Grover Jackson launches new guitar company – GJ2

Legendary luthier Grover Jackson – yes, that Jackson – has formed a new company called GJ2, and the guitars look awesome. Check this out:

That’s the Arete, GJ2’s initial model. It’s available in two levels, 4-Star and 5-Star, with in-house pickups (or other brands on request), original Floyd Rose tremolo, compound radius 10″-14″ fretboard, high-access heel, neck through construction… different versions are available in basswood, mahogany and Korina. More info here.


The guitars will be made exclusively in California, and they’ll be available through an exclusive network of retailers from January.


Kudos to iGuitar for the heads-up!

Latest issue of iGuitar out now!

Hey! Issue 6 of iGuitar is out now. Get to a computer or internet-capable device – oh, you already are – and download it now!


Press Release – 14th December 2011
Latest iGuitar magazine features Yes’ Steve Howe

Another bumper issue of the free digital magazine iGuitar is now live. Each of the three distinct sections, Electric, Acoustic and Bass are crammed full of video interviews, guitar lessons and reviews.


The Electric Section: Lick Library’s Stuart Bull meets the Godfather of shred Michael Angelo Batio (MAB), plus a world exclusive – MAB makes his iGuitar debut as a columnist. Jamie Humphries meets Steve Howe, ‘Yes’ master guitarist and one of the most original players to emerge from the progressive rock scene and offers readers a unique lesson in Howe’s elusive style. Gary Cooper takes a look at the career of acoustic legend, the late Bert Jansch, while in the listening room John Stix listens as top players discuss their influences, and his video gem feature this month is on Jeff Beck. In addition there is a roundup of 2011’s best accessories, best guitar albums and much more.


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