December 2019

S-Style

ARTICLES

Question & Obsession: Stratocaster Stars

October 28, 2019
Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey joins us in discussing players who make the Strat sing, embodying the classic model’s sound in a singular way.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Fender Stratocaster

June 25, 2019
It was the Jazzmaster’s year in sales, but the Strat stood strong.
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ESP Introduces Six New LTD 400 Series Models

June 7, 2019
All six of the new models have pro-quality components from makers such as Seymour Duncan, EMG, Grover, and Floyd Rose.
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Mod Garage: The Blender 7-Sound Stratocaster

May 31, 2019
A virtually infinite palette of Strat tones at your fingertips? You bet.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Gold-on-White Strat

May 13, 2019
After seeing Franz Lyons’ luxurious bass in a Turnstile video, this guitarist wanted to create a suave-looking Strat.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Greenie

February 28, 2019
A Strat player in Finland gets hooked on scallops.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jade

September 3, 2018
A PG fan designs a killer 5-way circuit for all his tonal needs.
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SNAMM '18 - 10S Guitars ICC II Set Neck Goldleaf & Flame Maple Relic Demo

July 13, 2018
Check out how one of the biggest guitar makers in China have brought their custom-shop ethos to America.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha Pacifica PAC612VIIFM Limited Edition Demo

July 6, 2018
The popular S-style gets a facelift with a flame-maple top and is outfitted with a Seymour Duncan-H-S-S setup.
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SNAMM '18 - Vintage US Pro Shop Series Demo

July 3, 2018
Custom-shop quality in everything from fretwork to distressed finishes comes to the import line at a crazily reasonable price.
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SNAMM '18 - Fender Albert Hammond Jr Signature Stratocaster

July 1, 2018
The former Strokes guitarist details how much his '80s Japanese reissue influenced this updated 6-string.
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SNAMM '18 - Fender Player Series & Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster Demos

June 30, 2018
Check out the newly launched, Mexican-made line in addition to some models that celebrate the Jazzmaster's 60th anniversary.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Squier Strat “63”

June 25, 2018
A reader teaches himself how to build his own version of his birth-year guitar.
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Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline Review

May 25, 2018
A classic design filtered through the preferences of an iconic Strat player.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - iVee Guitars iVee#13 "TTT Bass" Misery 3030 & iVee#107 "es" Wayang Demo

May 25, 2018
Indonesian luthier Ivan Mulia demos 6- and 4-string instruments with meticulously hand-etched metal parts—the bass’ fretless fingerboard.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Sundial Fender Stratocaster

May 2, 2018
A reader enlists a young artist to help refinish his guitar with a custom paint job that tells a story.
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Mod Garage: Breakthrough! Electroswitch’s New 6-Way Strat Switch

April 27, 2018
Now it’s easier than ever to add that missing Tele-inspired dual-pickup configuration to your Strat.
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First Look: Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

March 7, 2018
PG's demo master straps on the Austin legend's new semi-hollow 6-string.
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First Look: PRS Silver Sky

March 5, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger has a dance with the new 6-string collaboration forged by Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Parallel Universe Demos

January 26, 2018
We take a listen to the company's new limited-edition series full of reimagined classics and wacky mashups.
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