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Guitar Review

Welcome to Guitar Review! My name is John and I love Guitars! While I’ve played many instruments in my life (piano, trumpet, violin), the one thing that has remained constant is guitar. I first learned on classical guitar in high school and college, but have played electric from that time until today as well. Basically 30+ years~!

This blog is a compilation of reviews, thoughts, gear adoration, research, things other musicians have told me about, along with a bunch of experience I’ve picked up along the way. I think that music is unlike nearly anything else. If you love technology – you love technology. But you can use music with or without it. There are so many options – analog, digital, wifi, bluetooth, wireless, everything from DAW online collaborations. I am constantly amazed at the merging of all these things, along with innovative new products that just plain change the game.

I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing! If there’s something you’d like to see reviewed, or something you think I should know about – please let me know.

Currently I enjoy my Fender Telecaster with Lil ’59 pickup, my Gibson SGM (an SG with Minitune on it), and my EVH Wolfgang Special (made in China version I believe). I also have an Ibanez Artcore I go back to every now and again.

I love my Joyo OCD clone, Route 66, and Xotic EP pedals, and I’m very partial to my .009 EVH strings (that never – ever, ever break and sound terrific!). Currently I play through my Max Butler Swamp amp, that is basically a hot-rodded Bassman clone clocking in around ~65 watts.

This is a pic of me taking delivery of my Max Butler Swamp amp from Max a few years back when he was still alive. Learn more about them at

Me and Max Butler and my Swamp 30 in 2010

How to Contact Me

If you have questions about guitar gear, stomp boxes, amps, reviews, videos – or anything else guitar related, please fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

If you’re an agency or company requesting a review of your product, please provide the product info and details within the comments field. If you would be willing to send us a sample of your product, we will provide an in depth review – including video.