Category Archives: Guitar

PRS Guitars SE Singlecut Korina

frontPRS Guitars presented one of their latest products the SE Singlecut Korina guitar.

The SE Singlecut Korina is versatile, light weight guitar with a musical tone, and is the first solid Korina SE model offered by PRS Guitars.

The SE Singlecut Korina features include a solid Korina body, 3-piece Korina neck with 22 fret Rosewood fretboard, 25 scale length and moon inlays. Other appointments include two humbuckers, a master volume and tone and a 3-way toggle. Vintage Amber is currently the SE Singlecut Korina's exclusive color offering.

BODY

Body Wood – Korina

NECK

Number of Frets – 22

Scale Length – 25″

Neck Wood – Korina

Fretboard Wood – Rosewood

Neck Shape – Wide Fat

Inlays – Moons

HARDWARE

Bridge – PRS Designed Stoptail

Tuners – PRS Designed Tuners

Hardware Type – Nickel

Treble Pickup – PRS Designed Treble Humbucker

Bass Pickup – PRS Designed Bass Humbucker

Pickup Switching – Volume and Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector

For more information about the guitar, please visit its official site: PRS Guitars

Brace Audio DWG1000-TX Digital Wireless Guitar System

inst_side_beltBrace Audio announced the shipping of the DWG1000-TX Digital Wireless Guitar System.

A breakthrough in wireless technology, the Brace DWG-1000 blows away traditional analog wireless systems and gives you something cables can't: natural tone and freedom to roam the stage or control room.

Frequency response of 10Hz to 15kHz delivers thunderous lows and crystal-clear highs rivaling the most expensive audio cables without the static, pumping, breathing, and dropouts found in dynamics-destroying companding and other side effects of analog systems.  Brace Audio‘s unique internal dome antenna design helps immensely for drop out avoidance and also prevents antenna breakage.

The DWG-1000 is rugged and a no-brainer to use. ALL Automatic Channel Selection and Locking transparently links the transmitter to the receiver the moment the units are powered on.  Depending upon conditions, up to twelve DWG-1000 Digital Wireless Systems can be used simultaneously onstage and up to six DWG-1000-TX transmitters can link to a single DWG-1000 receiver.

Operating at 2.4 GHz, the DWG-1000 includes a declaration of conformity, so you’ll never worry about their wireless being confiscated when traveling internationally and is certified for use in USA, Canada and the EU.

Transmitter:

*RF Output Power:  16 dBm
*Maximum Input Level:  2.75v peak to peak
*THD:  <2% @ 800 mV pp 1 kHz tone
*S/N Ratio:  more than 90 dB
*Battery Life:  5 hours (AA size battery)
*Output:  33mm, 1/8 in. mono Jack
*System gain: 1
*Frequency:  2.4 GHz, FHSS
*Input Impedance:  600K ohm
Operating Power Voltage:  3.0V Typical
Audio Frequency Response:  10 Hz – 15 kHz
Lower Battery Alert:  15 minutes of life left
Antenna:  Internal dome
Units operating at same time: 8-12

Receiver:
Frequency Type:  2.4 GHz, FHSS
Battery Life:  7 hours (AA size battery)

Product contains
1 Transmitter
1 Receiver
2 – 1/4″ to 1/8″ Guitar Cables
Belt Clip

More information: Brace Audio

Gibson Buckethead Signature Les Paul

gibson les paulGibson presented one of its latest guitars – the Buckethead Signature Les Paul model.

Each Buckethead Signature Les Paul is crafted from a two-piece maple top attached with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue to a chambered mahogany body. This wood combination, one of the most legendary pairs in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a best of both worlds tonal splendor.

Reflecting Buckethead's continued departure from the norm, the Buckethead Signature Les Paul looks outwardly much like a slightly modified white Les Paul Standard, but had been made with an oversized, chambered body. The chambered mahogany back serves to minimize weight, while also adding tonal nuances to the guitar's overall sound. Its high-gloss Alpine White finish is complimented with a stunning black and white 5 ply binding.

The Buckethead Signature Les Paul body woods present a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany, elements found in the classic Les Paul Standard tone. The chambering adds a further dimension, increasing the complexity of this guitar's tone, while also increasing its acoustic volume and sustain.

