Saturday, June 28, 2008

Taylor Guitars Unveils Koa And Cocobolo Fall Limited Guitars

Taylor Guitars is celebrating fall with an exciting array of 2008 Fall Limited Editions, which feature two of the world's most beautiful and sought-after tonewoods, Hawaiian koa and Mexican cocobolo. In a unique touch for Taylor, the 2008 Fall Limited Editions have Adirondack spruce bracing, a sound enhancement that company President Bob Taylor calls "magical."

"All the notes across the spectrum become both more powerful and sweeter with Adirondack," says Taylor. "It has a curious elasticity which is really exploited when we use it for bracing."

The 2008 Fall Limiteds are offered in two distinct koa/cocobolo combinations; for instance, a Koa GS Limited will have exquisite, shimmering Hawaiian koa back and sides, and a mini back-wedge and binding of reddish-orange cocobolo. On a Cocobolo GS Limited, the woods are reversed, with swirling red-figured cocobolo forming the back and sides, and visual accents provided by a koa mini-wedge and koa binding. Non-cutaway Koa GS Limited and Cocobolo GS Limiteds are also available.

Taylor's popular Grand Auditorium body shape is well-represented in the 2008 Fall Limited lineup by the Koa GA Limited and Cocobolo GA Limited, and small-bodied, non-cutaway Grand Concerts, the Koa GC Limited and Cocobolo GC Limited, are also available, with a choice of either Taylor's classic crowned peghead, or an elegant slotted headstock.

All 2008 Fall Limited Editions have a Sitka spruce top, a cocobolo backstrap, delicate pinstripe binding along the fretboard and peghead. Appointments include Gold Gotoh tuners; bone nut and saddle and abalone top. All Taylor 2008 Fall Limiteds come with Taylor's Expression System® pickup, for premium quality amplified acoustic sound.


Taylor is also releasing a 714ce-LTD with upgraded back and sides of Hawaiian koa, a gently sloping Venetian cutaway, and a top of Western Red cedar, for the distinctive "airy" sound and excellent note definition that fingerstylists love. Appointments include dusky Indian rosewood body binding, sparkling abalone fretboard dots, and an abalone soundhole rosette. Gold-plated

tuners complete the feature upgrade for this limited edition version of one of Taylor's most popular deluxe models. The 714ce-LTD comes with a Taylor deluxe hardshell case

The Taylor 2008 Fall Limiteds and 714ce-LTD will ship in late summer.

For more information, visit Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM, Room 105, or contact Taylor Guitars at 1980 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA, 92020-1096, (619) 258-6957, or visit Taylor on the web

Jackson Presents New Signature Models At Summer NAMM 2008

RR5FR Rhoads


RR5FR Rhoads has an alder body (flame maple veneer on trans finishes), rock maple neck-through-body, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, Seymour Duncan® JB humbucking bridge and neck pickups, Floyd Rose® Double Locking Tremolo, black hardware. Made in Japan.

Features

Body: Alderbody
Finish; Solid/Metallic
Neck: Neck-Thru-Body Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
Fretboard: Rosewood, Compound (14" to 16") (Compound (355.6mm to 406.4mm)
num. of frets: 22, Jumbo Frets
Scale length 25.5" (648mm)
Nut: 0 Width: 1.6875" (43) mm
Hardware: Black
tuning Keys: Sealed Die-Cast Tuners
Bridge: Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Tremolo
Pickguard: None Switching; 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Master Tone Controls
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042

Retail price starts at $1849.99 depending on options


RR 24M Rhoads
RR 24M Rhoads Features as alder body compound-radius ebony fingerboard, body bevel, matching logo, 24 jumbo frets, EMG® 81 pickup, Floyd Rose® FRT-0200 tremolo, black hardware. Made in Japan.

