Thursday, 20 July 2006

Ibanez Limited Edition 2670RE Artwood Twin Electric Guitar: Ibanez announce the most expensive guitar in their history, a re-issue of their 70s-era double-neck 12+6 guitar with a list price of just under $10,000.
Johnson Introduces the Grooveyard Electric Guitar, a semi-hollowbody electric guitar with vintage tones and a 60's-inspired design.

Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Jackson Mark Morton Signature Model Guitar: Now, that is a bit different. I was expecting a variation on the usual superstrat.
Hamer Newport 90 Electric Guitar
Roland Cube-30X, Cube-20X and Cube-15X Guitar Amplifiers: The new Cubes offer great new features such as Power Squeezer for maximum gain at low volumes, a fully equipped guitar tuner in the 20X and 30X, a mini jack aux in for playing along to MP3 and CD players, and award winning CUBE sound.

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Optek Music Systems Introduces Acoustic/Electric Fretlight
Image hosting by PhotobucketUPDATE: Andy Manson's Mermaid guitar, which we reported on in this item back in March, is now up for sale on the website. Manson is looking to raise six figures and donate half to the Harvest Help charity that has been working for over 20 years with farmers and their families in rural Africa.

Monday, 10 July 2006

Forget luaus and Tiny Tim, ukuleles are hot: Long-ridiculed instrument stages a tuneful comeback.
Beatle's first guitar auctioned: Paul McCartney's first guitar, a Rex acoustic, is going up for sale later this month at Cooper Owen's Music Legends auction at Abbey Road Studios in London on 28 July, and is expected to fetch more than £100,000.

Friday, 7 July 2006 Plectrums from outer space! These picks are made from 4.5 billion* year old meteorites. At prices in the $135 region you'll need to remember to hang on to them and not chuck them into the audience at the end of a gig.
(* That word "billion" always confuses me. Is that the real mathematically-correct 1,000,000,000,000 or the modern Americanised 1,000,000,000, i.e. a thousand-million?)
Yves Carbonne Official Web site: this guy plays a fretless 10-string bass (that's individual strings, not strings grouped together in courses), and apparently he's getting a couple of 12-string basses built next! Check out also Jerzy Drozd who build these monster basses.

Thursday, 6 July 2006

Can't afford a Trussart?

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How about a much cheaper alternative? Introducing the OLP McSwain Tin Top guitar featuring a "real light-up industrial style gauge". What's that all about then?

Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Metallica to appear on The Simpsons: Wow! Homer and family will look positively three-dimensional next to them.
BB King bids farewell to festival: BB King has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland for the last time, having played there for more than 20 years.

Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Harmos Lap Steel and Electric Guitars

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingHarmos Lap Steel and Electric Guitars: The "21st Century carbon fibre space frame" adds innovative tonal resonance to your music (so it says on the website) supposedly by accentuating the overtones rather than absorbing them into a solid body as on most other guitars. I don't know about the science behind it but they certainly do look fantastic!

Pictured to the left is the Americana lap steel guitar, and below is the new MATRAX electric guitar.

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Get rich quick: buy a guitar and don't play it: The Guardian looks at the phenomenom of guitars as investment.
Guitarist who inspired Hendrix dies at 67: Johnny Jenkins supposedly inspired Hendrix by playing his guitar behind his head and indulging in various other "acrobatics".
Cosmic Psychos guitarist Robbie 'Rocket' Watts dies: Robbie 'Rocket' Watts, guitarist for Australian rock act the Cosmic Psychos, died in Melbourne on Saturday morning (July 1), aged 47. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Monday, 3 July 2006

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Crook Custom Guitars: Custom-built guitars and a whole host of custom paisley finishes! Fab! It almost makes me yearn for the days when I had a matching paisley pink Tele and Strat.
Jazzgitarren: dedicated to German Archtop guitars.
Guitar strings together pieces of Canada's history: The Six String Nation Guitar combines pieces of wood from Pierre Trudeau's canoe paddles, Paul Henderson's hockey stick, the Golden Spruce and the St. Boniface museum where Louis Riel went to school, as well as dozens of other pieces of Canadian history.


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