The neck of the Buckethead Signature Les Paul is constructed from a single piece of solid mahogany, and glued to the body at a 4-degree angle (pitch). Mahogany is a traditional neck wood and a long-time partner to many legendary Gibson guitars. It is prized for its combination of lightness and strength.

The Buckethead Signature Les Paul's headstock is carefully angled at a tried-and-true 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.

It is equipped with a Grade-A ebony fingerboard, which enhances note attack and articulation. A hard, dense, dark-black exotic wood, ebony has commonly been regarded as a deluxe, upgraded option on electric guitars, and has been used by Gibson in the past on the Les Paul Custom. Ebony is also extremely hard-wearing, and more resistant to humidity and climate and weather changes than many other fingerboard woods.

The Buckethead Signature Les Paul carries a single Volume control which comprises a 300k linear potentiometer for a smooth, natural roll off.

This unique guitar comes protected in one of Gibson's durable black, hardshell cases with Gibson logo silk-screened across the front in white lettering.

It is available for 4311$ MSRP.

More information: Gibson

Blackbird Guitars Ferrari Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar

ferraricarbonBlackbird Guitars released the Ferrari Rider Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar.

Inspired by the technology, style, and spirit of the famed Italian “supercar” manufacturer, Blackbird Guitars‘ brings you the limited-edition Ferrari-branded “Rider”. The ultra-rare Ferrari Blackbird guitars were sold at Ferrari Stores worldwide and signed by F1 drivers Philipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen. Based on Blackbird Guitars‘ high-performance Rider travel guitar, it is the first instrument fit for the Ferrari namesake.

Like Ferrari, it is a study in superlativesamong the most resonant, durable and lightest guitars in the world. The Rider travel guitar is compact enough to fit in the trunk of a sports car, but it plays and sounds like a much bigger instrument. It looks like nothing else on the market: sleek, black carbon fiber speaks to the high-tech materials and construction while the exclusive Maranello Red interior, accented red A string, and Ferrari Scuderia emblem highlights the passion of world-class Italian motoring.

All Blackbird Rider models are built for the road with a virtually indestructible carbon-fiber body that is less than two-thirds the size of a standard acoustic, but has nearly an equivalent toneso players no longer need to compromise tone for portability. Each Blackbird Rider is beautifully hand-crafted, with the carbon fiber expertly constructed to balance tone, weight and strength.

Key Features of the Blackbird Rider:

Exceptional Carbon Fiber strength and environmental stability

Hollow neck with Stereo Sound Port® in head of the guitar

Asymmetric Acoustic Design® with off-set sound-hole

Ultralight for enhanced sound, comfort and balance

Full scale length (24.5″)

3D sculpted back for improved ergonomics, playability & durability

Optional electronics for amazing amplified tone

The first run of the exlusive Ferrari guitar series is now sold out, but Blackbird Guitars is accepting special, custom orders on the Rider model.

For more information, please visit: Blackbird Guitars

Taylor Swift Baby Taylor guitar

large-mainImageTSwiftTaylor Guitars and Taylor Swift announce the arrival of the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor guitar.

Based on the best-selling Baby Taylor guitar, the TSBT is ideal for both promising players and accomplished pickers. At three-quarters the size of a standard dreadnought, with a slim 1 11/16-inch neck and a comfortably compact shape, the guitar is just right for both the littlest player’s hands and anyone who likes to pick up and play on the go. The TSBT is crafted from a resilient sapele laminate body with a solid Sitka spruce top.

Swift, who shares a close relationship with Taylor Guitars and regularly uses a variety of Taylor guitars when both performing and recording, fondly remembers her own Baby Taylor as a go-to guitar during her early days of touring.

In addition to Taylor‘s global network of dealers, the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor is available now for pre-orders at Amazon.com. “We’re thrilled to work with Taylor Guitars to make the new Taylor Swift Baby Taylor available to our customers,” said Noah Herschman, director of Home Electronics and Musical Instruments for Amazon.com. “Taylor Swift is one of the hottest stars in country and pop music, and her collaboration with Taylor Guitars has resulted in a product that we think our customers will love. Now they can pre-order it and ensure they’ll get it in time for the holidays.”

The TSBT will be offered at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $398 and comes ready in a cushioned Taylor Guitars gig bag.

