Electric Guitars

Brian May reveals the unlikely way the Red Special got its name

The guitar was nearly just called the “Old Lady.”

DIY Workshop: How to relic a 1950s-style sunburst finish

After a break for lacquer curing, sun fading and tinted clear coats, it’s time to see how close we can get to the look of a vintage instrument.

EVH Gear to be run by Wolfgang Van Halen and guitar technician Matt Bruck

Van Halen manager Irving Azoff also discussed the possibility of unearthing unreleased music from the guitar icon.

The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V

Gibson’s wall of custom-colour Firebirds was one of most arresting sights at NAMM 2020. We put a pair of these rare birds to the test.
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Epiphone launches Joe Bonamassa “Black Beauty” Les Paul Custom

The guitar is based on Bonamassa's own 1958 Gibson "Black Beauty" Les Paul Custom.

Review: Fano Omnis GF6 & MG6

One of the biggest names on the boutique scene launches its most affordable instruments to date.

St Vincent is working on a new signature model with Ernie Ball Music Man

She revealed the news during a panel at Guitar.com Live.

Watch: Jason Isbell recreates the ‘Greeny’ tone with the Automotone

The famously hard-to-get ‘quack’ is a pretty unique sound, particular to Green’s own Les Paul.
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