This week, we're checking out the new Route 66 Modern model by Monoprice guitars. You might remember my review — posted last summer — of one of the company's California Series models. You’ll instantly notice similarities between the Route 66 Modern and another iconic guitar design, but Monoprice found a way to offer the sound, look and feel of that model for less than $150.
The "Ghost Soldier" guitar was created by master luthier Masao Ohmuro. Two years after enrolling in ESP's Guitar Craft Academy in 1990, Ohmuro was asked to stay on as instructor. He continued teaching and began building and repairing guitars for ESP shops and artists.
“I’ve been reading Guitar World since I was 12,” Xavier explained. “I’ve always had issues lying around my house. It’s a well-printed magazine with vibrant colors and good-quality paper. I cut the pieces from 12 to 15 different issues, but I had to get multiple copies of certain issues to have enough pieces of colors I liked.”
This two-minute-long demo of Ibanez's Iron Label RGIR20E guitar was posted late last month by Ibanez UK. It features plenty of closeups shots of the guitar and its EMG pickup — which is always nice — and a lot more.
Late last week, Sterling Ball of Music Man posted the following blurb on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum. In it, he unofficially introduces the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty, which bears the signature of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci.
PureSalem Guitars adopts an inspired approach and attitude while honoring the electric guitar’s glorious past. It‘s simplicity in design. It’s wood, wire, and strings. It’s rock and roll — and not rocket science.
It’s the year of the signature model at Reverend Guitars. Three new signature models will be debuted at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show: the Reverend Bob Balch Signature, the Reverend Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Signature Bass and the Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 C.