BOSS Katana-Mini

BOSS has joined in the mini amp contest with the micro battery powered Katana-Mini.


The Katana amps have garnered plenty of fans since their release and it’d be interesting to see how this stands up against the venerable Blackstar Fly 3.

Can’t see how this small amp can crank up 7W, but hey, all that matters is that it sounds good.

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*photo from BOSS

New Martin StreetMaster D-15M & 000-15M

This will be great for those who like the relic-ed look on their guitars.


The new StreetMaster 15 guitars have that distressed finish that exudes the charm of a seasoned guitar.


Thumbs up for Martin for not slapping a premium over the regular 15 Series, and the use of katalox for fingerboard material.

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*photos from Martin and Red Dog Music

More New Gibson Customs

Following the “Tuxedo” and “Painted-Over” releases, Gibson Custom has rolled out more new guitars.

The Les Paul Special


This simple guitar has won over fans like Johnny Depp (yes, Capt. Jack Sparrow) and now comes in really nice colours with matching headstocks.


Guitarbear feels cheerful just by looking at the lovely colours.

Johnny A. Spruce Top


Plenty of interesting features on this one, from the 25.5″ scale to the chambered body and spruce top, this one comes in three different finishes.

Modern Les Paul Axcess Rhino


The beautiful rhino gray finish is just drool-inducing. Other new features such the the belly cut and contoured heel give the model name Axcess.


The new Apex headstock carve is designed for added strength which is particularly important to tilt-back necks. These little suckers are often the first to break when the guitar gets into a mishap, so the new design would be welcomed.

ES-335 Ultima


Wow. What can I say?


Just look at all that bling. Wow.

*photos from Gibson