Martin Custom 000-14 Guatemalan

Every once in a while, a truly spectacular guitar is made; one that defies the logic of even really great instruments. The Martin Custom 000-14 Guatemalan is one such instrument. Jason Sarra, one of the principals at N Stuff Music, personally hand-picked the woods for this Martin. The top is high-altitude Swiss Spruce, the back […]

Fender ’68 Custom Amps

Released at NAMM  2014, The 68 Custom Series of amps  consist of the Princeton(12 watts), Deluxe(22 watts), Vibrolux(35 watts), and Twin(100 watts). The idea was to marry the hallowed vintage Silverface amps, in terms of tonality and looks, with more modern accoutrements for today’s players. SPEAKERS The Deluxe, Vibrolux, and Twin use a 12” Celestion […]

The Fullness of Fulltone Pedals

Fulltone was founded in 1991 by Michael Fuller, a session guitarist, composer and ‘electronic tinkerer’; he started manufacturing pedals out of a frustration with the inconsistencies of older designs, and wanted to bring something familiar, yet, inherently reliable to the marketplace. Something a guitarist could plug into and use with zero issues. I can attest […]

Marshall 1987X 50 Watt Plexi Re-Issue Head

In the history of guitar amps, one of several names stand out as the pinnacle of pure guitar tone. Today, I’m going to talk about Marshall; in particular, the 50 watt ‘Plexi’ head. Jim Marshall was a drummer by trade, playing casuals, weddings, holiday parties, etc. He opened a drum shop in 1960, in Hanwell, […]

Suhr Custom Guitars

For all intents and purposes, every John Suhr instrument is a ‘custom’ instrument. Within the ethos of a meticulous build quality, however, on each guitar, there are tops that are truly gorgeous.  Myrtlewood, buckeye burl maple, roasted swamp ash, figured koa, waterfall burl maple, and black limba are part of this collection.  N Stuff Music has 10 of […]

K-Line Truxton Traditional Guitars

Last week, we received two ‘Tele’ type guitars, called the Truxton, from K-Line Guitars, and 2 ‘Strat’ type instruments, called the Springfield. TRUXTON In all honesty, outside of a custom made guitar from our luthier Mike Caldwell, these literally blow the doors off any other Tele I’ve played. The first one has a rosewood board […]

The Gibson SG

What do Derek Trucks, Duane Allman, Robben Ford, Michael Landau, Pete Townsend, Robbie Kreiger, Gary Rossington, Nancy Wilson, Eric Clapton, Angus Young and George Harrison have in common? Besides being incredible guitarists, they play or played a Gibson SG. It came into being with Les Paul, the father (besides Leo Fender) of the electric guitar. […]

Mr. Smith Visits N Stuff Music – PRS Guitars

Around 2 years past, Mr. Paul Reed Smith spent a day with the staff of N Stuff Music. Along with his long-time right hand man Michael Deely, it was an incredible experience to have him in the store. At that time, PRS Guitars had just released their S2 line of instruments, meant to sit comfortably […]

The Mark of Mesa Boogie

Mesa Boogie was founded by Randall Smith during the nascent days of the late 60’s-early 70’s in northern California. Around this time, there was a plethora of guitar players who were looking for something more than what was available. Something more than what Fender, Vox or Marshall was making. Randy came up with the idea […]

Michael Landau and the Fender Hot Rod DeVille ML 212

To anyone in the guitar-centric world of the late 70’s-80’s LA studio scene, Michael Landau is THE name that continually comes up. I saw him play in 1983, in Joni Mitchell’s band; with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Larry Klein on bass, and Russell Ferrante on keys. It was Joni’s ‘Refuge of the Roads’ tour; the […]