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  • 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 […]

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  • 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). […]

  • Effets
  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Effets
  • 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: […]

  • 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 […]