Fender Busts Out With Acoustic/Electric Hybrid: The Acoustasonic Tele

Wow... I definitely didn't see this one coming, and I have to say I love the design. Check out that rosewood Telecaster bridge! Very cool looking guitar. And Fender has apparently built a truly usable Electric/Acoustic hybrid guitar if word from the NAMM demonstrations are any indication. According to Fender, the new Acoustasonic Tele packs both t…

Paul Reed Smith Debuts 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield

Paul Reed Smith appears to be continuing its move into a "new era" with a host of new guitars recently released. One of the latest to really catch my eye was the new 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield –– a gorgeously designed guitar sporting traditional PRS good looks, and armed with a trio of the company's innovative new Narrowfie…

Gretsch Pays Homage To Eddie Cochran With Custom Shop Tribute G6120

It never fails that as soon as I think it's safe to peruse Gretsch's website again they announce yet another gorgeous instrument designed to steal my hard earned money from me.. Argggh! Case in point: the company this week announced an incredibly limited run (just 50 instruments) of G6120 hollowbodies, in tribute to early guitar legend Eddie Cochr…

Fender Announces Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline & Custom

Well, the Winter 2010 NAMM show has come and gone, and we've got plenty of instrument announcements to take a look at. Fender has added to its Squier brand of instruments with the debut of two more vintage-inspired 'Classic Vibe' guitars –– the Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline and Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom –– based on their iconic Fen…

Fender Reveals New 'American Special' Line Of Guitars

Well, it's NAMM time again folks, and that means new guitars and gear coming out of the woodwork. For its part, Fender this week announced the release of a whole new line of guitars, dubbed the American Specials. Comprised of the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster, and American Special Stratocaster HSS, this latest edition …

Gibson Unveils Jimmy Page 'Number Two' Les Paul Replica

Lordy, they're trying to kill me... Gibson this week finally pulled the veil on their latest super-high-end Custom Shop re-creation (read: cha-ching!) –– a painstaking replica of Jimmy Page's iconic "Number Two" Les Paul. Based on Page's original '59 Les Paul 'Burst –– which was massively modified by the guitarist in order to explore its f…

Check It Out: Fender Interviews Nels Cline Of Wilco

I just stumbled onto Fender's interview with guitar virtuoso Nels Cline and wanted to point it out to you. I was lucky enough to catch WILCO just a few months back at the Berkeley Amphitheater, and as to be expected, Cline pretty much owned the stage when it came to coaxing great sound out of his instruments. Don't get me wrong, Jeff Tweedy and cr…