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Viper Guitars: Fully Customizable and USA Made!

Viper Guitars: Fully Customizable and USA Made!

April 4, 2024
When attending the NAMM convention, you always hope that you find a hidden gem among the face palm inducing bad ideas. This year, I was introduced to Viper Guitars and I’m shocked that I didn’t know about this before. Floyd Rose, 24 frets, Seymour Duncans, compound neck profile, and looks for days! This is exactly...
Coming Up: Guitar MAX Meet and Greet Event (Redondo Beach, CA)

Coming Up: Guitar MAX Meet and Greet Event (Redondo Beach, CA)

March 23, 2024
BIG NEWS! The first ever Guitar MAX meet and greet event will be held on April 6th, in Redondo Beach California! 2 – 5pm at the Bootlegger Guitars Store and Lounge! Come on out!  
Vola Guitars Michael Keene Signature! Green Power!

Vola Guitars Michael Keene Signature! Green Power!

March 21, 2024
What do you get when you combine a technical death metal master with Japanese craftsmenship? A high end instrument that’s made to handle the most demanding guitar riffs and face melting solos. This is the Michael Keene signature guitar from Vola Guitars. With Fishman Fluence pickups, a Japanese made Gotoh Floyd Rose style bridge, dark...
The Firefly Guitars EVH Inspired Super Strat!

The Firefly Guitars EVH Inspired Super Strat!

March 15, 2024
I love Firefly Guitars… but they’ve really outdone themselves this time! Mahogany body, roasted maple neck and fretboard, stainless steel rounded ball end frets, locking tuners, a Floyd Rose style trem, AND an incredible EVH inspired paint job! For $269? Get right out of here. This is my new favorite Firefly guitar.  
The Best SUSTAIN I’ve Ever Heard!

The Best SUSTAIN I’ve Ever Heard!

March 5, 2024
Wood pickup rings that match the neck, a graphite nut, an ash wood body, a roller bridge, and an electric cobalt blue finish… with matching headstock. There’s a lot of cool poured into this guitar. The part that really impresses me is the sustain though! The notes just never end. This is the Bootlegger Hounder....
The New SBS Guitar Models Are UNDENIABLE!

The New SBS Guitar Models Are UNDENIABLE!

February 15, 2024
After the launch of the Guitar Fetish SBS (Steve Brown Sound) guitars last year, many guitarists had complaints: The frets are too small! Only relic finishes? Are these necks REALLY roasted maple?? Thankfully GFS has addressed these issues in their new super strat SBS models. AND they have released an even more inexpensive model! Let’s...
Bootlegger Guitars’ Ultimate Jam Guitar

Bootlegger Guitars’ Ultimate Jam Guitar

February 9, 2024
HSH pickups, coil splitting, maple fretboard, solid maple top, string through body bridge, semi-hollow body, Grover tuners… all on a tele style body? What? This is another fresh take on a traditional guitar from Bootlegger Guitars! This is their Rye Memphis model in Cherry Honey Burst. $799 with a hardcase! What’s not to like?
Guitarists Tour THE SUNSET STRIP… BY AIR!

Guitarists Tour THE SUNSET STRIP… BY AIR!

February 7, 2024
The legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Home of the hair metal revolution and birthplace of so many bands that guitarists love… there are plenty of tours, but what better way to see it than from a vintage airplane! Myself and shred guitarist Ofer Holan climb into my 1946 Aeronca Chief and fly from Van...

Compilation CDs available on Ebay!

A limited number of the Maxxxwell Carlisle “Visions of Speed and Thunder” CDs are available for purchase on Ebay. This CD is a compilation of Max’s solo material and includes both instrumental and vocal tracks.