Definitely a blue theme in guitars at the 'mo. Faith, continuing their well-established ‘heavenly-bodies’ naming convention, have released a new Neptune model, a Baby Jumbo no less, with an all-Mango tonewood choice and the beautiful ‘Blue Moon’ blue-burst finish. Priced at £979.00 including a hardcase this could be one of the...

Take a look at the catalogues of the major guitar brands and you’ll see that signature guitars, particularly electric guitars, feature heavily, with new ones coming along every few weeks. Why is this? Are the brands just cashing in on the popular artists of the day or have they got...

Since being launched in early 2017, Shergold Guitars have picked up an impressive list of awards including being voted 'The UK's Best Electric Guitar 2017' (SM01-SD Thru-Dirty Blonde) and received widespread recognition throughout the musical instrument industry. The brainchild of Patrick James Eggle, who has been designing and building guitars for...

The Blackstar range of amps just keeps on growing and growing. As well as producing fantastic valve amps their digital technology is up there with the best; enter the new Silverline series of guitar amps. From the Silverline Standard at 20W, though the Special (50W), Deluxe (100W) and Stereo Deluxe (100W)...

Cort make a large range of their own guitars as well as producing for other makers; here is the new flagship of their popular X Series, the X700 Duality which aims to take Cort into the premium market. It certainly looks the biz in light blue burst, being aimed squarely at...

The new Jetta amp from DrZ is their 'most affordable' amp to date, despite being hand-wired in their US plant and featuring premium components and surrounded by a lightweight studio 1×12 cabinet loaded with a UK-made Celestion H30. The 30W combo was was engineered to provide an articulate and detailed platform...

So how many times can you launch a variant of your best-selling, most loved, first made 60 years ago guitars before the customer gets wise? Well, as many as you like, judging by the annual ‘new’ model variants from the big boys Gibson and Fender. For 2019 we have the Gibson...

Is £1000 enough for a great guitar? To some the answer is a definite no and looking at the number of £2500 plus guitars that get reviewed in the magazines, it would seem they are not in the minority. So what are the arguments for and against expensive ‘custom’ guitars? Well,...

The mission at ThorpyFX is to “produce the best sounding, most robust and most beautiful guitar effects available. This is achieved through great design, great engineering and holding true to our ethos of providing "Superior Fidelity Tone Machines" to discerning guitarists.” Seems they are achieving this with every pedal released, judging...

Whilst 10% of the population is left-handed and by default you would expect 10% of all guitarists to be left-handed, it doesn’t seem that the manufacturers have yet got this. Surely 10% of their sales should be left-handed which you think would be enough to justify actually making a left-handed...