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

Originally established in Manchester in 1974, but now based in Northamptonshire since 2015 when they became part of the Auden Musical Instrument Company, Gordon Smith make handcrafted, custom built guitars. The team at Auden have taken over the production with the same level of skill and dedication as the original founders...

There are some fantastic ‘mid’ price electric guitars out there and if you choose your spec carefully you can get a real corker: we have an Epiphone Lee Malia LP signature which has Gibson pups, looks the biz and is superb. This sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the...

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So why don’t more of us buy British guitars 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....

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...

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...

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...

For more than 175 years, Martin Guitars – America’s oldest and most successful acoustic guitar maker – have set the standard by which other acoustics are measured. Their longevity is not difficult to explain. Martin’s instruments have been played by everyone from Elvis Presley to Coldplay. Their designs past and present...

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...