Features

Body: Alderbody
Finish: Bevel/Pinstrip
Neck: Neck-Thru-Body Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
Fretboard: Rosewood, Compound (14" to 16") (Compound (355.6mm to 406.4mm)
num. of frets: 24, Jumbo Frets
Scale length 25.5" (648mm)
Nut: 0 Width: 1.6875" (43) mm
Hardware: Black
tuning Keys: Sealed Die-Cast Tuners
Bridge: Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Tremolo
Pickguard: None
Pickups: Bridge - Seymour Duncan® JB™ TB4 Humbucking Pickup
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042

Retail price starts at $1799.99 depending on options



Phil Demmel Signature King VTM Electric Guitar
The Phil Demmel Signature King VTM Electric Guitar has an alder body, quartersawn eastern hard rock maple neck-thru-body, compound-radius ebony fingerboard, EMG® 81 and 60 humbucking pickups, Floyd Rose ® 0200 tremolo, black hardware, painted bevels. Made in Japan

Features

Body: Alderbody
Finish: Bevel/Pinstrip
Neck: Neck-Thru-Body Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
Fretboard: Rosewood, Compound (12" to 16") (Compound (355.6mm to 406.4mm)
num. of frets: 24, Jumbo Frets
Scale length 25.5" (648mm)
Nut: Width: 1.6875" (43) mm
Hardware: Black
tuning Keys: Die-Cast Tuners
Bridge: Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double Locking 2 Point Tremolo
Pickguard: None
Pickups: Neck - EMG®-60 ; Bridge - EMG® 81 Humbucking Pickup
Strings: GHS Boomers® 10-56 guage

Retail price starts at $1799.99 depending on options

John Campbell Signature Bass
The John Campbell Signature Bass features an alder body (flame maple veneer on trans finishes), bolt-on maple neck, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard with a custom "JC" inlay, EMG® 35DC and P® pickups with EMG® B-35DC active preamp circuit, Badass® III bridge, black hardware. Made in Japan.

Features

Body: Alder
Finish: Bevel/Pinstrip
Neck: Neck-Thru-Body Rock Maple with Scarf Joint Head Stock
Fretboard: Rosewood, Compound (12" to 16") (Compound (355.6mm to 406.4mm)
num. of frets: 24, Jumbo Frets
Scale length 25.5" (648mm)
Nut: Width: 1.6875" (43) mm
Hardware: Black
tuning Keys: Die-Cast Tuners
Bridge: Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double Locking 2 Point Tremolo
Pickguard: None
Pickups: Neck - EMG®-60 ; Bridge - EMG® 81 Humbucking Pickup
Strings: GHS Boomers® 10-56 guage

Retail price starts at $1399.99 depending on options

For more information, visit their web site at www.jacksonguitars.com

Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic M '50s

The Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic M '50s is dripping with coolness and classic Fender® 'vibe'. The Duo-Sonic™ guitar was originally conceived as a student-grade model and designed to capture the attention of 1950s youths caught up in the burgeoning rock & roll craze. Collectors, performing musicians and Fender® fanatics have since come to know it as an ultra cool addition to the 'Fender® line of Fine Electric Instruments'. Coming in Desert Sand over Basswood, this 21 fret gloss maple neck prize combines a comfortable 24" scale with the modern playability of a 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets. Equipped with a custom set of AlNiCo V single-coil pickups and three-way selector switch, the Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic M produces bright, clear tones that are unmistakably Fender®.

For more information, visit their web site at www.fender.com.

Squier Introduces Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s

Squier Introduces Classic Vibe Precision Bass® '50s
June 27, 2008


When it comes to the early '50s Fender® Precision Bass®, the playing experience is unique both in terms of sound and feel. The larger neck and wider string spacing (1.65") promote strong pocket playing, with a warm, earthy tone that is supportive and inviting. With the new Squier® Classic Vibe '50s Precision Bass®, this unique voice can now be added to your bass arsenal at an amazing value. The beautiful Lake Placid Blue finish over a basswood body is an eye catcher for sure, while its custom 'original' single coil AlNiCo V pickup delivers that old school, '50s P Bass® tone. Open gear tuning machines sit atop a gloss 20 fret maple neck, both solid and stable. Modern refinements such as the flatter 9.5" radius and HiMass 4 saddle bridge make this bass more user friendly in terms of set up and playability. A winner with killer looks and a unqiue voice!

For more information, visit their web site at www.fender.com.


Squier by Fender Classic Vibe Precision 50's Bass Guitar Lace Placid Blue



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New Guitar Hero Guitar Not So Gibson-Like

MMR Update June 27, 2008


New Guitar Hero Guitar Not So Gibson-Like
Activision, maker of Guitar Hero, has sent pictures showing off its new peripherals for the next game in the Guitar Hero series, World Tour, and it's noticeable that the new guitar accompanying it is not a Gibson, sending a strong signal that the two companies are still at odds with each other. In May Gibson filed a claim in court that the company infringed on a 1999 patent, even though it had worked with the company for years by allowing its Les Paul guitar likeness to be used. Activision quickly filed a countersuit.


