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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