Rivolta Mondata Standard

The second model from the Dennis Fano-designed Rivolta brand cranks up the 60s quirkiness, but Richard Purvis finds a modern player hiding beneath the kitschy pearloid… Sherwood? Inverness? Mystic Ocean Minty Pine Metallic? It’s hard to pin down the exact shade of green we’re looking at with this retro-tastic new model from Dennis Fano’s More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, March 5th, 2018

Founders Keepers: George Blanda Jazzmaster

Fender’s R&D guru George Blanda tells Chris Vinnicombe all about his contribution to the Custom Shop’s 30th anniversary celebrations… George Blanda has been responsible for decades of innovation at More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, February 12th, 2018

PRS SE Bernie Marsden Signature 2017 LTD

The Whitesnake founder’s signature guitar returns to the stage. Chris Vinnicombe finds out if it’s a beast of its own… As co-writer of Whitesnake’s most famous songs, Bernie Marsden’s place in rock More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Gretsch G5435 Limited Edition Electromatic Pro Jet

Limited to just 250 pieces in Europe, will this affordable single-cut leave Chris Vinnicombe feelin’ blue? Although the Electromatics are no longer the most affordable Gretsch guitars – the sub-£400 Streamliners More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings

A year after we first saw them at NAMM 2017, we get to grips with these highly advanced strings. Can we believe the hype? Simon Bradley tunes up…  Click here to win a set of Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings! Where More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Manson Guitar works MA-25 Anniversary Edition

Manson has chosen to mark a quarter-century of high-class luthiery with one of the sparkliest guitars we’ve ever seen. Richard Purvis prepares to sing for absolution… The Mansons have been making guitars More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Deimel Guitarworks – Firestar Custom

Quirky looks and even quirkier electrics make this German boutique creation a guitar for the true individualist – but will it flick all the right switches for Richard Purvis? The North American Guitar is a More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Prisma Guitars Toledo

When a bad injury left skateboarder Nick Pourfard immobile for six months, he started making guitars. Chris Vinnicombe gets on board… Regular readers will have noticed that San Francisco brand Prisma made More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 18th, 2017

The Money Shot: Prisma Guitars The Syndicate

Now here’s something a little bit different. The brainchild of luthier Nick Pourfard, Prisma Guitars are handbuilt in San Francisco, California, and their unique and eye-catching looks come from the fact that More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

G&L ASAT Classic

As Mr Fender’s ‘other’ single-cut solidbody powers on into its fourth decade, Richard Purvis finds out if it’s still got that George and Leo magic… Long, long ago, the great Leo Fender created a single-cutaway More...