The best guitar April Fools 2021: ambidextrous Fenders, dream pedal collaborations and extraterrestrial whammy bars

April Fools' Day
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It feels like only yesterday we were writing up 2020’s roundup of the best guitar April Fools – probably because we’ve barely left our homes since then – but it’s that time of year again, so you’d best limber up that funny bone and ready your sides for some serious splitting.

Among this year’s wise-cracks are the usual bevy of chortle-inducing Photoshop hoaxes, an unlikely Guitar Center offshoot and a documentary about the (nudge, nudge, wink wink) rarest pedal of all time from Reverb.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.