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 announced the first official electric to bear his name on its headstock, and the Music Man EVH Signature subsequently took the rock world by storm. It truly was an incredible More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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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 gotten an early start on its 2019 line-up, unveiling the first round of its offerings More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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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 virtuoso jazz-guitar luthiers such as Elmer Stromberg and John D’Angelico, while More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Gibson unveils a 40th anniversary reissue of The Paul

The walnut Les Paul makes a return. Gibson is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Paul with a faithful remake. One of the brand’s more obscure models, the original 1978 axe was Gibson’s attempt at an More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Xotic California Classic XSC-1 & XSC-2 review

You may know the brand’s stompboxes, but Californian brand Xotic has a history of making high-quality electric guitars, too. Chris Vinnicombe sees double… You’ll likely be familiar with the Xotic brand More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Schecter unveils its guitar lineup for 2019

The roster comprises 16 electric guitars with new pickups, aesthetic appointments and multi-scale options. There’s still some time left in the year, but Schecter has already announced its 2019 lineup: 16 new More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Ernie Ball Music Man releases Steve Lukather “LIII” guitar

An exclusive model featuring premium aesthetic appointments and custom electronics. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steve Lukather’s famed “Luke” guitar, Ernie Ball Music Man has released a special More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, November 5th, 2018
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Eastman SB56/N & SB57/N

Eastman’s vintage-style single-cut range was expanded this year to include Goldtop and Black Beauty inspired models. Huw Price mingles with a pair of singles… This isn’t the first time we’ve featured More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Parallel Lines: Fender 2018 Troublemaker Telecaster

On its launch at the NAMM Show in January, Fender’s Senior Vice President of Products Justin Norvell said that, “The Parallel Universe celebrates the modular nature of Fender guitars, splicing together DNA from More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Friedman Vintage-T & Vintage-S

After taking the amplifier world by storm, Dave Friedman has applied his ‘secret sauce’ to a range of electric guitars. Chris Vinnicombe takes a pair of familiar-but-different solidbodies for a spin… Friedman More...