Gretsch Introduces Tim Armstrong Electromatic Hollowbody

Looking for a totally murdered-out Hollowbody? Look no further –– Gretsch this month announced the availability of their latest signature model and it's a black beauty –– the G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic, in honor of talented Rancid/Operation Ivy guitarist and songwriter Tim Armstrong. All done up in black and gold –– yep, that i…

Recreating Pink Floyd's 'Welcome To The Machine' Using Electro Harmonix Effects

Well, the insatiably curious Bill Rupert has done it again folks, with the latest edition of Effectology. This time out he manages to very accurately recreate Pink Floyd's gorgeously creepy 'Welcome To The Machine' using nothing but an electric guitar, an electric razor, an old telephone, and a handful of Electro-Harmonix effects pedals. Serious…

Gibson Unveils 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD

Well, I was thoroughly entrenched at San Francisco International Airport, anxiously awaiting lift-off for New Orleans (and Mardi Gras, baby!) when Gibson announced their latest Custom Shop extravaganza –– the new 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD. That was nearly a week ago, but today I finally got a few minutes to do some research on it. Like o…

Gibson Announces Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard

Well, it looks like Gibson is releasing yet another Custom Shop reproduction of a much-coveted classic Les Paul –– this time in three different versions to capture three distinct personalities of the transitional 1960 Les Paul Standard. Dubbed the 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard, the guitars will feature period-accurate accoutrements i…