ESP Guitars has announced that its new ESP Original and E-II brands will become available in the U.S. in 2014. The availability of ESP Original and E-II brands in the U.S. allows the company to have a consistent set of products available around the world, something that ESP customers have requested for years.
Most people who visit Mississippi are likely to spend time gambling in Tunica or Biloxi or soaking in authentic blues mojo in Clarksdale. While Seattle guitarist Danny Mangold did his fair share of the latter during a month-long trip there, he also spent much of his time combing the streets and riverbanks for scraps to build a guitar.
In advance of this month's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the gang at AXL Guitars has released two intentionally mysterious teaser videos for their new line of guitars. The videos were posted with the line, "Be the first to see the all new AXL USA 2014 line at Winter NAMM 2014."
These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
Many guitarists have often wondered, How can I play eight different string instruments during a song? By many, we actually mean one guitarist, specifically Justin Stone, who conceived his eight-neck Rocktopus guitar while absent-mindedly scribbling on a scrap of paper.
When friends of Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody were looking for a special present for him, they didn’t want to get him an ordinary guitar. Instead, they commissioned Travis Stevens to build a one-of-a-kind Han Solo in Carbonite guitar for Moody, who is also a Star Wars fanatic.