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July 24, 2017

Today, his name is attached to an entire genre of guitars, and much to his surprise, they've already seemed to have become modern collectables.  At the beginning. The Relic (and what would later become the Fender Time Machine series) story began in 1994. John Page was...

...Or getting an expert to do it for you. Many models such as the Les Paul, Strat, Tele, SG etc. are proving to be classic survivors. even the rigors of touring have been surmounted with the help of a good flight case and a little loving care. Clearly few of us would r...

June 21, 2017

Greetings,

Did you know that there is a correlation between Playing The Guitar and being more attractive?

I guess the six-stringed instrument has such pulling power Afterall?

On a different note, lets looks at Gibson's 2004 Limited Edition Les Paul! 

As many of you are awa...

June 14, 2017

They may just be six strings and a chunk of wood, but when given to the right pair of hands, they're the ultimate weapon of expression. PRS guitars have been out since the 1970's and have been consistently producing our favourite guitars such as the Custom 22, Hollow-b...

June 7, 2017

Got a 90's Foto Flame?  They may be the brunt of jokes, but the bottom line is these MIJ's were assembled with some decent quality. I find myself gravitating back towards them. Whether it is a real flame top or a thin photographic film... when you find a guitar that fe...

May 31, 2017

Throughout history, Gibson has blessed us with some truly beautiful instruments. Their innovations helped make Gibson one of the world’s most famous guitar makers. Speaking of that—how is Gibson doing, these days?

It's no rumor that the iconic guitar company f...

Gibson instruments have been in production since Orville Gibson started making mandolins and guitars in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1894. The company changed hands a few times over the years, and there were periods when the quality fell below Gibson's traditional standards.

Th...

Many Stratocaster and Telecaster players will tell you that Japanese-built Fender guitars are inferior to American-made guitars. Many insist that the overall build quality and materials used make them Superior in comparison. But how true are these accusations?

There are...

April 18, 2017

Most of us already know that we need another guitar, and many of us devote considerable time and effort to finding something exciting, new or that we haven't seen or played before. Starting a collection is a labor of love, but it can spiral out of control if you follow...

March 29, 2017

If your like me, you may have bought some guitars over the 1980s. PRS guitars took over the mantle of "premier American guitars" then: The PRS was THE guitar to buy those days. And deservedly so. In 1984, when I bought my first electric, the quality of Fender guitars w...

March 24, 2017

Good tone is derived from combining different woods. We hang our fingerboards & body woods up and then tap them for resonance and pitch. Most small hand builders will at least attempt to marry the different quality woods together sometimes in thirds, fifths or in uniso...

March 16, 2017

The Fullerton, CA plant continued to be Fender's main production facility until the very first months of 1985.  The instruments that were produced at the Fullerton, CA plant are now known as "Fullerton Reissues" among collectors and players.  These are very high qualit...

March 8, 2017

Traditionally the concept of a finish on a guitar is to serve two functions, Protect the wood (first and foremost) and enhance the aesthetics. But what if i told you the thickness and type of finish could have an effect on the sound and playability of your instrument,...

February 23, 2017

Okay, so in 1981 Fender introduced these amazing colors. They were limited. They were eccentric, and they were bright. I'm falling more and more in love with them every day. Just... awesome.

The colours were; Arctic White, Morocco Red, Maui Blue, Monaco Yellow...

February 21, 2017

Squealing Pig Guitars are delighted to have played and Sold Some amazing Strats over the past year – From Hank and Hendrix, to SRV, Beck, Clapton, Knopfler, Mayer and many more, there is no denying the influence that a Fender Strat or Tele has had on popular music for...

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