The new G&L Espada: Leo Fender’s vision for the future of the Telecaster?

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In his later life, Leo Fender developed many guitars with both Music Man and G&L. In the late 60s, he toyed with a design called the Espada – and it certainly looks a lot like his iconic Telecaster designs from the 1950s. G&L Espada The Espada looks like a further development of the Telecaster. It was […]

Can Cort disrupt the boutique guitar market with the dual humbucker G290 FAT?

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The first thing you notice about Cort’s new G290 FAT is the exterior. It’s available in two colours, Bright Blue Burst and the stunning Antique Violin Burst that look pretty high end. Then you look at the price tag and see that it’s surprisingly wallet friendly. OK, so this is Cort, so we’re expecting low […]

Gibson launches Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker, inspired by Joan Jett!

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Michael Clifford, guitarist with Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer gets his own signature Gibson Melody Maker model. Gibson Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker This new Gibson Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker model is a BurstBucker-equipped, stripped back guitar inspired by another Gibson signature model, the Joan Jett Melody Maker. Clifford says the JJ model was the “best […]

Solar Type G: Finally, an LP-style single cut by Ola Englund

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Hitherto known primarily to metal players, Solar Guitars was created by guitarist and YouTuber Ola Englund. So far, his brand has focussed on guitars in the style of the Stratocaster, Flying V and Explorer. It seemed only a matter of time until the release of a single cut model that would put Solar in competition with ESP/LTD […]

Solar Type G: Finally, an LP-style single cut by Ola Englund

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Hitherto known primarily to metal players, Solar Guitars was created by guitarist and YouTuber Ola Englund. So far, his brand has focussed on guitars in the style of the Stratocaster, Flying V and Explorer. It seemed only a matter of time until the release of a single cut model that would put Solar in competition with ESP/LTD […]

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 […]

PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited pulls out all the stops

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The latest PRS Private Stock instrument is the new McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited. It is a visually stunning guitar with some very interesting touches. This is the second PRS ‘Graveyard’ guitar, but this time has a far darker, more alluring look. PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Graveyard II Limited This new Private Stock McCarty […]

Guitar sustain: Do heavier guitars really sustain for longer?

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There are many myths around the guitar out there and one thing you hear again and again: heavy guitars resonate longer and have better sustain. Ergo lighter guitars sound thinner or have less bass. But is it true? Heavy = Sustain? Darrell Braun from the YouTube channel Darrell Braun Guitars just tried it. How did […]

Solar Guitars V2.6 Halloween – Trick or treat?

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Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has got its spooky Halloween Flying V style guitar ready for launch in October. But will it be a trick or a treat? Solar Guitars V2.6 Halloween The latest Solar Guitars model is named the V2.6 Halloween and yes it is a V shape! It features a swamp ash body, a three-piece maple […]

Solar Guitars BOP Artist LTD Signature Models: Stealthy swamp ash shred machines?

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Solar Guitars has announced another pair of new models in the form of its BOP Artist LTD Signature Models. The range is available in 6- and 7-string versions. This all black model is available in a new ‘open pore’ finish, which looks as good as you’d hope. Solar Guitars BOP Artist LTD Signature Models It […]