Fender Reissues Deluxe Roadhouse & Lonestar Stratocasters

Well, I haven't seen any official announcement from Fender on either of these beauties, but I'm assuming this is another pre-Christmas move to try and get a fair number of lower-cost Strats under all those Christmas trees. According to the small amount of info I have, Fender has now re-issued two of their popular “Texas Style” Strats––the …

Epiphone Releases Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top

One for the Slash or Velvet Revolver fanatic... Epiphone today announced the release of their new Slash Signature Les Paul Standard Plus Top––basically a lower-cost, and of course fully-sanctioned remake of Gibson's Custom Shop Slash Signature LP. While not quite as staggeringly good looking as its much more expensive Gibson counterpart, the E…

See The Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man With Hazarai In Action

The Myth of the Memory Man, Parts 1 & 2 M. Leonhart is at it again... this time getting deep (and I do mean deep,) into the workings and wonders of the new Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai. A nice in-depth look at what this pedal can do, but definitely not for the faint of heart... …

VOX Announces Limited Edition Mark III Guitar & Teardrop Bass

Hell yes, I think we can pretty much thank Michael Robinson and his incredibly prolific Eastwood Guitars for finally proving beyond a doubt that the funky old guitars of yesteryear are still in vogue today. Adding to the current frenzy for retro guitars, VOX this week pulled the veils off two classic reissues––the Limited Edition Mark III, and…

See & Hear The Line 6 Spider Valve In Action

Well, Line 6 & Bogner's new Spider Valve hybrid tube/digital-modeling amplifier is finally hitting the stores just in time for Christmas, and I thought I'd point you all towards the Line 6 Newsletter, which is currently hosting some short video demos of their latest creation in action. They've got a full eleven videos of the Spider Valver 212 …

Fender Unveils George Fullerton 50th Anniversary Stratocaster & Pro Jr Combo

We don't tend to see much in the way of new product releases so close to NAMM, but perhaps Fender is hoping to get some play out of the lead-up to Christmas. This morning the company pulled the lid off of this cool little combo––the George Fullerton 50th Anniversary '57 Stratocaster & Pro Jr. Amp. It's not completely clear whether George …

Eastwood Unveils New Sidejack Baritone DLX

On my paranoid days I could swear these guys are just trying to bankrupt me... latest news out of the Eastwood camp is that the company is now producing a “Deluxe” version of their already incredibly cool Sidejack Baritone. Based on the standard Sidejack, which in turn was heavily inspired by the classically funky Mosrite guitars of the '60s, …

Fender Developing Elvis Costello Signature Jazzmaster

Wow... 2007 is really turning into a hell of a year for those of us whose taste in guitar players runs a bit shy of the mainstream. Not only did we see Fender's introduction of the Joe Strummer Telecaster and J. Mascis Jazzmaster, but it would appear that an Elvis Costello Signature Jazzmaster is now in the works as well. There's not a whole lot o…

Washburn Guitars & KISS's Paul Stanley Introduce “The Preacher”

Never long to stay out of the limelight, KISS guitarist Paul Stanley and venerable guitar maker Washburn have apparently teamed up on yet another new addition to the Paul Stanley Signature Series of instruments... introducing the Preacher. Designed by Stanley himself in close collaboration with the luthiers over at Washburn, the Preacher will be a…

Video Demo Of The New Electro-Harmonix Stereo Electric Mistress

Hehe... well, it looks like Michael Leonhart has done it again––he's produced yet another refreshingly avant-garde video demo for Electro-Harmonix, this time showing off the company's newly re-imagined Stereo Electric Mistress. As with Leonhart's earlier video demos, you'll probably either love this one or hate it, but either way you have to a…