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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: 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.

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gibson SG/Les Paul Standard

The Les Paul officially became the SG in 1963, but guitars were still leaving Kalamazoo with the man’s name on their truss rod covers until the tail end of the year. Huw Price gets to grips with one of the last examples, along with that sideways Vibrola…

Buyer's Guides

The Reverb Top 10: Vintage Delay Pedals

Everyone loves the sound of a proper vintage delay, but which stompboxes are people snapping up the most?

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.