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After 35 years of tinkering with guitars, and creating his famous “Frankenstein” guitar (Which let’s face it, is a piece of crap), Eddie Van Halen has designed an indestructible guitar called the EVH Wolfgang guitar. The guitar has the highest quality features, including stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body […]

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Christmas is coming up, and you may have a guitar player on your list that you need to buy a gift for. Here’s a list of 10 inexpensive gift ideas. These gift ideas are all priced between $20-$50, yet are things that almost any guitar player would like. It doesn’t matter if they’re a beginning […]

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This week, Musicians Friend is giving away a Gretsch G6199 Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird Electric Guitar valued at $3725 to one lucky winner. The Billy-Bo is a modern version of the Jupiter Thunderbird designed in 1959 by Bo Diddley, and further customized by Billy Gibbons. To enter the contest, just sign up for Musicians Friends’ free […]

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I was recently visiting my local Best Buy store, and noticed the grand opening of their musical instrument section, selling among other things, guitars, amplifiers and effects. Actually, it wasn’t a section, but a whole store within a store, resembling a Guitar Center location. Best Buy has been rolling out these musical instrument stores in […]

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Fender Custom Shop Creates Harley Davidson Strat

In commemoration of Harley Davidson’s 105th Anniversary, the Fender Custom Shop has created three cool Strat guitars that have features that honor the designs of the Harley Davidson motorcycle. Those features include black cherry pinstriping, a combination of black-chrome and black-nickel hardware, a black polycarbonate Harley-Davidson neck inlay, a jack plate engraved with the Harley-Davidson […]

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Ibanez Releases 20th Anniversary Joe Satriani Guitars

It’s hard to believe, but it was 20 years ago that Joe Satriani’s “Surfing With The Alien” album was released. It was also 20 years ago that Satch began his relationship with Ibanez guitars. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary, Ibanez has released two limited edition guitars, one for each anniversary. The two models are […]

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At a kickoff party for Summer NAMM earlier this week, the folks at the Gear Trap blog built the worlds largest pedal board, consisting of 142 guitar pedals. Here’s a video of the behemoth. Summer NAMM begins Friday, June 20 2008 in Nashville, TN.

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The Stripped-Down Guitar

Modern Guitars Magazine has an article about the Gittler Guitar, which is a stripped down guitar made from stainless steel. The guitar has thirty-one stainless steel tubular frets and six tubes that form the base. There are six pickups inside the tubes, one for each string. The guitar was created by Allan Gittler (1928 – […]

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Halo Custom Guitars Moving to Texas Sale

Halo Custom Guitars, Inc. was first featured on Guitar MX here. They create high quality, custom made guitars with very unique designs that have been popular with metal guitarists. Halo Guitars in the process of relocating to Houston, Texas, and are clearing out their California warehouse, and offering some incredible deals on their guitars. For […]

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On April 1, 2008, Gibson will be releasing the Limited Edition ‘Gibson Custom Inspired By Slash Les Paul Standard VOS’ guitar. The guitar is a replica of the one Slash took on tour in 1988. The guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Standard with original specs that has been refinished to give it a vintage […]

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