Speed Linking: 5 Years Ago Today

Wow, it is truly amazing how time flies by... today marks the five-year Anniversary of the passing of one of the world's most influential guitar players of all time––George Harrison. Of course, he was far more than a great guitarist, being an incredible lyricist & singer as well, not to mention a true humanitarian. The guys at Cyb…

Hear Marshall's New Effects Pedals In Action

If you're in the market to spruce up your guitar tone you might want to note that over on Marshall's website they've posted mp3 samples of their three new guitar effects pedals, the Regenerator, the Reflector, and the Echohead. The pedals seem notable for the sheer number of sounds that they can produce––for instance, the Marshall Reg…

Eastwood Guitars Launches Four New Models

Yes! Eastwood Guitars––re-creators of some of the world's funkiest vintage instruments, and easily one of my favorite new guitar manufacturers––has launched four new guitars this week, including three six-strings (the P90 Lefty, 2007 Corona SG, and the Indigo-finished Hummingbird,) and one bass (the Classic 4.) The Eastwood Hummingbird is …

Gretsch Goes On Tour With Brian Setzer Orchestra

Get In The Holiday Spirit... Win Yourself A Gretsch! When the Brian Setzer Orchestra kicks off its 5th Annual Christmas Tour today, with a show at House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois, Gretsch will apparently be on-hand with a traveling display consisting of the entire line of Brian Setzer model guitars for concertgoers to see and play. According…

Gretsch's Latest: The Limited Edition Power “Tenny”

Well, it looks like Gretsch has added yet another gorgeous instrument to their venerable Tennessee Rose line of arch-top hollowbody guitars––the latest being the Limited Edition Power “Tenny.” The new “Tenny” comes in just a single finish, what Gretsch calls vintage “Flagstaff Sunset,” and the guita…

Marshall's Vintage Modern Series To Ship In January '07

If you've been lusting after Marshall's recent wave of handwired and highly expensive re-issue amplifiers, like the exceedingly cool JTM45/100 & Super 100JH, you'll be happy to know that the company has announced an entirely new line of amplifiers based on these two re-issues, and unlike their handwired predecessors they'll apparently be price…

New From Gibson: Limited Edition Roy Orbison ES-335

Not sure how I missed the official announcement on this one, but Gibson has apparently added another guitar to their drool-inducing 'Inspired By' line, and it's a beauty––the Limited Edition Roy Orbison ES-335. The guitar is based on an early '80s model ES-335 that Orbison played in his famous 1987 televised concert “Roy Orbison…

See The Amazing Splat-o-caster… Eighth Wonder Of The World!

It's A Lava Lamp, It's A Box Of Crayons, It's... Well, it's Friday again folks (thank gawd!) and I thought I'd get silly and point you towards this insane little bit of luthier workmanship from Fender's Custom Shop––nicknamed the “Splato” Stratocaster, or Splat-o-caster for short. The guitar, which was dreamt up by one Ji…

First Look: Line 6 TonePort UX2

The TonePort UX2 is Line 6's mid-level USB interface for easily porting guitar, vocals, and other line-level audio signals into your computer. Besides the hardware pictured here, the TonePort comes bundled with Line 6's GearBox––a software package for both PC & Mac that produces impressive digital amplifier, cabinet, and effects m…