01 Apr in GuitarGibson debuts a new line of Custom Shop '59 Les Pauls, the Abort Nacho series. Recreating the classic 1959 Les Paul, they weigh only 7lbs each - without weight relief. But how has Gibson done it?
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06 Oct 2019 in GuitarCITES has issued an exemption for rosewood used in musical instruments, meaning that regulations for travelling with your favourite guitar are finally coming to an end.
28 Aug 2019 in GuitarChampagne corks pop at Fender & Co. as the ban on rosewood for finished musical instruments is lifted! Now you can take your guitar on a plane without fear of the fretboard being hacked off.
16 Feb 2019 in GuitarIn big news for guitar makers, the UK's mia says that a proposal has been "nominally agreed" that would end many of the restrictions imposed on rosewood use in instrument making.
14 Oct 2018 in GuitarThe move to extend CITES regulations to all rosewood species caused headaches for instrument makers and buyers alike. Now a proposed rule change may see rosewood exempted from CITES in 2019.
30 Sep 2018 in GuitarThree new Gibson Les Paul models with different pickup configurations. The new Gibson Les Paul Player Plus Series could be a return to form for the company
26 Mar 2018 in GuitarJ Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame has his signature model Fender Squier Jazzmaster updated to meet CITES regulations worldwide, but will it affect it's sound?
21 Mar 2018 in GuitarA whole new limited edition range of PRS SE models has just started hitting the dealer pages around the UK and they all look very smart with their hand-rubbed grey/black stealth finish and ebony fretboards!
06 Oct 2017 in GuitarThese three new vintage-styled guitars all come with a more modern, processed roasted tonewood construction which not only avoids CITES restrictions but brings some other benefits, too.
30 Sep 2017 in GuitarThis new Artist Series signature model guitar for Gary Clark Jr certainly stands out from the crowd in its bright yellow finish and triple P90 layout.
27 Sep 2017 in GuitarThese maple neck SE Custom 24 models are available in a range of cool colours - in Europe. A new limited run, this series looks like a lot of guitar for the money.
02 Sep 2017 in GuitarWith rising prices in Europe and CITES regulations in place, will the 2018 Les Paul range be able to tempt you to buy one? And why oh why are G-Force robot tuners back?
16 Aug 2017 in GuitarESP has come in line with worldwide CITES regulations and they now have an official page on their site explaining how they will be achieving this in 2017.
03 Jul 2017 in GuitarThese limited edition US-made Silverburst guitars have been created to follow international CITES regulations, with a new fretboard wood upgrade as part of their relaunch for 2017.
23 Jun 2017 in GuitarWhen someone with authority and no taste decides to release some high-end Custom Shop guitars, what could possibly go wrong? Well, luckily Gibson has decided to test this theory out for us...
19 May 2017 in GuitarFender has finally officialy submitted to CITES regulations on the use of rosewood. Is this the end of an era? How will it affect your next guitar purchase?