Monday, February 18, 2019


In Pictures: The London International Guitar Show 2018

Once Autumn comes around and the nights draw in it means one thing at The Guitar Magazine headquarters… The London International Guitar Show. The team at Northern Guitar Shows have overseen 20 years of success, with this years iteration showing no signs of slowing down.

The Money Shot: Fender Custom Shop Jazzmaster

We demo a super cool Fender Custom Shop Paul Waller Masterbuilt Jazzmaster in Journeyman Relic Gold Paisley.

The Money Shot: George Harrison’s Maton MS500 Mastersound

Beatle guitars have been no strangers to auction houses in recent years, but this might be one of the most interesting and unique of them all.

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction, September 2018

The next Guitar Auctions at Gardiner Houlgate takes place on September 12th & 13th, 2018.

Museum Piece: CF Martin Sr Presentation Guitar

A rarity, dated between 1830 to 1840, from Martin’s founder, Christian Frederick Martin Sr.
Novo Serus J

The Money Shot: Novo Serus J

Our first experience of Dennis Fano’s Novo Guitars saw the Serus score a perfect 10 in the brand’s first UK review back in 2016.

The Money Shot: Fender 1963 Precision Bass & 1964 Telecaster

The 8 March guitar auction at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire, featured a staggering array of desirable vintage instruments, but two of our favourites were beaten-up sunburst Fenders from the first half of the 1960s.

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction, June 2018

Including a Gibson L5 and a lefty LP Black Beauty. 

The Money Shot: Gary Moore’s 1992 Lowden O22 Custom

The late, great Gary Moore might have been better known for his electric guitar playing, but the Northern Irish blues icon knew his way around an acoustic, too – and in the mid-90s, his go-to was this O22 from George Lowden.

In Pictures: The Swan at Tetsworth Guitar Auction, April 2018

The guitar auction at The Swan at Tetsworth returns April 5th, including Mike Oldfield's tubular bells.

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