A striking, vibey 50s archtop with star connections.
Some of Gibson’s more affordable archtop models offer the best bang for your buck on the vintage market. We check out one such example, purchased new back in ’63 just 160 miles west of Kalamazoo.
A stunning Gretsch-vibed semi-hollow from the mind of maverick US luthier Doug Kauer.
One’s a versatile archtop, the other’s a modern nylon-stringed guitar.
Three signature models have been added to the rockabilly pioneer’s Gretsch line-up.
Two striking hollowbodies for these guitar heroes.
To the uninitiated, all big-bodied, single-cutaway Gretsch archtops look pretty similar in appearance. But Gretsch offers three distinct ranges – Streamliner, Electromatic and Professional Collection – with pricing to match. If twang is your thang, should you opt for a more affordable instrument and upgrade later, or jump in at the deep end? Let us be your guide as we put a trio of Gretsch hollowbodies through their paces…
The resumption of a five-year-old case in US court could mean the company loses its trademark on one of the most iconic body shapes ever.
The ES-335 may be the greatest and most versatile electric guitar ever crafted within the hallowed walls of 225 Parsons St, Kalamazoo. Here, iconic figures such as Ted McCarty, Mark Knopfler and Larry Carlton recount the tale of the model’s revolutionary development and enduring influence.