Welcome to the Guitar Reviews section of the website. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about guitar players, it’s that they are never satisfied. They are always searching for something new, something old, or something different. I’ve purchased guitar from eBay, Craigslist, from a physical brick and mortar store, a garage sale, flea market, and all the online places like American Musical, Guitar Center, Zzounds, and more. My guitar reviews are a compilation of all this and more…

Steinberger ZT3 Review

This Steinberger ZT3 is the guitar you've been waiting for because it is better than all those other drop-d hip-bending d-tuna guitars on the market. Straight from the factory it has the ability to change tuning keys on the fly. Want to play a 1/2 step down for a...

Steinberger Synapse Review SS2F

You know for a long time, Steinberger was kind of the joke of the 80's - from the skinny-tie foo-foo pop bands that used them to the retro bands that have them on stage today. If you play a lot, the one thing that can really do you in over time is a really, really...

Luna Andromeda Bass

These Luna Andromeda double cutaway basses are awesome - especially the black version with the dragon design! These things are pretty lightweight and everyone I've talked to so far likes to gig them out. It's only 7 lbs, and these basses are pretty darn responsive for...

Tobias Growler Bass

The Tobias Growler bass is definitely a lot of funk for your money! You can't buy an American made guitar for this price - that's for sure! The active electronics are awesome and the growler will sing whether you're funking out with slap bass or playing classic rock...

Paul Reed Smith PRS 305 review

So PRS has come out with a "strat killer?" You may have seen the Paul Reed Smith 305 in magazines as of late, and snapped your head back to take a look. First let's take a step back and talk about the previous PRS "semi-strat" copy - the 513. The image above is the...

PODxt Live vs. POD X3 Live Review

If you were wondering whether to get the older version PODxt Live or the newer POD X3 Live, hopefully my review will give you crucial information you can use to make a more informed decision. After some careful debating, online research, and consideration I took the...

HSS Strat Review

This is my "HSS Strat Review" - or "What I Hate Standard Strats!" I never used to to think I was really either a "Gibson" or "Fender" kinda guy. The first guitar I became really partial to was my Ibanez Artcore semi-hollow body. Well, now that it's rewired with...

ART300 Ibanez Review

The Ibanez ART300 is a killer guitar at a VERY affordable price, excellent looks, and awesome playability. This is my ART300 guitar review. I picked up the Ibanez ART300 at my local GC because it had this weird scalloped textured top that looked like it had been hand...

PRS Santana – Used Guitar Bargain

If you're looking for a "used guitar bargain" you can't go wrong with the Paul Reed Smith or "PRS Santana". Every guitar you own can't cost more than $1,000. We all have to start somewhere, and you can't beat an affordable backup axe. About a year ago I needed another...

Ibanez Iceman – Classic Cool Guitar

I just had to write about the new Ibanez Iceman ICT700 I saw at Guitar Center. Everyone remembers the Iceman PS10 made famous by Paul Stanley of KISS. He had a couple, but the one I remember is of course the one with the cracked mirror finish. I distinctly remember...

Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic Guitar Pixie Purple

The Daisy Rock Pixie Acoustic Guitar has a 3/4-size dreadnought body with a solid spruce top and round composite back. The maple neck features 20 frets; full-size, 25-1/4" scale; and a slim neck profile to make the Pixie guitar comfortable and easy for smaller hands...

Peavey Cirrus 5 5-String Bass Guitar Walnut

The bass of choice for musicians with styles as diverse as John Taylor (Duran Duran), David C. Johnson (Aaron Neville), and Rob Wright (Chris Cagle), the Cirrus 5-string from Peavey provides deep, impeccable tones thanks to 2 VFL active pickups working in conjunction...

Gibson Custom Engraved Les Paul Special

As unique as it is arresting, the whole-top anodized black aluminum pickguard on this Gibson Custom Shop Engraved Les Paul Special features an angler's dream tableau hand engraved by Darryl Thornbury. This master engraver has been perfecting his art for over 35 years....

Traben Chaos Core 5 Electric Bass Black Wash

The 5-string Chaos Core 5 Traben bass comes with a Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with 3-band EQ, volume, a 5-way switch, and dual Rockfield humbucker pickups. These electronics capture the warm, soft tones that resonate through the exotic paulownia (a native Chinese tree) wood...

Rogue Acoustic Electric Guitar

You can't beat the sound of these Rogue acoustic electric guitars (for the money). They are impeccable sound and quality. It's worth it for the Fishman pickups alone. If you don't believe me watch the video. Here's a video review of the Rogue Acoustic Electric:...

Daisy Rock Candy Guitar Review

Daisy Rock guitars are quite popular - and geared towards girls who wanna rock! Seriously this guitar Daisy Rock calls the "rock candy" guitar (sparkle and all)! It plays well, and is very affordable. Here's a video review of the Daisy Rock candy guitar: [youtube...

Peavey ValveKing 100 Head

Peavey made a lot of crap throughout the 90's, but they have been making some really outstanding amps for the last so many years, and this Valveking 100 head is no exception. You see major touring acts with these now, and the sound is crisp and rippin'! Here's a video...