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Featured Private Reserve Guitars
Each week The HUB presents an instrument selected by our Private Reserve Guitar advisors as especially noteworthy. These are electric and acoustic guitars and basses that reflect the highest levels of workmanship and employ the finest woods and components. For the most part they are one-of-kind or extremely limited production models, primarily crafted in the custom shops of some of the world's greatest makers including Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, and PRS. We'll tell you what's cool about these extraordinary guitars and offer the insights of our guitar advisors who have personally examined and played each featured instrument.
The HUB’s favorite blogger and guitarist, who’s played more gigs than he probably cares to remember, offers a seasoned musician’s advice on how you can play out more.
I head back to the PRS plant where the renowned luthier joins me in shooting guitar videos for Musician’s Friend and Private Reserve.
Handling precious prototypes and selecting woods
In this premiere edition our resident guitar guru lays out his vision for a biweekly helping of guitar lore and offers a little personal history.
Musician’s Friend Private Reserve plays host to a drool-inducing collection of sweet guitars crafted by the Fender Custom Shop.
The McCartney band guitarist talks about his stellar career and offers a rundown on the signature model Custom ‘63 SG that Gibson is building to his specs.
In this edition of Guitar Notes, I sat down with resident expert Derek White, Guitar Advisor at Musician’s Friend Private Reserve Guitars. Derek’s job is ultimately to help match players with the guitar they’re after.
A behind-the-scenes look at our repository of exceptional instruments
Think of today’s featured guitar as the result of six decades of continual fine tuning. Fender’s Custom Shop uses its Proto Series as a development lab in which they bring together the best elements from the past and present to create some of the sweetest Strats in all of guitardom.