Epiphone Announces SG-Special VE Electric and AJ-210CE Acoustic/Electric

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Epiphone has debuted the SG-Special VE Electric and the AJ-210CE Acoustic/Electric at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. With high-tech features and superb design, these guitars fit right in with Epiphone's impressive line of instruments. Epiphone AJ-210CE Acoustic/Electric Outfit A superb professional dreadnought guitar that’s perfect for singer songwriters, the AJ-210CE features a select spruce top with classic cutaway, a state of the art Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp and a NanoFlex under saddle pickup system, plus a hard case. It will be available starting July 2017.  Street Price: $299 Epiphone SG-Special VE™ Electric Guitar A rock classic at a price anyone can afford. The SG-Special VE features Epiphone open-coil humbuckers with ceramic magnets, and will be available in five beautiful vintage worn finishes including Cherry, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage…
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Ibanez Introduces New Prestige 7-String RGD3127 Model

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Ibanez has unveiled the Prestige 7-String RGD3127 at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Designed to be the ultimate Ibanez metal machine for down-tuning, the RGD is based on the RG body, and was developed to optimize the rich, desirable thickness of tone produced by down-tuning. The body shape features a contoured top, that not only looks sleek, but also creates a softer, more comfortable edge where the player’s right forearm rests, and a deep cutaway allows easy access all the way up to the 24th fret. The RGD3127 includes an extended 26.5” scale to provide precise, even string tension and sustain with regular strings. Other notable features of the RGD3127 include: •    5pc Maple/Wenge Wizard-7 neck w/ KTS Titanium rods - for optimal performance and stability•    Basswood body•    Birdseye…
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Modulus Graphite Unveils the Funk Unlimited RevOLite Bass

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Modulus Graphite has expanded on their Funk Unlimited model with the RevOLite version. Designed by master builder Joe Perman, the Funk Unlimited RevOLite carries the same shape with advanced carbon fiber reinforced construction that increases rigidity and reducing weight. The bass weighs in at just 6.5 pounds. The RevOLite’s body is built with carbon fiber-reinforced... via no treble http://ift.tt/2ujy4hS
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SUMMER NAMM 2017: EVH/New Left-Handed Models

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SUMMER NAMM 2017: EVH/New Left-Handed Models July 14, 2017 EVH has announced a new pair of left-handed EVH Wolfgang WG Standard models at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. The EVH Wolfgang WG Standard LH (Left Hand) boasts the same style and massive sound Eddie Van Halen created at a price the everyday southpaw musician can afford.Offering many of the premium features as its more expensive brethren, the Wolfgang WG Standard LH has a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease, quilt maple top on transparent finish, two-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods to hold strong against the ravages of temperature and humidity, a convenient truss rod adjust spoke wheel at the base of the neck, and a speedy 12”-16” compound radius maple…
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Martin Guitar to Debut Several New Models at Summer NAMM 2017

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Nazareth, PA (June 29, 2017) -- C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) will introduce a re-imagined D-28, bringing forward the guitar’s unrivaled legacy with vintage appointments and a new neck profile for comfort and modern playability. Additionally, Martin will debut four custom signature edition models, including the newest Ed Sheeran LX1 and a Jason Isbell D-18. Also featured in the Summer NAMM lineup is a limited edition Art Deco model, the all new FSC Certified Model America 1 dreadnought, and several exciting series expansion models that are sure to delight guitar enthusiasts worldwide. Martin will now offer the LR Baggs Anthem pickup system in select standard series models. Further details on all of the new Martin Guitar models that will be featured at 2017 Summer NAMM are below and at…
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Framus Releases the Teambuilt Pro Series Panthera II Supreme

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Markneukirchen, Germany (July 6, 2017) -- The stunning 3D top of this Framus model is an absolute eye catcher and unique at the same time! The Framus Teambuilt Pro Series Panthera II Supreme is an excellent-processed solidbody guitar made from exquisite woods and equipped with first-class pickups and hardware. The mahogany body features an carved AA Flamed Maple top. The set mahogany neck features a Tigerstripe ebony fingerboard. It features a Seymour Duncan APH-1 in the neck position and a Seymour Duncan SH-11 in the bridge position. Other features of this stunning Framus Panthera II Supreme include Graph Tech Ratio Locking Machine Heads, Graph Tech Black Tusq Low Friction Nut, 24.75” scale, 22 nickel-silver jumbo frets with rounded edges, Tune-O-Matic Bridge, Warwick Security Locks, Cleartone Strings, Framus User Kit, and…
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Córdoba Unveils the C4-CE

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Santa Monica, CA (July 7, 2017) -- Córdoba proudly introduces its newest nylon string acoustic-electric guitar, the C4-CE. This modestly styled cutaway features a solid African Mahogany top for a crisp, articulate tone, and African mahogany back and sides for balanced volume and sustain. Its construction references a traditional Spanish classical guitar, enhanced with a soft cutaway and a slightly thinner 50mm-width neck designed for comfortable playability and easy upper-register reach. Additional design elements include maple binding, abalone rosette, and an attractive satin edge burst finish. The Fishman Sonitone active pickup system produces a rich and natural sound when amplified and puts the soundhole mounted controls at your fingertips - perfect for gigging and recording. Available now. Córdoba C4-CE - $329.99 Street Price For more information: Córdoba Guitars via Everything…
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Blue Horizons: How to Mix Major and Minor Pentatonics

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Chops: Intermediate Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Learn when and how to use the minor and major pentatonic scales in a blues progression. • Understand how to phrase like B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Freddie King. • • Develop a better sense of call and response. Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation. Contrast offers a potent way to create sparks in your solos, and one of the simplest techniques for generating contrast is to play minor and major pentatonic scales off each other. In this lesson, we’ll check out a few classic examples of using contrast in blues, and then learn how to incorporate such contrast into your own playing. Like many guitarists, I began exploring lead by first learning the minor pentatonic scale. Initially,…
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Reverend Guitars Unveils the Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike and Tommy Koffin Signature Models

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Toledo, OH (July 10, 2017) -- The newest guitar in the Reverend Reeves Gabrels series was inspired by a couple of bikes. A ’66 Schwinn and a ’71 Honda Stingray, both blue, and both full of possibilities. From Reeves, himself: What I think is cool about this guitar is the fact that I have a whole ongoing story/reason/explanation of always having a no frills simple, fast and blue thing to zip around on that threads thru my whole life. This guitar is a continuation of that sense of freedom in the form of speed and power stripped down to its essentials. And Reverend Guitars matched the light metallic blue color of both of its two wheeled predecessors. To me a single pickup guitar with a trem is just like my…
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Yamaha Releases New Models at Summer NAMM

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Nashville, TN (July 11, 2017) -- At the 2017 Summer NAMM Show, Yamaha Corporation of America is reintroducing to the U.S. a limited run of its LJ6R and LJ16R jumbo acoustic guitars, and highlighting a special-edition custom guitar designed in collaboration with artist Billy Corgan. Yamaha has worked together with Corgan, solo artist and lead singer and guitarist of the Smashing Pumpkins, to create the limited-edition LJ16BC Billy Corgan Signature Model Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, as one of the company’s new LJ acoustic guitars. Based on the standard-run LJ16R model, this custom guitar features Billy’s zero logo on the headstock, a TUSQ nut and saddle, Gotoh vintage-style tuners, brass bridge pins and no pickguard. The LJ16BC will bear a Vintage Natural finish, and Billy’s signature will appear on the label. This…
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