Monday, July 22, 2019

Electric Guitars

Latest News

Five of the best guitars from Summer NAMM 2019

From colourful Teles to 12-string marvels, these are our picks of the best guitars from Summer NAMM 2019 in Nashville.

Summer NAMM 2019: Heritage debuts Artisan Aged Collection

Relic'd versions of the Kalamazoo brand's Standard line.

Summer NAMM 2019: D’Angelico introduces the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Atlantic signature...

An axe that embodies the precocious talent’s raw, electrifying energy.

Reviews

Review: Gibson 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...

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…

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.

Buyer's Guides

10 best Tele-style electric guitars

Our picks of the best T-style electric guitars that are available today, from Fender’s own range to top-of-the-line boutique models.

Essential Guides

An oral history of the Gibson ES-335

The ES-335 may be the greatest and most versatile electric guitar ever crafted within the hallowed walls of 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo. Here, iconic figures such as Ted McCarty, Mark Knopfler and Larry Carlton recount the tale of the model’s revolutionary development and enduring influence.

DIY Workshop

Five thinline semi-hollow tips, mods and upgrades

If your favourite semi-hollow needs a little TLC, here's a useful guide to help you out.