Nik Huber’s small team of eight builds around 240 guitars every year in a workshop just outside the German city of Frankfurt. When it comes to boutique single-cuts, this is one of the very best.
The ML2 singlecut was the second instrument designed collaboratively with the Chapman fanbase. Time to check out the 2019 edition.
From California maker Dunable comes a one-pickup guitar with, er, two pickups… and a visual banquet of natural timbers. Is this the ultimate high-class rock axe?
From the Original and Modern Collections comes a pair of new production Les Pauls that might just prove less is more.
The Great Gretsch Shootout: Gretsch G2420T Streamliner, G5420T Electromatic & G6120T Players Edition Nashville
To the uninitiated, all big-bodied, single-cutaway Gretsch archtops look pretty similar in appearance. But Gretsch offers three distinct ranges – Streamliner, Electromatic and Professional Collection – with pricing to match. If twang is your thang, should you opt for a more affordable instrument and upgrade later, or jump in at the deep end? Let us be your guide as we put a trio of Gretsch hollowbodies through their paces…
The new Vintera series offers serious Fender guitars for not a lot of money. We check out three guitars from the new range that combine vintage inspiration with real-world functionality.
Updated for 2019, this angular rocker features new pickups and a sharper focus on detail.
Specially commissioned by British blues guitarist Aynsley Lister, this take on the classic single-cut format comes equipped with a wrapover bridge and an old-school pickup combination.
UK company Snap Dragon claims to have created a “no-compromise travel guitar” – we find out if it should be in your carry-on this summer.
This Israeli guitar brand goes further than most in pursuit of vintage guitar tone. Does the end justify the spend?