Fender Announces New Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster

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Fender has introduced the new Rarities Flame Maple Top Stratocaster, part of the company’s Rarities Collection, which combines exotic tonewoods with premium pickups and appointments.The new model boasts a two-piece alder body with a flame maple Golden Brown top, and a solid rosewood neck capped with a flame maple fingerboard.There’s also a pair of Pure Vintage ‘65 Strat single coils and a custom DoubleTap bridge pickup that offers both a humbucking voice and—via an S-1 switch—a dynamic single-coil sound.Other features include a two-point synchronized tremolo, a 4-ply brown shell pickguard, narrow tall frets and a polyurethane finish. The guitar also comes in a vintage-style hardshell case.The new Rarities guitar follows the announcement of Fender’s Sixty-Six model, part of its Alternate Reality Series, a limited-edition run of models where "multiple Fender…
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Solar Guitars Unveils New Six- and Seven-String Models

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Solar Guitars has announced two new electric guitars, the S1.7PB seven-string and the E1.6FRW six-string.The S1.7PB seven-string features a mahogany body with poplar burl veneer top, five-piece maple/jatoba neck with neck-through construction, 26.5”-scale ebony fingerboard and an EverTune bridge.The E1.6FRW boasts an Explorer-style mahogany body, three-piece maple neck with 24.75”-scale ebony fingerboard and a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge.Both models sport Duncan Solar humbuckers with coil splitting, Solar 18:1 locking tuners, super-jumbo stainless steel frets and glow-in-the-dark side dots.The S1.7PB is available for $1,299 and the E1.6FRW for $899. For more information or to purchase, head to Solar Guitars. via guitarworld http://bit.ly/2Uv9GaK
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The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1,000

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When it comes to guitars, great tone and easy playability are priceless attributes that, unfortunately, come at a price. But fear not—a six- (or seven-) string boasting top-notch features doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Below, Guitar World has compiled a list of 10 killer electrics in a variety of styles that all sell for under $1,000.Whether you prefer single- or double-cut, maple or mahogany, fixed bridge or Floyd Rose, or single-coil or humbucker, there’s guaranteed to be a guitar here for you. Studio rats and road dogs alike will revel in discovering an instrument with the tone, playability and style worthy of being crowned a “number-one axe.”1. Yamaha Revstar RS502T Pick up this double-cut and you’ll be off to the racesLaunch price: $649 | Body: Mahogany…
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Comins Introduces New GCS-16 Archtop

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Comins Guitars has introduced the GCS-16 archtop, the newest design by luthier Bill Comins.The GCS-16 is the newest addition to the company’s Guitar Craft Series. The guitar features a laminated spruce top and laminated flame maple back and sides, an ebony fretboard and a medium “C” shaped neck.Other features include custom-wound Kent Armstrong humbuckers (one- and two-pickup versions are available), chrome hardware and Wilkinson tuners. The available finishes are Vintage Blond, Tangerine Burst, Violin Burst, Autumn Burst and Black.The GCS-16 is available for $2,199 (one pickup model) and $2,399 (two-pickup model). For more information, head over to Comins Guitars. via guitarworld http://bit.ly/2G33spZ
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Cort’s Gold Mini promises the best of a dreadnought at 3/4 the size

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Cort has announced the Gold Mini, a downsized version of its Gold D6 dreadnought, which aims to provide its best features at a three-quarter size.The Gold Mini features all-solid woods throughout, boasting a torrefied ATV (Aged To Vintage) Adirondack spruce top - complete with “sonically enhanced” UV finish - and mahogany back, sides and neck.Two strips of walnut are used to reinforce the neck, which also features the Gold Series’ new neck profile, with rounded fingerboard edges.A 19-fret, 22.8-inch scale length promises to make this one a good choice for travellers or players with small hands.Also of note is the double-lock neck joint - a dovetail reinforced by an added bolt - while Macassar ebony is used for the fretboard and bridge.Image 1 of 5Image 2 of 5Image 3 of…
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Framus debuts Diablo II Supreme X and Pro electric guitars

