Vintage Guitar Reviews The Zemaitis S22 Metal Top

If you're an old Zemaitis fiend like myself you'll definitely want to check out Vintage Guitar Magazine's review of the S22 Metal Top. For nearly two years straight I've been trying to get my hands on one of the new Zemaitis models, but as with many boutique instruments, they are incredibly difficult to track down outside of the larger metropolita…

Chop Shop: And So Begins EGR's Great “Tele Relic” Experiment Of 2008

Exhibit A The photo to the left is the gorgeous Custom Vintage Humbucker Telecaster Heavy Relic in Vintage Blonde, which has been taunting me from Music Zoo's website for nearly a year. I say “taunting” because there's no way in hell I would personally pay Fender over $3,000 just to pre-age a guitar for me... but that said, this curvaceous be…

A Quick Look At Fender's Master Built '61 John Cruz Stratocaster

If you've ever wondered why I'm constantly drooling over the Master Built '61 John Cruz Stratocaster, wonder no more––classic look and feel, versatile electronics, amazing tone. Now if I just had $5,000 lying around... …

Speed Linking: Reverend's Limited Edition Volcano H90, EH Micro POG Demo…

Not a whole lot in the “guitar news” department this morning, though a few worthy links managed to find their way into my browser... • Limited Edition Volcano – Reverend Guitars has busted out with a new Limited Edition of their low-cost, award winning Volcano––the aptly titled Volcano H90. They've apparently swapped out the neck humb…

REVIEW: Fender Limited Edition “Thin Skin” '62 Stratocaster

Model Fender Limited Edition “Thin Skin” '62 Stratocaster Re-Issue Intro As long-time readers of this blog may remember, in early 2007 I began a “Quest For The Perfect Strat,” with the sole intention of digging up the best combination of playability, affordability, looks, and tone that Fender had to offer in the way of vintage-style Stra…

It's Finally Official: Fender Reveals Elvis Costello Signature Jazzmaster

Well, after all but flat-out denying it for many months, Fender this week has finally revealed on its website the highly anticipated Signature Series Elvis Costello Jazzmaster... and just when I thought it was safe to put away my wallet. According to Fender, while Costello's original Jazzmaster has seen numerous modifications over its 30-plus year…

Eastwood Releases Limited Edition Of Just 24 Electric Indigo Airline Map Guitars

As if Eastwood's remake of the classic National Newport wasn't already beckoning to me to let go of my hard-earned cash, along comes word that the company has just released a strictly Limited Edition of just 24 Airline Map guitars decked out in Electric Indigo. Like its predecessors, the guitar will feature a bound maple neck (bolt-on, 25 1/2“ s…