Introducing the Casio Hybrid Grand Piano

Casio have combined the best of acoustic pianos with some digital piano features that are truly unique to deliver their Hybrid Grand Piano.

5 Design Classics

Hey Good Looking On the Dawsons blog, we prioritise function over fashion when talking about the instruments we’re excited about. With this said, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of eye candy. In today’s blog we’re purely about the aesthetics. This is our list of design classics, available today! Fender Stratocaster As American as apple… Read More

What Happens When Musical Genres Collide

Greater than the sum of their parts Music is wonderful in that, no matter how hard people try, it cannot always be put into little pigeonholes. For the most part, musicians and performers are creative souls. With creativity usually comes a sense of curiosity. “Will it work if I throw a 200bpm breakbeat over this… Read More

Getting Started With The Teenage Engineering OP-1

Unleash the potential of the magic Swedish box In 2011, Swedish audio firm Teenage Engineering released their now-flagship device, the OP-1. As well as looking like something from a museum of modern art (indeed, it actually is) this device promised an entire, portable electronic music studio in a very small footprint. It looks, at the… Read More

How Step Sequencers Are Changing Music

A step too far? We’ve spoken before on this blog about how music is now much more democratic these days. By this, we mean it is much easier for people who wouldn’t class themselves as musicians to start creating their own tunes using techniques which are perhaps different to how music was in the past…. Read More

Orange Rocker 15 Review

Rebooted range shows its class It’s fair to say that Orange’s Tiny Terror amp changed the amplification landscape. Amp heads now commonly known as ‘lunchbox’ heads weren’t really a major thing until the British company launched its 15 watt box of tricks. Afterwards, they became fairly common. You could argue that the new trend towards… Read More

Best New Guitar Gear At NAMM 2017

Tasty new gear for guitarists… Guitarists looking to this year’s NAMM event in Anaheim won’t be disappointed with the amount of the new models they can expect to see hitting the stores soon. From entry level models designed to encourage the next generation, through to some of the most extravagantly obscure prototypes you’ll ever see,… Read More

The New Fender 2017 American Professional Series Has Arrived

Ionic Fender designs return with modern improvements It seems that the creative minds at Fender never sleep! 2016 alone has been responsible for producing some of the brands most beautiful designs, such as the Fender Offset Series and Fender Elite Series of guitars and it seems there’s no sign of stopping this freight train of creativity…. Read More

New Zoom Multi Effects Pedals For The Gigging Musician

A world’s worth of guitar and bass effects at your feet Playing guitar is all about the journey. It’s a journey into self-discovery, figuring out what type of player we are and what sounds really make us tick, what amplifiers we prefer to put our guitar through, and eventually which effects help us channel that… Read More

Fender Offset Series Guitars & Basses Revealed

The return of the Fender offset guitar for the modern player The Fender offset series of guitars has been revisited in 2016 providing fans of the more “Alternative” looking (and sounding) guitars with a whole range of beautifully crafted instruments that give a firm nod to the designs of old with a slew of new features for… Read More