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 […]

Summer NAMM 2019: D’Angelico Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer Atlantic Signature

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D’Angelico has announced their new Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer Atlantic Signature model during Summer NAMM. Available in Premier and Deluxe versions. This new signature model has retro vintage styling, with hot tones on tap. D’Angelico Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer Atlantic Signature The new D’Angelico Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer Atlantic Signature model is available in both Premier and Deluxe Series […]

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 […]

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 […]

Framus Diablo Progressive X – A Shredders delight?

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The new Framus Diablo Progressive X is aimed at players who want a heavier sound and metal guitarists.  They come loaded with an original Floyd Rose making them perfect for shredders and dive bomb enthusiasts! Framus Diablo Progressive X Similar to the Diablo II models from earlier in the year but loaded with original Floyd […]

Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Ltd Ed Tango Fandango: Bright finish, flexible tones

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With its, ahem, subtle orange finish, the new Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Ltd Ed Tango Fandango will certainly turn heads! Shergold Masquerader SM01-SD Ltd Ed Tango Fandango Shergold’s new Masquerader models were designed in conjunction with British luthier Patrick Eggle, whose name you may remember from our coverage on the Provocateur model back in May. This latest limited […]

Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme: Stunning tops and unique designs

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Framus has just unveiled its new Panthera II Studio Supreme models, available either as Teambuilt or Masterbuilt guitars. Both have stunning maple tops and some unique carved designs. Framus Panthera II Studio Supreme German company Framus do not do things by halves! These two new Panthera II Studio Supreme models both look very impressive in both style […]

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 […]

Framus dials down the price on its Idolmaker guitar with new D-Series model

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Framus’s Idolmaker has up to now been offered only in premium Custom Shop Masterbuilt or Teambuilt guitar variants. The German guitar company’s announcement that the Idolmaker is to be made available as part of its affordable D-Series range should be good news for Framus fans on a limited budget. D-Series Idolmaker Built in China, the D-series […]

Framus Steve Salas Diablo II Supreme X and Diablo II Pro available from July

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When US guitarist Steve Salas (Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger) philosophized with Warwick founder Hans-Peter Wilfer about old and new Italian sports cars, their conversation spawned a new guitar: the Diablo II. Diablo II Supreme X and Diablo II Pro Available as either Masterbuilt or Teambuilt models, the Diablo II has hints of classic ’80s Charvel-style Super Strats, […]