New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (January 2012)
10th Jan 2012 | 16:40
Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five (£1099)
Every month MusicRadar's industry-leading sister magazines - Guitarist, Computer Music, Total Guitar, Rhythm and Future Music - publish the world's 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 tested meticulously by either Guitarist or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout December 2011.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. First up, an iconic hard rock tone in a smaller package...
"Tiny, surprisingly loud and chock full of great tones. A preconceptions gauntlet thrown down for rock guitarists everywhere."
TwinStomp S21 Overdrive (£189)
"High-calibre drive pedal that's worthy of your attention."
Nik Huber Orca DSB (£4199)
"Nik Huber needs little introduction to the high-end guitar world. Great craft, vintage-credentials - this is a truly superb single-cut."
Read the Nik Huber Orca DSB review
Hardwire TR-7 Tremolo/Rotary (£149)
EVH Wolfgang Stealth (£2662)
"It may be a modern rock guitar but it's the Wolfie's old school feel that makes it such fun to hang with. Yes, the price tag is eye-watering, but in this case you really do get what you pay for."
Read the EVH Wolfgang Stealth review
Larrivée 000-3R Ltd (£1299)
"Impressive pro-quality picker that deserves a permanent slot in Larrivée's roster."
Read the Larrivée 000-3R Ltd review
Fender Blacktop Strat HH Floyd Rose (£682)
"We'd like to see a bit more quality control but overall the Blacktop Strat HH Floyd Rose is a good working musician's rock guitar."
Fender Modern Player Marauder (£442.80)
"The Fender classic that never really was, now 'is'. Fender virgin or not, everyone should test-drive this cool alternative to the usual Strat models."
Read the Fender Modern Player Marauder review
Fender EC Series Vibro-Champ 1 x 8 (£1102)
"Like most signature models it's mostly for the fans - but worth a look if you're a wealthy bluesman."
Fender Modern Player Jaguar (£442.80)
"It's not the prettiest representative of the Jaguar family, but this Modern Player edition pumps out some great P-90 tones."
Read the Fender Modern Player Jaguar review
Fender EC Series Twinolux 2 x 12 (£3022)
Orange TH100 head (£999)
"This is an amp for the road, not the pub at the end of your road. Crystal cleans and blistering raunch make this a must-try amp in its class. Turn it up, stand back and grin!"
Read the Orange TH100 head review
Charvel Pro Mod Limited Wild Card #7 Primer Scream (£838)
"Guitars don't come much more stripped-down than this. Grab a brush and have some fun while you rock."
Framus Vintage Hollywood Singlecut (£718)
Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO/FX (£499)
Framus Vintage Hollywood Doublecut (£769)
"With gorgeous vintage looks and great tones, this guitar packs old-school charm and modern appeal. Here's hoping it'll soon be part of a bigger range."