Gibson Brian Ray Custom Shop ’62 SG Junior

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The new Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior specifications have finally been announced. Along with an accompanying video where Brian talks you through its unique set of features. Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior Based on a ’63 Standard SG that Brian owns, this new Gibson Custom Shop Brian Ray ’62 SG Junior model has […]

Check out Wild Custom’s crazy new Gyrock revolving pickup system!

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This new patent-pending revolving pickup system from Wild Custom is called the Gyrock. Yes, a ‘revolving pickup system’. You read that correctly. And it’s insane(ly expensive). Wild Custom Gyrock pickup system: Revolving pickups So every guitarist has probably at some point wanted to switch out the pickups in a guitar on the fly. The Gyrock system […]

The Ozark: Supro reissues Jimi Hendrix’s first electric guitar

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Supro has just reissued the Ozark, a guitar famous for its associations with Jimi Hendrix and Joe Perry, among others. Popular with slide players, this 50s-era guitar is now available again in a version that emulates the tone of the original but with a couple of modern improvements.  Supro Ozark The legend goes that Jimi […]

Morifone Guitars Quarzo: Based on a ’59 Burst with a spectacular Aileron headstock

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Montreal-based Morifone Guitars has just released a boutique guitar called the Quarzo. This guitar has characteristics of a ’59 Burst but paired with an unusual ‘Aileron’ headstock design and offset body shape. The headstock, Morifone says, helps improve the tonal performance of the guitar. Let’s check it out. Morifone Guitars The new Morifone Guitars Quarzo comes […]

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 […]

Gibson 2019 Lineup revealed at last – A return to quality and tradition?

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Gibson has been teasing their customers with the ‘Be Ready’ campaign for. a few weeks now and today the new models for 2019 were finally released. All 25 of them are now officially launched. Is 2019 the year that Gibson springs back into life and sheds their poor image? Gibson 2019 Lineup Gibson’s new CEO James […]

Make your Cheap Squier sound like an American Fender: Ugrade your Potentiometers!

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Last time in Part 1, we looked at the basics of soldering. Ideally you’ve had a chance to practise your soldering skills and it’s time to move onto upgrading and modifying your guitar. This week, I’m going to cover potentiometers and why you should upgrade yours before anything else.  Listen To give you an idea of […]

Fender officially unveils the new Alternate Reality Powercaster

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Fender has now officially unveiled its new Powercaster, an offset model that’s part of its Alternate Reality series. We saw it during Winter NAMM and it divided opinions, but will it help take over from where last year’s Parallel Universe left off? Alternate Reality Powercaster The new Fender Powercaster comes loaded with an Atomic humbucking pickup […]

Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom released!

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The Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom that I was raving about during Winter NAMM has now been officially released! Here all the juicy details, plus the price! Epiphone Jared James Nichols ‘Old Glory’ Les Paul Custom I’m pretty much in love with the new Epiphone Jared James Nichols Old Glory signature model Les Paul […]

Yamaha adds new Revstar models – but do they stand out?

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Yamaha’s Revstar series was introduced four years ago as the company’s answer to modern boutique instruments. The idea was to create a range of guitars with a cool, retro look in a style reminiscent of “Café Racer bikes”. Yamaha Revstar 2019 additions This year Yamaha has added five new models to the Revstar line-up. The […]