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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Taylor, Emmanuel to Release Duet Album

 

Australian fingerstyle guitarist Tommy Emmanuel and British jazzer Martin Taylor will release an album of duets, The Colonel & The Governor, May 14. The disc recreates jazz classics from Django Reinhardt, Carl Kress, and Eddie Lang, including standards like “Jersey Bounce,” “The Nearness of You,” and “Lullaby of Birdland” are presented in arrangements that allow them […]

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Brookdale Guitar Show

 

April 14 at the Warner Student Life Center, Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ. Show hours 10-5. For more info, contact Kristin Florio at (732) 224-2470, brookdaleguitarshow.com.

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Charvel Brings Back Pro-Mod Series Guitars

 

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 Adds Pickup to Warren Ellis Signature Tenor

 

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.

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Celestial Effects Introduces Gemini VTR

 

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. […]

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Stern Builds Metallica Pinball Machine

 

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 […]

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Taylor Intros Spring Limited 400, 600 Series

 

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 […]

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Jasmine Guitars Line Launches

 

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 […]

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PRS Guitars Introduces P22 Trem

 

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.

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MXR Intros Bass Overdrive

 

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, […]

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