Lovepedal's New Eternity Overdrive Getting Some Pretty Rave Reviews

With Andy Summers using their Eternity Overdrive pedal extensively on the Police's current blockbuster World Tour, boutique guitar effects maker Lovepedal has got to be feeling pretty pumped right about now. Unfortunately, while I've been hearing good things about the company for quite some time, so far I haven't had much luck locating any of thei…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #28 :: Les Paul Classic Custom W/Dual P-90s

Gibson this morning released full specs on its latest Limited Edition Guitar Of The Week instrument, and while I'm not generally a big fan of gold hardware I'd have to say that the Les Paul Classic Custom with dual P-90s is one of the finer looking guitars to come out of this whole series. Apparently built around Gibson's vintage-style Les Paul Cl…

Summer NAMM 2007: Two More Sweet Hollowbodies From Ibanez

Moving right along with our ongoing NAMM 2007 coverage (I promise, this won't last much longer,) Ibanez unveiled yet two more handsome additions to its Artcore line of hollowbody guitars this weekend––the semi-acoustic AS73B, and the Artcore Custom AS103BM. Both instruments feature the same basic double-cutaway design, sound block-mounted pick…

Summer NAMM 2007: Ibanez Introduces Artcore Custom AF105SM

I've been a big fan of Ibanez's low-cost Artcore Series of jazz boxes since they were first introduced in 2002, so I'm more than happy to see that the line is continuing to expand, and looking better all the time. Over the weekend, at Austin's Summer NAMM 2007 show, Ibanez introduced this gorgeous new hollowbody archtop––the Artcore Custom AF1…

Summer NAMM 2007: Ibanez Unleashes The Monsterous RGR320EX

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure that if the Grinch banged heads the Ibanez RGR320EX would be his weapon of choice. Playing off the popularity of its truly classic RG series of shredders (heck, these guitars have been around for over 20 years,) Ibanez today announced the release of this dangerously green beasty––the badly named (or …

Summer NAMM 2007: Gretsch Unveils LTV White Penguin & Synchromatic Archtop

Unlike my good friend IG, I absolutely love NAMM. I do––I love it like Christmas. Sure, it's pretty much the definition of "commercial," and my eye is known to linger upon instruments that could quite literally bankrupt me, but just like that gift-giving holiday that everyone loves to hate, NAMM gives me the kind of warm fuzzy feeling that onl…

Speed Linking: Robert Johnson's Johnson, WMD Warbeast, Crate's Miniscule Modeler

Me & The Devil Was Walkin' Side By Side - Everyone's favorite smack-talkin', home-wrecking', soul-tradin' blues legend, Robert Johnson, was kind enough to drop Stratoblogster a line for a quick no-nonsense interview from the other side. Johnson appears in top form, though his bitterness about missing out on the whole Cynthia Plaster Caster t…

A Fender Tele With Active EMGs? Meet The Jim Root Signature Telecaster

More Pre-NAMM Goodness From Fender Well, we're literally days away from the kick-off of this Summer's NAMM 2007 show, and as usual I've donned my best cat-burglar outfit and spent the last few days digging around for whatever scraps I can gather for all you guitar freaks and gearheads. While there is yet to be an official announcement from Fende…

EGR's Summer NAMM 2007 Index

With Summer NAMM 2007 right around the corner it would seem prudent to build an index page for all the late-breaking guitar & gear announcements. Bookmark us now, and you'll have quick and easy access to the latest NAMM info as it becomes available. Here's to a great Summer Show! Pre-Show Announcements, Leaks & Other Fun Stuff Fende…

Gibson Announces Guitar Of The Week #27 :: Les Paul Classic Antique

Sure enough, spoiler or no, Gibson yesterday unveiled this week's addition to their Guitar Of The Week program (hey, we're more than half way through,) and since I set out to catalog all 52 instruments, well, here it is––the Les Paul Classic Antique in Faded Cherry. Simply put, this is one of the finest looking LPs I've ever come acro…