Danelectro ’59M Spruce & ’64 review

Guitar & Bass June 2016-13

Danelectro guitars offer cool, quirky tones and retro looks at reasonable prices. Marcus Leadley tests a pair of new models… As well as its legacy as a classic guitar brand of the 1950s and 60s, Danelectro’s contemporary incarnation has amassed its own very interesting history. There was a time in the early 2000s when it seemed as if not More...

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Guitar & Bass August-6big
By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Fano Standard JM6 review

Masters of bespoke boutique go ready-made. Chris Vinnicombe finds out if the Fano experience is alive and well in the new Standard Series… October 2015 saw Dennis Fano leave the company he founded and launch More...

Guitar & Bass June 2016-1
By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Gretsch Players Edition & Vintage Select Edition review

It ain’t nuthin’ but a G twang as Chris Vinnicombe checks out a couple of contrasting new takes on old classics from Gretsch… Winter NAMM 2016 saw Gretsch unveil a stack of new models and restructure More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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Fender American Elite Series review

The new Elite Series guitars feature redesigned pickups, compound neck profiles and refined body contours. Are these the best production Fenders ever? Simon Bradley finds out… Modern companies need to grow More...

Guitar & Bass May 2016-10
By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Kauer Arcturus review

Kauer guitars feature high-quality tonewoods, boutique pickups and on-trend shapes. Huw Price tests out the Arcturus… Besides being a fine-looking offset guitar, there are two features that really distinguish More...

Guitar & Bass May 2016-3
By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, May 9th, 2016
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Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 VOS review

1958 was also the year of the sunburst Les Paul, the Flying V and the Explorer, but Gibson’s thinline archtop was arguably the greater achievement. Chris Vinnicombe winds back the clock… It’s hard to More...

Guitar & Bass February 2016-7
By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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Hagstrom Retroscape H-III review

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 More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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John Page Classic Ashburn review

A boutique-style S-Type with a name that will be familiar to students of Fender’s recent history. Chris Vinnicombe does a turn… These days, John Page designs and builds a small number of custom instruments More...

Guitar & Bass February 2016-12
By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Gretsch Streamliner Collection review round-up

Grown-up Gretsches at pocket-money prices? Huw Price finds out what the new-for-2016 Streamliner Collection has to offer… The Streamliner moniker arrived in the Gretsch catalogue in 1955 with a range More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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McNelly Pickups T-Bar Set & Stagger Swagger Set reviews

If McNelly pickups are anything to go by, there really is a tone in North Ontario. Huw Price tries some naughty 90s. There is something about P-90 pickups that never gets old. They have featured prominently in More...