How Did I Miss This? Gibson Shows Off SG Select

Wow... while reading through the coverage of this year's Musikmesse show (Europe's big music trade event), I came across mention of one of Gibson's new 2007 models that I'd somehow completely missed until now--the SG Select. This guitar is being billed as “Gibson’s most exquisite SG,” and to that end it completely breaks away fr…

Guitar World Reviews The Hand-Wired Marshall 1974X

Just a quick note: I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been drooling over Marshall's new 100% hand-wired 1974X combo since it was first announced last year, and in fact I've been keeping an eye out for one to test drive in my area, but so far I haven't had any luck (damned cow town... I'll probably need to head over to S.F.) Anyways, this morning…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #10 :: SG Standard With 3 Single Coil Pickups

I have to admit that Gibson caught me totally off guard with this one... the guitar maker has just released specs on this week's installation of their Guitar Of The Week series, and it's a unique instrument to be sure––introducing the SG Standard with 3 Single Coil Pickups! While most of the guitar's specs will be right in line with G…

See & Hear The Line 6 Floor POD Plus In Action

At this year's Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Line 6, arguably the world's top manufacturer of digital modeling gear, updated its line of multi-effects/modeling pedals with the introduction of their new Floor POD Plus––billed as a single “road-ready” unit to cover all of your guitar's signal processing needs. The Floor POD P…

Gretsch To Produce 59 Limited Edition Brian Setzer Tribute Guitars

According to my extra-super top secret sources, the Gretsch Custom Shop is hard at work building a replica of Brian Setzer's classic '59 Gretsch 6120––the guitar that Setzer used while rocketing to stardom with the Stray Cats. The guitar, dubbed the Limited Edition Brian Setzer Tribute, will bear the markings of a seriously worn-in Gr…

Fender Introduces Dual Humbucker Spalted Maple Custom Telecaster

Fender this morning released specs on what is undoubtedly one of the sexier instruments they've introduced this year––the new Spalted Maple Custom Telecaster, the latest edition to Fender's Special Edition Series. According to their website the guitar will feature a number of unique stats, not least of which is a gorgeous Spalted Mapl…

Death By Audio Unleashes Interstellar Overdriver Supreme

Death By Audio today announced the release of its latest 100% analog overdrive creation––the divinely titled Interstellar Overdriver Supreme. Apparently an evolutionary step up from the exceedingly simple Interstellar Overdriver pedal, the new Interstellar Overdriver Supreme features two independent channels: one that pumps out classi…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #9 :: Les Paul Supreme Autumn Burst

Late last night Gibson finally released specs on the latest member of its Guitar Of The Week series of limited run instruments––the gorgeous Les Paul Supreme in Autumn Burst. Like the other guitars in Gibson's LP Supreme line, the instrument will be decked out in gold, including gold hardware, gold speed knobs, gold Grover keystone tu…

Gibson Announces Limited Edition Johnny A. Standard

Just a few days after lifting the veil on their new Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard, Gibson has announced yet another addition to their popular Inspired By series––the Limited Edition Johnny A. Standard. While Johnny A. collaborated with Gibson back in 2003 to create his original Signature Model guitar, the Inspired By Johnny A. Stand…

Gibson Unveils Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard

Hehe... not every artist can say he's got a guitar finish named after him. Yesterday Gibson unveiled its latest addition to the much-drooled-over Inspired By series of Signature guitars––the new Warren Haynes Les Paul Standard. The guitar, which was built in direct cooperation with Warren Haynes––famous for his 16 years w…