Today I am reviewing the Peerless La Muse electric guitar which I have been lucky enough to try out down at Badlands Guitars http://www.badlandsguitars.co.uk/ in Brighton.
First of all a brief introduction into Peerless for anyone who hasn’t heard of them yet. Established in 1970, Peerless crafted quality electric and acoustic guitars for the top brands like Gretsch of Fender, Epiphone of Gibson and Alvarez of St. Louise music. As they are referred to as ‘Beautiful Guitars… Beautiful to Play’, I couldn’t agree more, and there is one on my wish list already. What’s interesting to point out, is that Peerless won’t be found in all major music stores, so if you see one in your local store it is worth having a good look at.
So what is the La Muse guitar by Peerless all about?
Peerless La Muse
This is a cross between a 335 and a Les Paul. There is an oversized LP body that is hollow like a Lucille guitar, without the F holes. This particular model pictured above is the one in store at Badlands and is a stunning deep red with gold hardware. This really makes it stand out and feel pretty special to play.
Well enough about looks, because this guitar has a lot more to it than meets the eye. When you get your hands on it you will get to explore the range of classic ’57 humbucker tones. An interesting feature to this guitar is the GH109 vintage Grover tuners, complimented by the split block MOP neck inlays makes this guitar a pleasure to look at.
Overall a fantastic guitar to play which allows me to produce a variety of rock ‘n’ roll, Blues and jazz lines very convincingly. The guys down at Badlands were also kind enough to offer a free hard case with this one!
Players That Use Peerless- Big Jim Sullivan, Dominic Greensmith (REEF), Bill Nelson and Duncan McKenzie plus many more.
Peerless La Muse Guitar
Today I am giving you a quick overview of a beautiful guitar that I have been lucky enough to get my hands on down at Badlands Guitars http://www.badlandsguitars.co.uk here in Brighton.
Recently I was fortunate enough to meet the owner of Peerless and get an insight into a very interesting guitar company that is becoming more and more established here in the UK everyday.
I naturally gravitate towards rock, blues and rock ‘n’n roll, however this guitar is geared for jazz and does an exceptional job at giving you the most authentic jazz guitar sound. So as to get the best from the instrument I played various styles on it with an emphasis on some jazz phrases and rhythm parts that I had learnt especially for the demo.
This is a versatile semi from Peerless Guitars, boasting 3 P90 pickups in the medium depth body (3″) meaning you get a a real work horse of a guitar. I am a big fan of the Bigsby tremolo and the JH features a B70 Bigsby, ebony fretbordm solid spruce top with part maple back and side, Gibson’s classic dog ear P90s, bone nut, 2 volume pots, 2 tone pots and a toggle switch. I couldnt help but notice the floating rosewood bridge that is height adjustable.
I particularly enjoyed the vast tonal range you can get from the P90 pickups with the use of the tone pot. After experimenting with all three pickups you get to see quite how many sounds can come out of this fine guitar.
Players Who Use Peerless- Big Jim Sullivan, Dominic Greensmith (REEF), Bill Nelson, Dave Eringa and many more.
Today I am reviewing the G&L ASAT Special deluxe carved top guitar that I have been lucky enough to see up close and personally at Badlands Guitars in Brighton.
G&L have managed to stun me again with this beautiful carved flame maple top over swamp ash body guitar for just £579! It is loaded with 2 Fullerton USA P90 pickups, the saddle lock design hard tail bridge, 3 position pickup switch and single volume and tone controls. This guitar could perfectly compliment smooth jazz chord vamps and then stand up to punk rock and indie with ease. Only the combination of Fender and Fullerton could give birth to a creature this marvellous at a price that isn’t a lifetime away for most.
What I liked most was the Telecaster appearance, with an edge that makes you second take at it every time. The saddle lock bridge helps give you amazing sustain complimented by an array of tones on offer to please any player.
Players Who Use G&L- Jerry Cantrel, Peter Frampton, Tim McGraw, Matt Wachter (30 Seconds to Mars)
Tom Clark is a Brighton guitar tutor who recommends Badlands Guitars for anything guitar in Brighton and East Sussex.
Today I am reviewing the Peerless Tonemaster Player guitar coming from a company who are celebrating 40 of producing top quality guitars. This guitar demands respect with its classic twang and deep nasal-like tone, this is just one of the reasons why the Peerless Tonesmaster caught my eye and pulled my ear when I demoed it at Badlands Guitars in Brighton. For anyone who has the opportunity to visit this great guitar shop in Brighton then it is well worth a look for a wide range of arch tops, fenders and much more.
Peerless used to make guitars for Gretsch and they have maintained the same structure as before with laminate spruce tops and maple back and sides. The neck is beautiful, made of maple wood with a tight grain rosewood board. Also worth mentioning is that the body is fully bound, as are “F” holes as well as block inlays.
Jazz to Rock-a-billy an excellent guitar
This guitar features a B60 Bigsby tremelo, Dual FilterTron pickups and a floating bridge which makes this a classic semi-hollow guitar with a wide tonal range. The beauty of this guitar is its versatility in covering Blues, Rock-a-billy and Jazz.