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Framus has unveiled the Diablo II electric guitar, a new version of the Diablo that adds the Idolmaker’s distinctive contours.As per other Framus models, the Diablo II is available in Masterbuilt and Teambuilt configurations.The Masterbuilt model features a swamp ash body with matching electronic compartment cover, plus a carved AAAA flamed maple top and bolt-on flamed maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.Swamp ash still forms the body of the Teambuilt version, which does away with the flamed maple top and offers a regular maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.Both guitars feature Graph Tech Ratio locking tuners, a Graph Tech Tusq nut, Wilkinson by Framus vibrato and Seymour Duncan SCR-1N Cool Rail (neck), SSL-1 RW/RP (middle) and coil-splittable TB-4 JB Trembucker (bridge) pickups.The Diablo II Supreme X Masterbuilt and Diablo II Pro Teambuilt…
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Solar Guitars Announces Two New Seven-String Models

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Solar Guitars has announced two new seven-string models, the E1.7FBB and V1.7FBB.Both models boast mahogany bodies, three-piece maple necks with Luminlay side dots, ebony fingerboards and a 25.5-inch scale. Hardware includes Duncan Solar pickups, stainless steel frets, locking tuners, an EverTune bridge, a three-way toggle switch and volume and tone controls with push-pull for coil cut.Both guitars feature a Flame Black Burst Matte finish and are offered for $1,299.The E1.7FBB and V1.7FBB begin shipping at the end of March and are available for pre-order now at Solar-Guitars.com. via guitarworld https://ift.tt/2TyaHhe
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Fender Unveils New Powercaster Guitar

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Fender has unveiled its new Powercaster guitar, the first model in the company's recently-announced Alternate Reality series.The Powercaster features an Atomic humbucking pickup and a single-coil soapbar pickup, plus a Modern C-shaped roasted maple neck with a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 24.75" scale length.The guitar also includes an Adjusto-matic bridge with stop tailpiece, and comes with a deluxe gig bag. The Fender Powercaster is available beginning this month for $899.99.For more info, head on over to fender.com.(Image: © Fender) via guitarworld https://ift.tt/2XMq4C3
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Relish Guitars Unveils New Mary One Aluminum Core Model

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Relish has unveiled the new Mary One, which, similar to its higher-priced Mary model, boasts a sandwich-style body construction and magnetic back lid that makes it possible to achieve “light-speed” pickup swapping, according to the company.The crux of the Mary One is its three-layer body and aluminum core. The top and back are separated from the center with industrial rubber rings, allowing the aluminum center to vibrate freely. The back is attached to the center using industrial magnets for easy access to the electronics.Features on the Mary One include custom-wound Relish Buckers XV pickups, a modern “C” shape maple neck, 10-inch bamboo fretboard and 24 medium jumbo nickel silver frets. There’s also a graphite nut, Gotoh SG 381 tuners and Emerson electronicsThe guitar is available with different wood tops and…
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Meet Relish’s Mary One, a guitar with a two-second pickup-swapping system

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Swiss co Relish has released its third guitar, the Mary One, which gives its existing Mary model a lower-priced makeover but retains the company’s two-second pickup-swapping system.The Mary One is built around Relish’s Floating Sandwich Construction, with an aluminium core and magnetic back lid, which is what makes its pickup swapping quite so easy.Elsewhere, there’s a C-shape maple neck, 24-fret 10”-radius bamboo fretboard, graphite nut, Gotoh SG 381 tuners and Emerson electronics.The guitar comes fitted with Relish’s own Bucker XV humbuckers, but these can be swapped out for nine different pairs of Bare Knuckle or Seymour Duncan pickups.There’s also an onboard Graph Tech GHOST piezo setup with separate output and midrange boost, while the guitar is available in 18 different styles.The Mary One clocks in at $3,799, a full $1,000…
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