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In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced and some would say better made Japanese guitars. The lower priced Fender guitars were made in America and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender knock offs.

SMG Review: Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced and some would say better made Japanese guitars. The lower priced Fender guitars were made in America and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender knock offs.

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Legendary guitarist Robin Trower helped define an era of blues rock guitar. The Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster features custom pickups created by Trower and Fender master builder Todd Krause.

SMG Review: Fender Custom Shop Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster

Legendary guitarist Robin Trower helped define an era of blues rock guitar. The Robin Trower Signature Stratocaster features custom pickups created by Trower and Fender master builder Todd Krause.

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What's the best equipment for keeping up with playing guitar while traveling? SMG staff writer, Dan Coplan, discovers a few key pieces of gear while on the road.

HOW TO GET YOUR JAM ON WHILE TRAVELING

What’s the best equipment for keeping up with playing guitar while traveling? SMG staff writer, Dan Coplan, discovers a few key pieces of gear while on the road.

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In my quest to create a life of Zen by way of shredding, I have almost primarily leaned on Ibanez guitars to provide such tools...

SMG Review: Ibanez RGD7421 – A Metalhead’s Dream Axe!

In my quest to create a life of Zen by way of shredding, I have almost primarily leaned on Ibanez guitars to provide such tools…

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This week’s review brings me to the Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby. With its vintage look, Gretsch sound and sweet price you can rock out with your...

SMG Guitar Review: Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet Electric Guitar

This week’s review brings me to the Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet with Bigsby. With its vintage look, Gretsch sound and sweet price you can rock out with your…

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