Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to electric and acoustic guitars (and just a couple of basses).
The first model of Cort’s ‘Aged to Vintage’ guitar series is the L200ATV, whose soundboard has undergone a torrefaction process to deliver the tones of a decades-old instrument.
Jericho Alpha 5 bass
The Alpha 5 boasts high-quality hardware and craftsmanship in a sleek and stealthy package.
Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorer “Dark”
While the first Lzzy Hale Explorers only come in Alpine White, these new ones feature a “dark” vibe that’s reminiscent of Black Beauties.
PRS John Mayer Silver Sky
Just about everything there is to be said about John Mayer’s new Strat-styled PRS guitar has already been said. Essentially, it’s the bluesman’s idea of “what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like.”
Gibson Gary Clarke Jr Signature SG
Gary Clarke earns a new, but classic finish for his signature Gibson SG in Vintage Cherry.
Ernie Ball Music Man March Ball Family Reserve
Not one, but three: Ernie Ball’s ultra-limited-edition offerings for March include new variations of the Axis, Cutlass, and the John Petrucci signature model.
Gibson Vivian Campbell Les Paul Custom
What started out as a ‘Frankenstein’ of a guitar—a ’70s Les Paul Custom neck combined with a Les Paul Standard body—eventually culminated in the signature axe of the Def Leppard guitarist.
Solar Guitars E1.6 Jensen
The E1.6 was designed in collaboration with The Haunted’s Patrik Jensen, and boasts all the features that make it an ideal axe for fretwork acrobats.
Teye Gypsy Queen
Thanks to its laser-etched aluminum finish that looks more like armor, the Gypsy Queen is one of the more exotic guitars out there.
Tim Reede Opus 75 SJ
Premium tonewoods (Carpathian spruce and ovangkol), a fanned-fretboard design, and high-quality hardware make this one of the grandest acoustics you’ll set your eyes upon.
Roks Nardis Bass
With premium appointments, an ergonomic body shape, and Häussel hum-cancelling single-coils, the Nardis bass gives you all the low-freq you need for any musical style.
Ibanez PS1DM Paul Stanley Signature
Inspired by the Ibanez Iceman, the PS1DM sports a unique body shape, Seymour Duncan humbuckers and a Gibraltar bridge. But everyone knows it’s all about that dazzling finish.