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How Steve Vai's Ibanez JEM Revolutionized the "Super Strat"

August 8, 2012
From its mind-blowing 1987 launch to today, we recount the innovations found in Vai''s signature Ibanez and how today''s young shredders are modifying their own.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Review

August 1, 2012
The new Les Paul Studio continues to be a fantastic choice for budget-minded players looking to get a piece of the Gibson USA pie.
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Fender Select Stratocaster Review

July 25, 2012
With figured wood and premium features, the Select Strat is as close as you can get to Custom Shop at USA production prices.
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2000 Reverend Bug-Eye Slingshot

July 9, 2012
Equipped with a trio of P-90 singlecoils, this Reverend Slingshot sports metal plates fi nished in a radical “bug-eye” pattern. All the metal surrounding the pickups and controls reduces
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Mike Lull JT5-24 Bass Review

July 9, 2012
Mike Lull has been flying under the mainstream radar and making superb basses and guitars for almost two decades now. His basses are revered in the low-end community and
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Roland G-5 VG Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review

July 4, 2012
See what''s new, what''s improved, and how close it comes to being the only guitar you''ll ever need.
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Godin Shifter Classic 4 Bass Review

July 3, 2012
Shades of a P bass, a J bass, and a Tele all rolled into one
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Review Demo - AXL Bulldog

June 20, 2012
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his most recent review of the AXL Bulldog.
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AXL USA Bulldog AL-1090 Electric Guitar Review

June 19, 2012
The Bulldog is heavily influenced by the single cut Gibson Les Paul Junior with some pretty cool improvements on the form and a great price tag.
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Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
The RG1XXV 25th Anniversary model reviewed here could be the ultimate evolution of the form
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B.C. Rich Mockingbird Supreme

June 8, 2012
Aside from the original Seagull, the original Mockingbird is probably the most collectible B.C. Rich guitar.
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Parker MaxxFly PB12 Bass Review

June 8, 2012
Though mostly known for their 6-string offerings, the MaxxFly from Parker shows off the company''s ingenuity with a bass.
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Fender Select Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
Highly figured tops, necks crafted from carefully procured woods, warmer-sounding pickups, and improved electronics and hardware.
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2011 Indy Fly-Caster in TV Yellow

June 8, 2012
The love child of a Gibson Flying V and Fender Telecaster? Meet the Fly-Caster.
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1963 Fender Bass VI and 1966 Fender Bassman

June 8, 2012
Cream’s Jack Bruce and The Shadows’ Jet Harris were among those who explored the Bass VI’s soloing capability.
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Replacing Saddles on a 1971 Gibson SB 300 Bass

June 8, 2012
The problem lay in the Multiplex adjustable bridge. The unit itself is made of metal, but the original saddles are made of nylon 6-6, a material used in bearings and gears due to its abrasion resistance and self-lubricating properties.
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Video Review - Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG Model

June 7, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG Model as a part of the 2012 July issue. The review -- like the issue -- can be read online, in its entirety for free here -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Article_Detail.aspx?Page_ID=C8282405-DD....
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Fretlight FG-421 Electric Guitar Review

May 30, 2012
Well-known for providing a unique learning tool with LED-lit fretboards, Fretlight''s latest models bundle even more software and tools for beginners while aiming to simultaneously provide a gig-worthy instrument.
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Old Kraftsman Solo King

May 11, 2012
This Solo King features a Masonite body, a set neck, a single pickup, and a weird, oversized Gumby-style headstock.
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Jason Z. Schroeder Chopper TL "T-Pine" Electric Guitar Review

May 11, 2012
The Chopper TL is a more classic, mid-century riff on the Chopper concept that marries Schroeder’s aura of handcrafted loveliness with semi-hollow tones.
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