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Angeltone Offers Stannard Set, VS Pickups

 

Angeltone Musical Instruments and guitarist John Stannard have developed a set of pickups for Telecaster-style guitars. The company says its Stannard Set will allow for both pickups to be on at the same time while staying tonally balanced. Made with vulcanized fiber bobbins,  nitrocellulose-lacquer coil insulation dipping, Alnico magnets, wax potting, and 22-gauge vintage-style cloth-overed […]

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Taylor Redesigns 800 Series

 

Taylor has redesigned its flagship rosewood/spruce 800 series guitars with refinements to material components and voicing. The changes include custom-calibrated bracing and wood thicknesses for each shape, protein glues (bracing, bridge) to enhance the tonal transfer, a thinner finish, custom-gauged Elixir HD string sets for the Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium, and a new Expression System […]

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Traynor Adds Small Block Bass Heads

 

Traynor’s Small Block bass amps are built with an all-metal chassis with front-mounted handles to protect the knobs and jacks, Speakon and ¼-inch out jacks, four-band EQ with Low Frequency Expander, controls for Input Gain and Master Volume, a defeatable limiter, passive and active Inputs, selectable Pre / Post XLR DI out, and an effects […]

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Jack Bruce Preps Studio Record Album

 

Pioneering bassist Jack Bruce, who rose to prominence as a member of Cream, is set to release his first studio album in a decade. Dubbed Silver Rails and set for release April 15, it was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London, and produced by Rob Cass. Musicians collaborating with Bruce on the album include Phil […]

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Squier offers 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe ‘50s Strat

 

Squier’s 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe ‘50s Stratocaster has a maple neck with a “modern C” profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, three vintage-style single-coil pickups with five-way switching, three-ply parchment pickguard, vintage-style synchronized vibrato bridge with six saddles, vintage-style tuners, and an Aztec Gold finish with gold hardware. For more, go to […]

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Gator Cases Adds LP, 335 Journeyman Models

 

Gator Cases has expanded its Journeyman series to include cases custom fit for Gibson Les Paul and 335 guitars. Constructed of plywood, each has a pebble-weaved burlap wrapping with espresso brown trim, antiqued brass hardware, royal blue crushed-velvet interior, and an accessory storage compartment. Visit www.gatorcases.com.

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Perri Ink Debuts Gypsy Model

 

Perri Ink Custom Guitars’ Gypsy model guitar is the company’s first original design. It has a swamp ash body with ash pickguard, quartersawn maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, clay inlays, and a reverse headstock. Other features include three Seymour Duncan Antiquity Texas Hot pickups and a Callaham vintage-style vibrato. Each is custom-built to order, and made […]

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LMI Postpones Healdsburg Guitar Festival

 

Luthiers Mercantile International, organizers of the renowned Healdsburg Guitar Festival, today announced it has postponed the next such festival until 2016. “In August, 2013, we enjoyed our most successful festival ever,” said LMI sales manager Chris Herrod said in a written statement. “Financially, personally, and logistically, we couldn’t have been more pleased. But after having taken […]

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Folk Legend Pete Seeger Passes

 

Renowned folk singer/songwriter, musicologist, organizer, and political activist Pete Seeger died January 27 at a hospital in New York City. He was 94 and passed from natural causes. Seeger was born in 1919 to Charles Seeger, Jr. and his wife, Constance. Charles Seeger is credited with helping found the academic discipline of ethnomusicology in his […]

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Rock ‘N Roll Relics, Bruce Kulick Team on BK Guitar

 

Bruce Kulick, former Kiss guitarist and current axe man for Grand Funk Railroad, will be showing a prototype of his forthcoming BK guitar at Winter NAMM. Inspired by the vintage Les Paul Junior Kulick used on many well-known recordings, the BK, which will be produced by Rock N’ Roll Relics, has a mahogany body and […]

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