Vintage Vibes: 1958 Blonde Fender Stratocaster

It’s Nathaniel’s lucky day. He pairs our Blonde ‘58 Stratocaster with a ‘57 Princeton Tweed and the rest, they say, is history as he takes us on a ...

The Showroom

From the stunning wall of Les Pauls, to our Fender Custom Shop section, various amp displays, the gorgeous acoustic room, to our new Bass Shop on t...

Inside: Meris Pedals

Meris makes effects that encourage users to craft personal relationships with their products, offering a multi-layered effects experience that fun...

The Truth About True Bypass

One of the first questions that we hear when discussing a pedal is almost always: Is it True Bypass? But a better question may be: does the type of...

Inside: Gibson Custom Shop

We loaded up the van and headed down to Nashville this past June for Summer NAMM, and while we were there we dropped in on the Gibson Custom Shop t...

Inside: PRS Guitars Q&A with Paul Reed Smith

We asked Paul Reed Smith about his journey from after school repairman to industry leader. What we got was characteristically deep insight on the i...

Inside: Nash Guitars Q&A with Bill Nash

Nash guitars prides itself on being the "largest independent builder of aged guitars and basses in the world.” While that is true, what they really...

Inside: Mule Guitars

Matt Eich takes us through his story and how each success–and each failure–that came with starting over would bring him one step closer to somethin...

Summer NAMM 2019 Chicago Music Exchange Highlights

We’re having a blast fiddling around at Summer NAMM, scoping out all our favorite brands, just up to our necks in new released like a couple of kid...

Inside: Tackle Instrument Co. Q&A with Scott McPherson

Inspired by vintage military and camping tack, Tackle uses canvas, leather, brass, copper and many of the same materials popular with heritage bran...

Inside: Bilt Guitars Q&A with Tim Thelen

BilT was born out of the creative spirit to change what you can because you can. Founded by friends and coworkers Tim Thelen and Bill Henss, the b...

Inside: Santa Cruz Guitars Q&A with Richard Hoover

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company has one goal: to make better guitars for a better life. Drawing inspiration from violin makers, SCGC is all about the...