In other Guitar Hero news, Beatles representatives are in talks with Activision about creating a Beatles-themed game, according to a report on the Financial Times website. A source has apparently said that should a deal materialize it will be worth millions of dollars and could be reached in a matter of weeks.Industry observers can't help but notice that the speed of this deal stands in stark contrast to how slowly the rights holders of The Beatles' music typically move. For example, Sir Paul McCartney has been saying for years that they are "very close" to a deal with Apple's iTunes to allow The Beatles' music to be purchased through the online vendor, without an arrangment ever materializing.

Randall Offers New Bass Amp Series

MMR Update June 27, 2008


Randall Offers New Bass Amp Series
Randall Amplifiers proudly introduces the new RB series of heads and speaker cabinets. The new series includes three heads and four cabinets with varying power levels. The three RB amps include the RB750, RB500, and RB300. Designed for the serious working professional, the Tube/MOSFET power circuit pushes authentic power tube tone without the costs and headaches associated with real power tubes. Each model also includes a foot-switchable overdrive circuit for light to heavy distortion and a studio-quality compression circuit that softly squeezes the signal without dropping the volume or revoicing the tone. The XLT bass cabinets are tailor made to pair with the RB series heads. Each XLT cabinet is hand crafted using 3/4" void free birch plywood for tight, solid tone. They are available in 8" x 10", 4" x 10", 4" x 12", and 1" x 15" options. The MSRP is $1,599.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Made In England Marshall 4x12 Cabinets - $100 Mail-In Rebate

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Marshall's cab for the player on a budget.

The sonic power and iconic presence of a full stack has been the dream of many guitarists. Marshall fulfills those dreams and presents the MC cabinet series. This series of entry level guitar speaker cabinets puts a real Marshall full size 4x12" stack within reach of many for the first time.

Made at the UK factory and loaded with Celestion speakers, Marshall engineers have worked hard to ensure that these are the most affordable full size Marshall guitar speaker cabinets available, while still providing the sonics and build quality that are more than worthy of the badge they wear.

The MC412's 200 Watts of power, combined with the same flexible Mono/Stereo switching of the 1960 cabinets, means it will handle any Marshall guitar head with ease. Marshall recommends using 4 Ohms for getting full power out of the MG and AVT heads, while the 16 Ohms setting is preferable for use with Marshall valve heads.

New Canadian-Made Archtop Acoustics From Godin - Only $519.99

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The archtop acoustic of the past, for today's modern musician.

The Godin 5th Avenue brings you back to a time when the archtop acoustic guitar reigned supreme. With the soul of a 1950's archtop, the 5th Avenue is true to the vintage spirit of yesterday with today's level of modern playability. With more projection and volume in the low and mid tones than traditional archtop acoustic guitars, the dynamically rich tone of the 5th Avenue makes this sophisticated guitar a dream to play, but not a nightmare to pay for. The Godin 5th Avenue now makes the affordable North American archtop guitar a reality!

A great deal of time and research went into crafting the 5th Avenue. Revoiced for the music of today, it would not seem unfamiliar for this guitar to be seen in the hands of artists the likes of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Ryan Adams, or even Jack White (White Stripes). From Alt-Country, Delta Blues, Slide, Jazz to Rock, the 5th Avenue archtop guitar can really deliver.

Made from Canadian wild cherry, the 5th Avenue guitar's body features a molded arched top and back, as well as an adjustable rosewood bridge, classic f-holes, contoured high-gloss headstock, floating pickguard and cream binding. The rustic beauty of its custom polished finish gives the 5th Avenue archtop a gorgeous satin sheen reminiscent of 19th century French polish.

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Takamine EGC531SSC12 12-String

Takamine EGC531SSC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar Black*



Takamine EGC531SSC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar Black*



The Takanime EG531SSC-12 has a cool look, a huge sound, and is stage ready.

The 12-string Takamine EGC531SSC12 Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a solid spruce top with Sepele back and sides. The dreadnought body style with 12 strings gives you a huge sound with more volume and power and its cutaway gives you complete fretboard acccess. It comes in a black gloss finish with chrome tuners.

The built-in TK4NT electronics give you a tunable notch filter, switchable midrange contour and on-board tuner. Takamine guitars offer craftsmanship aimed at enabling musical artistry and are an exceptionally good value.

