Electric Guitars

Friedman Vintage-T & Vintage-S Review

After taking the amplifier world by storm, Dave Friedman has applied his ‘secret sauce’ to a range of electric guitars. Chris Vinnicombe takes a pair of familiar-but-different solidbodies for a spin…

Jackson X Series Marty Friedman MF-1 Review & Interview

Former Megadeth man Marty Friedman needs a guitar that’s built to shred, and this affordable Jackson seems to fit the bill. Darran Charles from Godsticks straps in and gets ready to rock, and also speaks to the man himself…
Rick Turner Model 1 Deluxe LBU

Rick Turner Model 1 Deluxe LBU & Special C Limited Edition Review

For many of us, Rick Turner guitars will have only crossed our radars as Lindsey Buckingham’s preferred axe. Huw Price samples two examples of hand-built US exotica that buck all the trends…

Lowden GL-10 Koa Review

What started as a one-off commission has ended up being Lowden’s very first production solidbody electric. Does it have the magic of the Downpatrick company’s acoustic models?

Eastman T49D/v Review

Why should rockers have all the fun? Chris Vinnicombe gets his fingers all in a tangle as Eastman takes its stunning Antique Varnish finishing process to the jazz club…
I-30 LC Collings

Collings I-30 LC Review

The Texan company reinvented the ES-335 with its much-admired I-35 model. Now it’s the turn of the ES-330.

Fender Player Series Review

The past two years have seen Fender reinvent its American Standard series as American Professional and American Vintage as American Original. Now the company’s attention turns to its entry-level models as we say adios to the popular Mexican Standards and hola to the Player series…

Fender Strat-Tele Hybrid Review

Meet Fender’s limited edition Strat-Tele Hybrid, the first model in the company’s 2018 Parallel Universe series.

TV Jones Spectra Sonic Supreme Review

TV Jones is a renowned pickup maker, but the American company is no slouch when it comes to electric guitar design, either. Chris Vinnicombe takes the Spectra Sonic for a spin…

Gretsch 135th Anniversary Models Review

We’ve often raved about Gretsch Electromatics and been consistently wowed by sheer quality of the Players Edition Anniversary, so what happens when they go head to head?
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