Gear of the Year 2018: Affordable electric guitar nominees

Here are our six nominees for the best affordable electric guitars under £900 of the year. If you’re in the market for a new axe that won’t tear such a big hole in your pocket, More...

Gear of the Year 2018: Premium pedal nominees

alpha haunt OBNE

Here are our eight nominees for the best premium pedals over £185 of the year. Yesterday we took a look at the best affordable pedals of 2018. Today, we’re venturing into More...

Gear of the Year 2018: Affordable pedal nominees

Here are our eight nominees for the best affordable pedals under £180 of the year. In this instalment of our Gear of the Year series, we’re taking a look at the best affordable More...

Sterling Axis AX3S Review

A highly versatile electric that’s one of a brace of new additions to Music Man’s Indonesian-made budget range. Simon Bradley spins on it… In 1990, Eddie Van Halen proudly More...

Fuzzrocious Cat King & Blast Furnace

New Jersey boutique builder Fuzzrocious offers no-compromise effects pedals for the sonic pugilist. Michael Watts straps himself in for a wild ride… Ryan Ratajski’s More...

ThorpyFX The Dane

YouTube lickmeister ‘Danish Pete’ Honoré has given his name to an overdrive/boost pedal from one of our favourite indie builders. Richard Purvis finds out if it brings home More...

PRS announces the first wave of its 2019 line-up

The new models are spearheaded by a redesigned “Paul’s Guitar”, a CE 24 Semi-hollow, and a lot more besides. PRS More...

Mooer introduces two pedals to its Micro Preamp range

These stompboxes aim to digitally recreate classic tube amp tones. Mooer has added to its Micro Preamp collection More...

Ultimate Guitar Collections Pre-order Ultimate Guitar Collections now!

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The Guitar Magazine December issue The December 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is out now!

The latest issue is on sale now, get your copy here! Digital copies are available via Pocketmags. Welcome...

The November 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is out now!

The latest issue is on sale now, get your copy here! Digital copies are available via...

Sterling Axis AX3S Review

A highly versatile electric that’s one of a brace of new additions to Music Man’s Indonesian-made budget More...

PRS announces the first wave of its 2019 line-up

The new models are spearheaded by a redesigned “Paul’s Guitar”, a CE 24 Semi-hollow, and a lot more besides. PRS has..

The Money Shot: 1935 Gibson Super 400

Named after its original $400 price tag, the grandiose Gibson Super 400 was launched in 1934. It would provide inspiration for..

Gear of the Year 2018: Bass gear nominees

Here are our five nominees for the best bass gear of the year. Part two of our Gear of the Year series is all More...

Blackstar Unity 250 & 500 Bass Amps

A range of brand new bass combos introduces the Blackstar name to lovers of low frequencies. Michael Heatley looks at the..

Orange Terror Bass

Almost 10 years on from its introduction, Borehamwood’s finest resurrects the original lunchbox bass head for 2018. Chris Vinnicombe takes a..

Mooer introduces two pedals to its Micro Preamp range

These stompboxes aim to digitally recreate classic tube amp tones. Mooer has added to its Micro Preamp collection the 019 UK..
martin DIY kit

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part Eight

We took advantage of the summer weather to finally bring our acoustic build project to a close. Huw Price applies the..

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship..
Gibson ES225

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Gibson ES225TDN

The ES-225 was Gibson’s first thinline hollowbody, and yet it doesn’t get the same attention as its golden-era Kalamazoo siblings. But..

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