Summer NAMM 2019: Charvel gives us shred nirvana with Limited Edition Super Stock SC1

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The new Charvel Limited Edition Super Stock SC1 is a So Cal body with a relic paint job and retro ’80s styling, loaded with EVH and Seymour Duncan pickups – it’s shred nirvana! Charvel Limited Edition Super Stock SC1 Everyone loves a classic Charvel So Cal body shape, with Netflix’s Stranger Things making us all nostalgic for the […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Supro Silverwood, “Supro’s Finest Electric”, to be re-released

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Supro is on a roll with guitar releases ahead of Summer NAMM! The company had only just announced its re-released Ozark model – and is now touting a re-released Supro Silverwood with a very sleek transparent finish option. Supro Silverwood Back in the ’60s, the Supro Silverwood was billed as the company’s ‘Finest Electric’ model. Now it’s back […]

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 […]

Supro’s 1959 Triple Tone guitar is re-released as the Tri Tone

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Loaded with Vistatone pickups the new Supro Tri Tone is a re-issue, of sorts. of the original 1959 super rare Triple Tone model. Looking sleek and retro all at the same time and with literally bags of tone on tap. Supro Tri Tone Supro has chosen 2019 to reissue their rare Triple Tone 1959 model, a guitar that was […]

D’Angelico launches Bob Weir Deluxe Bedford, its first solid body signature model

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The new Bob Weir Deluxe Bedford model is D’Angelico’s first solid body signature guitar. It’s been designed for the Grateful Dead guitarist’s playing style and has some distinct styling. D’Angelico Bob Weir Deluxe Bedford signature model This eye-catching guitar has a solid basswood body, a maple/walnut/maple set-through neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard. It looks […]

Fender Meteora HH: A new Alternate Reality model has landed!

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Fender announced at Winter NAMM 2019 that it was launching a new Alternate Reality Meteora HH model – and now it’s finally available and ready to rock! Fender Alternate Reality Meteora HH The guitar looks a bit like a modern day interpretation of the classic Fender Jazzmaster. A bit edgier, but just as special. The characteristic pickups and […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAMM 2019: Fender Custom Shop Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster

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Around 30 years ago Fender released the Stevie Ray Vaughan Stratocaster model, In 2019 the Fender Custom Shop are now doing their take on it. Fender Custom Shop Stevie Ray Vaughan It was an instant hit and many players covet early production runs of the guitar. Stevie never got to see how well it did […]

NAMM 2019: Blast Cult – The Batavia and The Spellcaster

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If Blast Cult guitars aren’t on your radar, then you need to re-tune that dial. The company founder Jason Burns is the man behind this American brand and boy does he draw from the country’s musical rich history. Blast Cult Part of the fun at Winter NAMM is finding boutique guitar makers and Blast Cult certainly fall […]