In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.

"My #1 guitar is a hand-built Telecaster made from a 160-year-old piece of worm-eaten chestnut taken from a friends house during a renovation. It has rosewood fingerboard, maple neck, cocobolo binding, and Jason Lollar pickups (mini-humbucker and reproduction Supro lapsteel). What makes this my favorite is the clean look and warm tone from the Lollars. - Shane Kramer"
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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