Guitars Rebellion and Fanos in Paris

I just spent a wonderful weekend in Paris with friends. We were there to attend the “Vigneron Independant”, a trade fair for indepenedent winegrowers. But while in Paris I took the opportunity to visit Guitars Rebellion, where I met CEO Vincent Beinis and played a glorious Fano JM6.
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Little Hurricane: a sonic tour de force

Little Hurricane is a “dirty blues” duo from San Diego, California. Formed in 2010, the band consists of Anthony “Tone” Catalano, on lead vocals and guitar, and Celeste “C.C.” Spina, on drums and backing vocals. Their songwriting is faultless, their hooks are catchy and their sound is exquisite.
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Koll Jr Glide – review

I just bought a Koll Jr Glide. What can I say? I’ve died and gone to heaven. It’s the most extraordinary guitar I’ve played. The craftsmanship is unbelievable, the build quality outstanding and the setup is one of the best I’ve come across. Expensive? Yes. But you get what you pay for.
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Guitar scale length: its impact on tone and playability

Ask any guitarist what features influence their decision-making when buying a guitar and from most you’ll get the same response: wood, pickups, neck profile, fretboard radius, action, body shape and colour. Apart from colour, all of the above affect playability and tone, which should be the key criteria on which any buying decision is made. However, you rarely hear a guitar player mention scale length, and scale length has a significant impact on both playability and tone.
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Washburn Rover travel guitar – review

I just bought myself a Washburn Rover travel guitar. It was very reasonably priced – only £117 – so I was a little worried that build quality and tone wouldn’t be up to much, but after playing it for a couple of days I am pleasantly surprised. It has surpassed all my expectations.
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