If you are looking for Gretsch guitar in 2021 then you have plenty of choice at a number of price points – their catalogue has 46 solid bodies, 28 center block and 63 hollow body guitars across 9 ‘Families’, 3 ‘Collections’ and 4 ‘Editions’. Confused? Then read on… The Models Gretsch electric...

You can pick up a decent acoustic guitar for £200-£300 - check out Tanglewood, Epiphone, Sigma, Fender and Alvarez to name a few - but for £700 to £1000 you can get a really decent acoustic guitar that should have all solid tonewoods and a good pickup system thrown in....

With modern manufacturing, global supply of components and effective quality control a £200 electric guitar is no longer a bit of a dog, but can be a great budget or beginner guitar. Reading the guitar mags and forums you could sometimes be forgiven for thinking that any electric under £2000 won’t...

What is a hybrid guitar and do you need one? Basically it is a guitar that does (or tries to) both traditional electric and electro-acoustic sounds using either pickups or digital modelling/electronics and even a combination of these. Hybrids Are they acoustic or electric? Well both actually. You can have an electric...

Fender currently have 120 different electric guitars in their catalogue, across their model range and model series, all coming in a range of colours and neck materials as well as right and left handed. This excludes the Custom Shop models and Squier series. Confused?

Models

You can choose from one of six body styles:

Stratocaster

Telecaster

Jazzmaster

Jaguar

Mustang

Lead

Got up to £1000 to spend on an electric guitar? Then your choice is immense as every manufacturer seems to have a number of quality guitars in the £750 to £1000 price range, which features solid, semi and hollow body models. PRS S2 Singlecut Standard PRS SE Custom 24 Fender American Standard Stratocaster Gibson...

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...

Looking to get rid of buzzing and unwanted noise in your rig? Tired of background noise when recording?  Then you need a Noise Gate pedal. What do they do? Basically, they act as a signal ‘gate’, letting sound through above a set threshold and closing below this. All you need to do...

If you are looking for a ‘bedroom amp’ or a small, fairly 'quiet' amp for use at home then you probably don’t need something too loud. Yes, I know we all love to crank it up but it is not good for your ears or the family and neighbours! So...

So why don’t more of us buy British guitar and gear? Okay, we buy mainstream Marshall, Vox, Orange and Blackstar amps, which are ‘British’ brands, but most of these are made in the Far East, although they will be designed here. Same with Faith, Tanglewood, Manson, Fret-King and Shergold guitars....