NAMM 2019: Martin updates Dreadnought Junior and Road Series, introduces new Slope Shoulder guitars

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NAMM 2019: Following up on its all-new Modern Deluxe Series and far-out Woodstock 50th Anniversary acoustic guitars, Martin has announced updates to its Dreadnought Junior and Road Series, as well as three new slope-shoulder models.It’s good to see upgrades appearing on Martin’s more affordable ranges, including a new body depth for the Dread Jr and the addition of Fishman’s MX-T electronics to the Road Series.Plus, StreetMaster, Black Smoke and Whiskey Sunset models are now available in slope-shoulder formats.Read on for the full story from Martin, and visit Martin Guitar for further info.Dreadnought Junior SeriesFrom $699/£579PRESS RELEASE: The Dreadnought Junior Series is designed for players looking for big Dreadnought sound in a slightly smaller body.The newly updated Junior is available with a Sapele or Sitka spruce top, Sapele back and sides…
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NAMM 2019: Martin reveals Woodstock 50th Anniversary acoustic guitars

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NAMM 2019: Martin can always be relied upon to deliver some arresting special editions for the show, and this year is no exception as it unveils two acoustic guitars celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock festival.Two models will be available: the mid-priced DX Woodstock 50th ($799) and high-end D-35 Woodstock 50th ($4,499).“We are proud that Martin guitars were played by so many of the iconic artists who stepped out on the Woodstock stage,” says Martin CEO Chris Martin.“It’s truly an honor to partner with the folks at the Woodstock Foundation to commemorate this pivotal moment in music history.”DX Woodstock 50thImage 1 of 6Image 2 of 6Image 3 of 6Image 4 of 6Image 5 of 6Image 6 of 6Featuring custom artwork from Robert F Goetzl (which replicates elements from…
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NAMM 2019: Supro Unveils New David Bowie 1961 Dual Tone

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Supro has announced a reissue of its 1961 hardtail Dual Tone guitar.The new version of the guitar, which was famously used by David Bowie on his Reality album and its subsequent tour, features a 12”-radius pau ferro fretboard on its 24.75”- scale set maple neck.The Dual Tone's mahogany body features a tummy cut and an ergonomic neck joint, a reverse stair step tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge, butterfly tulip tuning pegs and a matched set of period-correct Vistatone pickups. The guitar also comes with a mirror-finish Bowie lightning bolt logo on the headstock.The reissued hardtail Dual Tone will be available at the end of January for $999 and will include a deluxe gigbag and certificate of authenticity.For more info on the guitar, head on over to suprousa.com. via guitarworld http://bit.ly/2Rl0N27
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NAMM 2019: PRS unveils McCarty 594 Hollowbody II

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NAMM 2019: PRS has announced the McCarty 594 Hollowbody II, which, as you’d expect, marries its Hollowbody II and McCarty 594 designs.A fully hollow build is paired with 58/15 LT (low turn) pickups, as per the Hollowbody II.The McCarty 594’s presence makes itself known with the 24.594” scale length, two-piece bridge, tweaked Phase III tuners, Pattern Vintage neck shape and control layout.There’s also a figured maple top and back with mahogany middle, and a 22-fret mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and ‘old-school’ bird inlays.The McCarty 594 Hollowbody II is available soon for £4,295/€4,999 - see PRS Guitars for more info. via MusicRadar http://bit.ly/2CXkrsj
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Mad Hatter Guitar Products Announces the Terminator – TEN Pickup System

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Mad Hatter Guitar Products is excited to introduce its newest Terminator System. Inspired through conversation with Steve Vai, the Terminator - TEN is the new pinnacle of Terminator Systems for Humbucker-Single-Humbucker (“HSH”)-equipped guitars. Check out an overview video above.  In standard operation mode, the Goes to Eleven Volume Pot is at 500k and the Terminator - TEN 5-Way Selector Switch has the following pickup combinations:• Position One - Bridge Humbucker • Position Two - Bridge Humbucker & Middle Single Coil • Position Three - Bridge and Neck Humbuckers • Position Four - Neck Humbucker & Middle Single Coil • Position Five - Neck HumbuckerEngage the Terminator - TEN P/P Pot and turn your guitar into a Strat by changing the value of the Goes to Eleven Volume Pot from 500k…
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NAMM 2019: The Ibanez Altstar is the RG-headstocked acoustic you never knew you wanted

