There are a lot of great electric solidbody guitars on the market these days, but the vast majority of them look and sound similar to a handful of classic models introduced in the Fifties.
MusicVox is one of the few present-day companies that are truly doing their own thing and providing players with something a little different than the status quo. The MusicVox MI-5 and Space Cadet Custom Special models may have very cool and quirky styling, but at their heart they are no-nonsense players’ instruments designed to deliver the goods in the studio and onstage.
With its hand-carved grim reaper figure standing upon a field of skulls next to a cluster of gravestones, Ben Bauer’s Death of Decency guitar gives one the impression that it was made in prison by some tattooed Danny Trejo lookalike. However, a closer look reveals that the gravestones are not marked with the names of victims awaiting vengeance but rather words like love, hope, trust, honor and courtesy.
The ancient Egyptians' numerous cultural achievements included the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Telecaster. What? Actually, Scott McMahon of McMahon Artistry built this Telecaster adorned with Egyptian hieroglyphic carvings during the 21st century. He also gave it an appropriate name: the Ankh.
Over the weekend, someone asked me about "Tennessee brand" guitars and basses — something I'd never heard of. Apparently, the company creates — or created — an 18-string instrument that combines a 12-string guitar with a six-string bass — all on one neck.
Today, Harman’s DigiTech announced the introduction of Drop, a dedicated polyphonic drop-tune pedal that lets guitar and bass players instantly lower their tuning from one semitone all the way down to a full octave.
Gibson has introduced its new ES-Les Paul guitar. From the company: The solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are the two most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective genres.
Carvin Guitars has introduced a new seven-string model, the TL70. The guitar, which you can check out in the photo gallery below, features 25.5-inch scale neck-thru construction and is available with a Hipshot-fixed bridge or Floyd Rose tremolo.