Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Electric Guitar Over £1000


The explosion in boutique guitar manufacture in recent years has not only provided well-heeled guitarists with more choice than ever, it has also put pressure on the big boys to keep highly desirable works of guitar-shaped art rolling out of their factories. If you are armed with a four-figure budget, check out this trio of must-try electrics that stole More...

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By On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Ones To Watch: Aidan Knight

Canadian singer-songwriter with a little help from his friends Aidan Knight’s third album Each Other, set for release in January, is a compelling, multi-layered record, adeptly conjured with the backing of a More...

By On Monday, December 21st, 2015

Six Of The Best – Christmas Stocking Fillers

There’s no need to settle for socks and mince pies in your Christmas stocking this year. Put these great guitar gifts on your list instead… Fender Custom Shop Tool Kit Price £49 Contact These More...

By On Monday, December 21st, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Amplifier over £1000

There can be little doubt that we’re in the midst of a golden age of guitar amplification design. Barely a week goes by without another beautiful – and often wallet-busting – high-end valve amplifier being More...

By On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Electric Guitar Under £1000

Less than a grand to spend on your latest six-string squeeze? 2015’s star performers proved to be rather more niche than we might have expected, but there’s never been a better time to add 12-string sparkle More...

By On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Letters from America – Gil Yaron Bolt S

After relocating to Arizona, Israeli luthier Gil Yaron set about a rethink of one of guitar history’s most iconic designs. Dave Hunter inspects the Bolt S… A guitar maker of legend in the minds of many fans More...

By On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Amplifiers Under £1000

Though it’s easy to be seduced by the sumptuous tone machines on the opposite page, the fact is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to sound very good indeed, especially with judicious use of stompboxes. And More...

By On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Effects

Despite 2015 being hailed in these very pages as the year of the tiny pedalboard, plenty of bigger boxes have impressed us too, and it’s no exaggeration to state that we could have easily devoted half of this More...

By On Friday, December 11th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Acoustic Guitar

If all-mahogany builds were the prevailing fashion in the acoustic guitar industry in 2014, this year it’s been torrefaction, as more and more manufacturers seek to emulate the sonic properties of old wood with More...

By On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Gear Of The Year 2015 – Best Bass Guitar

Has the guitar industry’s fixation with all things retro spread into bass territory? Though bass players tend to be more comfortable in an embrace with modernity than guitarists, some of the best basses we’ve More...