Electric Guitars reviews

  • Fender Blacktop Series Review
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    Fender Blacktop Series Review - Fender Puts On a Spurt

    02/27/11

    Instead of launching the umpteenth reissue of a catalog instrument, Fender decided to innovate by mounting high-output passive humbuckers on a new series called Black Top. This new product range includes a Telecaster, a Jaguar and a Stratocaster equipped with the same pickup combination based on two humbuckers. The Jazzmaster gets a more original …

  • Schecter Blackjack ATX C-8 Mini-Review
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    Schecter Blackjack ATX C-8 Mini-Review - Eight is Enough

    10/06/10

    I was very curious before testing this new instrument for two reasons: first, because the C-8 is an eight-string guitar(!), which is a quite new concept; and second, because it's a Schecter. This brand left us with some very good impressions during previous reviews. We were curious to discover its interpretation of the eight-string guitar concept…

  • Vigier G.V. Wood 90 Review
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    Vigier G.V. Wood 90 Review - G(ood) V(ibrations) Guitar

    07/22/10

    Since the beginning of the 80's, Vigier has been earning itself an exceptional reputation as a music instrument manufacturer. Instead of dull and tasteless mass production, the brand is committed to premium quality standards, thanks to a manufacturing process in which every step is carefully controlled — and is "Made in France". Wood selection, af…

  • Fender American Special Telecaster Review
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    Fender American Special Telecaster Review - Made in the USA

    07/07/10

    What's left to say about the Telecaster? It's contribution to the world of popular music is without doubt. For those still in the dark, some of the music history's most memorable riffs were concocted on this divine piece of wood: "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones "I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters, "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, and "Glory Da…

  • Danelectro '59 Original Guitar Review
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    Danelectro '59 Original Guitar Review - 59, Electric Guitar

    06/28/10

    We proudly present the fourth generation of 1959 Danelectro DC. The first, whose trade name at the time was the model 3021, was manufactured in the USA in 1959. Since then, production has been relocated to Asia. The second generation was produced in Korea from 1998 to 2001 with the Danelectro 59-DC Standard and the 59-DC Pro. The third, was Chine…

  • Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Review
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    Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Review - Armstrong, I'm Black

    06/14/10

    When it comes to punk music, Gretsch is not really the first guitar brand you think about. And yet, Tim Armstrong, Rancid's famous guitar player, chose the US brand for his signature model. Overview of the "no-future" Gretsch.

  • Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review
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    Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review - Pure Prestige

    10/01/09

    The large Ibanez RG family starts to be å regular among AudioFanzine's editorial staff. We first received the RG2610 with its single pickup, then the RG420EG-SBK "spider axe." Today, it's the turn of a "prestige" RG called RG 2570MZ VBE. What sets it apart from the 21 guitars which form Ibanez's catalog?

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    Introduction - Fender Road Worn Series: Well-worn or Worn-out?

    07/01/09

    What's an impatient guitarist to do when looking for a guitar that's been worn and aged through years of playing and gigging, but who doesn't want to wait for time to do its thing? Two options: buying an old used guitar or a "Relic" which, like some jeans, is new, but artificially worn-down. Like the series Worn Road that we are testing today ...

  • Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster & Jaguar: The Test
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    Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster & Jaguar: The Test - The Parable of the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar

    03/01/09

    In the beginning, Leo created the Telecaster. Keith and Bruce were happy. On the second day, Leo created the Stratocaster. Jimi and Eric were in ecstasy. On the following days, Leo created the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar, which, although intended for jazz, found followers within the surf music scene of the 60s and the rock music scene of the 9…

  • Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test
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    Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test - Do you feel the vibe?

    12/06/08

    Squier has been making low-cost guitars based on Fender designs since 1982. Because their early guitars have now become collector items for some, Squier is seeking to regain some of that magic with their Classic Vibe Series. This latest series was launched to capture the "vibe" of classic Fender designs as opposed to trying to be exact reproducti…