Friday, May 24, 2019

Vintage

Latest News

Watch: New documentary unearths what could be Buddy Holly’s long-lost Strat

The mythical 1954 Fender Stratocaster may have been discovered Down Under.

Watch Jimmy Page talk about his ‘Stairway To Heaven’ guitar

Upcoming exhibition will feature 130 historic instruments played by rock legends.

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.

Reviews

This 1957 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster is a blues and country machine

The Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster is regarded as the first commercially available electric guitar with three pickups, and this example from 1957 is loaded with original PAFs.

Gibson’s ES-295 kickstarted rock ’n’ roll, and this 1953 specimen is...

The ES-295 is one of the most iconic Gibson models of the 1950s. It probably would have earned that accolade on looks alone, but when a Tennessee picker used one to lay down some tracks with a Tupelo truck driver, the result was rock ’n’ roll history. Check out this stellar example from way back in ’53…

Vintage Bench Test: 1966 Fender Jazzmaster

A close encounter with an original Ocean Turquoise Fender offset is a rare event indeed, and this ’66 Jazzmaster even has case candy. We take a deep dive…

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