Gibson Debuts The Joan Jett 'Blackheart' Melody Maker

Wow, tons of new stuff coming out of Gibson these days... hot on the heels of the recently announced Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul and gorgeous 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD comes word that the company has released yet another 'artist model' guitar, the Joan Jett Blackheart. Apparently based on Jett's heavily modified mid-'60s Melody …

Gibson Officially Announces Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul

Well, they've been talking about it off and on for months, and a few photos have even gone around the web, but Gibson yesterday officially announced the release of their new Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul, and based on the photos it's a real beauty (take a look at that wood grain, yum...) To honor the Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guita…

Your Chance To Win A Prototype American Special Guitar From Fender

In case you missed it, Fender's just rolled out another guitar giveaway, and this time they are intent on giving away three prototype instruments from the company's recently announced American Special line. If my memory serves me, all three American Special models –– the American Special Stratocaster, American Special HSS Stratocaster, and Ame…

Tasty Combo: Fender's '57 Champ w/Custom Shop La Cabronita

Yummy... ever in search of smaller and more delectable tube amps for my guitar-playing pleasure, I came across this video over on Fender's website this morning and just wanted to share it here. It's a short but tantalizing demonstration of Fender's newly reissued 5-watt tweed '57 Champ, paired with the company's sexy Custom Shop La Cabronita Espe…

Gibson Releases Free iPhone App – Tuner, Metronome, Chord Dictionary

Well, if you haven't bit the bullet yet on a dedicated guitar app for your iPhone (or even if you have, really,) you might want to take a look at Gibson's new offering. Hey, it's free, it's good looking, and it's loaded up with all the basics, including a tuner that supports multiple popular tunings, a tap metronome, a useful -- if still somewhat …