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Woodpecker Travel Guitars And Ukuleles

Woodpecker Travel Guitars And Ukuleles

I spend more time than I’d like to admit scrolling through Instagram. I recently came across a company who really stood out. Many companies now offer travel-sized acoustic guitars but Woodpecker only make travel-sized acoustic guitars and ukuleles. It’s nice to see a company focus solely on these products and try to make them as good as possible rather than just adding a small guitar to an existing product line. Continue reading →

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New Colours Available for the Music Man Cutlass and StingRay Guitars

New Colours Available for the Music Man Cutlass and StingRay Guitars

The Cutlass and Stingray models are proving to be a big hit for Music Man so they are releasing some new colour options.

Based on the original 1970s Music Man designs, the Cutlass RS, Cutlass RS HSS and StingRay RS have been re-engineered to deliver unparalleled playability and performance. With the help of our designers and master craftsmen, we’ve mixed up a few new finishes to introduce to the Modern Classics instrument line: Aged Buttercream, Charcoal Sparkle, and Dropped Copper. Check out the stunning new finishes below and learn what each of these instruments has to offer.

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Guest Review – GOC Guitars Materia Group Run

Guest Review – GOC Guitars Materia Group Run

Here’s a first for Guitar Noodle. A guest review!

I’ve been following GOC Guitars for a while now. They have a number of great looking designs but it was their headless guitars I was really attracted to, especially because they are so well priced. So when my buddy, JD McClure, bought one I had to ask him to write a guest review.

I’ll hand over to JD….. Continue reading →

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Friedman BE-100 Deluxe Launches Today!

Friedman BE-100 Deluxe Launches Today!

Friedman BE-100 Deluxe 3 Channel – 100 Watt Hand-Wired Head 

For over a decade Dave Friedman’s “BE” circuit has been hailed as the epitome of British tone.  In recent years, this tonal infusion has made the BE-100 the most popular and sought after 100 Watt boutique amp by a mile.  The new BE-100 Deluxe, like its little brother the BE-50 Deluxe, takes this BE circuit to a whole new level.  Continue reading →

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EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

EVH Release New 50W EL34 Combo Amps

The all-new EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 1X12 COMBO and EVH® 5150III® 50W EL34 2X12 Combos deliver signature harmonic overtones with increased dynamic compression and saturation to evoke a more modern “British” sound, all with the sustain and versatility expected from an amp bearing Eddie Van Halen’s name. Continue reading →

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New Fingerboard And Finishes For The Best-Selling Jackson Minions

New Fingerboard And Finishes For The Best-Selling Jackson Minions

The Jackson Minions are pint-sized metal machines that pack a tonal wallop.

The JS Series Dinky™ Minion JS1X, JS Series Dinky™ Minion JS1XM, JS Seies RR Minion JS1XM and JS Series Concert™ Bass Minion JS1XM are ideal for aspiring little shredders or grownup road dogs who need an easy-traveling instrument with features they love. Continue reading →

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Fender Expands American Acoustasonic Telecaster Lineup With Exotics Series

Fender Expands American Acoustasonic Telecaster Lineup With Exotics Series

In response to popular demand for the American Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender have announced further details regarding the series’ expansion to include new limited edition models created… designed… with rich, acoustic tone wood combinations. The American Acoustasonic Exotics Series expands the concept of the critically acclaimed American Acoustasonic Telecaster from an elite tool to a distinct work of modern innovative craftsmanship. Continue reading →

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Gear News – Jimmy Page Sundragon Standard Edition To Be Released

Gear News – Jimmy Page Sundragon Standard Edition To Be Released

Hot on the heels of the limited edition Sundragon amp, news has emerged that there will be a standard version being released soon.

Sundragon is the result of a collaboration between Jimmy Page, Perry Margouleff and Mitch Colby. It is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy Page used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on Led Zeppelin 1 and other notable recordings. Continue reading →

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