Monday, 31 January 2005
Move over, boys. Girls with guitars are leading the new rock revolution: article from The Independent.
Zombie joins the BC Rich family of unique body styles: Guess what? It's pointy!!!
Saturday, 29 January 2005
Friday, 28 January 2005
Gibson Montana introducess Traveling Songwriter Guitar: Gibson's first travel acoustic.
Deep Purple’s legendary guitarist and his wife craft ancient melodies: Ritchie Blackmore swaps Stratocaster for a hurdy-gurdy.
Thursday, 27 January 2005
Ibanez AEF20CSNERLG Nylon Acoustic-Electric: Nice name... Sorry, that's me being sarcastic. I hate these awkward model numbers and codes. Give it a name that everyone can remember! Having said that, it looks to be an instrument that I wouldn't mind having in my collection: nylon-electric with a slim neck, medium-sized body. Sounds great!
New "Truckster" James Hetfield Signature Model from ESP: personally I can't see why anyone would want a guitar with a crappy finish like this, but I suppose the Metallica fans will like it.
Epiphone and Nick Valensi Team Up for Signature Riviera: he's the guitarist for The Strokes apparently. Nice guitars though!
Epiphone Announces Guitar Of The Month Program For 2005: I've linked to a news story about this already, but here we get the low down on each of the models from Epiphone themselves!
Wednesday, 26 January 2005
Nuno Bettencourt and Washburn launch N5 and N6 guitars: I've not heard that name for a fair few years!
Tuesday, 25 January 2005
Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham - "The D Word (Death) Never Came Up": Scott Gorham talks about Phil Lynott and the final days of Thin Lizzy.
Fender Time Machine '66 Stratocaster: the new Time Machine series 1966 Stratocaster guitar is an exact reproduction of one of the most rapidly collectable Stratocaster guitars around, right down to its nitrocellulose-lacquered alder body with a WLS undercoat.
Monday, 24 January 2005
Washburn debuts Timbercraft Solid Wood Acoustic Guitars: The five models have solid spruce tops with solid wood backs and sides, as well as one piece mahogany necks.
Sunday, 23 January 2005
Saturday, 22 January 2005
RKS Shows Unique Hollow Body Electric Guitars and Basses: it's a hollow body, Jim, but not as we know it.
Brian Moore Guitars debuts iGuitar.USB at Winter NAMM: "The iGuitar.USB is the first guitar to offer on-board, Class Compliant USB audio to streamline the guitar to computer connection eliminating the need for an external audio interface."
Peavey Unveils Jerry Donahue Signature Omniac Guitar: another mutant Telecaster design.
Friday, 21 January 2005
Thursday, 20 January 2005
Luna Guitars ... Engaging, Passionate & Uniquely Feminine: Armadillo Enterprises proudly introduces Luna Guitars, a line of guitars and basses designed uniquely for females of all ages. See: www.lunaguitars.com
Wednesday, 19 January 2005
Tuesday, 18 January 2005
Ex-Bread guitarist Jimmy Griffin dies: Former guitarist for 1970s pop group Bread and Academy Award-winning songwriter Jimmy Griffin has died. Griffin co-founded Bread who were responsible for hits such as "Make It With You", "Everything I Own" and "Baby I'm-A Want You".
Reissue Hagstrom Guitars Start Shipping: The legendary Hagstrom line will be officially relaunched at the 2005 Winter NAMM Show. The classic brand, now being manufactured and distributed by American Music & Sound (AM&S) under license from AB Albin Hagstrom, has just begun shipping. See also the new website: www.hagstromguitars.com
Monday, 17 January 2005
Friday, 14 January 2005
Thursday, 13 January 2005
Wednesday, 12 January 2005
Electric Guitar Signed by More Than 30 Music Superstars Goes Up for Auction on eBay: Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Tim McGraw, Lenny Kravitz and others sign 'Today' show Toyota concert series guitar to raise money for the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. See the guitar here.
Switch guitars: these guitars are interesting. They claim to feature Vibracell technology. I believe this refers to the stuff they're actually built from, that is, some kind of plastic resin. Interesting they have both electric and acoustic models in their catalogue. I like the ones that look as if they've been styled after the Burns Flyte guitar.
Monday, 10 January 2005
Peavey to Introduce 6505 Amplifiers and Carina Guitars at NAMM: there is life after their association with Eddie Van Halen!
MacMice Simplifies Connecting Guitars and Mics to Computers: now this is a bloody good idea!
Sunday, 9 January 2005
Saturday, 8 January 2005
Thursday, 6 January 2005
Wednesday, 5 January 2005
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
Gibson Debuts Americana Series with Chambered Body Design: Gibson USA's new Americana Series features the Pioneer, a round-shouldered, cutaway dreadnought, and the Ranger, reminiscent of the L-00 design. The guitars are based on the Chet Atkins SST solidbody acoustic concept and have a new body chambering process for extra resonance.