Hagstrom Retroscape H-III review

Guitar & Bass February 2016-7

Hagstrom’s H-III was a classic 60s instrument and this update captures its spirit perfectly. Marcus Leadley takes a look… By the time the mid-1960s, arrived, Swedish guitar maker Hagstrom was already well seasoned in the art of instrument building. Guitars under its own name and international brands such as Kent and Futurama had spread around More...

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This beautiful Swedish-built ‘burst marries classic L.P and T-style looks with fine luthiery. Dave Hunter sings the Blues… Ifirst encountered Johan Gustavsson’s Bluesmaster Custom 59 in the ether, via word More...

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Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a super-cool vintage model… Although Roundups, Jet Firebirds and Duo Jets are sometimes More...

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Novo Guitars Serus T review

Dennis Fano left the company that bears his name to found Novo Guitars. Chris Vinnicombe plays the first example to land in the UK… Dennis Fano is a name that you will doubtless recognise from its assocation More...

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PRS SE 277 Semi-Hollow Soapbar

Not just for metalheads, this affordable baritone from PRS is far from a one-trick pony. Chris Vinnicombe saddles up… Although PRS has built baritones in its Stevensville, Maryland facility for several artists More...

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Vigier Excalibur Ultra AP review

This little black number is Vigier’s first foray into active/passive switchability – will it be a morale booster for Richard Purvis? The last time an Englishman was granted possession of Excalibur, he broke More...

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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 More...