There are a lot of scary-looking guitars out there -- some intentionally scary, some not -- but in the spirit of the occasion, we thought we'd point out the perfect Halloween guitar, in case your marauding demon rock star costume needs that finishing touch. It's Cort Guitars' Gene Simmons Axe Guitar, which we spotted at this year's Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California.
Montreal-based Godin Guitars has announced a new model, the Montreal Premiere. The guitar is a thinline, semi-hollow-body electric, the latest addition to the Signature Series. It features a Canadian wild cherry top, back and sides, with a spruce “breathe-through” carved core. This feature promotes free airflow through the interior center block, making the Montreal Premiere a resonant, vibrant guitar.
The Eagles' 1976 mega-hit single "Hotel California" turns up — time and time again — on lists of "best guitar solos of all time." In fact, it earned the No. 8 spot on Guitar World's often-quoted list of the 100 greatest guitar solos.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario tries out the new Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar Signature Model, a guitar that reviewer Chris Gill calls "the best Jaguar that the company has ever produced."
Fender has introduced new signature models for guitarist Chris Shiflett and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters. The new models are the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass.
Last week, I attended PRS Guitars' sixth annual open-house event known as Experience PRS. If you’re a fan of PRS Guitars or just guitars in general, this free event at the Stevensville, Maryland, factory is a must-see. It truly is meant to be “experienced.” One item that struck me is the SE Custom 24 7-String, which happens to be PRS Guitars' first 7-string production instrument in their SE series of guitars.
Artist Jeff Ritzmann always dreamed of owning an extravagant custom guitar like George Lynch’s Skull and Bones or Eddie Van Halen’s Dragon. That desire stayed with Ritzmann until 2006, when the cover of Iron Maiden’s A Matter of Life and Death album inspired him to build a guitar that looks like a tank. He did it, he says, by modifying an off-the-shelf guitar “beyond all reasonable comprehension.”