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PRS Guitars, new McCarty 594 model

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

PRS Guitars has revealed its latest model, the McCarty 594. The vintage-inspired instrument is designed to deliver rich, humbucking tones and nuanced single-coil sounds via its 58/15 LT pickups and push/pull coil taps on the tone controls.  Other features include a figured maple top, mahogany back,...

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Paul Gilbert, I wrote my best guitar solo on a kazoo

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As the incomparable Paul Gilbert has now released his 17th solo album, I Can Destroy, we’re exclusively premiering three episodes from his Scarified: The Terrifying Tales Of Paul Gilbert video series, where the guitar ace looks back at his career and drops a few revelations along the way.


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Limited Edition American Standard Telecaster Matching Headstock

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Inspired by the “custom color” instruments of yore, the Limited Edition American Standard Telecaster Matching Headstock sports sophisticated aesthetics for the ages. As simply elegant as ever, the American Standard Telecaster is an enduring design classic for the guitarist who appreciates and...

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The All New Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive Pedal

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The Forza is a full-range, highly adjustable and transparent overdrive for players who want more gain without losing the natural voice of their guitar.  While many overdrives emphasize particular frequencies, the Forza gives you a more even spread across the frequency range. The voicing is very open,...

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Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The Casino Coupe is a compact “coupe”-sized version of the Epiphone Casino, the iconic hollowbody that for over 50 years has been a favorite of tone connoisseurs from Keith Richards to The Beatles to GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr. The new Ltd. Ed. Casino Coupe™ has all of the Casino’s...

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FourChords: Play Guitar Instantly With Free Trial

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

FourChords Guitar Karaoke app, currently revolutionising guitar playing lessons, has just released its latest version. This innovative app, downloaded by more than a million users worldwide, has been designed to be the fastest way to learn to play your favorite songs on the guitar without the need...

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The Epiphone 75th Anniversary Inspired by “1939” Century Amplifier

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Ltd. Edition 75th Anniversary Inspired by “1939” Century Amp is a modern 18-watt all-tube, guitar amplifier with a 12″ speaker that revives an Art Deco era masterpiece from Epiphone’s early days in Manhattan. The Epiphone “1939” Century is a faithful replica...

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New Retro Hootenanny Guitar Straps

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Perri’s are delighted to introduce their new Hootenanny Guitar Straps. These retro straps, made by craftsmen that bought guitarists the wicked Full Air Brushed Strap, have been created with the high degree of attention to artistic design, detail, and comfort that has come to be expected from the...

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Special Flash Giveaway

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

A humbucker set that can handle any riff or gallop you throw at it. Backstage and The Music Zoo are teaming up to give guitarists a pickup set fit for fury. Details on the Bare Knuckle Aftermath Humbucker pickup set: Symmetrically hand-wound twin screw coil design Powered by 3 custom size ceramic...

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Epiphone Presents The New Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Epiphone proudly presents the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Brent Hinds Flying-V Custom, the debut signature model by the incredible Brent Hinds, lead singer and guitarist of Mastodon. Featuring the historic Flying V profile in a Silverburst finish with Lace USA Brent Hinds signature Hammer Claws Humbuckers...

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Enter for your chance to WIN a Universal Audio Apollo Twin!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

PG Perks: Universal Audio Apollo Twin Giveaway ends May 26, 2016. Click here for the official rules. Universal Audio Apollo Twin.  Apollo Twin has everything you need to record the perfect guitar tone. Record with professional...

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The DOD Looking Glass Class A FET Overdrive

Monday, May 16th, 2016

DigiTech has collaborated with boutique pedal manufacturer Shoe Pedals on the new DOD Looking Glass Classs-A FET Overdrive.Built for optimum versatility, the Looking Glass’ unique Input Filter feature allows players to control ‘overly bright’ guitars and interacts with the guitar’s pickups...

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Korg Pitchblack Mini PBMINI Guitar Pedal Tuner

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Mini-size for easy installation in your effect board. The Pitchblack mini is a size smaller than the previous Pitchblack, allowing for easy installment, even with a full effect board. The weight is also minimal at 129 grams, so handling is easy. Large high-visibility display despite its small size,...

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My Guitar Lessons Student Gets Top Marks In Alderley Edge

Friday, May 13th, 2016

My Guitar Lessons tutor Gerry Malloy has a year 6 pupil Called Sammy Earnshaw from The Ryleys School who  took part in the 100th Alderley Edge Music Festival on May 5th. He played a Rockschool Grade 4 piece in the “Blues / Rock section and was awarded 87 points and a distinction. He is currently...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor On Tour

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Joanne Shaw Taylor this last weekend  presented the Blues Brunch and the Blues power show on Planet Rock whilst the Bluesmeister Bernard Doherty was away.  Joanne said I’ll try my best to keep you entertained with the best blues tunes and maybe introduce you to some new artists you haven’t...

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