In a world where you can have anything you want in any colour it is no surprise that the guitar manufacturers are producing some way out finishes for their guitars – both electric and acoustic. Perhaps it is just us old farts who have an issue with girly colours on our...

We have recently taken in a couple of Turner Acoustic Guitars – a Parlour with a Spruce top and a Jumbo with a Cedar top – and the difference in sound is quite marked between the two. I have started to see a lot of cedar topped guitars lately from...

How small is small? Wouldn’t it be great to have to have a small, inexpensive acoustic guitar that you don’t mind getting banged, dinged and trashed that you could take anywhere? Well you can, as the travel guitar market is now big business. But do they sound any good and...

What's your made from? Solid wood or laminates; traditional tonewoods or responsibly sourced timbers; cheap wood; something exotic? And that might just be the top/soundboard! When you take into account the back and sides, neck, fingerboard, bridge and tone bars you could have a myriad of different woods on your guitar. Traditional Over...

There is a great choice of budget and mid-price acoustics on the market and here, we take a look at a couple of UK designed, Turner acoustic guitars, a brand that you may not have come across before. Turner make their guitars in the Far East and set them up...

Hand-made one piece resonant carbon fibre guitars with built in acoustic chambers which gives the guitar a great sound and long sustain. They produce two models - Ruth and Grace - with 22 fret or 24 fret necks. Beautiful build and finish as you would expect; also lightweight, tough and durable...

The AGA 150 is part of the range of VOX acoustic amps that came out last year. This one pumps out 150 watts but you can also get a 70 watt version and a 30 watt version. Tube Driven What is really nice about this amp is that it has a vacuum...

The Gibson Midtown Custom - shown here in Vintage Sunburst - was only made in limited numbers, although you can still get them if you shop around; similar to a 335 in shape and size but with a flat solid maple top on a carved out mahogany body. A Looker It has...

Kingdom Guitars is a Bristol based designer and manufacturer of affordable bespoke electric and bass guitars. Their mission is to "design and manufacture cutting-edge guitar designs with high-end, custom features but at an affordable price range". So far they have released a couple of six-string electrics, a seven string electric...

The Mooer Ensemble King Chorus pedal. As you can see it is very small and compact and needs an external power supply. The case feels solid as do the knobs and controls which are easy to read and use and the LED lights up when the footswitch is pressed. It...