Can a £200 electric sound good? Oh yes!              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...

Confused by the hundreds of OD pedals out there?      We all love an overdrive pedal – that rich, creamy, gain makes the ribs tickle and the heart warm – but with just about every pedal company, of which there are hundreds, making at least one overdrive, distortion, boost or...

This years' choice has got even better in the sub £1k category! Build quality, playability, prestige and value are all top notch now in the sub £1000 electric guitar sector. You have a choice of many solid, semi and hollow body models from a huge range of manufacturers. Here are our...

Even though we couldn't get out much, go to a gig or practice with our band we did have some great new stuff come out in 2021.  Here is our pick of new guitars, pedals and amps from 2021: Guitars Gordon Smith Gatsby Gibson Generation Collection Acoustics Fender Nowenta Series Boss Electronic Guitar Fender Jazzmaster Acoustasonic PJD...

Just released are these Q or Quest Series headless guitars from Ibanez, coming in a range of options and finishes. Here's what Ibanez has to say about them:"The Q or Quest series is an entirely new concept for Ibanez. The “Quest” in this case was to not just to adapt an...

Perfect in Slime Green Sparkle! Yvette and Ibanez have teamed up to release the Ibanez YY10 Yvette Young signature model. The guitar is based on one of Yvette’s custom Ibanez Talmans, and it offers guitarists everywhere an opportunity to be inspired by her unique visual style and extraordinary musicianship. Features Seymour Duncan...

Silver, gold or pink? Yep, this comes in all three sparkly metallic finishes and looks great for it! The new Ibanez AEWC10 acoustic has “electric-like playability”, according to Ibanez and features Silver Metallic High Gloss, Rose Gold Metallic High Gloss and Dark Gold Metallic High Gloss finishes. Specs inlcude a spruce top,...

The new Maxon Apex808, designed by Tubescreamer creator Susumu Tamura, allows the user to capture the sounds and feel of the best vintage Tubescreamer without having to play through or pay thousands to do so. He developed the Apex808 after meticulous analysis of over 100 vintage and current production Tubescreamer/808 variants...

A new addition to the Ibanez Artwood series of acoustics is this Baritone featuring a deep Grand Concert style body and 27-inch scale. A solid Engelmann spruce top, pau ferro back and sides, African mahogany/pau ferro five-piece neck and a Macassar ebony fingerboard complete the spec sheet together with decent hardware. Plugged...

Okay, so this will set you back three grand but doesn't it look great? The new for 2020 Steve Vai signature PIA - Paradise in Art - comes in four colours (this one is Panther Pink) and is a made in Japan model.  Seems the man has still got it...