Gibson's Official Slash Signature Series Mini-Site Now Online

Just a quick note that Gibson this evening has finally published the official mini-site for their upcoming Slash Signature series of guitars, including the Custom Shop Slash Inspired By Les Paul VOS, Slash Les Paul Standard, and Epiphone Slash Les Paul Standard Plustop. Lots of good stuff over there for the true Slash fanatic, including full spe…

New York's Music Zoo Gets Exclusive Gretsch “Axe”

They called it the Atkins Axe, in reference to the illustrious Chet Atkins––the man who literally put Gretsch on the map––but originals are nearly impossible to find these days since the instrument was only in production for a few short years during the mid-70s. While the Gretsch Axe was a bit of a failure in its day (the guitar was appare…

Guitar World Reviews The Orange Thunderverb 200

Cool... I've been ever-so-patiently keeping my eyes peeled for a decent hands-on review of the Thunderverb 200 ever since Orange first announced its release over a year ago, but finding much in the way of an in-depth review has been difficult at best. It looks like my wait is over though, because the lucky folks over at Guitar World managed to get…

Your Chance To Win An Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar

Here's one for the shred-heads... for March guitar maker ESP will be giving away an Alexi Laiho Signature LTD-AL-600––just one of the instruments in the Children of Bodom guitarist's Signature Series at ESP. The giveaway will apparently include a signed photo of Laiho, a copy of the new Children of Bodom CD, and a t-shirt, but of course the re…

Gibson's Alex Lifeson 'Inspired By' ES-355 Due In Stores Monday

Well, Gibson has yet to put up an official product page for their soon to be released Alex Lifeson Inspired By ES-355, but I've noticed at least a few online retailers this morning expecting the instrument to be available for purchase this coming Monday, March 3rd. Billed by Gibson as a “painstaking recreation” of the vintage '76 ES-3…

REVIEW: Peavey Windsor Studio Class A Tube Amp

Well, I have to send out a huge Thank You to EGR reader Jarrod Perkins, who was kind enough to submit the following review of Peavey's new Windsor Studio Class A 15-watt tube amp. Peavey's entire Windsor line continues to garner great reviews, and I'm happy to see that Jarrod's experience was no exception––with boutique Class A's running in th…

Guitar Player Reviews Gibson's HD.6X-Pro Digital Les Paul

I have to tell ya', I toyed early on with the idea of doing a hands-on review of Gibson's HD.6X, but the time and equipment required to really put the thing through its paces––and give it the honest assessment it deserves––seemed daunting at best. So, I'm happy to see that the fine folks over at Guitar Player Magazine have done it for us a…

Eastwood Busts Out With '67 Messenger Tribute Guitar

Never heard of a '67 Messenger? Don't start kicking yourself just yet... I'm a self proclaimed funky-old-guitar junky and I had to do some background research on this one myself. Eastwood this week announced the Limited Initial Run of their new 1967 Messenger Tribute guitar––an instrument based on the aluminum-magnesium necked Messenger first …

Gibson Announces Three New Limited Edition Slash Signature LPs

Apparently not to be outdone by Fender's recent foray into massively over-hyped limited edition guitars, Gibson today announced the upcoming release of not one, but three new Slash Signature Les Paul models––each in a strictly limited edition, and hey... one for every price range. According to Gibson–– “On Tuesday April 1st 2008 three ve…

And The Award For Ugliest Stompbox of 2008 Goes To…

The Ibanez Steve Vai Jemini Distortion Pedal... two channels of overdrive and distortion, each with individual Drive, Tone & Level controls, and all packed into a zinc die-cast chassis decked out to perfectly complement Vai's famously color-challenged JEM guitar. Ibanez is calling this one Vai’s “first Signature Distortion pedal..…