The latest and greatest axes, amps, and effects from day 1 of the 2015 Summer NAMM show.

You could comb all of Nashville, be it'd be hard to find a dreadnought more slick than Santa Cruz's new Brad Paisley signature B/PW. The Indian Rosewood and bear claw Sitka Spruce dread is a stunner. The design nods plenty to classic inspirations (love the herringbone rosette) but the 1 3/4" nut width adds a little extra fretboard acreage for pickers!

Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

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