June Issue

What's New

Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Malinoski Guitars Hobo Demo

May 22, 2018
The Maryland, U.S.A., builder hops the Atlantic to show the high-end European gathering two Hobo models with unique, one-piece ribbed construction.

Quick Hit: Dusky Mandorla

May 22, 2018
A great amp builder builds a boost that—surprise—feels like a seamless extension of your amplifier.

Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Matsuda Guitars M1 Demo

May 22, 2018
Tokyo-born acoustic craftsman Michihiro Matsuda came from Oakland to Berlin with a flattop bearing exquisitely ornate mosaic work.

Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Manzer Guitars Archtop Demo

May 22, 2018
D’Aquisto-trained Canadian luthier Linda Manzer demos a sumptuously curved archtop featuring a unique complement of soundports.

Wizard of Odd: The Weird and Wonderful FujiGen PP Electrics

May 22, 2018
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.

Framus Unveils the William DuVall Signature Talisman

May 21, 2018
The Alice in Chains' frontman's namesake model features a contoured mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top and quilted maple inlays, set-in mahogany neck, tigerstripe Ebony fretboard, and Framus Custom fretboard inlays.

Signal to Noise: The Binary Soul of Electric Guitar

May 21, 2018
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.

Benson Amps Releases the Benson Preamp Pedal

May 21, 2018
The circuit is based on the Benson Chimera amplifier and utilizes FETS in place of tubes.

Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.

Last Call: Bohlinger’s Unofficial Guide to Music City

May 20, 2018
Our columnist’s take on the 6-string delights of Nashville—with a little added spice.

Beyond Blues: Nail Those Changes!

May 19, 2018
Fishing around for some new ideas to enhance your blues licks? Check out this step-by-step approach that covers everything from guide tones to scales.

Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.

Staff Picks: Ebb and Flow

May 18, 2018
What goes up, must come down, but sometimes it’s the other way around. Anthony Kaoteon and PG editors reveal the number of guitars in their personal inventory.

Quiet Theory Presents the Prelude Reverb/Delay

May 18, 2018
The two-in-one pedal combines reverb and delay with separate tone switches, burst mode, and a toggle switch for trails.

Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.

Cort Guitars Unveils the Sunset TC

May 17, 2018
The Sunset TC incorporates the features of two iconic solidbody electric guitars.

Córdoba Guitars Releases the Mini II

May 17, 2018
The newly designed travel guitar features a 22 7/8” scale length that works with standard tuning.

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Where the “Wild Dog” Roams

May 17, 2018
If a guitarist plays rhythm while toggled to the treble setting on a Les Paul, does it make a sound?

Rig Rundown: The Black Angels

May 16, 2018
Discover how these Austin psychers utilize Beatles-inspired guitars with several gnarly fuzzes and lush ’verbs to bridge the vibes of Roky Erickson and Dick Dale.

Solar Guitars Announces 8 New Instruments

May 16, 2018
Notable Swedish shredder Ola Englund has expanded the lineup, which now includes two left-handed models.