As the holidays — and some much-needed time off — swiftly approach, I present to you my holiday gear wish list, all of which I hope Santa will be kind enough to leave under my tree. I know certain items on my wish list are somewhat pricey, but hey, that’s why I call it a wish list! Even so, if I don’t get it all, just receiving one will give me holiday cheer well into 2014.
PRS Guitars has announced a new model, the P24 Trem. It's a 24-fret piezo-equipped solidbody electric guitar that effortlessly achieves classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds in one instrument.
This week, we're checking out the new Route 66 Modern model by Monoprice guitars. You might remember my review — posted last summer — of one of the company's California Series models. You’ll instantly notice similarities between the Route 66 Modern and another iconic guitar design, but Monoprice found a way to offer the sound, look and feel of that model for less than $150.
The "Ghost Soldier" guitar was created by master luthier Masao Ohmuro. Two years after enrolling in ESP's Guitar Craft Academy in 1990, Ohmuro was asked to stay on as instructor. He continued teaching and began building and repairing guitars for ESP shops and artists.
“I’ve been reading Guitar World since I was 12,” Xavier explained. “I’ve always had issues lying around my house. It’s a well-printed magazine with vibrant colors and good-quality paper. I cut the pieces from 12 to 15 different issues, but I had to get multiple copies of certain issues to have enough pieces of colors I liked.”
This two-minute-long demo of Ibanez's Iron Label RGIR20E guitar was posted late last month by Ibanez UK. It features plenty of closeups shots of the guitar and its EMG pickup — which is always nice — and a lot more.
These videos are bonus content related to the January 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.