• Effects
  • Coda Effects is a young French brand we hear a lot about these times, thanks to the success of its crowdfunding campaign. The aim of the founder, Benoit, is to offer high quality effects with advanced features he elaborates himself. For this release, he chose the “Dolmen Fuzz” and the “Montagne Tremolo”, two kinds of […]

  • Sangles
  • Unlike its name, Italia Leather Straps is not an Italian brand! Born in California, they just want to highlight the origin of the best leather and suede quality used in their straps, handmade since 2003. In this post, I will detail my opinion about two different straps, and also help you to choose the one […]

  • Books
  • Romain Morlot is Guitar Cook. Like a good Chef, he released in 2014 the first edition of GuitarCookBook, his recipe book for beginners to advanced guitarists. Today, he sets the table again with a Kickstarter campaign for the release of a new version, even more complete. The first GuitarCookBook Before presenting the new version, I […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • A lot of things happened at Maxime Jan’s workshop since our last post about the Calander 2. Let’s get back in time on one year of work at Maja Guitars. Guizmo 1 Since the second Calander (the first one was a prototype), Maxime has at first developed the “Guizmo”, a guitar which is a little […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • Growl Guitars, it is like the Yin and Yang symbol of the French art of guitar making. Godefroy Maruejouls from MJS Guitars and Sébastien Gavet* shared their expertise to design a range of thirteen different pickups, in all sizes. They were created and tested in their Lab with a guitar called “Le Mulet” (the mule). […]

  • Effects
  • Strymon surprises us by making really good high-end digital pedals. At the beginning of this week, the brand announced two new (and their first) power supplies. We did not really expect this kind of release, but the Californian still make us dream with a “simple” series of power supplies, while it is not the prettier […]

  • Contests
  • Pedalboards
  • On Guitar Wink, I always loved to write about small promising companies. To start this new year in a good way and celebrate the first post of 2016, you will discover the brand Layvent, but you have also the chance to win a 60cm x 30cm Pedalboard in black Marshall finish with gold piping, 195€ […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Just yesterday, my friend Lawrence (from MoorTone Guitars) and I were talking about Danelectro’s construction, and especially about Masonite, a type of hardboard made of steam-cooked and pressure-molded wood that is coming on the top and the bottom of the semi-hollow bodies. We were thinking that despite this cheap material, the guitars sound very good! […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Specialist of high range gears for guitarists in France (but not only), Guitars Rebellion just announced that this ESP Custom Shop USA Eclipse Tea Sunburst is available in their stock. Behind this beautiful maple top is hidden a chambered mahogany body, with a set-thru neck of the same variety. This kind of joint neck offers […]

  • Effects
  • You really love your analog effects, but they need “a little something more” to be perfect? Maybe the customization is what you need. In this sector, Guillaume Martinod opened a company named MSM Workshop in 2010 to add more options to your effects, or to correct their problems. This craftsman offers a lot of services: […]