Takamine EGC531SSC12 12-String Acoustic-Electric Dreadnought Guitar Features:

* Body Shape: Dreadnought with cutaway
* Rosette: Abalone
* Top: Solid Spruce
* Inlays: Dots
* Back: Solid Sepele
* Sides: Sepele
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Tuners: Chrome
* Finish: Gloss Black
* Electronics: TK4NT pickup system with built in tuner.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Revival Acoustics

Revival Acoustics
Major Music Supply's announces that they have added the "Traditional Series" of guitars to their Revival Acoustics line. The Traditional Series consists of three new models: The RG-33, RG-30V and the RG-31. The RG-33 is an all-solid "000" style guitar with an Engleman Spruce top, and features walnut back and sides.

The RG-30V features a solid Engleman spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. It comes with an ebony fingerboard, grained ivroid binding, herringbone inlays, and grover tuners. The RG-31 also has a solid Engleman top, grained Ivroid binding, and an Abalone Rosette finish.

Recording King

Recording King
Recording King introduces an all-solid Century guitar series. These guitars feature 000 style bodies with 12th fret neck joints and a hand-buffed nitrocellulose finish found on original fretted instruments from the early 20th century.

The ROS-626 is replicated from a 1902 original. This model features an AAA solid Sitka spruce top, solid figured mahogany back and sides, one-piece mahogany neck with a vintage ‘V' profile and slotted headstock. This model also comes with herringbone purfling, M.O.P. diamond fretboard inlay, and pyramid style ebony bridge. Solid rosewood back and side options are available on the ROS-627. Each guitar comes with vintage style archtop hardshell case with seven-ply wood construction and fitted hygrometer. They begin at a MSRP of $999.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Squier Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic 50s

Squier by Fender Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic 50's Electric Guitar Desert Sand



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Parker Guitars

Parker Guitars
Parker Guitars announces the addition of two new guitars and a bass to the Parker family. The PM24V is based on their PM20 with the Parker Vibrato with Fishman piezos for versatility. Available in Green Burst, Cognac, and Black. MSRP: $1,149.90. The P44PRO features the Seymour Duncan JB at the bridge and Jazz at the neck with dual coil tapping. Sperzel locking tuners and the Parker Vibrato with Fishman piezos are standard. Available in Trans Wine Red, Trans Green, and Natural Mahogany. MSRP: $1,399.90.

The PB65SP is a five string bass and features a mahogany body with neck-thru construction combined with a brass nut. MSRP: $2,099.90

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Ibanez

Ibanez
The 2008 reissue RG770DX features a basswood body finished in either LB Laser Blue or RR Ruby Red, original Edge tremolo, USA-made DiMarzio/IBZ pickups. The neck dimensions are the same as the original Wizard neck, but the 2008 version features 5pc maple/walnut construction for even greater strength and stability.

The list price of the RG770DX is $1733.32 and includes a deluxe hardshell case.

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Gretsch (Fretted)

Gretsch (Fretted)
The Gretsch Electromatic series now features a double cutaway hollowbody model, the Electromatic G5122DC guitar. This features a Gretsch-profiled double-cutaway laminated maple hollow body and neck complete with bound rosewood fingerboard, Neo-Classic™ "Thumbnail" inlays, 22 frets, and chrome-plated vintage-style tuners and hardware. It also has twin dual-coil humbucking pickups, a Bigsby B60 Vibrato Tailpiece, and rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic™ bridge. It has a MSRP of $900.

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G&L

G&L
G&L has introduced three new semi-hollow models. All feature swamp ash bodies, hard rock maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard, G&L Dual Fulcrum vibrato with chrome plated brass saddles, chrome hardware, three-ply white pickguard, five-way pickup selector switch, and a PTB system. With a 12" neck radius and neck width set at the nut of 1 5/8", all models are offered in Standard and Premier finishes.

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Epifani

Epifani
The Epifani Piccolo bass amp was designed for easy travel. It features 600 watts at 4 ohms, a total weight of less than 8 lbs, and its size is easy to negotiate: 9" wide by 8" deep by 3" high. The amplifier employs Epifani's pre-amp circuitry for studio-quality tone. The Street price $799.

