The Ibanez PIB1 Peter Iwers signature bass matches Peter's aggressive and ruthless playing style—this black-finish rock bass is built to take anything that comes its way. Just one look at its 5-piece maple/bubinga neck, maple body, and dramatic inlay is all it takes to realize that this electric bass is a true battle axe. The PIB1's Bartolini Custom pickups deliver explosive low end with tone to spare.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The guitar builder for the giants of jazz, Ibanez now introduces the Artstar AF151 Hollowbody Electric Guitar, to answer the needs of the working professional player. Crafted from specially selected tone woods, this guitar features a bone nut, ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanez’s famous Super 58 pickups—capable of tone magic any place between “jazz-clean” all the way to “blues dirty.” If you’re aiming high, Ibanez has an ARTSTAR for you.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Gibson Custom Limited Edition Marshall 50Th Anniversary Les Paul Goldtop & 1962 Bluesbreaker Amp Package
$21,166.99 MSRP: $29,500.00 (save 28%)
Gibson Custom and Marshall Amplification are proud to introduce the very limited edition "50 Years of Loud" Goldtop Les Paul. Based on the highly sought after 1957 historic reissue and hand-aged by Tom Murphy, these very special instruments are limited to 50 pieces worldwide and will only be available through a select group of Gibson Custom and Marshall dealers. This limited run of 50 guitars is the ticket to Marshall's limited edition 50th Anniversary Bluesbreaker amp. Together, the guitar and amplifier represent what is likely the ultimate acquisition for fans of these two iconic brands, which have gone hand-in-hand for the last 50 years.
Tasteful in every detail, the 50th Anniversary Marshall Goldtop Les Paul is first and foremost a player's guitar. It comes loaded for loud with a matched set of Custom Buckers, lightweight aluminium tailpiece, Plek-d neck and the world-renowned combination of two-piece maple top joined to a single piece mahogany body.
Each instrument is hand aged by legendary Tom Murphy, creating the look and feel of a guitar that's been on the stage for decades.
Marshall's 50 years as the loudest, rowdiest and most played amplifier in the history of rock and roll is commemorated in the guitar's subtle details including the 50th Anniversary medallion on its headstock, inlaid Marshall script at the 12 fret and Jim Marshall's signature on the truss rod cover.
Combined with 50 of Marshall's limited edition Bluesbreaker, hand-wired 50th Anniversary amplifiers, it's quite possibly the most powerful and memorable guitar and amplifier marriage the world has ever seen.
Each guitar comes with a leather-bound Certificate of Authenticity and is serialized #1-50.
While all 1958-’60 Les Pauls are among the most saught-after electric guitars ever made, the ’59 Burst is often considered among aficonados to be the crème de la crème of the range. They are also exceedingly rare, with only 635 guitars shipped that year. With sales of the Les Paul declining every year since 1953, the year after its release, Gibson decided in 1958 to update the look of the model with an elegant Cherry Sunburst finish. Guitars from that first year of the Burst’s production often had relatively plain maple tops, but through the course of 1959, Gibson’s craftsmen built Les Pauls with tops that displayed more and more highly-figured grains, making these among the most collectible of the breed today. The 1959 Les Paul Reissue from Gibson Custom accurately recreates the original hallowed ’59 Burst in every detail.
While the 1959 Les Paul Standard retained the classic ingredients of the breed—its solid mahogany body and carved maple top, both represented here in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue—the guitar also evolved slightly from its specs of the previous year. Les Pauls made in 1959 also acquired a slightly thinner, though still comfortably rounded, neck profile, which many players consider the sweetest feeling neck shape of all time, along with a smaller neck heel. These are all represented with utmost accuracy in the 1959 Les Paul Reissue, while the guitar also benefits from Gibson Custom’s 20th Anniversary Specifications, newly adopted for 2013. These include a one-piece rosewood fingerboard, Kluson™ Deluxe machine heads, hot-hide glue neck fit, a Historic Truss Rod assembly with no tubing, accurate body and fingerboard binding color, new Custom Buckers created in the image of the original PAFs, and period-correct Aniline dye.