Dave Davies’ The Kinks ‘Shindig’ Gibson Flying V up for auction!

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Better go raid your piggy bank! The famous Flying V used by Dan Davies from the Kinks is up for sale in July. This guitar is famous on both sides of the Atlantic, as Dan was seen playing it on the TV in 1965 when appearing on Shindig! Dave Davies’ Kinks Gibson Flying V The […]

NAMM 2019: Reverend Guitars Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker

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Winter NAMM had some really interesting guitars this year and amongst them we the new Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker, an instrument with looks to kill and one designed to be well-balanced for slide players. Reverend Guitars Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker The new Rick Vito Signature Soulshaker looks very retro in its styling, especially in the Ivory Pearloid […]

NAMM 2019: Charvel Satchel Signature now in Slime Green Bengal

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Charvel has released an updated Satchel Signature Pro Mod-DK for 2019 and it is now in an, oh so subtle Slime Green Bengal finish! Satchel Signature Pro Mod-DK For 2019 Charvel has introduced the new Slime Green Bengal finish exclusively for their Satchel Signature Pro Mod-DK. Being the owner of a Slime Green SoCal myself, I can […]

Ceramic vs. Alnico: Which pickups sound better?

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We guitarists are an argumentative bunch, and the guitar world is full of opinions and arguments about how to get the best sounds. One controversy that has raged for years is: What exactly IS the difference in sound between ceramic and alnico pickups? Now someone has come up with a Mythbusters-style video doing an A/B […]

Seymour Duncan unveils the Billy Gibbon Red Devil PAF set – for Strats!

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Seymour Duncan has announced a new set of pickups designed in collaboration with ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons. They’re called the Red Devil and look pretty special… Red Devil Made for Stratocaster-style guitars that normally use three single-coil pickups, these mini humbuckers recreate the fat Gibson classic ’50s PAF tones of Gibbons’ legendary ‘Pearly Gates’ […]

The best of both worlds? Cort’s new CR300 LP replica is loaded with active PAFs

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The new CR300 is a classic single-cut design and comes loaded with a pair of very interesting powered pickups, which COrt says can emulate the classic PAF tone of the 1950s. PAF There is hardly a pickup whose status is as legendary as the PAF humbucker. The abbreviation stands for “Patent Applied For” and refers […]

Gibson creditors want new CEO before offering a rescue deal – Bloomberg

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Bloomberg has reported that a group of Gibson’s creditors want a new CEO installed before they offer a rescue deal to the floundering American guitar giant. Rescue Deal Financially, it’s been a horrendous couple of years for Gibson USA. The once-great American guitar maker is in serious trouble. Now Bloomberg has reported that a group of bondholders […]