Fender is to phase out the use of ash on most of its guitars, including standard Strats and Teles. Apparently, climate change and destructive pests have made ash increasingly difficult to source.
Inspired by Joan Jett's original signature model, the new Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker is the 5 Seconds Of Summer's guitarists take on this stripped back rocker.
The new Echo Fix EF-X2 is a real tape echo, but with some extra features that help it integrate into a modern world. These include DSP reverb and preamp, making this a great tool for studio and live.
Australian jewellery artist Colin Burn has created the ultimate guitar strap inspired by Rock and Roll and loaded with white gold, precious stones and a heavy price tag!