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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Fender Releases the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster

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Hollywood, CA (July 11, 2017) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced its collaboration with three-time GRAMMY Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling country music superstar, singer, and celebrated guitarist Brad Paisley for his own artist signature guitar: the Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster. Fender and Paisley united to create a classic and timeless guitar reminiscent of one of his prized instruments in his guitar arsenal, his silver sparkle Telecaster. The collaboration will be officially revealed at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. “The best thing about having a Fender Signature Telecaster is the unwavering quality associated with the brand’s legacy and confidence that I’m introducing a great guitar at an incredible price point,” says Paisley. “I set out to create a guitar that was accessible for the vast majority of young…
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D’Angelico Guitars Debuts the Excel Shoreline

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New York, NY (July 12, 2017) -- At this year’s Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN, D’Angelico Guitars is set to show off new options in its Excel Series. Two new models, the DC Shoreline and SS Shoreline, are variations on two of the company’s most popular models. Rather than the double humbuckers found on the standard version of the Excel models, the Excel Shoreline guitars are strapped with P-90s and a Bigsby B-50 for a fresh, modern look and sound. Perfect for a summer introduction, the Shorelines are available in Vintage White, Indigo, and Surf Green. Available for $1799, the Excel Shoreline guitars are now available at select dealers. Watch the company's video demo: VIDEO For more information: D’Angelico Guitars via Everything http://ift.tt/2tJi7jO
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Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

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Our friend Tim Fletcher shared this on our Facebook group of Rush performing “La Villa Strangiato” live at the Pinkpop Festival 1979. “The audio is much better than previously [released],” Tim shared. We agree. Epicness. And Geddy Lee’s tone! via no treble http://ift.tt/2uSoFLE
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