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Guitarist October 2020

Guitarist is the longest established UK guitar magazine. You'll find authoritative gear reviews, artist interviews, technique lessons and advice. Plus, Guitarist's digital edition now includes all of the same audio and video content as the print edition; available to download from a special area of the Guitarist website!

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heart wood

Not every player takes a close interest in acoustic guitars and that’s a shame but in some ways it’s understandable. Sitting alone with an acoustic guitar can feel almost intimidating at times. There’s no amp to make you mighty, no pedals to flatter you. It’s just you and the music. Yet that’s exactly why every player should return to acoustic from time to time. Playing acoustic offers a truly direct connection to music that becomes richer and more enjoyable the more you focus on it. If you haven’t picked up an acoustic for a while, another benefit of going unplugged more often is that it will likely reconnect you with the act of music-making for others, as opposed to noodling for your own amusement – as fun as that is.…

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and so it began…

While we were enjoying the sunshine and positive vibe of this year’s NAMM Show in California back in January, there were a few corks being popped on the Fender stand. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the year this game began, when Leo Fender and his small team first started making what was to become the Telecaster – a virtual stone’s throw away from the vast Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County. You’ll know the story. Technically, the single-pickup Esquire was the first Fender electric Spanish guitar, initially displayed at a Chicago trade show in July 1950. And although dual-pickup versions are documented, it was the dual-pickup Broadcaster that was the first electric Spanish guitar built in any quantity – hence its claim to being the first production solidbody electric –…

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fender 70th anniversary broadcaster

PRICE: £2,009 (inc case) ORIGIN: USA TYPE: Single-cutaway solidbody electric BODY: Ash NECK: Slab-sawn maple,‘50 Broadcaster ‘U’ profile, bolt-on SCALE LENGTH: 648mm (25.5”) NUT/WIDTH: Bone/41.84mm FINGERBOARD: Maple (neck face), black dot markers, 241mm (9.5”) radius FRETS: 21, vintage tall HARDWARE: 3-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body Tele with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style split post ‘Fender’ logo’d tuners – nickel/chrome plated ELECTRICS: Fender Custom Shop Designed ’50-’51 Blackguard set, 3-position toggle pickup selector switch, individual pickup volume and tone controls WEIGHT (kg/lb): 3.57/7.85 OPTIONS: None RANGE OPTIONS: American Original ’50s Telecaster (£1,699) LEFT-HANDERS: Yes, American Original ’50s Telecaster (£1,699) FINISHES: Blackguard Blonde – all gloss nitrocellulose Fender Musical Instruments EMEA 01342 331700 www.fender.com PROS Good vintage-specific build and details but it’s the sound that makes it valid CONS The optional wiring ‘kit’ is cursory; this gloss nitro neck finish – not to mention the original fingerboard radius and small frets – won’t…

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laney cub-super12 boutique to go

Established in 1967, Laney is one of the UK’s longest-established amp companies with a history that’s at the heart of the Black Country’s significant (yet often overlooked) contribution to rock guitar. Founder Lyndon Laney’s rock credentials were assured as a former member of Band Of Joy alongside John Bonham and Robert Plant, before he turned his attention to electronics and amp design. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the Laney brand was closely involved with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and played a key part in creating the genre that became heavy metal. Over the years, as changing musical styles demanded increasingly versatile amplifiers, Laney has continued to innovate, with affordable solid-state designs alongside boutique-influenced products, such as the brilliant Lionheart series. For 2020, Laney has successfully combined affordability and boutique…

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laney cub-super12

PRICE: £399 ORIGIN: UK TYPE: Valve preamp and power amp with digital reverb OUTPUT: 15W or 1W VALVES: 3x 12AX7, 2x EL84 DIMENSIONS: 399 (h) x 430 (w) x 233mm (d) WEIGHT (kg/lb): 12/26 CABINET: Plywood CHANNELS: 1, with a foot-switchable boost option CONTROLS: Gain, treble, mid, bass, volume, reverb level, boost level FOOTSWITCH: Double latching footswitch toggles boost function and reverb ADDITIONAL FEATURES: External speaker jack, series effects loop, line out OPTIONS: None RANGE OPTIONS: The Cub-Super range includes the non-reverb Cub-Super10 1x10 combo (£319) and the Cub-SuperTop (£349), plus matching 1x12 and 2x12 speaker cabinets (£159 and £199 respectively) Laney Amplification 0121 508 6666 www.laney.co.uk PROS Excellent boutique-grade tone, superb digital reverb and great styling at a very tempting price CONS Valve replacement entails removing the whole chassis; an aux-in for MP3 players and a headphone socket would be useful…

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the wishlist

Seth Baccus Shoreline S £3,299 CONTACT SethBaccusGuitars EMAIL seth@sethbaccus.com WEB www.sethbaccus.com We last reviewed one of Cornwall-based guitar maker Seth Baccus’s creations in issue 449 with the sumptuous set-neck Nautilus Classic. This bolt-on Shoreline couldn’t be more different. In fact, Seth’s bolt-on design has been a long fixture with, originally, the T – inspired by a Telecaster but far from a copy – followed last year by the JM with its Mastery bridge and vibrato. Most recently, Seth has turned his attention to the new S model; the first he’s made is featured here. If that Nautilus was a perfect example of perfect craft, our Shoreline model looks like it’s been thrown around a car park after the end of a long tour or three. Its outline, however, remains extremely stylish and the…