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Guitar News: PRS Private Stock “Graveyard II” Limited Edition Guitar

December 5, 2018

Check out the latest Guitar News from PRS Private Stock: (STEVENSVILLE, MD) December 5, 2018 – PRS Private Stock is proud to announce the McCarty 594 “Graveyard II” Limited Edition model. Earlier this year, PRS announced an eighty-piece limited run of Private Stock “Graveyard” guitars based on the vintage-inspired McCarty 594 model. The Graveyard II also takes the McCarty 594 model as its platform, but adds a unique aesthetic.   The Wood   In early 2018, PRS purchased more than 150 curly maple tops from the outskirts of a Graveyard on top of a moun­tain on the East Coast of the USA. The Gravestones were dated around 1884, and the trees were clearly at least that old as they were forty feet to the first limb. The trees were logged in 2017, and the tops very closely resemble the wood used on guitars coming out of Kalamazoo in 1959.   “At first I thought the wood appeared to be some sort of sub-species of “Michigan” red maple, but with more thought it may just be the [Read More]

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PRS Guitars Announces New John Mayer Signature Model: The Silver Sky

March 5, 2018

  PRS have announced a new John Mayer signature model: The Silver Sky. Check out the details below: The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is both familiar and uniquely PRS.  This model, which has been a highly-anticipated announcement since Mayer was first seen with one back in the spring of 2017, was inspired by Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements of 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.  “It’s been a dream of mine for years to design a guitar that includes some of my favorite vintage specifications but with a modern spirit and aesthetic. After two years of study and refinement, the Silver Sky is my vision of what a reboot of the electric guitar should look and feel like,” said John Mayer. [Read More]

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St. Vincent announces date for her upcoming Fear the Future Tour

June 21, 2017

Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist St. Vincent has just announced her upcoming Fear The Future Tour, taking place this fall. Of course St. Vincent will be performing her signature St. Vincent Ernie Ball Music Man guitar. Check out the tour announcement below: 8/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic – Hostess Club All-Nighter 10/17 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton 10/18 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester 10/20 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre 10/23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique 10/24 – Paris, France – Le Trianon 10/26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys 10/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg 11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore 11/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room 11/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater 11/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater 11/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater 11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 11/21 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall 11/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 11/24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre 11/25 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center [Read More]

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Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to WIN a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME

May 3, 2017

  Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with Hard Case   (Nashville, TN May 3, 2017) Throughout May 2017, visit Epiphone.com to enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with hard case. A winner from the U.S., Canada, and the UK/EU will be chosen June 1, 2017.   Guitar World gave the Masterbilt AJ-45ME a rave review calling its tone “impressively complex for a guitar in this price range…although the original “workhorse” J-45 has become a pricey object of desire, Epiphone’s Masterbilt AJ-45ME puts that popular, beloved model back in the hands of the working musicians that it was designed for.”   The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME features a Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Mahogany back and sides, plus the revolutionary Shadow Sonic™ preamp system and under-saddle NanoFlex™ low-impedance pickup for true “acoustic” tone when plugged in.  Epiphone continues its historic Masterbilt series with the new Epiphone Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric. The legendary J-45 round shoulder dreadnought has been the driving power behind decades of classics in every genre–rock, pop, [Read More]

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Ernie Ball Music Man introduces Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar

April 18, 2017

On our next Gear Highlight we wanted to introduce you to the Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar which is being introduced by Ernie Ball Music Man this month. Check out their news below: The new Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model some 22 years prior. Addressing Steve’s performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 20db boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility. New for Spring 2017, the Luke3 BFR is now available in an exclusive Tumescent finish. Each comes with a signed backplate from Lukather himself, along with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity.   Check out a video: You can head over to Ernie Ball Music Man Blog and learn about all the Steve Lukather Guitars! https://www.ernieball.com/

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Day 82. Aerosmith’s Co-Founding Member & Lead Guitarist Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

October 27, 2016

We have some exciting news to share with you. Aerosmith’s Co-Founding Member & Lead Guitarist Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards. We can’t wait to bring you coverage of this amazing event which will take place during the 32nd Annual TEC Awards at NAMM 2017 on January 21st.  Check out the news below: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer to Perform at Ceremony Also Honoring Band’s Famed Producer, Jack Douglas, Saturday, January 21  Carlsbad, Calif. (October 27, 2016) – As part of its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), The NAMM Foundation has announced that rocker Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award. The annual award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation and honors individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology  in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul. The award will be presented at a January 21st ceremony being held in Anaheim, CA as part of [Read More]

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83 on NAMM Countdown: Analog Alien Guitar Pedals; successfully recreating that vintage sound!

October 27, 2016

For Day 83 on our 100 Days Countdown to NAMM, we feature Analog Alien Guitar Pedals. This boutique guitar pedal successfully recreates vintage sounds from the 60’s and 70’s. The sounds that got us to fall deeply in love with music! They  have some amazing pedals and we can’t wait to check them out firsthand at NAMM 2017. They will be at Booth #6898. Check out some of their pedals: Watch a video of a Tony Pasko demoing the Joe Walsh Double Classic: You can visit their website and watch more great videos as well as get information on all of their pedals. Make sure to visit them at NAMM 2017, Booth #6898! Website: http://www.analogalien.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Analog-Alien-Guitar-Pedals-149929521752152/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/analogalien   Location & Hours Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Thursday, January 19 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, January 20 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, January 21 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, January 22 10 a.m.–5 p.m. *Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 a.m.   NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you [Read More]