Taylor Guitars NAMM 2016 Interview

Exciting times ahead for Taylor Guitars in 2016 Since 1974 Taylor Guitars have been crafting some of the most beautiful guitars in the world. Their attention to detail and focus on playability has seen the brand lauded as one of the best musical instrument manufacturers by leading musicians. 2015 saw the release of the gorgeous Grand… Read More

New VOX Range At NAMM 2016

Great amps and very special guitars VOX amplification have announced a variety of new products ahead of their NAMM appearance in January 2016, including a selection of great amps and very special guitars. The new 2016 range of VOX products will appeal to most musical palettes, as the brand has continued to innovate yet maintain their signature… Read More

Interview with David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Guitarist, Ben Monder

Talking Bowie, Blackstar and Ibanez AS-50 with the prolific guitarist Ben Monder is a rare gem in the world of guitarists. A prolific musician based in the New York area for over 30 years, Monder has recorded on over 130 albums, both solo and as a sideman, with the likes of Jack McDuff, Marc Johnson… Read More

New Ibanez Guitars For 2016

5 great guitars from the new Ibanez range Ibanez has today announced an incredibly varied lineup of new guitars for 2016, including a vast array of electric, acoustic, bass and left-handed models. Amongst the lineup there are fanned frets, sexy signatures, and even the return of a legend. Though we can’t cover them all, below we take… Read More

Best Guitars Of 2015

The results are in… The end of each year gives us time to take stock of everything we’ve seen, heard and experienced over the previous 12 months. For some that means remembering holidays or time spent with loved ones. For others it means celebrating personal or professional progression. For us, it’s simply an excuse to… Read More

Orange Micro Dark Review

Tiny amp beckons you to the dark side Not content with having launched one entire sub genre of amplifiers in the shape of ‘lunchbox’ amps, British manufacturer Orange now seemingly has its sights set on first creating and then dominating another sub genre – the nano hybrid amp. Whereas lunchbox amps like the Tiny and… Read More

Yamaha Guitars Introduce New Revstar Guitar Series

Motorbike-inspired guitars of beauty Yamaha guitars have announced the launch of its new Revstar range of solid-body electric guitars,  the company’s first completely new electric guitar series in 20 years. The diverse series includes 8 different models, each with a unique feel and design. As you would expect from Yamaha’s 50-year legacy of creating guitars, the instruments have been… Read More

Three New Gibson 2016 Models

Welcoming back some old favourites The launch of the Gibson 2016 range has brought with it a number of surprises. The new two-tiered approach, covering traditional and high performance models, has been well received, giving players the option of buying a new model with or without the extra frippery like e-tuning systems. But its the return… Read More

Strymon Big Sky Review

Bring out the big guns It’s one of the perks of writing these articles for Dawsons that we get to try out a lot of different gear. Loads. At any given time we have a list as long as your arm of new and exciting bits of musical equipment that we need to, for want… Read More

Strymon Blue Sky Review

Vibrant reverbs from boutique American pedal brand Reverb is perhaps the simplest guitar effect of all. By emulating the effects of space and air on our guitar tone, we can add instant warmth and depth to a dry sound, giving it life and sustain. Indeed, hearing a clean electric guitar through a nice amp, with… Read More