Vintage Guitar Reviews Epiphone's Valve Special & Valve Junior

If you're in the market for a low-cost guitar amp with reasonable amounts of real tube-mojo you might want to check out Vintage Guitar Magazine's review of the Epiphone Valve Special and Valve Junior. Granted, these are decidedly cheap amplifiers, but as has been suggested in numerous reviews around the web, both of these Class-A tube amps offer a…

Eastwood Releases Limited Edition Airline 2P LTD In Metallic Margarita

Hehehe... these guys are complete madmen –– Eastwood has once again upped the ante on seriously funky vintage-style guitars, with the limited release of an Eastwood Airline 2p LTD in Metallic Margarita finish. The guitar will be built in a run of just 48 instruments (24 with Bigsby Vibrato, 24 hardtail,) and is apparently sporting original NOS…

Gretsch Recreates '56 Stereo Chet Atkins G6120… With Faux F-Holes!

Nice... I swear, over the last twelve months or so Gretsch has put out more truly drool-inducing Limited Edition guitars than you can shake a stick at. Latest in this lineup is the just-announced G6120-CGP––a recreation of the prototype “Stereo” guitar that Gretsch built for Chet Atkins back in 1956. So early was the prototype given to At…

Sneak Preview Of Fender's Upcoming Yngwie Malmsteen Tribute Series Stratocaster

Just a quick note that Fender this morning has finally published more info on its not-so-secret-anymore Yngwie Malmsteen Tribute Series Stratocaster. They've got some photos of the frighteningly scalloped guitar––masterbuilt by Custom Shop madman John Cruz––plus links and a calendar of events and such, but most interesting to me was the ne…

Gibson's “Robot Guitar” Now Available In Sixteen Different Styles

Just when I thought it was safe to pull out my pocketbook again, Gibson announces a full range of new “Robot Guitars,” including both a Les Paul and an SG in what may be the single most popular finish produced in recent years (if searches on this site are any indication,)... Silverburst. Self-tuning robotics aside, guitar freaks have been jo…

Love It Or Hate It, Vintage Guitar Hedge Fund In The Works

Hahaha... I would LOVE to get in on this. An actual hedge fund based on Vintage Guitar Magazine's dreamy “42 Guitar Index” According to several financial media sources, Anchorage Capital, a London investment firm, is expected to launch the Guitar Fund. Set up as a hedge fund, the Guitar Fund will seek investment returns by buying rare and vinta…