Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tag: Vintage

Meet the millennial who owns some of the world’s rarest guitars

There aren’t too many 25-year-olds who can tell you what it’s like to buy a 1959 Les Paul from Joe Bonamassa, or pull guitars out of their collection that were formerly owned by Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley. Join us as we spend a surreal 24 hours with Matthieu Lucas…

Vintage Bench Test: 1964 Gibson Firebird VII

Like the V and Explorer before it, Gibson’s 60s Firebird range was a radical rethink of the possibilities of guitar design. Of the many Firebirds over the years, the VII is regarded as the pinnacle.

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...

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Auction December 2018

Here's a quick look at some of the items that will go under the hammer on 12 and 13 December 2018.

Head to Gardiner Houlgate’s largest guitar auction to date

The auction takes place on 12 and 13 December 2018.

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’.

The Money Shot: 1935 Gibson Super 400

Named after its original $400 price tag, the grandiose Gibson Super 400 was launched in 1934.

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?

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…
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