Sunday, March 24, 2019

Vintage

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Watch: Booker ‘Bukka’ White’s 1933 National Duolian Resonator

Thanks to our friends at Gardiner Houlgate, we were able to put Bukka White's 'Hard Rock' National Duolian through it's paces, ahead of their auction on 13 March.

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...

Reviews

Vintage Bench Test: Gibson GA-5 Skylark

The Gibson Skylark is an underrated small amp from the late 50s and early 60s that many vintage collectors are focusing on as a viable alternative to pricier Fender equivalents. Read on to discover that great things really do come in small packages…

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’.

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.