New guitar gear of the month: review round-up (November 2011)
2nd Nov 2011 | 16:58
Morpheus Bomber (£239)
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 meticulously tested by either Guitarist or Total Guitar in recent months and published on MusicRadar throughout October 2011.
Flick through this month's picks and follow the links to read each product's full review. First up, the Morpheus Bomber...
"A versatile, easy-to-use and gig-proof polyphonic pitchshifter."
BC Rich Joey Jordison Warlock II (£439)
"Solid mid-priced electric for those fancying a bit of danger."
BUY: BC Rich Joey Jordison Warlock II currently available from Soundslive
Charvel Desolation DS-1 ST (£634)
"A lot of axe for your money - but it's a strong mid-price field out there at the mo."
BUY: Charvel Desolation DS-1 ST currently available from Thomann
Squier Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster (£359)
"An affordable classic, tweaked just enough to bring it bang up to date."
Yamaha JR2 (£135)
"Easy to carry and packing a respectable sound, the JR2 is a guitar that's cheap and cheerful in the best possible way."
BUY: Yamaha JR2 currently available from Thomann
Italia Mondial Classic (£569)
"If you're looking more for electric than acoustic and aren't put off by its eccentricities, the Mondial is well worth checking out."
Michael Kelly Hybrid Special (£587)
"Gorgeous build and finish, genuinely versatile tone."
Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx II (£1993)
"It's not for the faint of wallet, but the Axe-Fx II delivers supreme modelling power in a hardy piece of kit."
PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow (£699)
"Gorgeously constructed all-rounder."
Hagstrom Deuce F (£536)
"For the money, you'll struggle to find a better guitar than this. A real winner."
BUY: Hagstrom Deuce F currently available from Thomann
Schecter Chris Garza (£879)
"Awesome modern twist on classic stylings: overcome your preconceptions and check out the range of this grown-up seven-string."
Martin DRS1 (£809)
MXR Noise Clamp (£119)
"A quality, no-frills piece of kit that does exactly what it says on the tin."