Pagelli Louis Christ Acoustic Guitar from Guitar Noize This is one of those guitars we could look at all day and still not be sure whether it is beautiful

Pagelli Louis Christ Acoustic Guitar

from Guitar Noize


This is one of those guitars we could look at all day and still not be sure whether it is beautiful or just crazy. It is crafted to resemble the shape of a woman''s body. Check out Pagelli''s site for other unique acoustics -- we like the "Wallpaper."

Instruments from Car Parts

from Courier Mail (Australia)


Apparently Ford is really into music right now (see their most recent Fender partnership). They''ve disassembled a Ford Focus and made 31 instruments out of its parts, including a guitar made from the clutch. Looks like this one will be airing across the pond, but chances are it will show up on eBay eventually.

Temporary Tattoos for Your Guitar

from The Boston Globe


We''re really not sold on this idea, but if plastering your guitar with removable stickers that feature sexy cowgirls or nightmare clowns is your idea of a cool stage accent, then this might be something to check out.

Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

$149

TC Electronic SCF Gold
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When you consider stompboxes that have achieved ubiquity and longevity, images of Tube Screamers, Big Muffs, or Boss’ DD series delays probably flash before your eyes. It’s less likely that TC Electronic’s Stereo Chorus Flanger comes to mind. But when you consider that its fundamental architecture has remained essentially unchanged since 1976 and that it has consistently satisfied persnickety tone hounds like Eric Johnson, it’s hard to not be dazzled by its staying power—or wonder what makes it such an indispensable staple for so many players.

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While Monolord has no shortage of the dark and heavy, guitarist and vocalist Thomas V Jäger comes at it from a perspective more common to pop songsmiths.

Photo by Chad Kelco

Melodies, hooks, clean tones, and no guitar solos. Are we sure this Elliott Smith fan fronts a doom-metal band? (We’re sure!)

Legend has it the name Monolord refers to a friend of the band with the same moniker who lost hearing in his left ear, and later said it didn’t matter if the band recorded anything in stereo, because he could not hear it anyway. It’s a funny, though slightly tragic, bit of backstory, but that handle is befitting in yet another, perhaps even more profound, way. Doom and stoner metal are arguably the torch-bearing subgenres for hard rock guitar players, and if any band seems to hold the keys to the castle at this moment, it’s Monolord.

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