New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (April 2011)
6th May 2011 | 13:31
Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH (£335)
Every month MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the best independent and in-depth music-making gear reviews.
This is a collection of electric and acoustic guitars, amps and effects - all of which have been meticulously tested by either Guitarist or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout April 2011.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. First up is a rockin' new Squier...
"It's not the prettiest Jag of all time, but its beefy tones are perfect for hard rockers and Kurt Cobain devotees."
Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster (£335)
"A pair of sweet-sounding single-coils make this Jazzmaster an afforordable tone machine."
Fender Mustang III (£287)
"The Mustang III offers a vast array of usable tones for practise, recoding and occasional gigging. It's crazy value for money, too."
Trace Elliot Trace Acoustic TA200 (£1225)
"The TA200 offers a room-filling spacious sound and an impressive feature list. If you're serious about your sound, it really should be considered."
PRS Studio (£2999)
"For any player who values a guitar's sound over fashion, the Studio is going to take some beating. A high-level, thoroughly pro and highly versatile instrument."
Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster (£1414)
"An American Standard Telecaster with a thin-skin lacquer finish and unique neck plate, so what? So it's one fo the nicest standard production Fender Teles we've played for a long time. Join the party."
Martin Westside Custom Edition Style X (£3250)
"A superior deluxe dread with much more to offer than simply being part of a collection."
Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster (£1019)
"A must-try for Keef-o-philes and anyone else wanting maximum tonal breath from a Tele. As long as you like fake ageing…"
Vintage V1800N (£579)
"Vintage turns a vintage parlour trick with aplomb."
Recording King ROS-626 (£640)
"A tasteful, largely faithful vintage 000 re-creation."
Jetter The Vibe (£179)
"This could be the way to go if you want Univibe-esque sounds in a small pedal: a cool modulation source for the crowded pedalboard."
Martin Westside Custom Edition Style XIII (£2817)
"With a punch, mid-heavy output, this offers something a little different tonally."
Fender Road Worn Player Stratocaster (£1055)
"A rewarding mix of vintage and modern aesthetics and features. The ageing will be the decider."
Hudson HDM-2P Vincent Fat Neck (£599)
"A slot-head, fingerstyle dreadnought well worth checking out."
Jetter Red Shift (£159)
"For two distinct flavours of amp overdrive that still retain your guitar's true voice, this is a great pedalboard addition."
Blueridge BG-140 (£699)
"A sunburst, all-solid J-45-style acoustic for this price? It's a winner."
AER Pocket Tools Colourizer (£279)
"A great tool for shaping the sound of your electro-acoustic."