Fans of Jeff Beck—and of vintage gear in general—might get a kick out of the video below. In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Party DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.
The winning bid of $117,500 for a factory-fresh Gibson Les Paul Standard Special—in a satin finish of red, gun-metal grey and viper blue, and sporting bullet shell knobs, no less—caught even its country-rock instigator off guard.
Vox has revived the classic all-tube AC10 with the Custom Series AC10C1, which brilliantly reproduces Vox’s legendary Top Boost sound in a lower-wattage amp with the addition of an onboard studio quality reverb for even more versatility.
Guitar World takes a look at Danelectro’s new Baby Sitar, which is based on the Danelectro Sitar from the late Sixties that the company offered as a lower-cost alternative to the Vinnie Bell Coral Sitar.
JJB Electronics sells acoustic-guitar pickups kits from basic to complex. The Prestige 330 made a good fit for my first attempt. It is a passive three-piezo transducer set wired straight to an output jack. This means no soldering or hacking out battery or preamp cavities.
Minarik is probably best known for their highly original guitar models like the Inferno, Lotus and Orchid. Though their custom models start at several thousand dollars, in recent years Minarik introduced the Studio X-Treme series models, which are stripped down to provide similar tone and performance for much more affordable prices.
Line 6 has unveiled Helix, its new flagship tour-ready guitar processor. Helix represents a giant leap forward in guitar processing, as well as a new way of thinking about guitarists and their relationship to technology.