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Music Man HD-130 Reverb

Intended to be the masterpiece of a titan in guitar-amp design, Music Man amps of the mid/late ’70s are all too easily mistaken for...

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols

Grown men wearing capes. Stadium concerts with self-indulgent instrumental solos. Lyrics that had nothing to do with reality. Rock stars living in castles. By...

Doug Fieger

The founding member of the Knack toured with the band while also battling cancer. His instruments reflect his musical influences, and are outstanding not only for their history, but for their condition.

Fender’s Musicmaster and Duo‑Sonic

Often forgotten, the diminutive student-grade duo went from concept to reality in short order to capitalize on teenagers taking up guitar to play along with “Rock Around the Clock.”

Giveaway #168

Enter to win a signed lithograph and a copy of each of the recent Cars re-issues on vinyl! The Cars were inducted into The Rock...

The Cost of Protection

Modern guitars are typically sold with a hard case. But that wasn’t always so. Here, we look at the history of the relationship between cases, guitars, and those who’ve bought them.

Lollygagger FX Canaglia Overdrive

Sean Wright’s love for guitars and electronics has resulted in a family business that realizes his vision of stompbox perfection. Throw in the business...

Iconix Pickups Black Mass

Michigan may have given us the automobile production line, but Troy-based Iconix Pickups is the antithesis of an assembly line operation, and now Iconix...

The Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

Until 1928 the largest and loudest guitar in C. F. Martin’s catalog was their 12-fret 000-sized guitar. Until the OM premiered in 1929, the...

VG Giveaways

Giveaway #169

Enter to win a Schertler Giulia acoustic amp valued at more than $600! Equipped with a 1" dome tweeter and 5" woofer, GIULIA offers...
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