Want to learn to play the guitar? Lately we have been astonished at the quality of some of the budget/beginner acoustic guitars coming through from the likes of Ibanez and Fender; these cost around £100 and look to have a good spec – solid spruce tops and decent necks and...

Everyone seems to be releasing a looper pedal at the moment but none is as good as the first really 'micro' looper, the Ditto. Simple Imagine, a looper that just loops; simple to use, no amp models to mess with your sound, no tone controls, no drum tracks, no effects, just one...

I am sure that your guitar is one of your most precious things so it is important that you look after it in the best possible way and, of course, the right way. Even if you own a 'distressed' model you will still want all the parts to work and...

Sick of lugging those 4x12's around? Then take a look at the modern preamp that can plug into the PA. Since many of us are playing more quietly on stage due to much better venue PA’s and the noise police, we are not using loud amps that can be overdriven...

Now, we do like a nice headstock; solid, attractive and giving out that vibe that yes, this is a good guitar and I have good taste because I chose it. Some are very recognisable – think Fender or Gibson; some very plain – think Martin for example and some just...

Baffled by talk of headstocks, bridges, sound holes and truss nuts?Join the club! Specifications Here, we offer a beginners explanation, enabling you to talk knowledgeably down the pub and the next time you are in a guitar shop and feeling intimidated by the 'cool' sales assistant...

Hand crafted bespoke guitars and basses, made in Yorkshire, entirely by hand and without compromise using the finest materials, pickups and hardware available. Instruments include solid bodies (from £1799), Semi Hollow (from2099), Baritones (from £1899) and a range of active and passive bass guitars (from £2099).  Alpher use one piece necks...

These programmable combo amps feature the core attributes of Blackstar's original award-winning ID:Series. The range features 10W, 20W and 40W combos, all with super wide stereo, being small in size but huge in tone. Versatile We picked the 10 watter to test, which is small – about the size of a shoebox...

These Sterling guitars are great value and the Silo3, a versatile workhorse, is easy to play, comfortable and sounds like a higher end guitar. Features The solid hardwood body is attached to the solid maple neck via a Music Man designed 5 bolt neck joint. The neck heel is contoured and rounded...