Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Electric Guitars

Nik Huber Orca '59 angled style shot

Review: Nik Huber Orca ’59

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.
Chapman Guitars V2 ML2 Modern Standard angled black background

Review: Chapman Guitars V2 ML2 Modern Standard

The ML2 singlecut was the second instrument designed collaboratively with the Chapman fanbase. Time to check out the 2019 edition.
dunable cyclops

Review: Dunable Cyclops

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?

Review: Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard ’50s & Les Paul Tribute

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…
Fender Vintera group shot

Review: Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster, ’60s Jazzmaster Modified & ’70s Stratocaster

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.
chapman guitars ghost fret standard v2

Review: Chapman Guitars V2 Ghost Fret Standard

Updated for 2019, this angular rocker features new pickups and a sharper focus on detail.
Patrick James Eggle Macon Single Cut angled shot on wooden floor

Review: Patrick James Eggle Macon Single Cut

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.
Snap Dragon Mini Traxe besides Traxe Solo

Review: Snap Dragon Mini Traxe & Traxe Solo

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.
Macmull Custom Guitars side by side

Review: Macmull Custom Guitars Diamond Superlight S-Classic & Heartbreaker Custom

This Israeli guitar brand goes further than most in pursuit of vintage guitar tone. Does the end justify the spend?
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