See what's new and hot at Sweetwater!

Sweetwater delivers everything from the coolest new guitars to the hottest deals on amps, pedals, and other must-have accessories. Every day, the latest instruments arrive at our online Guitar Gallery, where we put each new guitar and bass on display, complete with high-res images that let you pick your favorite. Check out some of this week's highlights below.

Martin D-200 Deluxe

Celebrating 2,000,000 Martin Guitars

#3 and #4 Available at Sweetwater*

Ships with an RGM Custom Watch

To celebrate 2,000,000 Martins sold, the company has created this incredibly limited run of opulently ornamented instruments. Designed in conjunction with esteemed watch maker Roland G. Murphy of RGM Watch Company, the D-200 Deluxe is constructed with Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood and ships with your very own RGM wristwatch.

*Extremely limited quantities.


Ibanez RG Prestige RG652MPB

Exotic and Aggressive

New at Sweetwater

Classic DiMarzio Pickup Combo

The Prestige RG652MPB is a sleek blend of exotic tonewoods and the high-performance features that Ibanez has pioneered over the years. You'll love how fast you can move on the Super Wizard HP neck profile. This RG's original Edge tremolo is one of the most popular designs on the market. And its pairing of DiMarzio's Air Norton and Tone Zone is clear and punchy without being overpowering.


EVH Wolfgang Special

Iconic Black and Yellow Striped Finish

In Stock and Ready to Ship

Designed by Eddie Van Halen

If you want an electric guitar that is guaranteed to perform and sound great for rock night after night, you have Eddie Van Halen design it. Its tonewoods, its hardware, and even the way the pickups are wound were all specified by the fretboard master. And this Wolfgang Special sports one of the legend's most famous paint jobs.


Peavey Cirrus 5

Peavey's Top of the Line

New at Sweetwater

Powerful Active Electronics

Peavey is a leader in crafting top-shelf bass guitars — such as this Cirrus 5 — for amazingly affordable prices. Boasting features such as an 18V active preamp, neck-through construction, and the breathtaking exotic wood combinations, the Cirrus 5 matches up well with instruments costing twice as much. Check out the whole lineup of Peavey basses at Sweetwater.com.


EarthQuaker Devices Space Spiral Modulated Delay

Highly Tweakable Repeats

Brand-new from EarthQuaker Devices

Analog-voiced Digital Delay

If you're a sonic adventurer who loves delays that can morph and take your sound over, the Space Spiral fits the bill. It's an analog-voiced digital delay pedal that uses a variable waveshape LFO to create new washes of ambience. And there's plenty of `onboard control for finding the sound in your head.


BOSS DS-1-4A Distortion

Celebrate 40 Years of the DS-1

New at Sweetwater

Limited-edition Look*

The BOSS DS-1 distortion pedal is one of the most recognized and popular stompboxes in the history of the electric guitar. Its razor-sharp tone and high-gain sound have made it a staple on the pedalboards of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Kurt Cobain, and more. For its 40th anniversary, BOSS is offering this DS-1-4A, which is the same great pedal with a sleek, limited-edition look.

*Only available for 2017.

How to Reamp Your Guitar | Recording Dojo

This well-established, simple technique opens up a new world of sonic possibilities.

[Originally published February 14, 2022]
Welcome to another Dojo! This time I’m going to show you how to reamp your guitar and explore some creative ways you can re-amps other tracks as well (soft synths, vocals, drums, etc.). In my earlier column “Why Guitarists Shouldn’t Diss DIs,” I mentioned the benefits of using a DI for creative recording. If you have a DI box, dust it off! You’ll need it when I show you how to get more out of your DI-recorded guitar and bass tracks by reamping them into your pedals and amps to capture new perspectives and even add some new reverberant spaces. Tighten up your belts, the Dojo is now open.

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Jimmy Page onstage with Led Zeppelin in 1975.
Photo by Ron Akiyama courtesy of Frank White Photo Agency.

From the primitive examples dating back to 1690, to the more modern Gibson offerings, we trace the important moments in the development and rise in prominence of multi-neck guitars.

[Originally published December 16, 2009]
As far as anyone knows, doubleneck guitars have been around as long as the guitar itself. Even still, guitars with more than one neck have always been a bit of a curiosity, never the norm. The far majority of players seem to have more than enough on their hands just working one set of strings. Some players, it seems, need more. So while we may take multi-neck guitars for granted as mere novelties, the roots of their existence, like many innovations, lie in necessity. The impetus for a guitar with more than one set of strings lies in two needs: tone and tuning. The player needs either an alternate sound or pitch from the main instrument.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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