Electric guitar

Hardware review: Taylor GT K21e acoustic-electric guitar

Taylor’s all-Hawaiian GT K21 stands out in its compact GT series for a number of reasons. The Koa’s bold look shining on its soundboard, back, and sides can turn heads, and the GT K21 certainly will, but I’ve learned that there’s more to this guitar than what there is. ‘we see. First off, if you […]

Bass guitar

Ernie Ball Introduces Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings

Coachella, California (May 7, 2015) – Ernie Ball Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of hand-crafted premium hand-crafted Ernie Ball Music Man guitar strings, musical instrument accessories, and Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and basses, announces the launch of its New Electric Bass Guitar Slinky Flatwound Strings. These highly innovative new offerings feature an “industry first” […]

Electric guitar

Fender Unveils Limited Edition Master Built Joe Strummer Esquire Electric Guitar

When Fender announced the Joe Strummer Campfire Acoustic Guitar along with the rest of its 2021 Artist Series, the guitar giant announced that a celebratory electric guitar was also in the works. Now the Limited Edition Master Built Fender Joe Strummer Esquire has officially released in commemoration of the legendary co-founder and guitarist of The […]

Bass guitar

Bass Bench: amplification of an acoustic bass guitar

Photograph 1. Photo courtesy of Andreas Schulz and leftover-visuals.de. Since the days of MTV unplugged, many working bassists who would normally rock to a solid electric body have broadened their sonic palette with an acoustic bass guitar. When it’s not practical for a band to play with a concert drums and backline – perhaps an […]

Electric guitar

The Recording Guitarist: Electric Guitar Recording For Beginners

Last time around, we covered the basic equipment needed to record a guitar on your computer or tablet. Let’s talk about technique now! Compose your DAW. Install your DAW of choice according to the program’s instructions. Connect your interface and plug in your guitar. (If there is a line / instrument switch, choose the instrument.) […]

Electric guitar

Framus introduces Blue Label electric guitar strings

Nashville, TN (September 26, 2017) — With the new Blue Label electric guitar strings, Framus has paid particular attention to deep tunings such as Drop D, Drop C and Drop A as well as string sets for 7- and 8-string guitars . Sets for standard tunings, in Light, Custom Light, Regular and Heavy versions are […]

Electric guitar

DIY: How to String a Fender-Style Electric Guitar

We can experience the greatness of Charlie Parker by watching these clips. Charlie Parker – It’s Time Where else to start than the blues? This is Parker’s classic blues tune “Now’s the Time”, which has become essential material for any budding jazzer. His economy of melody has become so codified that his solo intro has […]

Electric guitar

Win an extremely “daring” engraved Cort KX300 electric guitar in Etched Black Red or Etched Black Gold

These days, it is more and more difficult to find a unique guitar design. But apparently no one told Cort about it, who made an instant and unforgettable splash in 2020 with the radical and supremely edgy. KX300 engraved electric guitar last year. The new model features a sandblasted solid ash top with a radical […]

Bass guitar

Let’s talk about equipment | Tone Talk with Tonya aka Sweets on Bass

Photo courtesy of the artist It’s Women’s History Month and we wanted to talk to some of our favorites about their gear and sound setup (s). If you are not familiar with Guitar Girl Magazine’s “Tone Talk ”is where we dive into what makes the sound of different musicians’ setups unique to them. We unbox […]

Bass guitar

Plug-in aims for perfect bass guitar sound

United plugins announced the availability of QuickBass of Instant audio. Here is their press release with all the details … Having started their collaborative sound quest last year with Quick AG, an all-in-one acoustic guitar solution compatible with major AAX / AU / VST DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) applications on macOS and Windows as a […]

Acoustic guitar

Is Maton Fyrbyrd Australia’s Greatest Guitar?

