Blackbird Rider from Wired The Blackbird Rider Nylon blends old school with high tech. This three pound travel-ready carbon-fiber guitar is said to be "nearly indestructible."  Flaxwood Chooses Elixir from Ecoustics Findland-based Flaxwood

Blackbird Rider

from Wired


The Blackbird Rider Nylon blends old school with high tech. This three pound travel-ready carbon-fiber guitar is said to be "nearly indestructible." 


Flaxwood Chooses Elixir

from Ecoustics


Findland-based Flaxwood is giving all their guitars Elixir Strings.  As of January 2009, every molded wood electric guitar will be strung with light-gauge Elixir strings with Nanoweb coating.

Chinese Democracy Reviewed

from Rolling Stone


The long-awaited Guns n' Roses album is set to be released on Sunday, November 23rd.  Interested in David Fricke's take on the disc?  Check it out.


The author’s Collings D2H rests on his favorite Fender amp combination for acoustic guitar: a Bandmaster Reverb atop a 1x12 extension cab with an Eminence Maverick inside. The amp has a custom-made baffle board with two 8" speakers, so can go it alone for smaller gigs.

Interested in plugging a flattop into your favorite silver- or black-panel beauty? Here’s what you need to know.

Have you ever tried to plug your acoustic guitar into a classic-style Fender amp? There are some hurdles to overcome, and this month I’ll provide some advice on how to get past them. But first, some background.

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

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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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