Some guitars that aren’t from you-know-who

As an antidote to my previous post, I went looking for some great-looking guitars from someone other than PRS (incidentally, did you know that Paul Reed Smith is an anagram of ‘I hate red lumps’?).  I thought of Diamond Guitars, a US company that makes guitars and amps and which is relaunching at the moment.  They are generally mid-priced guitars, and they have some gorgeous designs.  The guitars are mainly available in the US but I understand they are increasing their international network (in Europe, they are available through Thomann).

Diamond Monarch in Ice Blue
Diamond Monarch in Ice Blue

Right now, Diamond Guitars are offering a 10% discount on direct sales through their website with the coupon code SAVE10.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to try one of their guitars for myself so I can’t offer a direct recommendation but I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has.

The Tone King, a well-known YouTube guitar vlogger, works with Jeff Diamant, the owner of Diamond Guitars, and has recently released a short video explaining the relaunch.



Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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