Seymour Duncan Giving Away 10 Sets Of Slash Signature Humbuckers

Sweet... I wanted to give you all a heads-up that venerable pickup-maker Seymour Duncan is currently running a contest to giveaway ten full sets of Slash Signature Humbuckers –– officially known as the Alnico II Pro Slash. These are the same pickups used in Gibson's recently announced Slash 'Appetite For Destruction' Les Paul, and they were de…

PRS 305 Takes MIPA Award & Guitar Player Magazine's 'Editor's Pick'

There's a ton of great press going around for Paul Reed Smith's new 305 model guitar, and I just wanted to point some of it out to you –– in the last few months this gorgeous guitar has won both the Musikmesse International Press Award (or MIPA,) and the June 2010 'Editor's Pick' from Guitar Player Magazine. The Paul Reed Smith 305, which is b…

Fender Announces 'Tele-bration', Celebrating 60 Years Of The Telecaster

According to Fender's Custom Shop website, the company is celebrating 60 years since the advent of the Telecaster with a 'Tele-bration' that includes the release of a number of gorgeous Custom Shop relics. The real stand-out to me is the 60th Anniversary Limited Telecaster Proto (left), which reproduces one of the earliest prototypes of the Tele …

It's Back… Gibson Releases 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul ‘Black Beauty’

Wow, Gibson's running fast and furious with the '50th Anniversary' models these days... the latest in the line, announced earlier this week, will be the 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Custom 'Black Beauty' –– a re-creation of one of Gibson's most popular and iconic guitars. The guitar appears to have all the bells and whistles you'd expect fro…

ESP Announces 11 New LTD Guitars & Basses For Spring 2010

If you follow ESP at all you're probably aware that a few times a year they throw-down with a bunch of new models... and I mean a bunch –– in fact back in January of 2008 they released a whopping 50 new instruments all at once. Anyway, they're at it again, as last week the company announced the imminent addition of eleven new guitars and bass…