When it comes to creating inspirational guitars and amplifiers, it’s rather understating things to say that Fender has been knocking it out of the park for the best part of 70 years now.
The Fender Stratocaster is the most iconic electric guitar of all time, and over the years its faultless curves have been cradled by everyone from Hank Marvin and Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, all the way through to more modern guitar heroes such as Simon Neil and Albert Hammond Jr.
From their workshop in Chester, Matthew Bascetta and his small team have rapidly developed a reputation for producing some of the most wonderful aftermarket guitar pickups around, and over the last few years we’ve been consistently blown away by the build, vintage fidelity and simply stunning sound of House Of Tone’s pickups, whether they be humbuckers or single-coils.
Paul Talbot is often cited as one of the world’s leading exponents of a graphic tattoo style that inspired a whole scene. He also loves guitars…
Robert Keeley is one of the leading lights of the boutique effects scene – his sublime creations have been gracing the pedalboards of rock stars and tonehounds for more than 15 years now. And thanks to Keeley Electronics, one lucky reader will join that discerning club by winning a Caverns V2 delay/reverb pedal.
The Hot Rod Deluxe is an institution – for two decades, Fender’s workhorse has been a fixture pubs, clubs, practice rooms and jam rooms the world over, and its versatility and fantastic tones have seen guitar players big and small come to rely on its charms for their live sound.
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