Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eastwood Introduces Airline ’59 1P


Eastwood’s new Airline ’59 1P is a 25 ½”-scale guitar with a bound maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and block markers bolted to a toned chambered-mahogany body with rubber binding. The TonePros Locking Bridge and Wilkinson Deluxe hardware offset the vintage pin-striped (more…)

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Happy Halloween


The Great Vintage Guitar Pumpkin! Also, check out some fun Halloween videos here. (more…)

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Online Auction Slated to Benefit Jeff Golub


Some of jazz music’s top artists, promoters, and fans have joined to help guitarist Jeff Golub, who recently lost his vision and is undergoing tests in hopes of finding a means to restore it. These tests are expensive and not covered by insurance. The Help 4 Jeff Golub Online Auction was created with (more…)

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PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special NF

From Jimi to Eric to Angus

PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special NF Price: $3,908 (retail)/$2,329 (street) Contact: PRSguitars.com. The PRS 25th Anniversary Swamp Ash Special NF is a guitar that attempts to thread many needles: depending on your pickup and (more…)

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Singapore Guitar Show


December 3 & 4, at the Suntec Convention Centre, Room 325-6. For more info, contact singaporeguitarshow.com. (more…)

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Country Music HoF Museum Planning Exhibit on “The Bakersfield Sound”


The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is planning an exhibition titled The Bakersfield Sound:  Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, opens March 24. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, the exhibit will explore the roots, heyday and impact of the Bakersfield Sound (more…)

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PRS Expands Acoustic Offerings


Paul Reed Smith Guitars’ SE Acoustic line uses solid backs and solid spruce tops, bone nuts and saddles, and PRS-designed SE tuners. They share the proprietary “hybrid X” bracing pattern and construction features as the company’s other acoustics. The first model is the SE Angelus; the Standard has mahogany sides, solid mahogany back, (more…)

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EVH Offers 50-Watt Version of 5150 III Amp


The new EVH 5150 III 50-watt is a smaller version of the 100-watt 5150 III, with many of the same features, including three channels, MIDI footswitching capability, selectable-impedance dual-parallel speaker-output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out, and (more…)

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Rob Blaine

Big Otis Blues
Swississippi Records
Rob Blaine thumb

The liner notes for this are on-target when they say Rob Blaine yanks “big chunks” of music from his guitar. But that’s not the whole story. Yes, he can channel Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix and, stomping on his wah pedal (“Not The Forgiving Kind”) (more…)

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G&L Offers First Set-Necks: Tribute Series Ascari GTS and Fiorano

G&L Fiorano

G&L has introduced its first set-neck instruments, the Ascari and Fiorano, part of the company’s Tribute Series. Inspiration for them came from a long-lost drawing of G&L founder Leo Fender’s own concept for a twin-humbucker guitar with three-on-a-side tuner configuration. The guitars have mahogany bodies with flame-maple tops, mahogany necks, rosewood fingerboards, with 24¾” scale and 22 medium-jumbo […]

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