Summer NAMM - where gear makers show us their new releases and updates - starts this Thursday in Nashville. We have already had a few pre-show peeks at new stuff from Supro and Breedlove, but you can follow all the news and action on their mobile app...

Who would have thought it? This 400 foot tall guitar shaped hotel could only be built in Hollywood! The Hard Rock Hotel chain has built this fantastic hotel, complete with 7000 seat music venue and plans to hold 100 plus shows a year. The hotel is due to open in October. Start...

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...

The new Charvel Pro-Mod DK24-HSH certainly makes an entrance in Satin Orange Crush! Designed by Charvel for a ‘new breed of player’ they have upped the “ante for modern high performance combined with elegant style and crushing tone”. So, not just a shred machine then? Get past the colour shape and reputation...

Schecter, who worked with Prince for almost 25 years, have announced a replica of his Cloud guitar which you can pre-order from the Official Prince Store - Prince Store Prince famously didn't like/allow the makers name to be on the headstock of his guitars so it wasn't always easy to see...

If you have never tried a lapsteel, or are looking for a new one then the Duesenberg Alamo could be for you! It is the third in their range and has a solid Korina body, dual singlecoil pickups, integrated capodaster and their innovative Multibender bridge system. It also looks cool. More information at:...

Yamaha continue to expand their range of guitars with the release of the STORIA range which is aimed squarely at beginner guitarists. The guitars in the range – STORIA I, II and III – are all concert size, with solid tops and undersaddle pickups being comfortable to hold and with easy...

Boss, who already have a very large collection of pedals in their catalogue, have released the 200 Series which starts with four stompboxes: DD-200 Digital Delay, EQ-200 Graphic Equaliser, MD-200 Modulation, OD-200 Hybrid Drive. This new generation of pedals brings advanced features, premium sounds and top quality audio. The delay, modulation...

Every month Ernie Ball/Music Man release a few limited edition 'family reserve' models to tempt you. This month sees some real crackers - Albert Lee in Electric Shimmer, the Axis in Predator Green, and the Luke in Shadow Gold. Some great looking finishes, superb woods and top-quality hardware all add up...

Gibson Guitars, under new ownership, have decided to go after guitar makers who 'infringe' their 'iconic heritage' by copying their designs, starting with seven counts against Dean Guitars for trademark infringements. Half the guitars on the market seem to be Les Paul and ES-335 copies so lawyers can expect a bonanza...