What’s the Swedish word for guitar? Well, it’s ‘gitarr’ – but as far as the music world is concerned, it might as well be Hagstrom.
From the cream tolex right down to the writing on the badge, Roland’s Blues Cube echoes vintage amps from a certain other brand – but it sets about its work in a way that’s entirely modern.
Freshman’s sturdy Maple Ridge series offers a selection of dreadnoughts and OMs, plus extra choice when it comes to cutaways, finishes and pickup systems.
Lakewood started out making bespoke instruments, and a guitar like this all-koa M56 Custom shows just what a fine job they can do with a special customer order.
Roscoe’s Century Standard is tasteful, streamlined and well-equipped – and the ‘Plus’ option gets you a sweet maple top.
Ultravox’s mighty Midge Ure played in Thin Lizzy for about seven and a half minutes, y’know, so this hard-rocking, whammy-equipped Vintage signature guitar is entirely right and proper. Review by Marcus Leadley
Waza Craft, the posh end of the Boss stompbox line, takes on two of the best-known overdrives in the world.
New for 2015, the all-analogue Orange rackmount bass amps let you blend cleanliness and filth to your heart’s content.
Taking inspiration from the late-’70s Les Paul Artisan but changing up the pickups, this latest Epiphone makes a very surprising signature model for a Sheffield metal guitarist.
Want to turn your iPhone or iPad into a stereo recorder? The i-XY promises ‘broadcast quality audio in your pocket’. Review by Marcus Leadley