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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

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

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/

XXXV-9: The first 9-string guitar from Taylor Guitars

mainImage9StringTaylor Guitars the company that is now 35-years-old, is presenting one of its latest products, dedicated to the celebration of its anniversary –  the XXXV-9: a 9-string guitar that is supposed to blend the best of a 6-string and a 12-string into a richly toned hybrid model.

The XXXV-9 takes the clarity and familiar feel of a 6-string guitar and embellishes the sound with three additional strings, two of which are paired an octave higher, to add extra sparkle to the midrange tone. The 9-string will appeal to players looking for extra shimmer without compromising the fundamental focus of the bass strings. The XXXV-9 features a GS body shape with Tropical mahogany back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, and Taylor‘s Standard II soundboard bracing.

The XXXV-9 comes ready to play with Elixir strings and in a hardshell Taylor case, and includes a certificate of authenticity, signed by Taylor Guitars co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug. The XXXV-9 is unique with other thing, too! It will be produced in an initial run of only 35 guitars.

All 35th Anniversary models of Taylor Guitars, which will be announced soon, are expected to be available in North America in early fall and internationally late winter.

Here are all of the guitar specifications:

Type/Shape – GS

Back & Sides – Tropical American Mahogany

Top – Sitka Spruce

Soundhole – Rosette Abalone

Neck – Tropical American Mahogany

Fretboard – Ebony

Fretboard Inlay – 35th Anniversary

Binding – Indian Rosewood

Bridge – Ebony

Nut & Saddle – Bone

Tuning Machines – Taylor Chrome ‘Mini' 4 (Bass) 5 (Treble)

Strings – Elixir® Medium Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating

Hardware – Taylor Chrome-plated

Scale Length – 25 1/2 Inches

Truss Rod –  Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut – 1 3/4 Inches

Number of Frets – 20

Fretboard Radius – 15 Inches

Bracing – CV – Sitka Bracing w/Relief rout

Finish – Gloss

Color Options – Natural

Sunburst  Options – None

Cutaway – Venetian

Electronics – Taylor Expression System®

Left-Handed – Available; No Charge

Body Width – 16 ¼ inches

Body Depth – 4 5/8 Inches

Body Length – 20 Inches

Overall Length – 41 Inches

Case – GS Series Deluxe Hardshell

U.S. Suggested Retail Price – $4998.00

You can find more information about the guitar at Taylor Guitars.

The new Graveyard Disciple guitar: A Zakk Wylde Original!

Graveyard Disciple guitar

There’s no question that Zakk Wylde is a one-of-a-kind performer and guitarist. As the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and founding leader of Black Label Society, Zakk has torched many a stage with his unique style and performance.

Winner of multiple “Most Valuable Guitarist” awards in the metal genre, Zakk combines pure speed shredding with the use of pinch harmonics and chickin’ pickin’ to create a wall of sound that’s second to none. And like Zakk, his new limited edition Epiphone “Graveyard Disciple” will also light up a stage.

This is a nice way to introduce a new guitar with crazy looking design, isn't it? And while we talk about design, this time Zakk, in cooperation with Epiphone, made the new Graveyard Disciple to combine killer sound with equally killer looks. Shaped like a coffin, the edges of the body of this guitar are tapered and “pin-striped” in silver giving it a striking visual appearance and depth while providing for a comfortable feel. Pick one up on stage and you will raise the dead!

While looks are important, the new Graveyard Disciple doesn’t compromise in the performance department either. As with most all Zakk’s guitars, the neck is made of Hard Maple for bright attack and glued into a solid Mahogany body adding a touch of warm and of course, sustain. The neck features a “D” profile, SlimTaper neck with a smooth, satin finish for fast and effortless lead work. Top it off with a bound, Ebony fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets with easy access to all 22 frets and you’ve got a real performance guitar that’s dying to be played.

Perfectly paired for hard rock and metal, the Graveyard Disciple combines an original Floyd Rose(tm) tremolo with EMG HZ pickups. The tremolo cavity allows for serious dive bombing as well as pull-ups. The EMG HZ-4A is positioned in the bridge position for optimized lead performance while the EMG HZ-4 is voiced for and positioned in the neck position. Designed to emulate the sound of their active counterparts (the EMG 81 and 85), these HZ’s are probably the quietest passive pickups available. And unlike actives, you never have to worry about these babies showing up dead.

Other features on the new Graveyard Disciple include a multi-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl “cross” inlay, black hardware with premium 16:1 ratio Grover(tm) machine heads, Mother-of-Pearl topped metal knobs, Epiphone’s non-rotating output jack and Zakk’s signature silhouette on the back of the headstock. For added comfort and convenience while playing in the seated position, the guitar features the brilliantly designed and patented Steinberger LegRest. Fold it down and rest it on your leg. Fold it up and it practically disappears.

As with every Epiphone, it features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

Source: Gibson

Sandberg Panther Special Bass Review

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The undeniable appeal of Sandberg has always been it’s wallet-friendly pricing compared to its vintage counterparts. So how special is this Special Panther? …

When looking straight at it, while keeping Music Man’s back catalogue at the forefront of your mind, it does take a lot of its styling from the Stingray. This Panther Special version has an exotic wood body with a walnut top, a mahogany back and added layers of maple and more walnut. The bolt-on neck is slim and fast, and arguably by the means of a nice rosewood, really feels great to play.

The bypassable active electronics are powered by a PP3 housed in a quick release chamber. The pickups are fantastically elaborate, parallelogramically shaped, designed by Sandberg themselves and encased by Delano. But don’t think that their both the same spec… A Power Humbucker hugs the neck while a Split Coil sits on the bridge. To further pursue tonal perfection and reach that ‘unique’ stature, Sandberg run both pickups through a three-band EQ, before sending relays to the player via tone and volume pots.

The Panther is as clean as a whistle in the twin-pickup mode. A lot of low end grunt is apparent in the bridge split coil whereas the Humbucker is reserved for fashioning funk. Increasing bass EQ adds a silky sheen to the bridge pickup, ideal for slaps and pops; the twin-pickup setting does make the overall tone lose its flick and speed though.

Sandberg’s build quality is simply marvellous. Splicing materials the way this company has, while carefully and accurately considering the electrical hardware, has given Sandberg the edge. For a handmade forefrontal company flagship of a bass guitar, the price questions logic.

The Sandberg Panther Special retails at £1299.