Gear of the Year 2018: Premium electric guitar nominees

frank brothers arcade model

Here are our eight nominees for the best mid-priced electric guitars over £1,900 of the year. We’ve come to the end of our Gear of the Year series for 2018. Drawing the nomination More...

Gear of the Year 2018: Mid-priced electric guitar nominees

Here are our six nominees for the best mid-priced electric guitars under £2,000 of the year. We’re nearing the end of our Gear of the Year series for this year, but before More...

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 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...

Chase Bliss Audio shares teaser of new Dark World reverb pedal

The short, retro-themed trailer invokes classic Nintendo vibes. Chase Bliss Audio has offered a peek at its new Dark World More...

Boss releases hybrid Nextone amplifiers

BOSS Nextone artist stage

These combine authentic tube qualities with next-gen technology. Boss has introduced two additions to its line More...

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

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

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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..

Boss launches the Waza Tube Amp Expander

This multi-faceted gizmo will breathe new life into your vintage tube amp. The latest to join Boss’ Waza line of premium..
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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