Fender Strat-Tele Hybrid – Parallel Lines

Meet Fender’s limited edition Strat-Tele Hybrid, the first model in the company’s 2018 Parallel Universe series. Launched at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California back in January, Fender’s Parallel Universe series sees the company flexing its design muscles to create a range of new instruments by blurring the lines between iconic instruments More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

TV Jones Spectra Sonic Supreme

TV Jones is a renowned pickup maker, but the American company is no slouch when it comes to electric guitar design, either. Chris Vinnicombe takes the Spectra Sonic for a spin… TV Jones is a brand name synonymous More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, June 4th, 2018

Gretsch 135th Anniversary Models

We’ve often raved about Gretsch Electromatics and been consistently wowed by sheer quality of the Players Edition Anniversary, so what happens when they go head to head? Huw Price indulges in a spot of jazzboxing… We More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Maybach Albatroz 65-2

Having wowed us with the Lester single-cut, Maybach’s Albatroz offers another take on a familiar vintage theme for sensible money. Huw Price wings it… We first encountered this model on Maybach’s stand More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Founders Keepers: Fantastic Four

Our look at the Fender Custom Shop’s 30th Anniversary Founders Design models concludes with a quartet of bolt-ons that are heavy on bling… Custom Shop Fenders. Like buses. You wait around for ages and then More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, May 25th, 2018

Radioshop ID:Chris Buck Loaded Strat Pickguard

Loaded scratchplates are a simple way to radically overhaul your guitar’s tone. Marcus Leadley checks out a pickguard fitted with a trio of up-and-coming guitarist Chris Buck’s signature pickups… South Wales More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018

Echopark Esperanto 313

An outrageously cool semi with Queens Of The Stone Age in its DNA and a neck to die for. Chris Vinnicombe takes one for the team… The Esperanto (named after an invented language devised in 1887 by Polish More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018

Vintage Bench Test: 1970 Fender Stratocaster – Blonde Ambition

With one foot in 1969 and the other in 1970, this Fender Stratocaster is proof that the company was still making great guitars after the CBS takeover. Huw Price plugs in… There are many well-travelled vintage More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Eastman SB59/v-GB

The award-winning single-cut returns with new pickups and a fresh lick of old-style paint. Chris Vinnicombe fans the flames… We first encountered Eastman’s Antique Varnish single-cut at Winter NAMM 2017 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 27th, 2018

PRS Silver Sky – Defying Gravity

After two years of exhaustive R&D, March 2018 saw one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets become the most talked-about guitar in recent history. Depending on whom you believe, John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith’s More...