Can the Ibanez AZ2204-SCR Prestige capture a slice of the boutique market?

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Ibanez began work on its AZ series in 2014. Over the next four years, it consulted artists and researched markets. The brief for Ibanez designers was to produce guitars that were cross-genre and – no joke – cover everything from A to Z. So at NAMM 2018, the new series was officially launched. In 2019, Ibanez […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Artist Series 7-String Cutlass

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The new Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Artist Series 7-String Cutlass model looks like a guitar that can handle some serious low end and high performance playing. Jason Richardson Artist Series 7-String Cutlass The new Jason Richardson Artist Series 7-String Cutlass has a lightweight alder body and exclusive Buckeye Burl top, which was an important part of […]

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 […]

PRS SE Custom 24 with Roasted Maple necks released as new limited edition

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PRS has just announced new SE Custom 24 models that all feature roasted maple necks and fingerboards. They’re part of a limited run for Europe and they look pretty damn sweet! PRS SE Custom 24 Limited Editions with Roasted Maple necks You can now – for a limited time – order either an SE Custom […]

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 […]

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 […]

NAMM 2019: Ibanez AZ Series with new signature models

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Ibanez is due to present over 40 new instruments (!) at Winter NAMM 2019. Sifting through this glut of guitars, the Axion and Prestige models were the first to catch our eye. But we also the noticed another set of signature guitars based on the AZ series that look pretty cool.  Ibanez AZ series This […]

Reverend Guitars and Reeves Gabrels unveil the RG-SUS ‘sustainer’ signature guitar

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Reverend Guitars has just announced the new Reeves Gabrels Signature RG-SUS and yes, it has a built-in sustainer. This will be attractive for players that want to get creative with their guitar’s voicing, like adding synth-like sustain and wailing sustaining notes that go on forever (or until their battery runs out). Reeves Gabrels Signature RG-SUS […]

Ernie Ball Music Man St. Vincent 2018: Disruption by Design

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The new St. Vincent Signature 2018 guitars were designed for Annie Clark, who already worked with Music Man on the first generation of signature guitars bearing the St Vincent name. Apparently, she has had a lot of input on their design, and the company has now made a short film to celebrate this new series. […]