Marshall Origin 20C – Origin Of Species

A player-friendly update on the amps that made Marshall great, the Origin series aims to prove that vintage can be modern. Richard Purvis puts the 20-watt combo under the microscope… Look at the comments below any new product launch from the big guitar and amp brands and you’ll invariably find people queuing up to tell them what they should More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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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 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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House Of Tone Texas Tea T-Set

Legend has it that, for a short while in the mid-50s, Fender changed the recipe of its Telecaster pickups – and House Of Tone has recreated one of those mysterious sets. Huw Price studies the formvar… The More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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ThorpyFX Fat General

Adrian Thorpe’s new compressor marks the start of an ongoing collaboration with a stompbox legend. Richard Purvis stands to attention… Like many mythical creatures, Dan Coggins is only sighted at rare and More...

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 Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Pinegrove Leather GS25, GS60 & GS61 Straps

This rapidly growing UK brand promises boutique hand-made guitar straps engineered with guitars players’ needs at the forefront. Josh Gardner straps on… It’s amazing how often you’ll be at a gig and More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Rift Amplification Hawker

Having forged a fine reputation building replicas of the classics, Rift is moving into the boutique market with an original design based on the best of British. Huw Price takes the Hawker for a test flight… For More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Monty’s Guitars MORE! Double Boost w/ loop

A double-barrelled helping of +15db plus an effects loop to hammer both ends of your pedalboard simultaneously. Michael Watts does his best Dickensian orphan impression and asks for More! Monty’s Guitars is 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...