Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #15: Les Paul GT In Fire Engine Red

Nice... when Gibson first released the Les Paul GT back in 2006 I was seriously impressed with the sheer number of upgrades the guitar shipped with, but also more than a little put off by the guitar's less than subtle design (guitar + flames = cheesy IMHO.) But I'm happy to say that there's now whole a new option. Gibson just announced their Guita…

Video Review Of Seymour Duncan's Twin Tube Classic Overdrive

While researching some of the more recent tube-driven distortion pedals to hit the market, I came across this video review of Seymour Duncan's Twin Tube Classic––a dual-channel overdrive pedal boasting a pair of American made Phillips-Sylvania 6021 dual triode tubes, true bypass circuitry, and what's apparently a seriously road-worth…

Introducing The Verbrovibe: Headstrong's '63 Brown Vibroverb Replica

Hehe, you've gotta' love this... Headstrong Amplifiers, self-proclaimed makers of the world's only "exact replica of the 1964 Princeton reverb and 1964 Deluxe Reverb Blackface" have done it again, this time producing the first true replica of Fender's classic, and not to mention seriously hard to come by, '63 Brown Vibroverb. And they call it the …

Fender Introduces Squier Vintage Modified Series

Got a budding little guitar player in the house? Check these out... Fender recently unveiled one of the more intriguing additions to their Squier brand of low-cost (read: beginner's) guitars that I've seen in years––the new Vintage Modified Series. Apparently taking a hint from the popularity of their more expensive Fender brand br…

The Les Paul That Built A House, And Other Stories

Fans of vintage guitars, and certainly anyone who's ever dreamed of owning an original Black Beauty, Goldtop or '59 Sunburst, will definitely want to check out this great article in the latest edition of Gibson's Backstage Pass. According to David Bonsey, musical instrument honcho for mega-auction company Skinner Inc, a '59 Les Paul like the one …

Vintage Guitar Magazine Reviews The Danelectro 56 Pro

Danelectro's funky, low-cost, high-style guitars have ridden a real roller coaster of popularity over the years, with the initial re-release of some of their early models selling like hot cakes, only to find the guitars languishing on guitar store shelves just a few years later. For myself, I've always been a closet fan of Danelectro's instrument…

Gibson Unveils Custom Shop Zakk Wylde Flying V… Sort Of

Gibson first mentioned their plans to release a Custom Shop Zakk Wylde Flying V back at the beginning of March, but since then I haven’t heard a single word

Gibson first mentioned their plans to release a Custom Shop Zakk Wylde Flying V back at the beginning of March, but since then I haven't heard a single word––until now. Thanks to some good investigative work by Matt over at Guitar Stuff we now know that the guitar is not only in production, its already available from select dealers. G…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #14 :: Les Paul Classic Antique

Now that's a gorgeous guitar... Gibson this morning unveiled another edition to its already illustrious Guitar Of The Week family of Limited Release instruments––the updated Les Paul Classic Antique in stunning Iced Tea Burst finish. As an LP Classic Antique, the guitar is decked out for a true vintage vibe and feel, but what sets it apart fro…

A Master Craftsman At Work: John Page Builds Numero Uno

After a hiatus of many, many years, John Page, best known for his years of work heading Fender's illustrious Custom Shop, has gotten back to his roots... building guitars. Page has apparently set-up shop once again, and via his column over at Modern Guitars Magazine he's promised to walk us all through the process of building serial number 001 of…

Learn The Riff From Freddie King's Hide Away

While we're on the subject of the blues I just wanted to point you towards this quick little lesson I found this morning over at the Fender Player's Club website. It's the opening lick to Hide Away, Freddie King's classic blues instrumental. If you don't know who Freddie King is, well––he was the original Texas Cannonball, and one of …