Summer NAMM - where gear makers show us their new releases and updates - starts this Thursday in Nashville. We have already had a few pre-show peeks at new stuff from Supro and Breedlove, but you can follow all the news and action on their mobile app...

I have always been confused about Fenders, particularly the Telecaster and Stratocaster, two of the most iconic and copied guitars in guitar history. Fender also have the Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang and Duo-Sonic shapes in their catalogue. You can buy a Fender made Tele or Strat for £250 (or less if you...

First, we had small heads and combos from the likes of Vox, Laney, Marshall and Blackstar: 1 to 5W of tube power in a small cabinet that was ideal for bedroom and studio use. Reasonably light and easy to move around with great tones and a bit of oomph when...

Who would have thought it? This 400 foot tall guitar shaped hotel could only be built in Hollywood! The Hard Rock Hotel chain has built this fantastic hotel, complete with 7000 seat music venue and plans to hold 100 plus shows a year. The hotel is due to open in October. Start...

Teisco, established in Japan in 1948 and "born to empower musicians, push the boundaries and disrupt the status quo" are back with three new pedals - Boost, Delay and Fuzz. Now part of the BandLab Technologies group these all analogue pedals are now available in the UK Priced at £149 (Boost and...

Teisco, established in Japan in 1948 and "born to empower musicians, push the boundaries and disrupt the status quo" are back with three new pedals - Boost, Delay and Fuzz. Now part of the BandLab Technologies group these all analogue pedals are now available in the UK Priced at £149 (Boost and...

The new Charvel Pro-Mod DK24-HSH certainly makes an entrance in Satin Orange Crush! Designed by Charvel for a ‘new breed of player’ they have upped the “ante for modern high performance combined with elegant style and crushing tone”. So, not just a shred machine then? Get past the colour shape and reputation...

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...

Schecter, who worked with Prince for almost 25 years, have announced a replica of his Cloud guitar which you can pre-order from the Official Prince Store - Prince Store Prince famously didn't like/allow the makers name to be on the headstock of his guitars so it wasn't always easy to see...

If you have never tried a lapsteel, or are looking for a new one then the Duesenberg Alamo could be for you! It is the third in their range and has a solid Korina body, dual singlecoil pickups, integrated capodaster and their innovative Multibender bridge system. It also looks cool. More information at:...