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The New SBS Guitar Models Are UNDENIABLE!

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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 check these out.


Bootlegger Guitars’ Ultimate Jam Guitar

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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!

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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 Nuys to Hollywood to see if we can find the Whisky a Go-Go.


The End of The Guitar Effects Battle!

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We’re in a multi-effects arms race! Is this the end? This is Hotone’s Ampero II Stage triple core effects processor… it can do guitar, bass, synth…. AND VOCAL processing! If you play and sing at the same time… what more do you need? And how does it compare to the other Hotone units, like the Ampero One or the Ampero MP-100?

 


The Hottest New Guitar on Amazon!

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The backstory to how this guitar came to be in super cool! Huge shoutout to @thebaldshredder for his willingness to suggest this guitars specs to the owner of the company… and an equally big shoutout to Leo Jaymz Guitars for actually building it!


The Most Iconic Guitar of the 1990s…

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Can you think of a more iconic guitar from the 1990s than this Ibanez JEM PMC. Steve Vai was already a well established guitar god when this signature guitar was released in 1992. Featuring the, now legendary, swirl finish, and with only 271 made, this guitar started out as a head-turner, and went down in history as a guitar collector’s must-have.


This HEADLESS Guitar is Perfect For My Airplane!

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I played in the wrong key, because I was inverted! This is the Boya & Ziqi Lizard-6 fanned fret, headless guitar! At a price under $400, this thing is the perfect, compact shred guitar. A mahogany body and super smooth brass and aluminum bridge provides rock solid tones. Let’s check this out!


A Heavy Metal Salute to The Armed Forces (Veteran’s Day 2023)

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This is Max Carlisle’s (Guitar MAX) heavy metal tribute to the Armed Forces! The themes of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines…. and the Coast Guard done heavy metal style!

To all the veterans and active military members out there watching: Thank you for your service and happy Veteran’s Day!

Very special thanks to: March Field Air Museum, Camarillo CAF, USS Iowa Museum, The Condor Squadron, California State Parks, and Peter Helm.


Schecter’s BRUTAL Triple Coil Pickup!

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Schecter’s new Sunset 6 Triad features a wild triple coil pickup! And this thing sounds as powerful as it looks. The best part is, the rest of the guitar is awesome as well. Extra jumbo stainless steel frets, locking tuners, a 5 piece maple and rosewood neck, ebony fretboard, and a body shape built for speed all come together to make this guitar flat out awesome.

Get this guitar here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/46PCYSb


By Popular Demand: The $240 Westcreek Revenge

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By popular demand… one of the most requested guitars for me to review is the Westcreek Revenge. This is an affordable $240 set neck explorere / destroyer type guitar, with rounded ball end frets and a head turning looks. These are available from Amazon, and come in a few different colors. Let’s check this out.

 

This guitar here: https://amzn.to/3RvzYpX