Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to electric and acoustic guitars.
Gibson Modern Flying V
The Starfleet logo? A paddleboard? Philippe Starck’s paint palette? Whatever you think Gibson’s new Modern Flying V looks like, it was about time for the heritage brand to update one of its most iconic shapes.
Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline
The Grammy-winning guitarist’s third signature axe is also Fender’s very first Strat with a custom-chambered semi-hollow body as well as arm and body contours.
Dean USA ML Patents Pending Classic Black
Dean Guitars is replicating a few of its legendary instruments from its pioneering days. And the first out of the blocks is the USA ML Patents Pending, the guitar that forged metal music as we know it today.
Supro David Bowie Limited Edition Dual Tone
The signature axe is a take on the Thin White Duke’s ’60s-era Dual Tone that he bought off eBay.
Furch Color Line
The models in the Color Line come in a whole bunch of options, ranging from fuss-free workhorses to a no-expenses-spared instrument.
Gretsch G6118T-135 Limited Edition Anniversary
In celebration of its 135th anniversary, Gretsch launched this two-tone Casino Gold/Dark Cherry Metallic beauty that looks good enough to lick.
Sully Conspiracy ’71 Starling
Compared to the custom instruments for which Sully is famed, the Conspiracy Series guitars are far more attainable. Like this ’71 Starling, which lists for $1,199, or less than half of its custom counterpart.
Fender Offset Telecaster FSR
The latest run of the Telecaster-Jazzmaster hybrid is a souped-up version of the 2016 model—but Fender only made 50 of them.
Ernie Ball Music Man Steve Morse Ball Family Reserve
In this month’s Ball Family Reserve offerings, the Deep Purple man gets a spec’ed-out signature with a gorgeous AAAAA flame maple top.
G&L Custom Shop
Okay, we know this isn’t a guitar. But we can’t possibly leave out such an iconic brand’s foray into the world of bespoke instruments.