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NAMM 2019: In amongst its 40 new electrics, fresh signature models and 19 new basses, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Ibanez’s acoustics for 2019, but there’s one that certainly catches the eye this year - meet the Altstar.Like a number of Ibanez acoustic guitars, the Alstar ALT30 is designed for electric players transitioning to acoustics - and it certainly makes that clear with its visuals. RG headstock? Check. Sharkfin inlays? Check, albeit modified. Colourful finishes? You betcha.That continues to the playability, with a flat 15.7” radius on the laurel fretboard, 22 frets, and a neck join at the 16th fret, which should ensure greater upper-fret access than your common-or-garden 12-fretter.Image 1 of 4Image 2 of 4Image 3 of 4Image 4 of 4The guitar’s compact dreadnought body is constructed with a…
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NAMM 2019: Ibanez Unveils Five New Signature Models

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Ahead of this year's NAMM show, Ibanez has unveiled five new signature models based on the company's popular AZ series.Polyphia’s Timothy Henson and Scott LePage, Chon’s Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel have all been given Ibanez signatures, while Andy Timmons’ model has also received an AZ-inspired redesign.Though the specs of these new models largely mirror those of their AZ series contemporaries, new finishes and pickup configurations abound. You can examine the individual models, and their exact specifications, in the gallery below. Prices for the new guitars have not yet been made available.For more on the new models, head on over to ibanez.com.Image 1 of 5Ibanez ATZ100 Andy TimmonsThe ATZ100 Andy Timmons features an ATZ S-TECH WOOD 1pc Roasted Maple neck, Alder body, S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard, 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets,…
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NAMM 2019: Epiphone’s Del Rey Double Cut returns as the DC Pro

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NAMM 2019: Epiphone has announced its first new guitar for 2019, the DC Pro, whose roots lie in the company’s ’70s Del Rey Double Cut design.The DC Pro modernises the format with the addition of coil-tappable ProBucker humbuckers, a treble-bleed circuit and Grover 18:1 ratio tuners.Elsewhere, there’s a 24-fret pau ferro fingerboard, mahogany all-access neck and mahogany body with AAA flame maple veneer top.Image 1 of 5Image 2 of 5Image 3 of 5Image 4 of 5Image 5 of 5That comes in five tasty finishes, too: Black Cherry, Faded Cherry Burst, Midnight Ebony, Mojave Fade and Wild Ivy.We’re really digging this one, especially if the TBC price point isn’t too dear. That shape also serves as a reminder that it wasn’t just PRS’s history Gibson was digging into when it launched…
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NAMM 2019: Godin set to release its first-ever acoustic guitar line

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NAMM 2019: Canadian guitar co Godin has started 2019 with a bang, announcing plans to release its first-ever acoustic guitars this year.We don’t know much about the specs yet, but the first model to be unveiled is the Rialto, which features a striking matte green finish, complete with body-mounted volume and tone knobs.Judging by the promo video below, more traditional looks will also be available.Godin plays host to respected brands Art & Lutherie, Simon & Patrick and Seagull, so the company already has considerable experience in the acoustic field, but with a few Godin electronic flourishes could really separate these from the crowd.There’s no word on a launch date yet, but we’d wager we’ll be finding out more at the Godin stand very shortly... via MusicRadar http://bit.ly/2RaV0w9
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NAMM 2019: Ibanez Unveils Five New Signature Models

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Ahead of this year's NAMM show, Ibanez has unveiled five new signature models based on the company's popular AZ series.Polyphia’s Timothy Henson and Scott LePage, Chon’s Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel have all been given Ibanez signatures, while Andy Timmons’ model has also received an AZ-inspired redesign.Though the specs of these new models largely mirror those of their AZ series contemporaries, new finishes and pickup configurations abound. You can examine the individual models, and their exact specifications, in the gallery below. Prices for the new guitars have not yet been made available.For more on the new models, head on over to ibanez.com.Image 1 of 5Ibanez ATZ100 Andy TimmonsThe ATZ100 Andy Timmons features an ATZ S-TECH WOOD 1pc Roasted Maple neck, Alder body, S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard, 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets,…
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