Epiphone & Shout! Factory Giving Away A Sheraton II

Well, if you've ever wished you could get into one of Epiphone's popular Sheraton II model archtops on the cheap, now might be your chance... it doesn't get much cheaper than free :) Of course, the chances of winning are probably slim to nothing, but hey, it doesn't cost anything to enter, so what do you have to lose, right? The giveaway is appa…

Scott French SF3 Electric Travel Guitar & Travel Bag

If you're in the market for a unique, fully-featured, handmade electric travel guitar, you might want to check out Scott French's new SF3 Travel and its accompanying custom-fit travel/gig bag by Cocaine Mule. Scott French is a Northern California guitar maker––local to my area––so I'm hoping to get one of these in for revi…

Rock Candy Pink Label: Daisy Rock Moves Up To American Made

According to Modern Guitars Magazine Daisy Rock is expected to debut its first American made, hand-crafted “girl” guitar at the upcoming '07 Winter NAMM show––the Rock Candy Pink Label. While Daisy Rock has done quite well with their import model guitars (and the instruments get great user reviews across the board,) the Ro…

I Guess It's A Daisy Rock Kind Of Day…

Wow, Daisy Rock has announced a whole slew of nice upgrades to their popular line of girl guitars, including four brand new guitar models, a new bass, and a bunch of new finishes for their established instruments. There's no way I'm going to try to fit all of these announcements into one post, so I'll be writing about the new instruments througho…

Fender Debuts New Custom Shop Website

Cool... I noticed this morning that Fender has launched a new website for its famous Custom Shop––including a sleek new design, a guitar gallery, and of course full descriptions and specs for their complete line of Custom Shop instruments. Also included are a Fender Custom Shop Store (strictly merchandise,) a list of soon-to-be-retire…

Guitar Player Reviews Marshall's Handwired Super 100JH

Well, it looks like those lucky bastards over at Guitar Player Magazine have finally published their review of Marshall's handwired Super 100JH, and by all accounts she's a beauty. In case you missed my earlier coverage (back in June '06,) the Super 100JH is Marshall's homage/remake of the 100-watt stack that Jimi Hendrix used to carve out his pl…

Rare Find: Eastwood Town & Country Video Review

This morning I was lucky enough to stumble onto Guitar One Magazine's new video review of the Airline Town & Country DLX––one of Eastwood's recent remakes of the classic Valco, Supro & National guitars, albeit with higher quality hardware and a chambered mahogany body, among other upgrades. While original Res-O-Glas Valco's co…

J Man & J Cat: Parker Unleashes Two Fat Jazz Boxes

Parker Guitars, makers of the unique Parker Fly, have announced two new hollowbody jazz guitars which are expected to debut at next month's NAMM 2007 Conference in Anaheim. If I'm not mistaken, the guitars––known as the PJ12 J Man & the PJ14 J Cat––are Parker's first foray into hollowbody electrics (though they do have…

Campbell American Announces Limited Edition Nelsonic Transitone

Well, it looks like the good folks at Campbell American are at it again––this time with a strictly limited edition run of their new Nelsonic Transitone: a hand-made, double humbucker beauty, with funky retro styling, top-shelf hardware, and enough attitude to go around. The Transitone was born out of a collaboration between Campbell A…

New From Chicago Blues Box: The Buddy Guy Signature Amplifier

Well, I haven't seen any official word from the manufacturer yet, but according to Guitar Player Magazine, Chicago Blues Box's new Buddy Guy Signature Series Amplifier is now available for purchase. The amp, which is based on Blues Legend Buddy Guy's much-loved 1959 Fender Bassman, is being sold not so much an exact replica, but as a “sonic…