Fender recently unveiled the American ULTRA Series! A new range of USA made guitars that will replace the Elite series. Since its release we have noticed some reoccurring questions amongst Fender fanatics. What’s new with the Ultra range?How is the Ultra series different from the Elite?Is the Ultra range better than Elite? Thankfully Fender have just released this infographic identifying the differences between both series. Fender American Ultra guitars are available to buy now at Sound Affects!
Rickenbacker has announced that they are discontinuing Midnight Blue guitars Today the brand has now stopped producing any more electric guitars in the famous Midnight Blue colour variant. The colour has been a favourite amongst our customers and we’ll deffinately be sad to see it go.. Do you have a midnight blue Rickenbacker? If so, it could now be worth a lot more money! If not, and you don’t want to miss out on adding one to your collection – we have you covered: Click here to view our last Rickenbacker... Read More
On Sunday 14th October, we will present the first annual Liverpool Guitar Experience at the Park Hotel in Aintree, Netherton, L30 6YN. The experience will play host to some of the biggest brands in the guitar industry, who will be there presenting you with their latest and greatest products at specially discounted prices – for one day only!. Product demonstrators, brand representatives and live performers will be situated throughout the venue, alongside some very special guests and the hotel bar will be open throughout the day. …Not Just Another Guitar Show The guitar experience is a small event... Read More
Wood Library 10-Tops These guitars have highly figured 10-Tops from the PRS wood library, which hosts some of the finest timber at their Maryland factory – wide flames and quilts with deep contrasting figuring, from the horns to the base of the guitar. Matching Necks this run of guitars also has beautifully figured curly maple necks that pair beautifully with the top. necks like this add a sense of luxury to the guitar, a special something-something for you, the player to enjoy. Plus, the necks match the colour of... Read More
This month is drawing to a close, and we have had another exciting month of gear both new and old – Here are the 10 best new arrivals for this month! 1. Our Taylor Custom Builds We posted a blog about these guitars at the beginning of January so we’ll be quick here: Sound Affects Turns 10 this year, and to commemorate this milestone, we specified three custom builds from Taylor. Director Tim went over to California to the El Cajon factory, where he spent the day with master luthier, Andy Powers.... Read More
This Saturday at our Ormskirk store, we will be hosting a Silver Sky drop-in event, accessible to anyone who wishes to attend – no need to book. From 9 am until 2 pm, the PRS Silver Sky will be in-store for you to try out for yourself. It is a guitar that has caused a lot of controversy and mixed opinions from PRS fans and guitarists alike, so we are offering you the chance to make up your own mind on the guitar, from your own personal experience. Jez Ayscough,... Read More
A Short History The sound of a guitar -as pure as it is- has been modified by performers for decades. The first amplifiers & portable PA systems came out in the 1920’s but were not originally intended for the guitar. Trumpets and trombones in the brass section ruled the roost in big bands of the time, pushing the guitar aside until it founds its voice with amplification. Unfortunately the first amplifiers didn’t sound so great, producing a very thin, almost reed like tone (think wet fart down a broken Clarinet,... Read More
In stock at Sound Affects Premier is a particularly interesting creation from Patrick James Eggle guitars. A brand new model from Patricks bespoke Oswestry workshop, the Macon Jr. is a single cut guitar based on the classic Gibson LP Junior design, but The ‘Two Pigs’ part of the name has a bit of backstory behind it. ‘The Two Pigs’ was the name of a drinks-only pub that had resided in Corsham, Bath. The building stood proudly serving drinks to the local community under various names and owners for over 250 years.... Read More