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...

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...

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...

The mission at ThorpyFX is to “produce the best sounding, most robust and most beautiful guitar effects available. This is achieved through great design, great engineering and holding true to our ethos of providing "Superior Fidelity Tone Machines" to discerning guitarists.” Seems they are achieving this with every pedal released, judging...

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...

Playing an acoustic is easy – the sound you hear is the sound you get; okay you might get a bit more bass/middle/treble tone out of different guitars and you might add a bit of reverb and chorus, but an acoustic guitar sounds like an acoustic guitar. But pick up...

Take a look at the catalogues of the major guitar brands and you’ll see that signature guitars, particularly electric guitars, feature heavily, with new ones coming along every few weeks. Why is this? Are the brands just cashing in on the popular artists of the day or have they got...

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. If it is described as vintage, it...

The ‘mid’ price sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the big F and the big G (via Epiphone) and whether you are into blues, country, rock, metal, jazz or any point in between there will be a few guitars out there to tempt you. Cort – M600TBC c£475 Website: www.cortguitars.com Danelectro...