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Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid

Single-coil, humbucker and acoustic tone all in one stylish package


By Alex Baker

 

Looking for one guitar that does it all? You might have found it in the Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid. This impeccably-finished solid body electric/acoustic hybrid sports two split coil humbuckers, a single-coil center pickup and a piezo loaded “Acoustibridge,” giving it arguably, a wider range of tone… Read More

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Gibson Releases Les Paul Custom Lite

Iconic American guitar maker unveils “the most comfortable Les Paul ever”

 

By Alex Baker

 

The Gibson Les Paul. With its humbucking pickups, easy action, classic looks and amazing sustain, it’s the instrument that’s set the standard for rock and roll guitarists for decades. It’s also just about the heaviest guitar on the planet.

 

But Gibson has just unveiled a new, lighter version of the iconic instrument. The Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite sports a… Read More

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The Peerless Retromatic: A Star Is Born

Retro rock appeal and vintage tone in a compact package

 

By Alex Baker

 

The newly-unveiled Retromatic from Peerless Guitars might just be the first new guitar to get us excited in 2013.

 

Peerless is a well-regarded manufacturer of acoustic guitars that also specializes in smaller body, thinline electric guitars.

 

With its distinctive, stylish headstock, the Retromatic features a truss-rod cover, and pick guard design… Read More

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Gear Profile: Taylor Electric Guitars

We visited with Taylor Guitars in San Diego and chated with Andy Lund about the very cool Taylor T3 Series electric semi-hollow-body guitar.

According to its website: “the T3 continues Taylor’s quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the T5 and the SolidBody, we’ve taken the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied our signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending our high-definition Style 2 pickups… Read More

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