Gretsch Electromatic G5420T & G5422G-12 review

Guitar & Bass August-1

After Gretsch introduced the affordable Streamliner Series, the Electromatic line could only move up. Huw Price investigates… Gretsch really upped its game with the new Streamliner series, so much so that you might have wondered if the old Electromatic lineup may have lost some of its raison d’être. Fear not: Gretsch has responded by introducing More...

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Guitar & Bass August-15
By On Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Fender Deluxe Strat HSS & Classic ‘68 Strat Texas Special review

Two new Strats separated by 5,000 miles of Pacific Ocean, inspired by very different eras. Chris Vinnicombe racks up the air miles… Although they share that timeless, curvaceous double-cutaway body shape and More...

Echo park
By On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Echopark Model J review & Interview with Gabriel Currie, the man behind Echopark Guitars

After spending his formative years learning from the master at G&L, here’s Gabriel Currie’s collision of two of Leo’s finest. Chris Vinnicombe turns up the reverb… “I love Elvis Costello and More...

Guitar & Bass July 33
By On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

G&L ASAT Classic & Tribute Series ASAT Junior II review

Solidbody pioneers George & Leo live on in the familiar silhouette of these two very different guitars. Review by Richard Purvis Thirty years after the launch of the first G&L ASAT, Leo Fender’s More...

Guitar & Bass June 2016-13
By On Monday, June 13th, 2016

Danelectro ’59M Spruce & ’64 review

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 More...

Guitar & Bass August-6big
By On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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 On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

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...

By On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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 On Monday, May 16th, 2016

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 On Monday, May 9th, 2016

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...