Fender American Professional Jazzmaster


About a month or so ago, Fender discontinued their American Standard line of guitars. Details of the replacement line has finally come out, and they are now calling it the American Professional series. This new series encompasses their core American-made lineup of guitars and basses. One new addition is something I've wanted for a long time: an American-made non-vintage … [Read more...]

The Wayfarer by Nashguitars


Bill Nash of Nashguitars has made a name for himself by creating relic'd versions of Fender's best selling models. Recently, Nashguitars introduced a new guitar called the Wayfarer: The Wayfarer is the newest addition to the Nashguitars family. It was inspired by the symmetrical lines and distinct colors of the automotive industry in the late 50's and early 60's, as well as … [Read more...]

Should Fender Release a Squier Jim Root Stratocaster?

By: Russ Before I begin, I’ll admit that I’m a fan of Jim Root. I think his Telecaster is a blast to play (sounds great, too!), he’s an obvious fan of Orange (my favorite amp company), and he seems like a cool guy with a good head on his shoulders. When I ordered his Sound & Story DVDs, I ended up with the unexpected bonus of a signed card from him and am probably … [Read more...]

A Guitar Collecting Tip from Joe Bonamassa

Few guitarists have the knowledge and experience collecting guitars as Joe Bonamassa. Having grown up the son of a guitar dealer and now a world-class collector himself, there's little Bonamassa doesn't know about guitars. Furthermore, few of us will ever have the opportunity to play, much less own, even a small percentage of the guitars that Bonamassa regularly gigs with. … [Read more...]

Guild S-200 T-Bird


  I haven't reported much from this year's Summer NAMM show, but Guild reintroduced an interesting guitar: the S-200 T-Bird: Guild is pleased to announce the highly anticipated reintroduction of one of its most iconic, uniquely recognizable guitars: the S-200 T-Bird. This reissue is a replica of the original versions produced between 1964 and 1968, featuring an … [Read more...]