Guitar Product Reviews

When you're shopping for a new electric or acoustic guitar (or just longing for one), The Hub is a crucial resource for the info you need. You’ll find a choice selection of exclusive, in-depth Hands-On Reviews of great new axes from major names like Fender, Gibson, Martin, and Taylor. We approach each instrument from a musician’s perspective, offering the insights of seasoned performers and guitar enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a new guitar amp, effects pedal, or just a new case or gig bag, we cover that territory too. Count on The Hub as your number-one destination for objective no-B.S. reviews that will help lead you to the guitar, amp, effects, or music accessories you need.

Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 Multi-Effects Pedal

Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100 Multi-Effects Pedal

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Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive

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The return of the legendary 70s-era CMOS overdrive

By Phil O'Keefe

Vintage effects can be a funny thing. It's nearly impossible to tell you today which of the currently-available crop of effects will become highly-sought collector's items that will be prized by players thirty-five years from now. One pedal from the 1970s that has become very in-demand with modern players is the original Electro-Harmonix Hot Tubes Overdrive. Originally introduced back in 1978, this vintage pedal has enjoyed continued popularity that has only grown in recent years, and which has sent the prices for used examples soaring - often exceeding $300 for an original in working condition.

2014 Gibson Les Paul Standard

2014 Gibson Les Paul Standard

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The new Standard in tonal versatility

By Phil O'Keefe

The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitars ever released. The first Les Paul models were introduced in 1952, and the "Standard" model was unveiled in 1958. Today many players and vintage guitar experts consider the 1958-1960 Les Paul Standards to be the finest electric guitars ever made. They're certainly among the most desirable, if the stratospheric prices for them on the vintage market are any indication.

Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi Guitar Effects Pedal

Tech 21 Hot-Rod Plexi Guitar Effects Pedal

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This article previously appeared on Harmony Central - your information source for making better music.

Plexi-type tones plus a little something extra...

Hands-On Review: Shure Wireless Guitar Systems

Hands-On Review: Shure Wireless Guitar Systems

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The guitar cable companies' worst nightmare.

Orange Dual Dark 100 Tube Amp Head

Orange Dual Dark 100 Tube Amp Head

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By Chris Loeffler | May 29, 2014

Dark tones for a bright future!

Orange amplifiers have been in production since 1968 and have earned a reputation as being the "other" English vintage amp for heavier rock tones. Combining the harmonic complexity of a classic Vox with the rude, saturated gain associated with early Marshalls, the hallmark of the Orange sound is a dark, almost fuzzy distortion created in higher gain settings and warm, edgy cleans. The last ten years have seen a significant expansion of the Orange amp line as designers supplement the legacy of the AD30 and Thunderverb with smaller wattage amps like the Tiny Terror and high wattage, multi-channel offerings like the new Dual Dark series amplifiers.

Blackstar ID Core Series Guitar Amplifier

Blackstar ID Core Series Guitar Amplifier

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By Chris Loeffler

Blackstar ID:Core Series Amplifiers

Only a few years ago the likelihood of getting an affordable amp that was toneful and feature-rich was near impossible outside of stumbling across a garage sale special. Blackstar took note of this and created the Blackstar ID:Core series of solid state amplifiers; bringing flexibility and tone normally found in expensive amps to players at a very affordable price.

Reviews from the Road: Takamine GN93CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Reviews from the Road: Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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An Affordable and Elegant Acoustic-Electric

Five Minutes with Tim Miklaucic of Cordoba Guitars

Five Minutes with Tim Miklaucic of Cordoba Guitars

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Nylon-string guitars that are traditional yet embrace the versatility of today’s players

Hands-On Review: Gator Pedalboards

Hands-On Review: Gator Pedalboards

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Pedal Madness, or How I Learned to Get Organized and Love My Pedalboard

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