Charvel is reintroducing its Pro-Mod guitars and adding two new models, the San Dimas and So-Cal, to the line. The Pro-Mod So-Cal 1 HH has a one-piece maple neck with compound radius and 22 jumbo frets, dual Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups, recessed Floyd Rose Original double-locking vibrato bridge, Charvel tuners, and black hardware. The Pro-Mod [...]
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Eastwood Guitars is offering a two-pickup version of its Warren Ellis Tenor guitar. It has an alder body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, single-coil blade humbucker in the neck position, a NY Mini Humbucker at the bridge position, individual on/off switches, and master Volume and Tone controls. Learn more at eastwoodguitars.com.
The Celestial Effects Gemini VTR (Vibrato, Tremolo, and Reverb) is a true-bypass pedal with three effects – pitch-shifting vibrato, volume-attenuating tremolo, and an opamp-based reverb. All can be manipulated via top-mounted controls as well as with internal trimpots. It uses Panasonic ECQ capacitors, CTS potentiometers, Switchcraft input and output jacks, and a C&K selector switch. [...]
Stern Pinball, Inc. is set to release a Metallica pinball game. The newest addition to the company’s collection of rock and roll machines, Stern says it “honors one of the world’s foremost rock bands. The Metallica pinball game channels the band’s notoriously fast tempos and aggressive musicianship to set the tone for an exhilarating player [...]
Taylor’s Spring Limited Edition 614ce-LTD and 616ce-LTD use ebony sourced from managed forest in Congo. Each has swaths of sapwood and dark heartwood, and European spruce tops with Adirondack-spruce bracing. Aesthetic touches include an ivoroid/koa fretboard inlay, ivoroid binding, curly-koa top-edge trim, ivoroid/ koa rosette, and gold-colored Gotoh 510 tuners. The company’s 400 Series Limiteds [...]
Jasmine Guitars is offering 18 models of acoustic, acoustic/electric and nylon-string guitars in a variety of body styles. The steel-string models use the Jasmine Advanced “X” Bracing System, while classical models employ the Jasmine Advanced Classical Bracing System. Acoustic/electrics use B-Band and Fishman preamps with built-in tuners and are available in dreadnought, orchestra, and classical [...]
PRS Guitars’ P22 Trem is a solidbody guitar with a figured maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fretboard, and PRS’ tremolo bridge. Its 57/08 pickups and PRS/LR Baggs piezo are run through two output jacks for plugging into electric- or acoustic-guitar amps or direct into a soundboard. For more, see www.prsguitars.com.
MXR’s Bass Overdrive is wired with true-bypass switching and has a Clean control to blend clean signal tuned to bring out the organic richness of its overdrive across the tonal spectrum. Its Drive control helps produce an aggressive sound or can be dialed back for a subtle growl. The Tone control affects the overdrive signal, [...]
MOD Kits’ do-it-yourself Ring Resonator is an octave-up fuzz pedal kit with an analog circuit designed to produce sitar-like sounds. It ships with complete instructions, a pre-drilled enclosure, and parts. It runs on a 9-volt battery or an AC adapter. To read more, go to www.modkitsdiy.com
Epiphone is set to introduce a “limited quantity” collection of six guitar models in a vintage/’60s TV Pelham Blue finish. Included in the collection are a Les Paul Custom Pro, SG Custom with Maestro tailpiece, ES-355, ES-339 Pro, Firebird Studio and EB-3. Visit Epiphone.com.