Wood & Wire: The Hand-Crafted Guitars of Creston Lea

This is a really well done 20-minute documentary about Creston Lea: Burlington, Vermont luthier, Creston Lea, builds hand-made electric guitars and basses in a classic American style. This film explores Lea's particular design aesthetic and place in the boutique electric instrument world, as well as his long-time collaboration with artist, Sarah Ryan. The film also … [Read more...]

Landric Guitars Chief Model

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I wrote about Landric Guitars a while ago, after playing a few of their guitars at a store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was quite surprised by how well the guitars played and sounded. Since first playing one of their guitars, I've had several email conversations with the builder, Rick Land, and have had the opportunity to meet him a few times and even become real-life friends … [Read more...]

Fender American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster

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Fender is introducing this interesting guitar, the Fender American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster, as part of of its '10 for 15' Limited Edition series of guitars: Fender is pleased to announce the release of the “10 for ’15” Limited Edition Collection, a series of 10 guitars that will be limited to 500 of each worldwide, only at authorized Fender dealers from March to … [Read more...]

Carvin Jason Becker Numbers Guitar

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I started playing guitar at a time that Jason Becker and Marty Friedman were gaining a lot of notoriety with their Cacophony shred albums. Sadly, Becker's guitar playing career was cut short as a result of ALS. Carvin has previously released a Jason Becker Tribute model and has now introduced a version of Becker's custom-made 'Numbers' guitar. The guitar features an ash … [Read more...]

Fender ’60s Lacquer Jazzmaster and Road Worn ’60s Jazzmaster

Over the past few years, I've become a fan of offset guitars and, in particular, the Fender Jazzmaster. So, I was excited to hear about Fender's new Jazzmaster offerings: the '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer and the Road Worn '60s Jazzmaster. Both guitars are made in Mexico, but feature some American-made appointments, including the new American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster pickups. The … [Read more...]