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Dave Grohl says “the dial is starting to turn back to guitar-based music”

Dave Grohl has said he feels that guitar music is experiencing another rebirth, telling Rolling Stone that “the dial is starting to turn”. The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist made the comments in response to a prompt that Foo Fighters had become the ‘go-to’ rock band. “It’s been that way for a...
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Luna Guitars unveils beginner-friendly solid-top Folk A/E Wabi Sabi acoustic

Luna Guitars has debuted the latest addition to its Wabi Sabi series of acoustic guitars – the Folk A/E model. Sporting a folk-sized body that resides somewhere between a parlor and grand concert shape, the new acoustic electric offering is dubbed by the brand as an "excellent" acoustic guitar for beginners due to its impressive-for-the-price spec sheet and $299 price tag.
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Nathaniel Rateliff is selling key guitars and amps for charity

It's another Reverb artist shop! Following Billy Corgan and Peter Frampton's recent clear outs, Nathaniel Rateliff has some choice gear of his own to sell. And we mean choice – because the electric and acoustic guitars here especially have played key roles in his musical life with The Night Sweats.
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Russian Circles' Brian Cook given brand-new bass by Electrical Guitar Company following gear theft

Russian Circles bassist Brian Cook has been gifted a new bass guitar by Electrical Guitar Company following the theft of the band's gear earlier this week. A new post on the aluminum guitar builder's Instagram page shows the sleek new Series Two bass – similar to Cook's stolen bass model, though with block inlays rather than dots – alongside the caption: “Somehow the stars aligned on our end with available parts, so here's Brian's new bass.”
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Ashdown launches Guy Pratt signature bass amp, the Interstellar-600

Ashdown has unveiled a new signature bass amp head for Guy Pratt, the Interstellar-600. The esteemed British bassist, who has played with everyone from Pink Floyd to Madonna and Gary Moore, has long favored customized Ashdown’s ABM 900 heads, and the new signature model is based on that amp. That...
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18 pro guitarists who play cheap guitars

Do you need an expensive electric guitar to write and perform great music? Now, to answer this question, ideally we would gather a Live Aid’s worth of musicians in an aircraft hanger, position an over-sized condenser mic in the middle of them, and have them shout “No!” at the top of their lungs.
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UK amp firm Hiwatt announces new addition to its 2021 line-up: beer

UK amp-maker Hiwatt has announced a collaboration with London-based craft brewers Drop Project, releasing its first beer. The 4.5% pale ale, dubbed Rider, was apparently created with the brief that it “must be ideal for sinking in the pub whilst enjoying great live music”. Drop Project put its brewing knowhow...
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Epiphone finally launches eagerly awaited B.B. King Lucille model

The model, which made its first appearance back in February in the hands of Emily Wolfe, features a Varitone switch, '60s Kalamazoo headstock and Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers. After it was initially teased way back in February earlier this year, and after Gibson announced it was headed for an October release date, Epiphone has finally unveiled the much-awaited B.B. King Lucille electric guitar.
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G&L bolsters its ASAT lineup with two freshly finished $549 Tribute Series models

G&L has unveiled two new-look electric guitars that join the brand’s ASAT lineup – the Tribute Series ASAT Classic Bluesboy and Tribute Series ASAT Deluxe Carved Top. Supposedly “Leo Fender’s final version of his iconic design”, the two Tele-style models are said to pay tribute to the pioneering guitar maker’s “tireless search for something extra from each iteration of this timeless classic”.
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Bite Guitars teams up with Suzi Quatro for new signature bass

Singer-songwriter and bassist Suzi Quatro has teamed up with Bite Guitars for a new signature bass guitar. Boasting the company's Jawbone JJ body shape, the new bass dons a Dakota Red finish with black flower artwork, and is loaded with a pair of high-output single-coil pickups, controlled via a pair of volume knobs and one tone pot.
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Snark launches $20 USB-rechargeable clip-on guitar tuner

The company's latest tuner promises “weeks to months of regular use” at full charge, fully chromatic pitch calibration between 415-466Hz, and an easy-to-read, high-resolution LCD display. Snark has launched its latest accessory, a rechargeable clip-on guitar tuner. Chargeable via any standard USB port, the Snark Rechargeable Clip-On Tuner is able...
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Reverb.com reveals the top-selling guitars on its platform in the last 90 days

Following new research conducted by Fender – which shows that 16 million Americans started playing guitar in the past two years – there's more data to show the guitar is thriving, this time from Reverb.com. In addition to reporting the promising stats that there were more than 30 million searches...
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A huge selection of gear belonging to instrumental rockers Russian Circles has reportedly been stolen

A large amount of gear belonging to instrumental rock band Russian Circles has reportedly been stolen. The list of missing gear is enormous, and includes several electric guitars – like a pair of Gibson Les Paul Customs – two Quilter Overdrive 202 guitar amps, Darkglass, Emperor and Peavey cabs, a Moog Minitaur synth, and a selection of guitar pedals, microphones and drum hardware.
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Gibson unveils Custom Shop recreation of Chuck Berry's 1978 Wine Red ES-355

Unveiled on what would have been Berry's 95th birthday, the guitar features a host of historically correct appointments, including aged gold hardware, a Varitone switch, Maestro Vibrola and a classic split diamond headstock inlay. In celebration of the birthday of Chuck Berry (October 18), Gibson has unveiled a Murphy Lab-aged...
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Russian Circles have had their guitar, bass and drum gear stolen ahead of dates supporting System Of A Down

Three-piece post-rock brand Russian Circles have had a huge array of their touring gear stolen while en-route to their first show supporting System Of A Down in the US. "On the night / early morning of Oct 17 Russian Circles Uhaul truck was broken into and robbed at a Holiday Inn parking lot in Chowchilla, CA which is between Fresno and Modesto," the band reports. "Please be on the look out and help us spread the word."
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