Players Who Use Peerless- Big Jim Sullivan, Matt Otten, Defoe, Doc Dosco, Duncan McKenzie, Dominic Greensmith (REEF) plus man more!
Peerless Tonemaster Guitar
Hi there, today I am reviewing the Fender Modern Player Telecaster guitar- truly top sounds from Fenders most affordable Telecaster. Here at Your Guitar Tutor I am busy reviewing great guitars and providing the finest quality guitar tuition for you.
An incredibly affordable Fender Telecaster
For this weeks review I have decided to pick the Fender Modern Player Telecaster which I was fortunate enough to get to try out to great extent at my local guitar store Badlands Guitars. The Modern Player model is designed to give the Tele-loving players’ a real treat at an affordable price. One of the first things I noticed about this stunning little beauty is the pine wood grain that you can see through the black finish. Having two single coils and a bridge humbucker really opens up a world of tones for you to get experimenting with. You can split the humbucker in two to get even more sounds than you first thought was possible with the ability to get a super sparkly tone as well as a rich, warm one by doubling up the pickup.
This guitar features the classic C shaped neck in maple wood with 22 jumbo frets for you to get your hands on! You may be wondering why this guitar is so much cheaper than all the other Telecasters you have seen, and I can tell you why. The modern player is made in China but don’t let this change your view on the quality Fender ensure to bring to their customers. The quality you are getting your hands on for £339 is down to Fender staying true to their efforts in letting players taste the Tele without having save up for years.
Stylistically I was pulling out authentic Country, Rock, Blues and even hints of Jazz on this guitar due to its versatility, in part the reason why the Telecaster is a leader in the guitar market and a popular choice for players of many different styles from Country to Indie.
Players who use the Telecaster
Everyone from Brad Paisley to Jeff Buckley are using the Telecaster. Andy Summers, Jeff Beck, Albert Lee, Joe Strummer, Jonny Greenwood and Keith Richards.
Today I am reviewing the Fender Telecaster Custom 72 in black and I am very excited about this one as it is a true dream come true to be able to play this one whenever I like down at my local guitar store Badlands.
This true relic, the 72 Re-issue Telecaster custom costs £720 and in my opinion is worth every penny! It was built to be a rock n roll machine, it has a fat sound from the neck humbucker pickup that you would not expect from a Tele and a searing tilted bridge pickup to accommodate to the flip side of your playing. You will find an individual volume and tone control for each pickup plus 3 stage switches to give you even greater tonal control of your guitar.
Iconic Telecaster in Black
In terms of playability this guitar boasts a stunning rosewood fretoboard backed on a maple neck with 21 narrow jumbo frets and a flatter fretboard. It plays beautifully partly down to the classic 60s style oval C shaped neck that is ideal for both chord work and lead playing. I also love the lightweight premium ash wood body with sleek classic black on black urethane finish and tummy cutaway for comfort and ease of playing for linger practises and sets.
Trying out different pick-up selections taught me that even in a middle position with a clean tone you can achieve some beautiful twang ideal for both chord and solo playing if you wish to. Using the neck pickup I found you achieve a much more warm sound without getting too soft at the low end. Once I brought some overdrive into the mix I was stunned by how well the guitar responded and you can help but pull out some Keith Richards style solos!
Player Who Use Fender Telecasters- Everyone from Keith Richards to Brad Paisley are using the Telecaster. Andy Summers, Jeff Beck, Albert Lee, Joe Strummer, Jonny Greenwood and Jeff Buckley. It is not limited by style, you will find country players and metal guitarists slingin’ these!
Today I am going to be reviewing the stunning Dean Deceiver electric guitar in Classic Black.
At a first look this guitar could be pigeon-holed into being a ‘metal’ guitar and yes this guitar handles every bit of my metal needs, but it offers much more than that too. I was completely absorbed by its beautiful Les Paul shape and gold fittings, and floored by the crushing set of active EMGs that will knock you for six. You can find this model for around £750 in most large guitar stores and on various online guitar shops. However, if £450 sounds more in your price range then the particular guitar you are looking at could be for you. This one has some minor cosmetic damage on the back and so has been reduced by around £300.
ebony fretboard, gold hardware and through body stringing
When it is time to thrash your guitar and really move those strings, we are often left knocked out of tune and it becomes a real problem for some guitarists. The beauty of this model is that no matter how much stick I gave it, it wouldnt budge and seemed to just hold the tuning and keep on chugging through. After trying this guitar and falling in love with it, I had to check out what other players had to say about it and I was very happy to hear everyone rating a 4 or 5 out of 5 star rating across the board.
If you want an instrument that will hold up at gigs and sit beautifully in a studio session, rehearsal and practise, then you should be very happy with the Deceiver. This guitar is built to last and why wouldnt it be when it is the product of all of Dean guitars experience and mastery of the craft of guitar making. It is a guitar with all the sex appeal and often called the BOSS known for its sleek design and easy access to upper frets.
Players who use Dean- Dimebag Darrell, Dave Mustaine, Vinnie Moore, Jack Kilcoyne, Michael Schenker, Rusty Cooley, Michael Angelo Batio, Karl Saunders, Tracii Guns and Wayne Static.
I hope you enjoy. Keep rockin’