Lounge Amps – Compact Amps For The Home Musician

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Amps which prove bigger isn’t always better… There’s a lot to be said for guitarist’s use of ever more powerful, ever louder amplifiers. Just as a Citroen 2CV would do a perfectly reasonable job of getting you to and from the shops to pick up your paper, the whole process would be much more exciting… Read More

Glowing Review For The Farida James Morrison

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Acoustic Magazine has just published a very impressive review for the Farida James Morrison guitar The Farida Artist Designed range has produced some incredible instruments since its inception. Frank Turner has been touring his extensively, as has Sam Halliday, Steve Rothery, Freddie Cowan, Murph and the guys from Bombay Bicycle Club. One of the instruments… Read More

Steve Hackett Revealed As New Farida Artist

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We’re pleased to announce that Steve Hackett is the latest artist to become a Farida endorsee The term ‘legendary’ is one that is misused constantly, particularly in the world of music. The smallest of achievements seems to justify the term. And yet, there are some artists whose credits make it difficult to argue against this… Read More

Steve Vai TonePrint Released By TC Electronic

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A new, Steve Vai TonePrint from TC Electronic expands its online artist library When TC Electronic launched its TonePrint concept, it promised not only expandability through freely downloadable additional tones and settings, but also that some renowned players would be contributing tones to those made available. It’s fair to say that it delivered on that… Read More

Five Great Epiphone Models To Celebrate 140 Years

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After 140 Years, there are more than a few classic Epiphone models – here are five You may have already heard that that 2013 marks 140 years since Epiphone began. The idea of a guitar brand of this age is mind-boggling (is there an older guitar company?) For a brand to last this long, it… Read More

Blackstar Go Metal

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Blackstar products have long been a favourite of Metal guitarists, and fans of rock’s darker side will relish this new range… Fast rising UK amp brand, Blackstar, are a very industrious bunch. The brand has only been in existence since 2007, and already its products are supplying the tone for the likes of James Dean… Read More

Farida Wombats Guitar Reviewed by Roland’s Lee Wrathe

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The Limited edition Farida Wombats guitar finds its way into the hands of Roland’s guitar guru Lee Wrathe The Farida Wombats Artist Designed guitar landed a few weeks ago and has had guitarists drooling ever since. Farida sent one of the few available over to Roland’s guitar guru, Lee Wrathe, who was really quite taken… Read More

A Classical Guitar That Is Affordable But Amazing?

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The Merida Trajan T-5 is a classical guitar the defies all logic of affordability and quality… Finding a truly great-sounding classical guitar on a budget can be a thankless task. Whilst there are many steel-strung acoustic guitars that seem able to provide a level of quality that is way above what could be expected from… Read More

James Morrison Farida Artist Designed Guitar Coming Soon

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James Morrison is set to be the next artist to receive a Farida Artist Designed Guitar! The Farida Artist Designed range has a new forthcoming model: James Morrison is latest artist to get his hands on a stunning signature model. The UK singer songwriter has established himself as that rare artist, with both ‘muso’ credibility… Read More

Merida Guitars – A Stunning New Brand At Dawsons

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You might not have heard of Merida Guitars (yet), but we’re sure you’re going to love them as much as we do… One of the great things about the music trade shows that go on throughout the year is the many amazing, but unknown suppliers that exhibit their wares, and Merida guitars is great example… Read More