Emerging Tech

Pulse adds effects to your acoustic guitar — without amps or electricity

A brilliant new music accessory device called the Pulse promises to add real-time effects like delay, distortion or reverb to your acoustic guitar. Here's how it works, and where to get it.

Fender’s American Original Series marries classic guitars with modern tech

The spirit of rock and roll is the spirit of innovation. Fender has found a way to bridge the gap between nostalgia and new technology with its new American Original Series, inspired by Fender models through the decades.
Emerging Tech

A.I.-powered guitar gadget ‘hears’ what you play, backs you up in real time

OneManBand is a smart guitar device that 'listens' to what you’re playing, adapts to it, and then generates a real-time backup track to play with you. Playing on your own will never be the same!

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young dies at 64

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64. In 2014, Young left the band due to his struggles with dementia. Young's friends and family have issued statements announcing his death.

Our Fender Mustang GT hands-on review showcases Fender's most advanced amp ever

Our Fender Mustang GT 200 hands-on video showcases the massive tonal possibilities of Fender's most advanced guitar amp ever, with the help of professional jazz guitarist Ryan Meagher.

Meet Jammy, a foot-long smart guitar from RnD64 that lets you rock out anywhere

If your justification for jamming out on an air guitar instead of the real deal has always been related to portability issues, get ready to drop that excuse. Meet Jammy, a smart, portable guitar.
Emerging Tech

This gizmo can automatically tune any guitar in a matter of seconds

Having swept to victory on Kickstarter a few years back with the original Roadie automatic guitar tuner, Roadie's creators are back with a sequel -- and it's better than ever. Here's how it works.
Emerging Tech

Smart guitar accessory Fret Zeppelin uses LEDs to unleash your inner rock god

Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art LED accessory for your guitar, which fits just above the frets and shows you exactly where to put your fingers to play any song you want. Overly snug rock star leather pants are not included.

We’re getting ‘Rocksmith 2014 Edition — Remastered’ in 2016

Rocksmith 2014 Edition -- Remastered is coming in October, bringing new songs and gameplay tweaks to make your guitar-learning experience easier. Owners of the original game will get the updates for free.

Steve Vai literally bled for his music on ‘Passion and Warfare’

It has been 25 years since Steve Vai released ‘Passion and Warfare,’ but the recent remaster brings back memories of the frenetic energy that literally brought him to bleed for his first solo album.

Fender’s new online Mod Shop lets guitar players build their next custom axe

Fender launches an online custom shop for those seeking new instruments, allowing guitarists and bassists thousands of options for their next axe at a reasonable price compared to Fender's Custom Shop.

Grace Potter takes a sonic road trip (but leaves the vinyl behind) on Midnight

Grace Potter leaves the Nocturnals behind to visit every sonic style under the sun on her new album Midnight.