More information: https://www.taylorguitars.com/

Johnson Guitars Solara Special

large-JL-750Johnson Guitars has released their new product the Solara Special guitar.

The Solara Special is a great-sounding, great looking guitar that’s perfect for beginners or entry-level players. With a solid basswood body and bolt-on maple neck with satin finish, the Solara Special begins with the essential ingredients for an entry-level rocker. The dual open-coil humbuckers deliver a fat, crunchy sound in either the neck or bridge position, and the single volume and tone controls give this guitar the casual simplicity of an instrument that can rock in any situation, and at any volume.

The deep treble side cutaway allows easy access to the upper frets, and the nickel fretwire on the classic rosewood fretboard is finished with no rough edges for smooth, comfortable playing.

If you're a player on a budget who has always wanted the sound of dual humbuckers on a single cutaway body, but were afraid that a low-priced guitar could never play well, the Solara Special is the guitar you've been waiting for.

Specifications:

Body: Basswood with Deep Treble Side Cutaway

Neck: Maple

Fretboard: Rosewood

Finish: High Gloss

Inlay: Dot

Bridge: Tune-O-Matic

Tuners: N/A

Pickups: Dual Humbuckers, Uncovered

Controls: Single Volume and Tone,

3-way Selector Switch

Neck Joint: Bolt-on

Joint Location: 17th

Radius: 12″

Nut, Width: Plastic, 1-11/16″

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Scale Length: 24.75″

Total Length: 39″

A true budget rocker, the Solara Special lists for $199.99 and is available in both gloss black and sunburst finishes.

More information: Johnson Guitars

Dunlop MXR FullBore Metal Distortion pedal

large-imageDunlop released their latest product – the FullBore Metal Distortion pedal from MXR.

This compact but powerful device is all you need to unleash the most devastating contemporary metal guitar tones ever heard. The FullBore pedal turbocharges your guitar signal with lethal amounts of ultra high gain. This is combined with a built-in Noise Gate to knock out the noise associated with extreme gain levels while also adding definition and tightness to syncopated metal riffs.

Extensive EQ controls, with Bass, Mid, sweepable Mid-Freq, and Treble knobs let you sculpt your tone with fiendish precision. The additional Scoop switch provides an instant high and low frequency boost that’ll rumble the room while also adding clarity.

Features:

– Super high gain distortion

– Three band EQ with sweepable mid frequencies

– Tight, fast, switchable Noise Gate for syncopated metal riffage

– Internal Gate Trigger control lets you set the Noise Gate’s sensitivity

– Scoop Switch boost the highs and lows while the EQ stays active

– True Bypass with LED

– All analog circuit path

The initials MXR are synonymous with the effects pedal innovations that have shaped the tone of modern electric guitar. Since the 1970's, MXR has produced the best stomp boxes available; now comes the inspired MXR Fullbore Metal. Starting with its proprietary circuit design that delivers rich harmonic content, the Fullbore Metal carries on the MXR tradition of tough, rugged and tonally tasty stomp boxes. With its die cast chassis, robust stomp switch and carefully selected components, the Fullbore Metal is truly a modern day classic.

More information: Dunlop

Taylor Guitars new models – XXXV-P and XXXV-TF

large-mainImage12FretAs written some time ago, Taylor Guitars is celebrating the company's 35th Anniversary and now they are announcing another special products – the 12-fret XXXV-TF guitar, and the parlor XXXV-P, pair vintage acoustic concepts with signature Taylor craftsmanship.

With a warm, vintage voice, the XXXV-TF, a guitar named so for its 12 frets from the nut to the edge of the body, features a back and sides of spectacular AA-grade koa, an Engelmann spruce top, and a slotted headstock crowned with ebony. The geometry of the neck, body, and bridge design in relation to each other translates into modern yet vintage tones. Premium appointments include a bone nut and saddle, green heart abalone top trim, a single abalone rosette and a koa peghead backstrap. To honor the anniversary, the 18-fret mahogany neck features the “35” inlay between the 11th and 12th frets, and is amplified with the Expression System®.

