Much has been written about these little amps in the last few years and we have been living with ours for quite a while now, giving us a chance to provide full feedback. We use it as a ‘spare’ and also with headphones for ‘quiet’ practice. Everything that has been said...

Looper pedals are in and the choice is getting ever larger with all sizes from compact to two/three footswitches to very complicated multi-function devices with corresponding prices. So why use a looper? As a basic you can ‘record’ yourself and check back if you are in time/getting the chord changes right/the notes...

That certain something…has your guitar got it? I took delivery recently of an Ibanez semi, made in China with RRP £699, which sits well with two other guitars I have in this price range; an Epiphone Les Paul Lee Malia Signature Custom, Far East made, and a USA Gibson Midtown Custom....

So, just what is a cool guitar? Ask any guitarist and they will all have a different opinion depending on their style of play, colour and shape preferences, so we will never get agreement. But we reckon a cool guitar is one that looks good on stage (so that the audience...

Ryan Gibson, based in Falkirk, Scotland makes classical guitars using traditional Spanish construction techniques. All his guitars are made to the individual requirements of the customer including nut sizes, string spacing at the bridge, scale length and neck shape. Guitar ConstructionTraditional Spanish design is at the heart of his classical guitars,...

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...

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...

Every guitarist should have heard of Marshall, particularly after nearly 60 years in the business, but most will associate them with the iconic ‘wall of speakers’ from the rock era. There is nothing more stirring to the soul than a legendary JCM800 and JMP 1959SLP with a wall of Marshal 4x12...

Guitar ER, based in the West Midlands and run by Ian Harrison offer a range of services to get your guitar - electric, acoustic or bass - in tip top playing condition. Ian Harrison has some 40 years experience in light guitar repairs and setting up guitars and has recently completed...

Whether your guitar is old, vintage or just second hand depends on its age, pedigree and collectability. As a general rule used or second hand refers to a guitar that is still in production, probably being aged between one and twenty five years old. Vintage If it is described as vintage, it...