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Category Archives: Newswire

Supro/Pigtronix Expand into New Factory

 

Absara Audio, manufacturer of Supro amplifiers and Pigtronix pedals, has moved to a new facility in Port Jefferson Station, New York. Located adjacent to the previous factory, the new building has a production floor measuring 15,000 square feet and is designed to (more…)

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Bassist Chris Squire Dies

 

Chris Squire, co-founder of the legendary British progressive rock band Yes, died June 27, following a brief battle with acute erythroid leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of the blood malignancy. He was 67. Yes formed in 1968 and quickly earned praise for its complex arrangements of original material and unique reworkings of songs by other artists. The band eventually […]

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Weller Guitars Offers Fleetwood, Stageliner Series

 

Weller Guitars Fleetwood series have solid mahogany bodies, mahogany necks, ebony fretboards, a three-position pickup selector with controls for master Volume and Tone, Gotoh bridges, Kluson tuners, and Seymour Duncan pickups. The company’s Fleetwood Woody series offer the same specs but with ash bodies and tops made of rosewood and mahogany, while the Stageliner series […]

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Harry Joyce USA Offers HJ Custom Amps

 

Harry Joyce USA recently relaunched by offering the H.J. Custom line of amps with 30, 50, and 100 watts output. Each has controls for Bass, Treble, and Middle, 8-/16-ohm impedence selection, effects loop, and variable volt selections. All models have stainless-steel chassis, enlarged filtering (more…)

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Keisel Offers Luminlay Side Dots

 

Kiesel Guitars and the Carvin Guitars Custom Shop are offering Luminlay Super Blue Side Dots. The dots glow in the dark to improve fretboard awareness in low-light conditions and can be “charged” using florescent lighting, or Luminlay’s LL-1 LED light charger. They are available on any (more…)

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Breedlove Expands Premier Series With Concert LTD

 

Breedlove Guitars has added the Concert LTD to its Premier Series acoustics. Handcrafted in Oregon, the guitar has a solid Western red cedar top and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, along with LR Baggs EAS VTC electronics and a wider nut and slimmer (more…)

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Bedell Guitars Launches Wildfire Series

 

Bedell Guitars’ Wildfire Series guitars are made of solid Adirondack spruce and figured maple, and available in dreadnought, orchestra, and parlor shapes. Other features include K&K Pure Mini electronics, maple binding, figured-maple peghead veneer, and mosaic pin inlays. All are handcrafted at the company’s Oregon workshop. (more…)

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Guitar Mill Luthier Shop Set to Mark 10 Years

 

Guitar Mill Luthier Shop, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is set to celebrate its 10th year in business. Established by Mario and Shannon Martin in July, 2005, the shop produces its own line of boutique electric guitars, specializes in American-made electric-guitar parts, and offers vintage-correct custom finishes. (more…)

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TC Electronic Offers PolyTune Clip

 

TC Electronic’s PolyTune Clip can serve as a chromatic tuner or strobe tuner and has an ultra-bright display that detects if all strings are strummed or if individual notes are plucked. It has stainless-steel clip and automatically flips the display no matter where it’s placed on (more…)

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Black Cat Pedals Offers N-Fuzz

 

Black Cat Pedals’ N-Fuzz is based on the Fuzz channel of the Black Cat OD-Fuzz, modified to use Japanese components and with an extra-wide-ranging Bias control that allows a player to dial in a sweeping array of fuzz tones and timbres. Other featured include true-bypass (more…)

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