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DKL

DKL
DKL Guitars introduces the "Wild Card Collection" of handmade electric guitars. The series features five models: "Joker," "King," "Queen," " Jack," and "Ace." Each class features the Stretcher string anchoring system, and the color coordinated fret board inlays. The "Joker" model sports an open chamber format.
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Beard Guitars

Beard Guitars
Beard Guitars, LLC and twelve-time Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas announce the first deliveries of the "Jerry Douglas Signature Resonator Guitar."

Two models are being produced. The Jerry Douglas Signature Edition features a unique "E™" body configuration with solid mahogany back, sides and a Pomele Sapele top. The Jerry Douglas Signature Limited Edition features a unique "E" body configuration with solid Pomele Sapele top, back and sides. The availability of this wood will limit production to fifty handcrafted guitars. This guitar will feature a new concept: a customized spider bridge and pickup system, co-developed by Larry Fishman and Paul Beard, that is compatible with Fishman's new Aura imaging pedal.

Design features include curly maple binding, 25 inch scale, Waverly tuning machines, "Wave™" pattern inlay, "Spinning Palm™" design coverplate, Douglas family crest on the headstock and "Jerry Douglas" signature inlay in mother-of-pearl at the nineteenth fret. The guitar is shipped with a custom hard shell case. The "Jerry Douglas Signature Resonator Guitar" will be sold exclusively by Beard Guitars, LLC and its network of dealers. Inquiries are welcome.
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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Product Spotlight: TASCAM MP-GT1

Product Spotlight: TASCAM MP-GT1
By Jeff Laity
Marketing Manager, TASCAM


TASCAM’s MP-GT1 is the first MP3 player designed for musicians. Based on our award-winning CD Trainers, this fun, mobile guitar trainer includes enough memory to store up to 240 songs. Guitar parts can be slowed down, looped, and even eliminated to help you to learn new riffs and play along. Play back MP3s using Variable Speed Audition, which slows down the speed without changing the pitch, and sections can be seamlessly looped while practicing tricky passages. Songs can even be pitched up or down to match the tuning of your guitar, so you don’t have to retune for every song.

Plug in and burn
A great musician is always learning new music, but few pieces of gear have come along to help you play better. TASCAM launched our CD-GT1 more than five years ago, and the CD-GT2 is the latest generation of that trainer. When Leland Sklar needed to learn the Toto catalog for their world tour, he used one of our bass trainers before getting onstage. The MP-GT1 is an even more portable version of our award-winning trainers, storing 240 songs in a package smaller than a stompbox. (240 songs may not sound like much, until you start to learn them all. . .)



TASCAM MP-GT1 Portable MP3 Guitar TrainerOnce you’ve loaded MP3 files into the MP-GT1—using the high-speed USB connection that also charges the unit —take advantage of the Variable Speed Audition features. During playback, press the I/O button before a lick you want to learn, then press it again after the lick ends. That’s all you need to do to loop and start practicing the section of a song. Accessing the Variable Speed Audition features, you can change the playback tempo to half speed without changing the pitch, so you don’t have to retune your guitar. As you learn the part note-by-note, gradually increase the tempo back to full speed, or even up to +16% speed when you’re ready to burn.

If the recording was made at a different tuning than your guitar, like drop-tuned to D or Db, you can change the tuning of the playback to match your guitar without retuning. There’s a Guitar Eliminate feature that removes the original part from the recording for playing the part with the original backup band. A chromatic tuner and metronome are also included—the metronome is helpful for practicing scales and warming up.

We didn’t forget the tone
The guitar input lets you rock along with thick overdrive, amp simulation, and multi-effects like delay, reverb, flange, and tremolo. Just plug into the 1/4" jack and use the balance buttons to control the mix between your guitar and the MP3. There’s a line out if you want to use the MP-GT1 for recording or as a preamp. With the Guitar Cancel feature, you can record your own solo fronting the best bands in the world.

Also available from TASCAM, the MP-BT1 Bass Trainer includes effects tailored for bass-like compression and chorus. The playback section includes a Bass Enhance effect so you can pick out the bass parts on classic albums, and a Bass Cut function so you can play along. There’s also an MP-VT1 trainer for vocals, keyboards, brass, and wind instruments.

