Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar,Worn Brown Satin
Gibsons are expensive. We all know. So how about this? A fantastic SG, at a great price – the satin finish is not as shiny as a regular finish. But that’s it. it’s still a fantastic sounding SG, with it’s trademark bite. With the full pickguard it’s very much late sixties style. Think Pete Townsend on Live at Leeds, or Carlos Santana at Woodstock.
- Powerful, intense, and affordable 6-string electric guitar with solid mahogany body and ’50s rounded neck profile
- 490T and 490R pickups–”T” for treble, and “R” for rhythm
- Swirl acrylic inlays for classic “pearl” look
- Gibson Tune-O-Matic bridge; 2 volume and 2 tone controls plus 3-way toggle
- Worn brown finish with chrome hardware; comes with Gibson Deluxe Gig Bag
The Gibson Faded SG Special is an electric guitar that maintains the tradition of looks, functionality, and value for which the SG guitar is known. Under its attractive faded finish, the Faded Special SG is still the traditional SG, with mahogany body and neck, Tune-O-Matic/stopbar bridge, and alnico 490 pickups. The guitar’s faded finish gives it the look of an electric that started its rockin’ days in the ’60s.
The Gibson SG range was first popular in the mid 1960s . Very influential guitarists such as George Harrison of the Beatles, Eric Clapton of Cream, and Robbie Kreiger of the Doors all played Gibson SGs. But this model, the full-scratchplate Gibson SG Special is most associated with Pete Townsend of the Who around 1969-1970. Continue reading
There are a lot of great Epiphone bass guitars, and hopefully this review will show you why we think this is one of the best.
A very good looking bass for sure; black on black is the classic rock look, and they simply sound just as good as they look. Perfect for rock, punk, metal…
- Les Paul bass guitar in satin black. Serious Les Paul sustain
- Mahogany body with set (glued in) mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays; long scale (34″)
- Specially designed Alnico bass Humbucker pickups
- Width at nut: 1.65 inches
- All black hardware
List Price: $ 499.00
Yeah vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars are cool – but who can afford a real one?
Well, with a Gibson Les Paul 60s tribute, you get 60s styling, Gibson quality, and a price point that us non-bankers can afford. A fine looker for sure, based on their 1960s Kalamazoo-built classics. And incredible value for money.
Gibson Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Electric Guitar, Worn Cherry Sunburst
- Slim Taper Neck
- Dual P-90 soap bar single coil pickups
- Limited Edition
- gigbag included
- Comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.
- Dual P-90 soap bar single coil pickups and slim taper neck.
- Limited Edition and gigbag included.
The 1960s Tribute electric guitar consists of a basic Gibson Les Paul chassis with all the essential elements needed to rock including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style.
The Thunderbird bass is a staple of rock and heavy metal bands everywhere. Gibson Thunderbirds cost an arm and a leg (well, Gibson’s always do…) but Epiphone Tbirds are very very affordable, and they just happen to sound great! Really great!
A fine looking bass, no mistake, and one that simply screams rock
- Four string electric bass guitar in vintage sunburst with classic shape and a classic sound
- Alder body with bolt-on maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays; 34-inch scale
- Dual TB Plus Humbucker pickups
- Black hardware, volume and tone controls
Featuring both a classic shape and a classic sound, the 4-string Epiphone Thunderbird IV bass guitar in vintage sunburst finish has a reverse body styling, carved top and the Thunderbird insignia on the pickguard. The alder wood body and generous bolted maple neck work together to deliver warm bass tone with plenty of attack from the dual TB Plus Humbucker pickups. Other features include a 34-inch scale, rosewood fingerboard with dotted inlay, 1.73-inch nut width, volume and tone controls, and black hardware.
List Price: $ 499.00
Price: $ 299.00
For this months GuitarFact bass guitar review we’re going to have a closer look at this Ibanez bass
Quite a good looking Ibanez bass for sure; black on black underlying it’s rock credentials, but how does it play?
- PHAT II active bass boost offers additional
- low-end power on all GSR200 models
- GSR offers famous Soundgear pro comfort and playability at “entry level” prices
- The GSR series includes the most affordable 5- and 6-string basses of any major brand
- Phat II active bass boost adds additional low-end power to the affordable GSR200 models.
- GSR200′s powerful Powersound pickups deliver full tones and strong low-end.
GSRs offer famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability. GSR Mikro basses are perfect for anyone who needs a compact axe or the comfort of a smaller neck.
Great for rock, superb for metal, this Ibanez has to be played to be believed!
