Perfect Partnerships – Gibson Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Marshall

A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history When it comes to guitar and amp relationships, the combination of Gibson Les Paul guitars and Marshall amplifiers is an unbeatable match made in tone heaven. When Jim Marshall placed his name on the very first JTM45 head back in 1962, it was… Read More

New Rockin’ Gibson Range For 2017 – A Quick Look

Classic designs, modern improvements 2017 spells an even more interesting year for Gibson. They’re totally spoiling us with this new range, which has so far included a gorgeous array of acoustics for the modern musician, but the imminent release of some of the best electric guitars the brand has ever made has set tongues wagging…. Read More

The New Gibson HP Acoustic Range Has Landed

New designs, classic styles – introducing the Gibson 2017 HP Range Thanks to Gibson’s outstanding reputation for producing world class acoustic guitars, when a new line is announced, the world stands up and takes notice. 2017 looks to be an impressive year for the brand with the release of the new 2017 HP acoustic range, featuring… Read More

Tony Iommi Gear – How to Sound like the Black Sabbath Guitarist

Sound like an Electric Wizard Tony Iommi is the type of guitarist we can all look up to, regardless of whether we love metal or not – confident without being too flashy, melodic and instantly recognisable. His riffs have thrilled and inspired musicians for decades whilst his knack for beautifully fusing dark, doom laden riffs with… Read More

Choosing The Best High-End Acoustic Guitar For You

High-end models perfect for when you need to upgrade your guitar You’ve put in the time with your hand-me-down guitar, the beginner pack that’s served you well or the one you’ve “borrowed” from your friend (and failed to give back for 3 years). You know pretty much every Oasis and Led Zeppelin song there is,… Read More

Humbuckers VS Single Coil pickups – A Beginners Guide

We guide you through the differences between Single Coil and Humbucker pickups A question beginners will often ask us here at Dawsons, is “What’s the difference between humbucker pickups and single coil pickups?”, so we thought we’d address the differences whilst offering a little history about each style and the type of musicians who might… Read More

Interview with Milk Teeth, the not so Vile Children of the UK rock/grunge scene

The Stroud 4 piece are currently taking over the airwaves According to Wikipedia, Stroud, nestled in the county of Gloucestershire, has a population of just over 13,000 people and the picturesque town “is noted for its steep streets, independent spirit and cafe culture”. The aerial view of the town is reminiscent of something American tourists… Read More

Best Guitars Of 2015

Updated 16/11/16 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… Read More

Five Best Jazz Guitars

Classic jazz sounds from five smooth guitars Jazz guitars are big bodied, often semi-acoustic, and designed to coax out some wonderfully rich, warm tones. Historically jazz was played on acoustic guitars, however in the days before amplification the guitar often became lost in the mix of the big band sound so the introduction of arch… Read More

‘I’d have my old Tone Master back!’ Lonely The Brave Guitarist Mark Trotter Interview

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and a half, you’ll have heard of Lonely The Brave. Amidst Radio 1 A-list plays, storming festival sets and sold out tours, the Cambridge 5 piece have been solidifying their place in the halls of UK rock royalty. Since 2009, slowly but surely, LTB… Read More