Not to be outdone is the XXXV-P, a parlor guitar that is compact in size but rich with tone. The XXXV-P features a parlor body shape designed by Taylor’s Larry Breedlove, with a back and sides of Madagascar rosewood and a top of wide grain Sitka spruce. Like the XXXV-TF, the mahogany neck joins the body at the 12-fret, while an ebony-topped slotted peghead is complemented by a bone nut and saddle. The bridge design, which draws from the Taylor Nylon Series bridge, features shortened ends and scalloped contouring for extra flexibility to enhance top movement and tone. A three-ring green heart abalone rosette and abalone dotted ebony bridge pins highlight the beautiful details of this all-gloss, small-bodied model, while parlor bracing and Taylor’s proprietary Expression System pickup provide clear articulation with each strum.

The XXXV-TF guitar will be offered at a suggested retail price of $6,998 and the XXXV-P guitar at $5,998.

More information: Taylor Guitars

Bass and guitar CruzTOOLS GrooveTech tool kits from The Music Link

large-CRU-GTGTR1The Music Link is presenting its latest products – the CruzTOOLS GrooveTech tool kits for both guitar and bass setups.

The guitar and bass GrooveTech kits are designed to help musicians become more comfortable at doing their own basic setups. For the price of a typical professional setup, players can purchase a GrooveTech tool kit and keep their guitar or bass in top playing shape.

Included is a 6-in-1 screwdriver, five metric and six fractional hex (“Allen”) keys, 15-blade thickness gauge, six-inch steel ruler, diagonal cutters, capo, 3-LED flashlight, and string winder (string winder in the guitar kit only). The screwdriver includes two Phillips tips (#1 and #2), two slotted tips (1/4″ and 3mm tip for vintage-style bridge saddles), and two nut drivers (1/4″ and 3/16″ to handle Gibson and other brand truss rods nuts). Hex keys are long pattern, color coded gold for metric and black for fractional, with all truss rod sizes having a ball-end on the long side for easy access.

A key component of the kit is its Easy Setup Guide, which is designed to educate the average guitar player about basic setup and maintenance, with a tutorial on neck and bridge adjustment, pickup height, and intonation.

Tools are stored in a tough 600-denier PVC-backed polyester pouch with woven elastic and a clear vinyl front. A compartment is provided for the Easy Setup Guide, guitar owner’s manual, and spare strings. A pick storage pocket is also provided.

The GrooveTech Guitar Player Tech Kit is available for $61.95, and the Bass Player Tech Kit for about $59.95.

More information about the products: http://www.themusiclink.net/

Johnson Trailblazer Deluxe travel guitar

JG-TR1_largeJohnson proudly presented their latest product – the solid spruce top Trailblazer Deluxe travel guitar.

The Trailblazer is truly the traveler’s dream with its small-scale design and great look! It features a spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck. The Trailblazer also boasts other features you wouldn’t expect to find on a travel guitar, like neck and body binding and full size nickel/silver frets. Built with great materials at a low cost, the Trailblazer always delivers when on the go. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or just taking a quick road trip, the new Johnson Trailblazer is the perfect companion.

With the classic, natural sound you can only get from solid spruce in a portable package, this guitar is ready to go wherever the muse takes you. With a full-size 24-3/4″ scale length, the Trailblazer Deluxe gives players the same comfort and playability as a full-size dreadnought, but in a travel-friendly package.

With 22 frets and a rosewood fretboard, the Trailblazer Deluxe has a familiar feel, like that of a standard sized guitar neck. Many players may have avoided choosing a travel guitar because of their concern that travel guitars, with smaller body shapes often sound thin with very little bass. Thanks to the Trailblazer‘s carefully designed body, solid spruce top, mahogany sides and arched mahogany back, the Trailblazer Deluxe gives players on-the-go the same robust, warm sound as a traditional dreadnought.

Specifications (JG-TR1):

Style: Slim Profile

Top: Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Finish: Glossy

Rosette: Circle

Fretboard: Rosewood

Fretboard Inlay:Dot

Frets: Nickel, 22

Tuners: Small Button, Die-Cast

Bridge: Rosewood

Pickguard:N/A

Truss Rod Yes

Strings: Martin

Nut, Width: Plastic, 1-11/16″

Scale Length: 24.75″

Depth:2.5″

Upper Bout: 5.5″

Lower Bout: 7.75″

Body Length: 13-3/8″

Total Length: 33.75″

Options: JG-TR1-L (Left Handed Model)

Guardian Case Reference: Custom Carrying Bag Included

More information: Johnson