As far back as the 1830s, top luthiers like Johann Stauffer and René Lacote were collaborating with leading guitarists of the day, including Luigi Lagnani, Fernando Sor and Napoléon Coste, to create custom models. This includes what are possibly the first seven-string guitars, designed by Coste and Lacote, some of which bear Coste’s name handwritten on the label inside the body.
The Guitar World gang visited the Charvel Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on the company's new Guthrie Govan signature series, which is described in our video below.
The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course, the new Marty Friedman SE signature model. Below, you can check our video, which shows Friedman discussing the new model.
The Descent Reverb is Walrus Audio’s latest venture, and it deeper into the world of modulation effects. The Descent, a fresh take on recent developments in the sound of reverb, employs dark tones that emulate cavernous depths—resounding and full-bodied with thick, harmonic overtones.
The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Below, check out our video, which shows off the looks and sound of PRS Guitars' new S2 Custom 22 model, which is part of the company's recently expanded S2 Series.
The Guitar World crew visited the ESP Guitars room at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We were introduced to several new guitars from the company, including the new Alex Skolnick models from both ESP and LTD, plus the brand-new ESP USA series, which includes the Eclipse, Horizon and other models.