Steelbender.com Takes The New Carr Vincent For A Test Drive

Wow... I've been known to write some fairly in-depth reviews in my time (heck, a few of them have taken me literally weeks to complete,) but Jason Barker over at Steelbender.com just puts me to shame. His review of Carr's new Vincent 1x12" Combo––a heavily Class-A biased tube amp––is top notch, consisting of not only a full written review,…

Guitar Player Reviews Three New PRS SE Model Guitars

Well, the busy folks over at Paul Reed Smith (PRS) agreed to send me an SE One for review a few months back, but unfortunately the guitar has never materialized, and to be honest, with the chaos I've been through recently I probably won't have time for another hands-on review for at least the next few weeks anyways. So seeing as how I've gotten a …

Video Demo Of The New Electro-Harmonix Micro POG

When Electro-Harmonix announced the release of their new Micro POG effects pedal––essentially a miniaturized version of their incredibly cool POG polyphonic octave generator––I had to wonder how they were going to replicate the original pedal's functionality in such a small configuration. As a dyed-in-the-wool Electro Harmonix fan I came a…

Eastwood Releases Limited Run Metallic Copper LTD Airline DLX

Well, Eastwood has done it again... just when I was beginning to feel content with my current guitar line-up, along comes word that the world's most prolific "retro" guitar builder is producing an extremely limited run of these classic Airline 2P DLX guitars––in stunning Metallic Copper finish. And when I say "limited" I mean limited: they'll …

Fender Introduces Stevie Ray Vaughan "Lenny" Tribute Stratocaster

I was just beginning to wonder whether we'd see anything new from Fender before Winter NAMM, only to discover this morning that the company had announced yet another pre-determined collector's item––the Stevie Ray Vaughan "Lenny" Stratocaster. Part of Fender's illustrious Tribute Series, the SRV "Lenny" Strat is apparently being commissioned b…

VOX Expands Heritage Collection With Three New Models

If you remember, VOX started this year off with a bang when they announced their new Heritage Collection line of guitar amplifiers––including the super-slick Limited Edition AC15H1TV––meant to celebrate the company's 50th Anniversary in the rock & roll business. Today the company upped the ante when it announced three new additions to …

Guitar Player's Video Review Of The Campbell American Caledonian

Just finished watching Guitar Player Magazine's recent video review of the Caledonian––one of Campbell American's newer models. I take a keen interest in pretty much everything Campbell American does these days, because when I did my hands-on review of their first model, the Precix, back in August of '06, I really fell head over heels for the …

Ibanez & Bungie Giving Away Custom Halo 3 Xiphos Guitars

If you're a mad Master Chief fanatic like me (much to my beautiful wife's dismay,) you'll definitely want to get in on this giveaway from Ibanez and Bungie. As if the Halo 3 marketing juggernaut weren't already powerful enough––they're pawning off energy drinks for gawd's sake––Ibanez is now set to give away three Custom Halo 3 Xiphos XPT7…

Rare Find: Moonlander Stereo Drone-Guitar For Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo

Noise-guitarist extraordinaire Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, is apparently the happy recipient of this custom built Moonlander guitar from experimental luthier Yuri Landman. The instrument, one of just two in existence (Landman owns the other,) is a bi-headed stereo drone guitar armed with a whopping 18 strings––6 standard and 12 sympathetic. W…

A Closer Look At Guitar Of The Week #37 :: The '67 SG Special Reissue w/P-90's

Over the past thirty-seven weeks Gibson's put out a few real lookers, a few clunkers, and a wide array of just so-so semi-customized Guitar Of The Week instruments, but yesterday's release of the '67 SG Special Reissue with P-90 pickups is easily the one guitar from this program that I'd really like to own. Week 37 effectively marks the triumphant…