The MP-GT1 uses a high-speed USB connection to load up MP3s and charge the built-in battery. Zip through your MP3 collection using a data wheel, dedicated buttons, and a graphical LCD display. A rechargeable nine-hour lithium ion battery is built into the unit and an optional power supply is also available

Put 240 songs in your gig bag with the MP-GT1, the first MP3 Trainer designed for musicians.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Ibanez TBX150R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp - Scratch 'n' Dent
The TBX150R Tone Blaster Xtreme Guitar Combo Amp rocks as hard as an Ibanez guitar. 150W pumping into 2 - 12" speakers means you're covered for most...
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Ibanez S520EX Electric Guitar - Scratch 'n' Dent
The S520EX electric guitar from Ibanez is an axe any player can love-cool looking, terrifically equipped, and possessed of a dynamically smooth sound...
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Ibanez K7APEX2 7-String Electric Guitar - Scratch 'n' Dent
Ibanez has more experience with solid-body 7-string electric guitars than any other guitar maker. This Ibanez K7APEX2 7-string was designed with...
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Rating: Overall: 10.00

Ibanez GRGM21 Mikro Electric Guitar - Scratch 'n' Dent
The Ibanez Mikro GRGM21 Electric Guitar can shred with the big boys. Though smaller than standard-scale guitars, it's no toy. The Mikro is made to...
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Ibanez PF50C Acoustic-Electric Hardshell Case - Scratch 'n' Dent
The Ibanez PF50C Acoustic-Electric Hardshell Case is designed specifically to protect your Ibanez dreadnought or AE-Series guitar. It's a black rigid...
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Ibanez LF7 Lo Fi Filter Pedal - Scratch 'n' Dent
Best used at the end of a signal chain in combination with other pedals, it creates wide and wild soundscapes of far-out tones that used to require a...
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Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH

Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst


Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst


A classic with lots of extra get-up-and-go.

The Classic Player Jaguar Special HH guitar turbocharges Fender's iconic Jaguar model with some thoroughly modern improvements, such as dual humbucking pickups that add a whole different sonic dimension, revolutionary electronics that include a blendable coil tap for more tones than ever, a 9.5" fingerboard radius and a neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability and sustain. The tremolo plate has been moved closer to the bridge to increase break angle and sustain. A screw in tremolo arm increases stability and control when executing divebombs, and a master cut switch provides cool effects.

Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special HH Electric Guitar Features:

* Body: Alder
* Finish: Polyester
* Neck: Maple
* Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 (241mm)
* Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
* Scale Length: 24 (610 mm)
* Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
* Hardware: Chrome
* Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
* Bridge: Fender Adjusto-Matic Bridge With Floating Tremolo Tailpiece
* Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell

Pickups
* Neck: Enforcer Humbucking Neck Pickup
* Middle:
* Bridge: Enforcer Humbucking Bridge Pickup

Pickup Switching 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, Master Kill
* Switch
*
* Controls
* Lead Circuit: 2-Position Tone Switch, Volume, Tone,
* Rhythm Circuit: Cut switch, Humbucker/Single Coil Blend
* - One for Each Pickup

Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
* Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
* p/n 0730250206
* Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special

Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar Black



Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar Black



A modern take on a classic.

The Classic Player Jazzmaster Special guitar updates Fender's iconic Jazzmaster model with some thoroughly modern improvements, including hotter pickups, a redesigned Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating tremolo tailpiece, a 9.5 fingerboard radius and an improved neck pocket with increased back-angle for improved stability and sustain. The tremolo plate has been moved closer to the bridge to increase break angle and sustain. A screw in tremolo arm increases stability and control when executing divebombs.

Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar Features:

* Body: Alder
* Finish: Polyester
* Neck: Maple
* Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 (241mm)
* Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
* Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
* Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
* Hardware: Chrome
* Tuning Keys: Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
* Bridge: Fender Adjusto-Matic Bridge With Floating Tremolo Tailpiece
* Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell

Danelectro Dano 63

Danelectro Dano 63 Electric Guitar Black



Danelectro Dano 63 Electric Guitar Black



Retro love: Sound, looks, feel, price.

