Fat Randy are a genre-defying guitar band from New England.
Interview: The TinesRead more
The Tines are a band from New Haven, CT, who according to their Bandcamp profile “play cleverly crafted indie rock that focuses on the balance of tension and beauty”, which…
Var Guitar’s Unofficial List of Klon DealersRead more
The legendary Klon Centaur has many imitators, but only the Klon KTR, designed by KIon originator Bill Finnegan, can be said to officially carry on its legacy. On the top…
Interview: Kaz Kawamura (One Control, Animals Pedal)Read more
Kaz Kawamura runs the Japanese gear company LEP International, whose brands include One Control and Animals Pedal.
NAMM 2021 Gear HighlightsRead more
Due to the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 NAMM show was held online. This was somewhat of a letdown; trying out new gear and meeting new people at NAMM 2020…
Interview: Kai Tachibana (Nobels, Nordland Electronics)Read more
Kai Tachibana is the Hamburg-based engineer behind the legendary Nobels ODR-1, which he’s recently refined and released as the ODR-C. He shared his story with Var Guitar.
Korg OD-S NuTube OverdriveRead more
The Korg OD-S Nutube Overdrive is a game-changing drive pedal unlike anything else.
5 Japan-only Fender Guitars Worth Traveling ForRead more
Planning a trip? There are a lot of Fender guitars that you can only buy in Japan. Here’s our pick of the coolest Japan-only Fender guitars.