The (R)Evolution of Signature Gear: A Review of the Keeley D&M Drive

May 15, 2017 | By Andy Perrin

It’s undeniable that social media has forever changed the guitar gear industry. Yet even in this new era, the Keeley D&M Drive signals something entirely new and represents an industry first. The pedal is a signature effect not in tribute or partnership with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers but with a new generation and type of music industry royalty: YouTube’s Mick Taylor and Dan Steinhardt of “That Pedal Show.”

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Schecter Omen Extreme Series

May 10, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

With some of the most striking finishes like Black Cherry, Vintage Sunburst, and See-Thru Black, along with quilted maple tops, these guitars know how to turn heads and make a statement.

The most “extreme” part about these guitars, however, is the price! Most Omen Extreme models ring up under $500, which is incredible for the specs.

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Fender Mustang GT Amps

May 05, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

The new Mustang GT series connects you to an entirely new creative world, combining state-of-the-art digital and wireless technology that you haven’t yet seen in an amp. Stream music, program remotely, and access artist-created presets via Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. View full article →

Gretsch G5435 Special Run Pro Jets - Back In Stock!

May 03, 2017 | By Leslie Rich

At first we thought it was just a cool twist on an already classic guitar. The G5435 is a pretty bare bones work-horse and the Gold, Silver Sparkle and Black were selling well at Riff City. Our idea was to bring some color to the table - We thought Surf Green and Tangerine Sparkle added a bit of much needed fun! View full article →

Schecter Month

May 01, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

Here at Riff City, we think it’s fun to showcase some of our favorite brands – for an entire month. So, for the month of May, we’ve decided to shed the spotlight on Schecter. View full article →

Chapman Pro Series

April 26, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

Chapman Guitars decided it was time to take things up a notch, and it quickly got everyone’s attention. They’ve modified their classic foundation by adding some jaw-dropping enhancements, including some of their own creations. Craftsmanship never goes unnoticed, but these guitars take that concept to the next level. View full article →

Chapman 2017 Guitars - Standard Series

April 15, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

The awesome thing is, “more affordable” doesn’t mean less options. Choose from any of your favorite models, including the new ML1 Traditional or Modern, ML2 Modern, ML3 Traditional or Modern, and Ghost Fret. The Standard Series also offers possibly one of the coolest new additions to the range as a whole: the ML1 Modern Baritone. View full article →

Fender 2017 Exotic Collection

April 13, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

The recently unveiled Fender2017 Exotic Collection is a collection of USA-made instruments that departs from Fender’s usual tone wood choices. With only 300 pieces Worldwide of each model, Riff City is one of a group of limited dealers that was granted the opportunity to sell them.

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Mooer Pocket-sized Powerhouses

April 11, 2017 | By Leslie Rich

Mooer has developed ten interesting new pre-amp micro pedals, which they have modeled on a series of popular amplifiers. Theyʼve done this by “directly analyzing real tube amplifiers using a brand new technology to capture their sound, dynamics and response” Well, then… Sounds like typical marketing rhetoric - at least until you plug them in.

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Jackson Pro Series Misha Mansoor Signature Models

April 06, 2017 | By Ellen Leach

Misha Mansoor, founder and lead guitarist of progressive metal band Periphery, hopped onboard with Jackson in 2015, collaboratively designing guitars to his preferred specifications. For 2017, Jackson released four Misha Mansoor signature guitars for under $1,000. In fact, under $900. Even at the lower price, Misha loves the way they play and sound, so much that he played one regularly on tour.

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