Fender Producing LTD Custom Shop Broadcaster Replica

While we're on the subject... it looks like Fender is currently reproducing its incredibly rare Broadcaster in a high-end Custom Shop 'Relic' model –– apparently the first time the guitar has been reproduced bearing its original logo. With just 200-some of the original Broadcasters built before Fender received its famous request from Gretsch t…

Smithsonian Channel Presents– Electrified: The Guitar Revolution

Well, August is Inside the Music month over at the Smithsonian Channel, and as part of the music-related festivities the good folks at Smithsonian will be offering up something for all of you guitar lovers. Electrified: The Guitar Revolution is a documentary covering the history of what we all know to be music’s greatest invention –– the ele…

More Eye Candy… Gorgeous Vintage ’66 Fender Jaguar

Honestly, I can't believe this beautiful Jaguar was selling for just $2500, and for me it was incredibly hard to walk away from... unfortunately, I felt that way far too many times over the weekend –– so many guitars, so little cash! Someday I know I will kick myself for not picking this one up. …

Guitar Porn: A Fender Broadcaster To Die For… Just $78,500

Well, we're fresh back from the Bay Area World Guitar Show in beautiful Marin, California, and I've got lots of great photos to share with you... first up is this beautiful old Broadcaster, which I found sitting unassumingly in its original case, the whole thing rather buried at the back of the Exhibit Hall. Read 'em and weep folks –– it'll cos…

Fender’s Limited Edition ‘Snake Head’ Telecaster Now In Stores

After writing about it a few weeks back I've received a number of inquiries about Fender's unique new Snake Head Telecaster, so I thought I'd point out that this Limited Edition Tele appears to finally be showing up in stores. The guitar, which is part of Fender's "Telebration" celebrating 60 years since the introduction of the iconic Telecaster, …

EGR's Great, Big List O' Guitar Blogs… Tell Me What You're Reading!

For a few years now I've been toying with the idea of building a comprehensive list of quality Guitar Blogs, but I never really seemed to have the time... so I figured I'd enlist your help. Got a favorite guitar blog you'd like to see on the list? Or even a handful of great guitar blogs? Drop me a comment and let me know what you're reading! I'…

Fender Custom Shop Producing 1956 Stratocaster NOS In Sea Foam Sparkle

Wow... so this retro beauty is apparently the latest addition to Fender's Time Machine series of guitars. I don't know about you, but Sea Foam has always been one of my all-time favorite Fender finishes, and with this Strat the Custom Shop has taken it even a step farther –– with an NOS (New Old Stock) finish in Sea Foam Sparkle. Honestly, I r…

Gibson Announces ‘Collector’s Choice’ #1 – The Gary Moore Aged & Melvyn Franks VOS ’59 Les Paul Standard

So this is it –– the first set of guitars from Gibson's new "Collector's Choice" line of high-end Custom Shop replicas. To inaugurate the series, Gibson has seen fit to reproduce Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore's classic 59 Les Paul Standard. The guitar is being made available in two very limited-edition runs: 125 of the instruments will be ha…

Fender Offers Up Custom Shop Vintage Pro 1956 Stratocaster NOS

While we're on the subject of Fender's famous Custom Shop, here's yet another new line of guitars that have sprung up quietly in recent weeks –– the Vintage Pro 1956 Stratocaster NOS. Like the Vintage Pro 1963 Teles mentioned last week, these new Strats were built to look, sound, and indeed handle, like a 1956 Fender Stratocaster purchased new…

See & Hear Fender’s New Super-Sonic 22 Combo In Action

Ok, I just wanted to point out that Fender has posted some short-but-sweet video demos of their new Super-Sonic 22 combo amp in action, and so far it sounds damned nice. Instruments include a'52 Telecaster RI in the top video, utilizing the amp's "Burn" channel and further doused with the analog-style echo of a Boss Space Echo pedal. The second…