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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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It has a satin finish, unbound body, and basic inlays. Instead of adornments, the focus of this series is entirely on the beauty of the all-mahogany bodies and the warm, detailed tone that they purvey

SMG Review: The Tanglewood Premier All-Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

It has a satin finish, unbound body, and basic inlays. Instead of adornments, the focus of this series is entirely on the beauty of the all-mahogany bodies and the warm, detailed tone that they purvey

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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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