Grote 335 Review

Grote 335 Review

Who can resist beautiful guitars at inexpensive prices? In the sub $200 range, the Grote series is pretty tempting. But is it as good as it looks? Let’s put the Grote 335 on the tech bench and have a closer look.. First thing I noticed, other than the...
Squier Affinity Telecaster LE

Squier Affinity Telecaster LE

My customer brought me his Squier Affinity Telecaster HH Electric Guitar, Metallic Black, that he’d just purchased a couple of weeks ago for only $179.99, wanting it properly setup. Every new guitar should get an immediate setup. But this one surprised me a bit...
Possibly More Big Changes to Reverb, Ebay, Amazon

Possibly More Big Changes to Reverb, Ebay, Amazon

A Californian state appeals court ruled that Amazon can be held liable in California for defective products sold through third-party vendors using its marketplace. The ruling came after a San Diego woman purchased a laptop battery from a third-party seller through...
Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #104

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #104

This was a PJ bass guitar, but the same issues can happen in any dual pickup guitar, and electrical problems can hide in any used guitar. The Con.. I met the seller at his home. Due to Covid, he brought the guitar out to his carport, plugged it in and proceeded to...
Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

Guitar Buying Dangers, Episode #103

So, last week’s episode didn’t dissuade you and you’re back shopping for a guitar, eh? How ’bout that beautiful Epiphone Bonamassa that’s advertised at just over half the price they usually go for? Great deal? Photos show a pristine...