The Dano 63 is a remake of the original '63 electric guitar that launched a thousand garage bands and more than a few pro careers. The body construction is just like the originals with a hardboard top and bottom laminated to a plywood frame. The hollow inner chamber produces the resonance that is part of Danelectro's unique tone.The '60s era lipstick pickups have been replicated to be hot, sweet, and to sound just right. The bridge and tuners are fully upgraded. Zero-gloss nickel hardware accents the cool retro colors. A blast!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Outlet Deals at GuitarCenter.com‏


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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Blue Book of Electric Guitars

Blue Book of Electric Guitars, 11th Edition



Blue Book of Electric Guitars, 11th Edition



About Blue Book of Electric Guitars, 11th Edition

By Zachary R. Fjestad. Edited by S.P. Fjestad. For Guitar. Guitar Reference. Blue Book. Book. Published by Alfred Publishing. (84-1886768730)

ISBN 9781886768734. Looking for guitar values and information? The Blue Book of Electric Guitars, 11th Edition is now expanded to 1,168 pages including the 16-page color Photo Grading System. This ultimate reference guide includes guitar reference information and values on over 1,200 guitar manufacturers and distributors including Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Epiphone, Gretsch, Guild, Ibanez, Dean, Washburn, Yamaha, B.C. Rich, and ESP, as well as many independent luthiers and custom builders. Other features include hundreds of intricate images, a detailed serialization section, and a Trademark Index that lists all current contact information for manufacturers. This unique and valuable compilation of information is not available anywhere else at any price!

Guitar Amp Appraisals

Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers: 3rd Edition



Blue Book of Guitar Amplifiers: 3rd Edition



Finally, you can get the detailed information you''ve been looking for on such famous trademarks as Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa-Boogie, Ampeg, and others. Unique within the music industry, this is the only publication that covers guitar amplifiers with this much detail.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Music123.com Coupon Code


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Music Man StingRay 5 HH 5-String Bass
Behringer EUROPOWER P2000 Mixer
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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Meet The Who


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PRIZE AND ODDS OF WINNING: One (1) Grand Prize (the "Prize"): One (1) trip for two (2) (the Winner and one eligible "Guest") to Los Angeles, CA to see the taping of the VH1 Rock Honors and a meet and greet with "The Who", on July 17, 2008 (the "Trip"). The prize will include two (2) tickets to see the VH1 Rock Honors Taping (the "Concert"), scheduled for July 17, 2008. The Trip includes round trip coach airfare (from a major commercial airport near Winner's residence within the continental United States) and hotel (3 days, 2 nights/double occupancy). Actual value of the Trip will vary depending on point of departure. Dates and other specifics of all travel are subject to change in Sponsor's sole discretion. There is no value associated with the meet and greet with "The Who", and meet and greet is subject to member availability.

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Martin DSR Solid Top Dreadnought Rosewood/Spruce Acoustic Guitar

Martin DSR Solid Top Dreadnought Rosewood/Spruce Acoustic Guitar Natural



Martin DSR Solid Top Dreadnought Rosewood/Spruce Acoustic Guitar Natural




An elegant acoustic with solid spruce top and solid rosewood sides for supreme sound.

The Martin DSR acoustic guitar offers standout looks and sound. Crafted with a solid spruce top and a solid rosewood body for clear, bright tone, the instrument's unique rounded body edges confer distinctive appearance and playing comfort. A-Frame bracing under the top assures hallmark Martin resonance.

Martin DSR Solid Top Dreadnought Rosewood/Spruce Acoustic Guitar Features:

* Construction: mortise/tenon neck joint
* Top: solid spruce
* Back material: solid genuine rosewood
* Side material: solid genuine rosewood
* Neck material: Mahogany
* Neck shape: modified low oval
* Nut material: bone

Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway Ovangkol

Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural


Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural



The latest addition to the popular Songwriter famiiy with exotic ovangkol back and sides.

The Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a classic Gibson square shoulder dreadnought body with a soft cutaway for full fretboard access. It features a premium Sitka spruce top, exotic ovangkol wood back and sides, plus an ebony fingerboard and bridge. On-board Fishman electronics make the Songwriter Deluxe ready for any gig. This American beauty will inspire any songsmith for years to come.

Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Cutaway Ovangkol Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

* Body Style: Square Shoulder Soft Cutaway
* Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
* Back and Sides: Ovankol
* Body Binding: White 6-Ply Top; 1-Ply Back
* Neck Wood: Mahogany
* Scale: 25-1/2"
* Neck Profile: Round
* Fingerboard: Ebony
* Fingerboard Inlays: Dot
* Nut Width: 1.725
* Bridge: Ebony with Mother of Pearl Dots
* Pins: Black
* Tuners: Gold Grovers
* Pickguard: Custom Tortoise shell
* Finish: Gloss
* Electronics: Active With Rim Control EQ And Built In Tuner
* Case: Premium Hardshell

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