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 guitarist Chris Buck is one of the emergent standard bearers for the Mayall/Clapton/Slash school of blues and rock guitar playing. Meanwhile, More...

by theguitarmagazine.com | Published 5 hours ago
By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 21st, 2018
Comments

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
Comments

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
Comments

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
Comments

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...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 13th, 2018
Comments

Eastman T184MX

Will the latest iteration of Eastman’s compact hollowbody persuade our resident Electric Spanish addict that size isn’t everything? Chris Vinnicombe gets some fresh air… Watch our demo here. Regular readers More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 13th, 2018
Comments

Gretsch G6118T Players Edition Anniversary

Launched at last year’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, this Anniversary model combines Players Edition features with a stellar paint job. Huw Price finds much to celebrate… Since its introduction in 1958, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Comments

Founders Keepers: Gene Baker Founders Design Stelecaster

Gene Baker was a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop between 1993 and 1999. Following a stint as Chief Engineer/Master Builder for Premier Builders Guild, in recent years his focus has returned to his b3 Guitars More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Comments

B&G Guitars Little Sister Crossroads Midnight Ocean

After scooping our 2017 Electric Guitar Of The Year award, the Crossroads is back with a cutaway, humbuckers and a moody new finish. Huw Price burns the Midnight oil… When B&G first unveiled the Little More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Comments

Gibson 2018 Les Paul Classic & Traditional

What do Gibson’s new 2018 models have to offer players looking for a sensibly priced Les Paul with vintage stylings? Chris Vinnicombe finds out… Gibson just can’t stay out of the headlines. And if the More...