• Amps
  • The Fender Custom Shop announced a new limited edition of the Blues Junior. Built with oak barrels used for Whisky, this “80 Proof” cannot go unnoticed by the aficionados. While Blues Junior III are equipped with a “Lightneng Bolt” Eminence speaker, Fender chose here Jensen for the choice of its 12″. The Blues Junior Lacquered […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • The Maja Guitars workshop, located in Pléneuf-Val-André (France), is equipped to repair and adjust every kind of guitars. But the stringed-instrument maker Maxime Jan also makes his own creations there, such as the Calander, a wonderful guitar inspired by sports cars. The used essences are however very different of the ones used by cars: we […]

  • Picks
  • A remote collaboration between two craftsmen specialized in the creation of plectrums can give a really great results. One day, Daniel Patin from Médiators Le Niglo asked to Eric Varets from Mediators Arts what he could bring to his models. Eric, having received a bronze NiTanou and a Natural black rosewood pick, let his imagination […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • Translate original post with Google Translate L’histoire de Jeremie Dubal est très touchante. Luthier à Dom-le-Mesnil dans les Ardennes, il fabrique de jolies guitares sous le nom de Kaël Guitares. Il y a quelques mois, il décide de mettre de sa poche pour fabriquer une guitare électrique et ainsi la vendre au profit des enfants […]

  • Amps
  • Behind a name reminding America and its trucks on the famous “Route 66″ is in fact a French brand. In the city of Nancy, Sébastien Machin builds amps for more than 20 years now. If it was first just a hobby, his passion and experience drove him to create the brand ToneTruck Amplifiers, where he […]

  • Electric guitars
  • The S2 series of PRS Guitars has a brand new model: the PRS S2 Vela. Next to the Mira and the Starla, this one follows the vintage spirit of them thanks to its design, but also thanks to the sound: it includes a (splittable) PRS-Designed Starla humbucker in the bridge, and a PRS-Designed Type-D singlecoil […]

  • Ukulélés
  • Mabuhay Ukulele is a Filipino brand that I just discovered thanks to the release of the Soprano model MS-12. Declined in an electro-acoustic version with the MS-12E, it is like every Mabuhay model: handmade with centenarian mango. The mango tree has fruits during one hundred year, but live about 300 years. When the fruits are […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • Translate original post with Google Translate Récemment, j’ai eu l’honneur de rencontrer l’un des deux créateurs de la marque Monkey Guitars. Ce touche à tout franco-suisse a fait le chemin jusqu’à Dijon et n’est pas venu les mains vides, mais accompagné de trois jolies guitares créées spécialement pour leur showroom : les Jazzcasters.

  • Basses électriques
  • For 25 years, the Ibanez SR series offers a rich sound range thanks to the advanced controls, bringing happiness to the demanding bassists. But this new Ibanez Premium SR5 Buckeye Burl Limited Edition is also the most fancy bass guitar of the series, with an ash body bound with a thin double binding to a […]