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 electric guitar with a bolt-on maple neck, two single-coil pickups and 25.5-inch scale length. Then, not quite as long ago, he More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Fender EOB Sustainer Stratocaster

Radiohead star Ed O’Brien’s collaboration with Fender is an intriguing mix of old and new. Chris Vinnicombe finds out if playing it makes you fitter, happier, more productive… By colouring outside the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars over £2,000

When the sky is the limit price-wise, you know you’re going to be dealing with some truly stunning and inspiring musical instruments – here’s our pick of the best of the best high-end electric guitars from More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars under £1,000

Despite the ongoing challenges presented by the weak pound, there are still plenty of affordable electric guitars on the market from brand names old and new. If you’re looking for a serious instrument on a budget, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Electric Guitar £1,000 – £2,000

The one to two grand price point is always a hugely competitive area of the electric guitar world. 2017 was no exception, with the big guns fighting it out with some impressive new upstarts… WINNER B&G Guitars More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Eastman Antique Varnish T64/V

Will Eastman’s factory-aged homage to a hitmaking hollowbody help Chris Vinnicombe wind back the clock? Regular readers will be familiar with Eastman, but for first-timers, here’s a precis: After studying More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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The Money Shot: 1957 Gibson ES-350T

Gibson’s records indicate that just 74 ES-350T instruments were shipped with a natural finish in 1957, and this gorgeous electric hollowbody is one such example. Introduced two years earlier, the thinline More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Godin Montreal Premiere LTD

A limited run of the Canadian company’s thinline semi that boasts a tweaked spec, super-cool looks and something of a revelation inside. Simon Bradley goes through the f-hole… Godin periodically offers limited-run More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson SG Special

Gibson used ‘Special’ as a model designation for their more upmarket P-90-equipped student models with added neck pickups. Huw Price checks out a rather special SG survivor from 1969… With the benefit More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Fano RB6 Standard Review

Twin P-90 pickups? Wrapover bridge? Retro stylings? Sounds like a job for Chris Vinnicombe… Fano’s Standard Series expanded for 2017 to include more shapes from the upscale Alt De Facto line designed by More...