December 2016

What's New

Quick Hit: Tsakalis Audio Works Ocean Reverb

Quick Hit: Tsakalis Audio Works Ocean Reverb

December 11, 2016
This forward-thinking reverb moves from ambient to traditional with ease.
Free Your Mind: A New Way to Approach Open Strings

Free Your Mind: A New Way to Approach Open Strings

December 10, 2016
Open strings are one of the most distinctive aspects of the guitar’s signature sound. When you combine open strings with a few basic scales and some adventurous tunings, the possibilities really open up.
B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

December 9, 2016
A sweet handbuilt solidbody deftly walks the tightrope between Fender and Gibson.
Gallery: 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

Gallery: 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

December 9, 2016
Showcasing hundreds of drool-worthy, handcrafted instruments, a new U.S. guitar show makes its successful debut.
Godin Guitars Announces New Art & Lutherie Series

Godin Guitars Announces New Art & Lutherie Series

December 9, 2016
The Americana and Legacy series are available in Cutaway versions, and the Legacy is also offered in a 12-string or left-handed Cutaway model.
Bass Bench: Shh! The Secret of Asymmetrical Neck Relief

Bass Bench: Shh! The Secret of Asymmetrical Neck Relief

December 9, 2016
Computer analysis can help us adjust a bass for optimally low action.
IK Multimedia Announces the iRig Nano Amp

IK Multimedia Announces the iRig Nano Amp

December 8, 2016
An ultra-portable, battery-powered micro guitar amplifier and interface for iPhone and iPad.
Body/Head: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Natural Selection

Body/Head: Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s Natural Selection

December 8, 2016
The Sonic Youth legend’s improv-performance duo thrives on a catalytic, reactionary alchemy where two guitarists turn free-form sheets of noise into avant-rock gold.
Rock Stock Pedals Release the Skyline Reverb V2

Rock Stock Pedals Release the Skyline Reverb V2

December 8, 2016
A spring-style reverb with an independent drive control.
Gretsch Announces Cliff Gallup Signature Model and Expands Duane Eddy's Lineup

Gretsch Announces Cliff Gallup Signature Model and Expands Duane Eddy's Lineup

December 8, 2016
The Duo Jet features dual DynaSonic pickups, rosewood fretboard with “big block” pearloid inlays, compensated aluminum bridge with aluminum base, and a Bigsby B3BBST vibrato tailpiece.
Empress Effects Unveils 10th Anniversary Tremolo

Empress Effects Unveils 10th Anniversary Tremolo

December 8, 2016
Only 250 will be made, each with its serial number engraved on the front of the pedal.
Acoustic Soundboard: Appreciating the Beauty of Underused Guitars

Acoustic Soundboard: Appreciating the Beauty of Underused Guitars

December 8, 2016
Why some guitars don’t get played, and why we should stop worrying about it.
Jennings Guitars Unveils New Catalina Semi-Hollow Electric Model

Jennings Guitars Unveils New Catalina Semi-Hollow Electric Model

December 7, 2016
A completely customizable template with virtually unlimited options for pickups, hardware, and finishes.
Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

Rig Rundown: Switchfoot's Drew Shirley

December 7, 2016
The Grammy-winning guitarist shows off his Elliott guitars, a well-designed pedalboard, and his old-school, dual-amp approach.
Providence Releases the PEC-4V

Providence Releases the PEC-4V

December 7, 2016
A programmable effects controller that includes a power supply and a built-in Vitalizer.
Fuchs Audio Technology Unveils the ODS Classic Series

Fuchs Audio Technology Unveils the ODS Classic Series

December 7, 2016
The ODS Classic represents the culmination of over 15 years of accumulated ideas and a steady flow of suggestions from Fuchs customers.
Schaller Unveils New M6 and M6 Mini Tuners

Schaller Unveils New M6 and M6 Mini Tuners

December 7, 2016
The series features five different designs and 10 different button options.
EMG Pickups Introduces the Retro Active Series

EMG Pickups Introduces the Retro Active Series

December 7, 2016
The pickups are reminiscent of designs from the past while utilizing the benefits of decades of technological advancement.
MOD Devices Launches the MOD Duo

MOD Devices Launches the MOD Duo

December 7, 2016
An open-source multi-effects pedal that provides access to plugins while delivering high-quality audio.
Greenchild G777 Review

Greenchild G777 Review

December 7, 2016
Here’s an overdrive with two independent stages and highs to spare.