So how many times can you launch a variant of your best-selling, most loved, first made 60 years ago guitars before the customer gets wise? Well, as many as you like, judging by the annual ‘new’ model variants from the big boys Gibson and Fender. For 2019 we have the Gibson...

Rajani Amps are a new boutique amp manufacturer based in London and will be releasing their first products in September 2019. Their amps are not 'copies or derivatives of vintage amps' but designs that they want to become classics in their own right. The VOD-50 (Valve Overdrive 50 Watts) is 'the only amp...

That certain something…has your guitar got it? I took delivery recently of an Ibanez semi, made in China with RRP £699, which sits well with two other guitars I have in this price range; an Epiphone Les Paul Lee Malia Signature Custom, Far East made, and a USA Gibson Midtown Custom....

Everyone seems to be releasing a looper pedal at the moment but none is as good as the first really 'micro' looper, the Ditto. Imagine, a looper that just loops; simple to use, no amp models to mess with your sound, no tone controls, no drum tracks, no effects, just one...

Much has been written about these little amps in the last few years and we have been living with ours for quite a while now, giving us a chance to provide full feedback. We use it as a ‘spare’ and also with headphones for ‘quiet’ practice. Everything that has been said...

First, we had small heads and combos from the likes of Vox, Laney, Marshall and Blackstar: 1 to 5W of tube power in a small cabinet that was ideal for bedroom and studio use. Reasonably light and easy to move around with great tones and a bit of oomph when...

Ryan Gibson, based in Falkirk, Scotland makes classical guitars using traditional Spanish construction techniques. All his guitars are made to the individual requirements of the customer including nut sizes, string spacing at the bridge, scale length and neck shape. Guitar Construction Traditional Spanish design is at the heart of his classical guitars,...

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...

TC Electronic Skysurfer Reverb If your amp doesn’t have reverb and you don’t want to pay zillions for a complex pedal, just preferring a bit of reverb for adding colour to your sound then for £27.00 you can have the TC Electronic Skysurfer – easy to use and definitely a bargain! We...

First came the Dragon’s Heart plectrum – a completely new shape and take on the humble plectrum – and now we have the Wyvern’s Heart; same shape but different material and thickness to appeal to those players who like a thinner more flexible plectrum (or pick). For those who have not...