Rick Turner Model 1 Deluxe LBU & Special C Limited Edition

For many of us, Rick Turner guitars will have only crossed our radars as Lindsey Buckingham’s preferred axe. Huw Price samples two examples of hand-built US exotica that buck all the trends… The big round disc in the centre of an unusually deep and arched body may lead to the misconception that Rick Turners are acoustic/electric hybrids. But More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Lowden GL-10 Koa

What started as a one-off commission has ended up being Lowden’s very first production solidbody electric. Does it have the magic of the Downpatrick company’s acoustic models? Huw Price plugs in… When More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Eastman T49D/v

Why should rockers have all the fun? Chris Vinnicombe gets his fingers all in a tangle as Eastman takes its stunning Antique Varnish finishing process to the jazz club… The latest Eastman to land here at The More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Collings I-30 LC

The Texan company reinvented the ES-335 with its much-admired I-35 model. Now it’s the turn of the ES-330. Chris Vinnicombe takes a look under the hood… The Collings Guitars story began in the mid-1970s, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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Fender Player Series: Player Power

The past two years have seen Fender reinvent its American Standard series as American Professional and American Vintage as American Original. Now the company’s attention turns to its entry-level models as we say More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Fender Strat-Tele Hybrid – Parallel Lines

Meet Fender’s limited edition Strat-Tele Hybrid, the first model in the company’s 2018 Parallel Universe series. Launched at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California back in January, Fender’s Parallel More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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TV Jones Spectra Sonic Supreme

TV Jones is a renowned pickup maker, but the American company is no slouch when it comes to electric guitar design, either. Chris Vinnicombe takes the Spectra Sonic for a spin… TV Jones is a brand name synonymous More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Gretsch 135th Anniversary Models

We’ve often raved about Gretsch Electromatics and been consistently wowed by sheer quality of the Players Edition Anniversary, so what happens when they go head to head? Huw Price indulges in a spot of jazzboxing… We More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Maybach Albatroz 65-2

Having wowed us with the Lester single-cut, Maybach’s Albatroz offers another take on a familiar vintage theme for sensible money. Huw Price wings it… We first encountered this model on Maybach’s stand More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
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Founders Keepers: Fantastic Four

Our look at the Fender Custom Shop’s 30th Anniversary Founders Design models concludes with a quartet of bolt-ons that are heavy on bling… Custom Shop Fenders. Like buses. You wait around for ages and then More...