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How to Set Up a Marshall Amp

A Marshall amp is a great choice for any guitarist who wants a professional quality amp for playing music. However, while a guitarist knows how to play the instrument, knowing how to properly set up a Marshall amp for optimal sound often proves frustrating. Every guitarist has his or her individual taste for tone when […]

See How Eric Clapton’s Fender Guitar Gets Made

Fender Musical Instruments is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of guitars, basses and amplifiers. They revolutionized rock ‘n’ roll with their iconic electric guitars such as the Telecaster and the Stratocaster. Bloomberg visits the Corona, California factory to see how a guitar is hand-made, and learn why Fender will never move production out of […]

Design Your Own Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazz Bass or Precision Bass Guitar

Fender American Design Experience allows consumers to design their own Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, or Jazz or Precision Bass Guitar. Fender has announced the American Design Experience, an innovative new offering on Fender.com that allows consumers to design electric guitars and basses based on Fender’s iconic instruments – the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass […]

Martin GPCPA1 Guitar Review

The Specs: Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Hardwood neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. Scalloped hybrid X-bracing. 25.4-inch scale. 13/4-inch nut width. 23/16-inch string spacing at saddle. Gold tuners. Polished gloss lacquer finish on body; satin finish on neck. Fishman F1 Aura electronics. Light-gauge Martin MSP4100 strings. Made in USA. Left-handed […]

Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus is the Guitar of the Year in 2012

Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus: The best guitar gear of the year for 2012 Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus “Everyone bangs on about the LP’s overdriven tone, but what will really surprise first-timers is the full-fat, bell-like tone of the neck humbucker.” Respect to Epiphone and the singlecut copycats, but this is the real deal: […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Amp: Fender Pro Junior Tube Amplifier

The Fender Pro Junior Combo really is the ultimate beginner’s guitar amp. It’s small, yet loud enough to be used in a full-band situation. It’s simple to operate, yet sounds great. And, it’s an “all-tube” amp, yet costs less than most other tube amps. The Price Point: Coming in around $400, the Pro Junior costs […]

Epiphone Genesis Deluxe PRO Electric Guitar Review

Matthew Holliman The ’70s were strange days for Epiphone. The early part of the decade saw a shift from US to Japanese production. And after enjoying the benefits of being under Gibson’s wing for over a decade, Gibson’s parent company relegated Epiphone to subordinate status, and the company was left to fend for itself in […]