07.07.2017

Fresh from the Factory: The Varsity Reverb Inside and Out

Nobody knows more about what goes into every Magnatone Varsity Reverb than Dave. Check out the latest from Dave Ryan as he puts one through its paces. Get a close look at this hand-wired, point-to-point tube amp, and listen as Dave demos the range of textures in this powerhouse that sounds bigger than it is. […]

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07.07.2017

Magnatone at Music Zoo’s Gold Coast Guitar Show

Magnatone is proud to have joined the Music Zoo for two days at the Gold Coast Guitar Show, celebrating unique, custom guitars and other top gear. On hand were leading manufacturers and luthiers known the world over, as well as representatives from the Magnatone factory, answering questions from the Home of the Tone.

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07.07.2017

Magnatone is Turning 80

You read it right. The roots of Magnatone go back to 1938. And ever since, the brand has played a major role in American music history. The Magnatone story is one that connects legendary names like Paul Bigsby and Buddy Holly, from rock’s early years, to the biggest names today including Billy Gibbons, Neil Young, […]

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07.07.2017

The Magnatone Story in Under 10 Minutes

Our friends at HEC-TV have produced the perfect video for sharing the vision behind the relaunch of this legendary brand. See how the people and places from Rock and Roll history eventually came together to continue the tradition of American music manufacturing. Whether you’re new to Magnatone or already a fan, you’ll learn something new about the story […]

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05.12.2017

DAVID CROSBY: ON THE ROAD WITH MAGNATONE NOW THROUGH MAY

While David’s taking his Magnatone Varsity Reverb on the road, we’re revising today’s perfect gigging amp with yesterday’s look — it’s back to the vintage brown cosmetics that Magnatone was known for from the early days of Rock and Roll. And just like the original amps that started it all, the Magnatone Varsity Reverb is […]

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04.27.2017

A STAR IS BORN: MAGNATONE JOINS THE CAST IN A CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD REMAKE

A Star is Born is reborn. It’s returning to the big screen. Starring Lady Gaga. Bradley Cooper. And three Magnatone amps: the Stereo Twilighter, The Panoramic, and The Varsity. Even Lukas Nelson stars with his Magnatone Stereo Twilighter alongside Bradley Cooper as a member of his band. Magnatone has already been on the road with […]

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04.27.2017

CMT REMEMBERS SCOTTY MOORE AND MAGNATONE IN “SUN STUDIOS”

Memphis. Sun Records. And the birth of Rock and Roll. This is where it all began: Elvis was the voice, and Scotty Moore was the rhythm behind the revolution. Check out CMT’s hit series, Sun Records, where Scotty Moore backs up Elvis with his hollow body electric and brown Magnatone amp. Check out show times […]

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04.27.2017

Alejandro Escovedo, Peter Buck, and “Burn Something Beautiful”

Alejandro’s latest release, “Burn Something Beautiful,” was produced by REM legend Peter Buck. Peter played on the album as well. Alejandro reports that almost every guitar on the album was plugged into a new Magnatone, tapping into Magnatone’s True Dimensional Sound. So there’s no better Magnatone demo than Alejandro’s latest. Rolling Stone writes that he dedicated […]

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04.03.2017

The Music Zoo

Since 1994, Tommy Colletti’s Music Zoo has been a first choice among musicians in the New York area, as well as a destination for players around the world. At Music Zoo, low prices and knowledgeable staff are legendary, as is selection – they stock guitars, amps, basses, parts and accessories from dozens of major and […]

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03.13.2017

NAMM 2017 Photo Gallery

See photos from the Magnatone booth and NAMM – the home of the tone in Anaheim this past January. Join us next year!

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