January

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Martin Guitar

Martin Guitars Introduces the 00L Earth Guitar

January 12, 2021
The guitar is the first acoustic that is 100 percent FSC certified AND 100 percent plastic-free.
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Sadler Vaden Hooked

Hooked: Sadler Vaden on Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song"

January 12, 2021
Jason Isbell's brother in arms relates how stealing his sister's Sony Discman as a teen is still paying big dividends.
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Fender

Fender Unveils New Signature Models from Mike McCready, Jason Isbell, Chrissie Hynde, and More

January 12, 2021
McCready's signature Strat will be limited to only 60 pieces and was patterned after his original '60 model.
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Instagram-Filter Mentality Is Ruining Your Music

January 12, 2021
A wake-up call for guitarists as we use quarantine time to develop our studio chops.
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Reverend

Reverend Guitars Unveils the Six Gun HPP

January 11, 2021
The newest model features a humbucker along with a pair of P-90s and Rev's bass contour control.
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ESP Guitars

ESP Guitars Announces 30th Anniversary Kirk Hammett Signature KH-3 Spider

January 11, 2021
Metallica’s graphic artist Pushead designed a spider graphic specifically for this new instrument.
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Carr Super Bee: The Premier Guitar Review

January 11, 2021
Crave big black-panel Fender feel in an amp that doesn’t bust eardrums? This little brute delivers the substance and the sting.
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EVH

EVH Releases 5150 Series and New Wolfgang Models

January 11, 2021
The 5150 Series models feature a modified Strat-style basswood body with deeper upper body curve, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s specifications.
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Breedlove

Breedlove Guitars Announces Updated Premier Series

January 11, 2021
Each Made in Bend Premier is equipped with LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics, exquisite diamond fret markers, and East Indian rosewood back and sides.
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Sure, Your Acoustic's Woods Are Important—But Is Its Bridge Plate up to Snuff?

January 11, 2021
The soundboard will always reign in tonal importance, but the size and materials of a flattop’s bridge and bridge plate are also critical.
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1964 Gibson SG Custom homepage

Gleaming White 3-Pickup Dynamite

January 10, 2021
Power and elegance on a diet: a 1965 Gibson SG Custom.
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Robert Quine

The Unpredictable Playing of Robert Quine

January 9, 2021
Explore how a rogue player combined punk, rock, and avant-garde in a truly original voice.
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Bose

Bose L1 Pro Series Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

January 8, 2021
The latest iteration of the company's portable line-array systems pack in a wealth of new features including an app that tailors the EQ specifically to your guitar.
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Korg

Korg Announces Acquisition of Aguilar Amplification

January 8, 2021
“This is an excellent way to kick off 2021 and we are excited to add the well-respected brand of Aguilar to our portfolio,” said Joe Castronovo, President of Korg USA.
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Gibson

Gibson and Gene Simmons Collaborate on G2 Series of Instruments

January 8, 2021
G2 will introduce new collections of right and left-handed electric guitars and basses across Gibson’s Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer brands, and develop new entertainment content that will be streamed to millions of fans worldwide on multiple online and social platforms.
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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels on Songcraft

January 8, 2021
“You’re not writing until you’re rewriting.”
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Last Call: With Gratitude

January 8, 2021
I met my guitar teacher, Mike Hoover, when I was in 8th grade. Forty years later, I’m still learning from him.
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FU Tone

FU-Tone Introduces FU Pro Line of Guitars

January 7, 2021
The guitars come fully loaded with a custom FU-Tone FU2 Tremolo block, titanium saddle inserts, and n EVH D-Tuna.
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Nuno Bettencourt

Eddie Van Halen Played the Greatest G Chord Ever

January 7, 2021
Heavy funk, slide guitar, bluesy grooves, and drop-D riffs—Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt and Dweezil Zappa x-ray the unpredictable bones of Van Halen's classic Fair Warning.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: A National Treasure

January 7, 2021
A reader strikes gold when his mom finds a rare 1955 Town and Country for $40 at a garage sale.
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