Ibanez Iron Label RGIT20FE: The Ultimate Review

Ibanez is a brand that has been around forever, and has its market fairly well nailed at this point. It’s a brand for the shredders, and no model is more synonymous with that than their RG models. The Iron Label series of RGs is designed specifically for metal players. Ibanez are very explicit that they’re […]

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D’Angelico DC Premier: Why We Love this Intermediate Guitar

D’Angelico DC Premier: Why We Love this Intermediate Guitar

This guitar is highly reminiscent of a guitar by Gibson and its Epiphone counterpart. While Epiphones are one of the cheapest semi-hollow bodied guitars around, and Gibson make professional level ones, the family of brands has a gap in terms of instruments for intermediate players. While not having as much recognition as other brands, D’Angelico […]

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Fender Standard Telecaster

Inspire for Better: The Fender Standard Telecaster Review

Ah, the humble but mighty Telecaster. Essentially where it all began for mass production of electric guitars, with a design that has remained true to itself over the years. An ever popular choice amongst indie guitarists and country players alike, the Standard Telecaster is an aspiration of many guitarists, so when they’ve overcome getting their […]

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Go Hard! The Ultimate ESP LTD EX-401 FR Guitar Review

Go Hard! The Ultimate ESP LTD EX-401 FR Guitar Review

ESP are synonymous with metal guitars, something enhanced by their association with Metallica. In the case of the Explorer-shaped models, it’s something that’s emphasized by James Hetfield’s signature models that have been available for some time now. Now that the obligatory Metallica reference is out of the way, we’ll be looking at the , which […]

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Dean V Stealth: The Ultimate Metal Intermediate Guitar Review

The V was one of the original designs Dean Zelinsky introduced when he launched Dean Guitars in 1977, and it’s had a consistent presence in their catalog ever since. The Stealth version of the V has been out for a little while, and was designed to offer players as high a quality V as possible, […]

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The Ultimate BC Rich Mk9 Warlock Guitar Review

The Ultimate BC Rich Mk9 Warlock Guitar Review

This is a bit sexy. In case you’re not familiar with BC Rich as a brand, they mostly make very pointy things, aimed very, very squarely at metallers. More than that, the vast majority of their range is manufactured in the east, so they’re usually very cheap. Their cash cow is definitely their Warlock model, […]

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The Full, Epic Epiphone Les Paul Standard Review

The Full, Epic Epiphone Les Paul Standard Review

Epiphone has a long established brand in their own right, but are best known as the affordable, Eastern-made offshoot of the mighty Gibson, with a substantial quantity of their models directly taken from their parent company’s range. A popular guitar amongst players making the transition from a beginner instrument, well-known players include Noel Gallagher in […]

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Fender Standard Stratocaster

Fender Standard Stratocaster: One of the top Intermediate Guitars

Of the hundreds of variations on the Fender Strat, the Standard has been a popular gateway guitar for those who want something better than the Eastern-made Squiers, but who aren’t quite ready for an American model. In an increasingly competitive market, even the Standard Stratocaster doesn’t really have an absolute standard. While they’ve always offered […]

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The Top Intermediate Guitars

The Top Intermediate Guitars

Once a guitarist has reached a certain stage in their playing, they get a hankering for upgrading their guitar from the beginner instrument that they’ve been learning on. Intermediate level guitars are generally a few hundred dollars more expensive than beginner ones. The added expense can be attributed to higher quality parts or construction. It […]

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The Ultimate Takamine GD20-NS Dreadnought Natural Acoustic Guitar Review

The Ultimate Takamine GD20-NS Dreadnought Natural Acoustic Guitar Review

The is well-known for its luxurious appearance; this design of a dreadnought-style acoustic offers a new take on the classic body style, due to the combination of tone woods. The GD2-NS is comprised from a solid cedar top, as well as solid mahogany sides and back. By using solid woods in the construction of the […]

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