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.
In response to players who prefer the tonal flexibility of a tremolo system, the Choptank Trem features the company’s proprietary solid steel bridge plate and hinge tremolo, driving increased string vibration into the center of the body and enhancing harmonics, response and sustain only the player can feel.
Schecter Guitar Research has announced an addition to its new website, a new monthly feature called “Conquering RIFFtopia” featuring Jeff Loomis and Keith Merrow of Conquering Dystopia. The videos will include lessons, guitar play-throughs and reviews of new Schecter models, plus tips and tricks from both guitarists.
Fender has announced its new line of MLB-themed electric guitars. Each Fender Stratocaster guitar will feature official team logos along with custom designed landmark imagery unique to the team’s market, as well as a “MLB” logo adorning the neck plate.
The Loar has introduced the LH-301T archtop electric guitar. Building the LH-301T was an easy decision for The Loar's workshop after successes with numerous vintage-style archtop and small-body models.
Among historic Gibsons, Tom Scholz’s 1968 Les Paul “Goldtop”—the first of two that he purchased in the Seventies—certainly ranks high. It’s the guitar heard on every massive Boston hit and all six of the group’s albums to date. As such, it was an ideal instrument for Gibson to replicate as part of its Collector’s Choice Series.
If Jerry Garcia played in a death metal band instead of the Grateful Dead, he might have designed a guitar like the Guardian. At least that’s kind of the idea that Nashville luthier Sean Farrell had in mind when he conceived this guitar.
The Allman Brothers Band played 10 nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre before having to postpone their final four shows of the run due to Gregg Allman’s ongoing struggle with bronchitis. They played the final two nights, Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, without Allman.
With its staggering selection of seven-string, eight-string and baritone guitars, Schecter has become a leading source of alternative instruments that fall between the standard six-string guitar and four-string bass.
Rob O’Reilly, an electronics engineer out of Ireland, set out to build a guitar that's more fashionable and functional than anything else out there. Take a second look at the body of the Rob O’Reilly BE guitar below. It was modeled after a lens from a pair of sunglasses. The center of the guitar is completely transparent, allowing you to express yourself anyway you please.