Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Vintage

Latest News

Head to Gardiner Houlgate’s largest guitar auction to date

The auction takes place on 12 and 13 December 2018.

Northern Guitars: Leeds Bradford Guitar Show 2016

This past Sunday we headed up to Pudsey for the annual Leeds Bradford Guitar Show. Now in it's 10th year, we managed to get...

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender announces ’57 Custom Tweed series & Bassman...

#SummerNAMM2016: Fender has revealed some new additions to its amplifier family, the ’57 Custom Tweed series and the Bassman 800. The ’57 Custom Tweed...

Reviews

Vintage Bench Test: 1964 Gibson Firebird VII

Like the V and Explorer before it, Gibson’s 60s Firebird range was a radical rethink of the possibilities of guitar design. Of the many Firebirds over the years, the VII is regarded as the pinnacle.

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Fender Stratocaster ‘Mary Kaye’

Forget your ’54s and custom colours, the most collectable Stratocaster of them all is the blonde and gold ‘Mary Kaye’.

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Gibson ES225TDN

The ES-225 was Gibson’s first thinline hollowbody, and yet it doesn’t get the same attention as its golden-era Kalamazoo siblings. But with original P-90s and a fabulous neck profile, it’s one of the few remaining 50s Gibsons that doesn’t cost rockstar money.

Buyer's Guides

The Reverb Top 10: Vintage Modulation Pedals

Love old-school modulation units but don't know which one to pick up? Here are a few of the most popular models...

Essential Guides

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Les Paul Tone

We find out precisely what makes golden-era Les Pauls tick and explain how you too can taste the tone fantastic without breaking the bank.

DIY Workshop

DIY Workshop: Marshall 1930 Popular

A rare Marshall combo from the amp giant’s early days is lucky find indeed – but it’s not much good if it doesn’t work.