Tuesday, 31 January 2006

Recording King Introduces Señorita Acoustic Guitar: featuring graphis depicting the beauty of the Southwest and a lonesome rider, the Señorita from Recording King is part of a limited edition series of art guitars. Each package features original box art and comes with an embroidered guitar strap, "Songs of the Wild West" songbook, and a signed certificate of authenticity.
USB JamMate UG-1 Electric Guitar Pack: No amp needed: your computer is the amplifier!
Canvas Guitars Takes Chinese Manufacturing To The Next Level With Solid-Top Electric Guitars: they won't be to everyone's taste, but I quite like the design of the non-cutaway models. According to their website these are guitars aimed at lead singers in bands.

Monday, 30 January 2006

Brian May Limited Edition Vox AC30 Combo
Gibson Digital Guitar: There's been a lot of a hullaballoo for the last year about this. In case you've been on another planet, here it is again.
G7th Introduces Performer 12-String And Performer Classical Capos
Fender Victor Bailey Signature Model Fretless Jazz Basses
Fender Tony Franklin Signature Fretless Precision Bass Guitar
Squier "OBEY" Instruments With Graphic Designs By Shepard Fairey
James Burton Signature Model Telecaster: Fender introduces the newly re-designed James Burton Signature Model Telecaster guitar with a hot rod paisley flame finish.

Friday, 27 January 2006

NAMM '06 Oddities: unlike the guy who compiled this, we've all seen double-necked guitars with a neck on either side before, haven't we readers? (See here and here). Other than that there's nothing really outrageous here, but it's an interesting selection all the same.

Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Krappy Guitars: "Our instruments are built for frugal people who aren't very concerned with regard to quality, construction, materials, or safety. The instruments are crafted from whatever we find suitable. Pedigree of wood is not a priority for us. We might get it from a local hardware store, or use some old shipping crates, or skids. Who knows??!!"
Rickenbacker Doubleneck project: here in pictures is a very brave project by members of this prog rock tribute band, who take a saw to two perfectly good Rickenbackers and then stick them together as a doubleneck!
Elloree Guitars: great looking acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimers and mandolins from this builder in West Monroe, LA.

Thursday, 19 January 2006

Fender Hello Kitty: Fender take on Daisy Rock and Epiphone's Emily strange model in an attempt to appeal to the girls with this range of Hello Kitty Squier guitars.

Saturday, 14 January 2006

RainSong To Introduce A-WS1000NT At Winter NAMM: the first Advanced Series model to sport a Natural Carbon/Graphite soundboard.
Ron Hoag Releases K-Max Optical Guitars: The optical pickups in these guitars have more audio range than other pickups and are more responsive to the touch. It's a pity the guitar itself is as ugly as sin.
Epiphone Musical Instruments - Three New Models Available Now: Ltd. Ed. "Black &White" '67 Flying-V (set-neck), Wildkat-Deluxe (TransWhite with Gold Hardware) and SPECIAL-II "Zebra".

Wednesday, 4 January 2006

Who guitarist's deafness warning: Pete Townshend says studio headphones caused his hearing problems, rather than playing loudly on stage.


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