Truetone Music, Santa Monica, is set to open a Fender Factory Store it is calling Club Fender. The 2,000-square-foot addition will have a music-museum feel complete with memorabilia, and will stock rare, unusual, vintage, and Limited Edition guitars and basses by Fender, Guild, and Gretsch. A grand opening is set for October 20-23, which will be highlighted […]
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Scott Dailey, Farmington Hills, Michigan, told VG that on or about August 21, several of his guitars were stolen from a storage unit. If you could list these in your magazine, I would be grateful. The guitars include a 1992 Gibson Les Paul Standard, Wine Red, with serial number 92122481 with original case; a ’71 Gibson […]
Fender’s EC Series guitar amplifiers—the EC Twinolux, EC Tremolux, and EC Vibro-Champ are specific variations based on late-’50s tweed amps favored by Clapton for specific sounds at various points throughout his career. All are handmade in the U.S. with mods specified by Clapton, including a ’50s-era output-tube-bias tremolo circuit and a switchable power attenuator. The […]
Majik Box is set to release the Kryptonite Overdrive pedal, designed to produce the signature guitar tones of Matt Roberts, lead guitarist for 3 Doors Down. The pedal has controls for Drive, Level and Tone, true-bypass switching, hand-wired assembly, and is tuned to produce thick rhythm and saturated lead tones. Read more at majikboxusa.com.
On the heels of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, Gibson is set to release the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. It has a body and glued-in neck made of maple, with a string-through-body design and three-point bridge. Its headstock is back-angled to maintain string pressure in the PLEK-cut slots of a Corian nut. Other details include […]
Clint Black, Patty Loveless, along with Tim Nichols and Bob DiPiero will headline an intimate evening of country music November 16 in the Coolidge Auditorium, on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. The concert, presented jointly with the Country Music Association, is part of the 2011-2012 season of the Concerts from […]
PRS Guitars’ new Collection Series guitars are built in small batches (about a dozen at a time) and use materials from the company’s Private Stock select stash of woods. Paul Smith will oversee the design, wood selection, and construction of each Collection Series guitar. Approximately 70 acoustics and 70 electric Collection Series instruments will be made […]