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DIY Workshop: Restoring Chris Buck’s house-clearance Stratocaster

Finding a bargain-priced 1962 Stratocaster at a local auction sounds like a fairytale, but this guitar needed a lot of work.

Vintage Bench Test: 1965 Fender Electric XII

The Electric XII was only manufactured from 1965 to 1970, but its contribution to the sonic legacy of guitar music is significant.

The Big Review: B&G Goldfinger

Does this boutique dream machine prove B&G has the Midas touch?

Review: ThroBak Electronics Koss-301 MXV

PAF replicas based on the pickups in Paul Kossoff’s Les Paul, sublime vibrato not included.

DIY Workshop: Easy pickup mods anyone can try, part two

After covering humbucker and P-90 mods last time around, this time we take a look at how you can improve the tone of classic Fender and Gretsch-style pickups.

Review: Eastman SB55DC/v

Though the inspiration is obvious, this new double-cut features some well-considered and interesting twists on the student set-neck theme.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson J-50

A vintage Gibson acoustic is many a producer’s secret weapon and this gorgeous example certainly has ‘that’ sound.

The Big Review: Fender 70th Anniversary Broadcaster

Most of us will never get the chance to see a vintage Broadcaster in the flesh, let alone play one, so Fender’s 70th Anniversary production model might be the next best thing. 

DIY Workshop: Easy and affordable humbucker and P-90 pickup mods

Unhappy with your tone? Before you throw money at the problem and install a new set of pickups, try these simple modifications first. You may find your existing pickups can be tweaked to sound better than you’d ever imagined.

Review: Echopark DT Series The 59

Now built in the heart of Motor City, Echopark Guitars continue to make waves. This stripped-down rock ’n’ roll machine certainly looks the part, but how does it sound?
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