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Max Creates Rocket Launcher Guitar for the Harley Benton DIY Kit Challenge!

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To celebrate and promote the Thomann / Harley Benton DIY KIT Challenge, Max has built a heavily modified kit guitar that fires a rocket! This guitar is a fully functional SG style guitar, and features aluminum plating, a fret-hand heat shield, and a solid fuel rocket that can be fired from the guitar!


Solid Spruce Top Acoustic With Fishman Electronics! The Orangewood Mason Live

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It doesn’t matter if it’s an electric or an acoustic guitar… I always love a good deal. With a spruce top and pau ferro back and sides, plus Fishman electronics with a built-in tuner… AND a nice quality gig bag, all for around $400, you can’t go wrong… as long as it sounds good. Let’s…


Collaboration Album With Dean Cascione Coming This Year!

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A new, to-be-titled instrumental shred album will be released later this year under the banner of Cascione – Carlisle. This album is a collaboration between guitarists Dean Cascione and Max Carlisle. Below is the first promo image for this upcoming release. The album will be released on physical media as well as digital outlets, and…


Firefly Guitars’ New FLYING V Model!

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Firefly guitars continues to roll out new models! In this video we review the new Flying V (FFLV) model. With a mahogany body and set neck, rosewood fret-board and AMAZING fretwork… this thing rocks hard and looks good doing it. At under $300, how can you go wrong? Let’s find out.


Checking Up On Harley Benton… Quality…Shipping & More!

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I have ordered a pair of guitars from Harley Benton recently and this super affordable Strat type guitar is one of them. With a silky smooth neck and pau ferro fretboard for price that you won’t believe… I’m hoping that Harley Benton is just as good of a value as I remember. I also wanted…


How Did I Miss This? – The Bootlegger Guitars Royal

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These days, it’s rare for me to discovery a guitar brand that I’ve never heard of before… how did I miss Bootlegger Guitars? Especially considering that they’re based right here in California. The Bootlegger Guitars Royal, features a super cool triple humbucker pickup setup complete with coil splitting on all pickups. 24 frets, with a…


Michael Kelly Guitars… I Finally Get To Test This Mysterious Brand!

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For years, I have been intrigued by a mysterious guitar brand that lurks in the shadows! Spotted here and there at guitar stores or at the annual NAMM convention, Michael Kelly Guitars have always fascinated me with their unique styling and blend of affordability and great quality. With a classic set-neck, mahogany construction, unique top…


Firefly Guitars’ New SG Model – Budget Friendly at $189

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One of the most popular budget-friendly brands, Firefly Guitars, has release a new SG style guitar, with similar lines to an ESP Viper. With a variety of beautiful finishes to choose from, these guitars are incredible at the low price of $189.


EART Headless Guitar (24, Gorgeous Stainless Steel Frets!)

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For under $350, you can get deep into headless territory with one of the new EART headless guitar models. Still a traditional scale length 6 string guitar, but with 24 beautifully finished stainless steel frets, and tight alnico humbuckers!


GUS G’s Blackfire Pickups!

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What does Greek guitar monster Gus G do when he just can’t find the perfect guitar pickups for his shredtastic heavy metal solos? He starts his own company, that’s what! Say hello to Blackfire Pickups!