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VG Approved Gear

Blackstar Fly 3

While listening to AC/DC’s Back in Black on a small, audiophile-grade table radio, Blackstar Amplification CEO Ian Robinson had an epiphany: small amps don’t...

Prestige Heritage Premier P90 FM NAT

Approach longtime players with a (yet another) single-cut/single-coil solidbody, and you may find it tough to get their attention. But, the Prestige Heritage Premier...

Wampler Effects Pedals

Brian Wampler, who developed a reputation first for modding effects pedals, then for building originals including a custom overdrive for heavy-hitter country picker Brad...

Shaw Audio Bass 130

Tennessee amp builder Kevin Shaw loves restoring old cars – and creating fine-sounding amplifiers. His ToneRod SE and Fulltilt 18 helped establish him as...

DiPinto Mach IV

There are times when a traditional Strat or Tele won’t scratch a particular itch, and you need a retro plank with a specific look...

Peekamoose Model 3

There’s no shortage of cool, retro-looking solidbodies on the market today, from the big guys as well as the increasing numbers of boutique builders....
Gretsch’s ’55 Falcon G6136-55

Gretsch’s ’55 Falcon G6136-55

Gretsch’s 1955 White Falcon was the pink Cadillac of guitars – quite possibly the most outlandish guitar ever produced. The latest Vintage Select Edition...

Dingwall Super P

A time-honored approach to guitar and bass design is to take a classic and improve it. That’s certainly the case with the Dingwall Super...

Brown’s Guitar Factory Lap Steel

At the beginning of amplified music, one of the first instruments to get a magnetic pickup was the Rickenbacker “frying pan” lap steel –...

Valvetech Suplex

Used by rock royalty, the 100-watt Marshall Model 1959 Super Lead unleashed hellacious tones. Problem was, it was ridiculously loud and lacked a master...
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