Led by the mighty mind of Bill May, Australian makers produced a number of electric guitars between the 1950s and 1970s that captivated local players, eschewing the proven shapes of pioneers like Fender and Gibson while still offering something of more elegant than the quirky designs launched by Japanese manufacturers such as Teisco or Guyatone. […]

Electric guitar

Tasmanian all-female and electric guitar group Mapatazi go wild at arts festival

Tasmanian-based musician Rose Turtle Ertler hadn’t come across a large group consisting entirely of guitars playing original music – until she created her own. The all-female group – insolently named Mapatazi – consists of 22 women playing electric guitar and bass of all ages and levels of musical experience. “Having so many guitars together was […]

Bass guitar

Talented Malawian Musician Plays Homemade Bass Guitar

Do you remember making cereal box guitars as a kid? Cardboard instruments are fun to make, but they don’t really sound too impressive. Malawian musician Gasper Nali is proof that some homemade instruments can produce amazing sounds. He plays what he calls the Babatoni – a handmade three-meter-long bass guitar – with an empty bottle […]

Electric guitar

How peak demand and Covid-19 caused a shortage of electric guitars

If you’ve been trying to buy a new electric guitar in the past six months or so, you may have noticed something quite strange: Guitar stores don’t have a lot of stock. While retailers are far from short of new electrical devices, popular lines seem to sell out in weeks, if not days, leaving those […]

Electric guitar

The Beast, a six neck electric guitar created by Hutchins Guitars, is now up for auction – Guitar.com

The Beast, a six neck electric guitar created by Hutchins Guitars, will soon go under the hammer at an upcoming Gardiner Houlgate auction. The opening bid on the monstrous instrument has been set at £ 1,500, and it is estimated to sell for up to £ 2,500. The live online auction, which includes more than […]

Acoustic guitar

Your chance to own a six neck guitar called… The Beast!

In 2008, when MusicRadar was still in short pants, we were stunned by a guitar that arrived in the photo studio to be photography for Guitarist magazine. A six-neck electric guitar and the bass from the British manufacturer Hutchins. It was a beast – literally, that’s what it was called. Now the Beast has resurfaced […]

Acoustic guitar

The Beast, a gigantic six-neck guitar, goes on sale

A legendary six-neck monster electric guitar designed by Gary Hutchins – aptly nicknamed The Beast – has been dropped and is now on sale at UK-based guitar auction house Gardiner Houlgate. Originally inspired by the five-necked model branded by Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, The Beast was designed to go “a stronger one” with a […]

Bass guitar

Saree Clad Musician Plays Sea of ​​Lies on Bass Guitar

There is no shortage of talent in India. And combining the western with a traditional Indian twist just might be an emerging genre. The video of a musician in a sari performing the cover of American progressive metal band Symphony X’s song “Sea of ​​Lies” on bass guitar has gone viral and has wowed people. […]

Acoustic guitar

A rare six neck guitar up for auction, and I want it!

You can sometimes see a double neck guitar and a triple neck guitar, and of course we’ve seen these quadruple neck guitars in the Michael Angelo Batio movies and videos, but a sextuple guitar? I haven’t seen anything so crazy on this side of a Cheap tip performing Arts. Advertising. Scroll down to continue reading. […]

Electric guitar

Ask the expert: Why does my plugged-in electro-acoustic guitar sound so uneven?

From the March / April 2021 issue of Acoustic guitar | By Martin Keith Question: “I recently had the action adjusted on my electro-acoustic guitar. The plugged-in sound is now very uneven: the E-high and E-low strings sound hollow and quieter than the others. What happened and what should I do to fix it? –Roberta […]

Electric guitar

Dean Launches New Models Of Vengeance And Zero Electric Guitars For 2021 | Guitar.com

Dean Guitars is back with new models of Vengeance and Zero electric guitars as part of its Select series. These models add features demanded by players, such as stainless steel frets, phosphorescent side dot markers and Fishman Fluence Modern active humbuckers. The Vengeance and Zero models are mahogany-bodied guitars that come in three different finishes: […]

Electric guitar

Recording dojo: the case for the microphone of your electric guitar

Hello everyone and welcome to the Dojo. This month we’re gonna do something rarely done and counter intuitive. We are going to put our electric guitar on the microphone in addition to the amp! Why? Because there is something to be gained. The Dojo is now open, so let’s get started. I remember hearing about […]

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Kiesel Unveils Clapton-Inspired Jason Becker Yin Yang Signature Electric Guitar

Kiesel Guitars unveiled its latest signature guitar for Jason Becker, the JBYY Jason Becker Yin Yang Tribute guitar. Where Becker’s previous Kiesel electric signature, the JB24 Numbers, took inspiration from a preschooler toy, it embraces the ancient Chinese philosophical concept of dualism for aesthetics. As Becker explains, the Yin Yang look was very inspired by […]