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 […]

Watch John Mayer play the insane new Tosin Abasi Larada 8-string guitar

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Abasi Concepts is the company run by guitarist Tosin Abasi that’s had, shall we say, a bit of a difficult start. I reported about the new Larada models during Winter NAMM, but now the firm has released some official specifications and pricing. After the Frank Falbo incident nearly brought the company to its knees, Abasi Concepts seems to have recovered […]

Solar Guitars issues two signature guitars for Dan Vadim Von of Morbid Angel

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Morbid Angel’s Dan Vadim Von has joined Solar Guitars’ ever-growing roster of artists. The resulting cooperation has spawned two new signature models, the Solar A1.7DVV and V1.6DVV. It’s always nice to get your own signature model guitar – but to get two at once must be splendid. This is exactly what has happened for Morbid Angel’s Dan Vadim […]

NAMM 2019: Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass

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Ernie Ball Music Man has released their first ever Short Scale Stingray bass for 2019. It follows on fro a few other companies who are also doing shorter scale length basses, so could 2019 be the year of the short scale? Music Man Stingray Short Scale bass This is a first for the company a […]

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 […]

Chapman ML3 Modern Semi-Hollow Obsidian Burst: A USA Exclusive

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The new Chapman Guitars ML3 Modern Semi-Hollow Obsidian Burst is a new model that will be available only via Guitar Center in the USA. Designed using an online poll, this guitar looks fine but may well cost too much for players outside the US. Chapman ML3 Modern Semi-Hollow Obsidian Burst This model comes in a rather fetching […]

Solar Guitars S1.6ET LTD Poplar Burl limited edition models

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Solar Guitars has just introduced four new limited-edition models of its S1.6ET LTD design. For a limited time  you can get these in Lime Burst Matte, Poplar Burst Matte, Solar Burst Matte and Blue Burst Matte finish. Solar Guitars S1.6 and S1.6ET LTD Poplar Burl Each guitar has a neck-through design with a sturdy five-ply maple/jatoba neck […]