10 Of The Best Hollow Body Guitars

Ten great semi-acoustics to tempt you You could say hollow body guitars are the pessimism/optimism dilemma of the guitar world. Is it an electric? An acoustic? Both? Neither?! However you see it, semi-acoustic guitars have cemented their place in guitar folklore thanks to their versatility across a number of styles. From their iconic big-body looks to their… Read More

Best Guitars For Metal: 5 Great Options

Five great guitars to help you get your metal on The wonderful world of metal is perhaps more complex than its detractors would have you believe. Indeed, metal players would tell you that what sounds like a big load of trashy old noise is, in fact, the brilliant music of a genius (extra kudos if… 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

Gibson 2016 – Strongest Line Up Yet?

Big G returns with plenty to talk about Gibson has announced the full line up for its 2016, and there are a few changes to talk about. Rightly or wrongly, the 2015 range was perhaps less favourably received than it would have hoped for. Take a look on any of the prominent guitar forums or… Read More

Which 2016 Gibson Les Paul Is Best For You?

Back to basics for 2016 range The jury probably remains out over Gibson’s bold decision to equip each and every guitar in its 2015 range with G-Force, its controversial (in the guitar world, at least) electronic tuning device. Critics felt this was too radical for the previously conservative company, in the conservative world of guitars,… Read More

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Updated November 25, 2015 Let’s start from the beginning… The road to guitar mastery can at first seem daunting. So many different styles, shapes and sizes of guitars, all vying for your attention and the chance to make your wallet lighter. But, as with anything, the options can seem clearer if you simply filter out… Read More

Gibson G-Force: Under The Hood

Rise of the machines There’s been a lot of talk in guitar circles about Gibson’s decision to include, as standard, its G-Force tuning system on the vast majority of its 2015 range. The headstock mounted auto-tuner takes away the freedom of the player. It assumes we don’t already know how to tune a guitar, or… Read More

Guitars To Give You GAS

Updated November 25, 2015 Riding the winds of change A lot of guitarists complain of gas. More so than players of any other instrument. We’re referring of course to Gear Acquisition Syndrome, i.e. the constant, unrelenting quest to accumulate ever more piles of interesting, unique and often quite expensive bits of kit with which to… Read More

Gibson 2015 vs. 2014

Famous range enhanced for 2015 As it continues apace with its plans to annually refresh its iconic range of guitars, Gibson has ushered in a few surprises with its 2015 collection. Sure, the same old faces are still there, from Les Paul Junior through to Standard via the obligatory SGs, but with slight amendments made… Read More

Gibson Memory Cable Review

Musical amnesia a thing of the past thanks to unique new cable Ever had an idea so good, so unbelievably unique and so downright exciting that you can’t wait to share it with the rest of your band/friends/mum, only to completely forget it later? It’s the worst feeling you can have as a musician; you spend… Read More