Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard: Quality acoustics from the USA?

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After all the negative news of the past few weeks in connection with Gibson, I am very happy to finally be able to report about some new instruments. With the release of the new G-45 Studio & Standard, Gibson has released two new solid-state acoustic guitars. Made in the USA at a surprisingly low price. Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Hunter Hayes Cutlass: The best of Strat, Tele and Gibson guitars?

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Ernie Ball Music Man’s new Hunter Hayes Cutlass signature guitar is a new take on the classic single coil Strat-style instrument, with a few tweaks added to the mix that go all the way to humbucker territory. Could this new model be the only guitar you’ll ever need? It certainly seems to cover a lot […]

Relish Guitars Mary One: Aluminium core, distinctive looks and magnetic access

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Swiss company Relish Guitars has just released the new Mary One, which is similar to its higher-priced Mary model. The Mary One has a metal body and a magnetic back lid that Relish Guitars says lets you change pickups at “light speed”.  Mary One The Mary One has a unique three-layer body construction with an […]

Rakit Metal Synth: a mad percussive and metallic noise box

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Rakit produces noisy electronic kits and their latest is the Metal Synth. Available as a kit or fully assembled (for cowards) it can generate a whole bunch of percussive sounds and shaped noises. Metal Synth Inside is a digital noise generator kicking out white and metallic noise. You’ve then got an envelope on the trigger […]

Musikmesse 2018: Playtronica – an interactive, immersive digital playground

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Playtronica aims to bring all sorts of interactivity to electronic music by letting everything become a controller. From your hands and fingers to fruit and vegetables, furniture and toys. Playtronica Anything that can complete the circuit can trigger the sound. At the centre is the Playtron. It’s a wonderfully odd shaped PCB with 16 nodes […]