List Price: $ 285.70
Price: $ 195.99
What is the best beginner guitar? OK, theres no such thing. There are hundreds of entry-level guitars, all basically doing the same job, in pretty much the same way, with most of them sounding pretty darn good. But today I put forward the proposition that the best beginner electric guitar is the Fender Squier Affinity Strat.
- Basswood body with gloss polyurethane finish
- Maple neck with 9.5 in radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets
- 3 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
- Synchronous Tremolo with Cast Saddles
- Master volume with 2 tone controls with 5 position pickup selector switch
Our Bullet Strat with tremolo is a simple, affordable and practical guitar designed for beginners and students. Classic styling includes the added benefit of a single humbucking pickup/ two single-coil pickup configuration. Other features include five-way switching, synchronous tremolo and a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets.
Figure 1 – The Seagull Entourage mini jumbo
Seagull (by Godin) produces some of the finest acoustic guitars for under $500. The Seagull Entourage Mini Jumbo is currently priced at $349. Not bad at all.
This guitar was hand crafted in LaPatrie, Qu’bec Canada. Lets take a look at the features:
Body: Mini Jumbo
Top: Solid cedar
Back: Wild Cherry
Sides: Wild Cherry
Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood, 21 frets
Finish: Rustic Burst Semi-gloss
Saddle: compensated, Tusq®
Nut Width: 1.72″
Upper Bout: 11.59″
Lower Bout: 16″
Body Length: 2.0″
Body Depth: 5″
As stated above, the top is solid cedar! Although it does produce a nice sound, it is fairly delicate and will easily scratch and dent. The finish is a very thin semi-gloss. I don’t mind this. I actually like it this way – You just have to be extra careful if you don’t want tons of dents and scratches in your guitars body (which WILL happen). The action on this thing out of the box was just perfect. It came with fairly low action which made it a breeze to play. The mini jumbo body style is one of the main reasons I purchased this guitar. The bigger dips in the body make it feel much more comfortable than a standard dreadnought guitar as it rests on your thigh. The rustic sunburst finish is also candy to the eyes.
The neck is a little bigger than most acoustics but isn’t as wide at the nut as the Seagull S6. I hear some people say that the headstock on the Seagulls are ugly. Sure, it’s a little smaller than a lot of other headstocks but in my opinion it still looks great. The smaller size does not affect tuning stability or anything else, but it does feel better from the players point of view. The Seagull Entourage Mini Jumbo stays in tune better than my Takamine and my Ibanez acoustics.
I’m willing to say that it is the best 6 string acoustic guitar for under $1k. I played much higher priced guitars at the music store, but none of them had the mojo that this one did. Highly recommended!
Figure 1 – The Fender PT-100 chromatic guitar tuner
I think i’ve found one of the most useful pieces of equipment any guitarist can own! Such statements shouldn’t be made lightly, but in this case I stand by it. If you need a new tuner you really should consider this one. In the PT-100, Fender have a solid, durable and, most importantly, easy to use tuner that works for guitar and bass. It does the job, and it does it well.
Figure 1 – The John Lennon 1965 Casino
In the 1960s Epiphone Casinos were ‘in’. And John Lennon wasn’t the only Beatles to own one. In fact Paul McCartney and George Harrison both had Casinos, as did Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. But it was Lennon who became most associated with the instrument, most famously playing it on the infamous rooftop appearance of 1969.
Fast forward to November 1997, and a team from Epiphone visit “The Dakota” in New York to examine John’s Casino. They took measurements of the neck and body, studied the components and photographed everything, in order to create a guitar as close to Lennons original as was possible to acheive.
As a result and in cooperation with Yoko Ono, Epiphone proudly introduced the Limited Edition John Lennon “Revolution” and “1965″ Casinos.
The “John Lennon 1965 Casino” is a reproduction of the guitar as John originally purchased it with the sunburst finish and stock hardware.
The “John Lennon Revolution Casino” is a reproduction of the “stripped” guitar featuring one coat of nitro-cellulose lacquer, gold Grover tuners and no pickguard.
Figure 1 - The Dave Grohl DG-335.
2007 has seen a wide range of guitars leave the Gibson factory doors; from the standard instruments that are the companys bread and butter, to limited-number special-edition instruments: the Guitar of the Week range, numerous historical reissues, and of course the Inspired By range.
Dave Grohl Gibson 11x17 Art Print. Foo Fighters Guitar. Nirvana
This is a series of instruments “inspired by and built to the exact specifications of passionate musicians and artists” – among them are Les Pauls (John Lennon and Warren Haynes), Flying Vs (Jimi Hendrix and Zakk Wylde) and three thinlines; the Roy Orbison ES-335, Keither Sutherland ES-336 and best of all the Dave Grohl DG-335.
So its a 335? Not quite…… Continue reading