of the Squier Starcaster before the official launch of the model. Now, a month later, they have been officially released during Summer NAMM and so we have some specs and prices. […]

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 […]

NAMM 2019: Leaked Fender Alternate Reality XII 12-String

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Those Fender Alternate Reality models just keep popping up! Unofficially this time though, but Fender dealers worldwide and now showing the new Alternate Reality XII 12-String and the pricing is good! Fender Alternate Reality XII 12-String This one is available as an alder body loaded with Fender XII split-coil pickups and a nifty adjustable 12-string bridge with […]

NAMM 2019: Over 30 new guitars from Cort including its first 8-string, the KX508MS

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Cort is one of those brands that offer good quality guitars at prices that are more than reasonable. In fact, companies like Mansons Guitars have worked with them on some of their Matt Bellamy inspired models in the last few years. Cort 2019 New Models There is a lot to cover amongst the 30 plus instruments […]

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 […]

Lucem Custom Designs The Unorthodox – Slowdive’s Neil Halsted has a new axe

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Lucem Custom Designs are a very cool, slightly underground guitar maker based in England. They make some very tasty bespoke and standard guitars. This year they have hooked up with Neil Halsted of Slowdive and created a unique guitar called The Unorthodox! The Unorthodox You will either love or hate the design because it is, in […]