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SJ-200 VS 2018

Gibson Acoustic Instruments - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:05
SJ-200 VS 2018 The combination of Gibson’s traditional square-shouldered dreadnought body, coupled with the deep, warm tone of the Mystic rosewood back and sides, gives Gibson Acoustic’s Firebird Custom a rich, balanced tone all its own. Its appearance is no less stunning, sporting a premium AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, with back and sides made from solid select AAA-grade Mystic rosewood.
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Hummingbird

Gibson Acoustic Instruments - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:05
Hummingbird The combination of Gibson’s traditional square-shouldered dreadnought body, coupled with the deep, warm tone of the Mystic rosewood back and sides, gives Gibson Acoustic’s Firebird Custom a rich, balanced tone all its own. Its appearance is no less stunning, sporting a premium AAA-grade Sitka spruce top, with back and sides made from solid select AAA-grade Mystic rosewood.
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Guthrie Govan’s Charvel Signature Models Earn Rave Marks

Charvel Guitars - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:51

In its October issue, UK’s Guitarist magazine takes an in-depth look at Guthrie Govan’s newest Charvel signature models  — the Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Caramelized Ash and the Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Flame Maple.

Both models earned a rave review, with the magazine concluding that these bolt-on instruments are “up there with the finest” they’d ever played, and more like a high-performance rifle than a guitar.

The article takes an in-depth look at all the features of these “uber axes,” noting its many subtle and well-thought out details.

“The bridge, initially, looks like an early Floyd Rose (without fine tuners) but is a USA-made Charvel design that centers around a thick brass inertia block, steel top plate and large saddles into which the strings are locked via those long Allen key bolts; once intonation is set each saddle is firmly locked in place,” writes reviewer Dave Burlluck. “It’s back routed too and the whole unit is recessed into the body so the top of the bridge plate is flush with the top of the body. A Tremol-No is fitted so you can prevent upbend, lock it in place as a fixed bridge or, as supplied, just use it as a free floating vibrato with a huge range from floppy to an upbend of approximately a fourth on the G string (it’ll go a bit higher but we stopped there).

“Guthrie Govan’s vision for an all round workhouse that’ll stand up to the rigors of professional touring is superbly realized in this signature. Every detail is wonderfully considered: the over-sized strap buttons, the Strat-like dished output jack placement, the hugely intuitive drive, that secret ‘single coil’ switch, the impressive tuning stability (and startling range) of the vibrato, not to mention the wood choice, graphite reinforced neck and a really unposh working player’s vibe. Is there anything Guthrie hasn’t considered?”

In summary, Guitarist proclaims Guthrie’s signature models as astonishing guitars and a player’s tools of of the highest caliber.

Purchase Guitarist here to read the full review.

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MARTIN MONDAY: GPCRSG

The Martin Guitar Blog - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:54

The GPCRSG is a cutaway Grand Performance model that is crafted with a Sitka spruce top and mutenye back and sides.

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The guitar produces a beautiful even tone with good bass response and clear mids and trebles. The GPCRSG also features a Richlite fingerboard and bridge, high performance taper neck, and Fishman® Sonitone electronics to make this guitar ready for the road.

You can purchase the GPCRSG through an authorized Martin dealer, by finding a certified online Martin dealer, or exploring the buy from factory program.

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frightened RABBIT RELEASES "RECORDED SONGS"

The Martin Guitar Blog - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:59

Martin Ambassadors Frightened Rabbit recently released their acoustic leaning three song EP.

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Last Friday, "Recorded Songs" was released and shows off a different side of the Martin Ambassadors. The band says these three songs existed happily next to each other and didn't deserve to be wedged into an album in which they didn't fit well.

You can listen to "Recorded Songs" from Frightened Rabbit here.

Frightened Rabbit's Martin guitars of choice are the 000-15M and the HD-28.

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MARTIN MONDAY: 00LX1AE

The Martin Guitar Blog - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 09:25

The 00LX1AE is a Grand Concert, slope shoulder model and constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany patterned high-pressure laminate back and sides, which offer a greater tolerance from fluctuating temperatures so you can take your guitar anywhere without worry. 

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The high-performance tapered neck is constructed from a rust-colored birch laminate. A faux tortoise pickguard and Richlite fingerboard and bridge complete this model. The 00LX1AE is complete with Fishman® Sonitone electronics to make it the perfect acoustic-electric guitar at an affordable price.

You can purchase the 00LX1AE through an authorized Martin dealer, by finding a certified online Martin dealer, or exploring the buy from factory program.

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See the New Stone Sour Video for ‘Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)’

Charvel Guitars - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00

In case you ever wondered what the members of Stone Sour would look like in drag, you’re about to get your answer.

In the new music video for Hydrograd track “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I),” the band heads to a seedy strip joint called Cheetahs. Right away, glam metal band Steel Panthers add to the Hollywood Sunset Strip vibe with a cameo appearance as waiters and bartenders.

As the clip progresses, we see shots of Stone Sour performing onstage — both as rockstars and pole dancers.

Check it out below …

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COME OUT TO GIRLS NIGHT OUT NYC!

The Martin Guitar Blog - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:00

The Women’s International Music Network (theWiMN.com) presents “Girls Night Out NYC” – an evening of live music, fashion, education, networking and fun at The Cutting Room in New York City on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

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This all-ages evening will feature an educational industry panel, on-site interactive sponsor displays, giveaways, raffles, a silent auction and much more. The event will support the Women’s International Music Network’s efforts to create a voice for women in the music industry.

Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at TheCuttingRoomNYC.com. The Cutting Room is located at 44 E. 32nd St. in New York City. 

Martin Guitar is a proud sponsor of Girls Night Out NYC and will be on-site for the event. Martin String Patrol Artists The Command Sisters will also be in attendance.

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MARTIN MONDAY: THE D-28 AUTHENTIC 1937 AGED

The Martin Guitar Blog - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:44

If you’re looking for a new guitar that looks and sounds like you’ve been playing it for 80 years, you have just found your holy grail of guitars.

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The Aged version of the D-28 Authentic 1937 includes all of the goodness that comes with Martin’s Authentic Series instruments, like hide glue construction and hand-scalloped X bracing. Plus, the Vintage Tone System (VTS) that ages the wood to replicate the sound of a vintage Martin, but we didn’t stop there. We’ve now taken 50 of these amazing guitars and methodically and painstakingly distressed them, inside and out, in all the right places. The result is a tactile, visual, and auditory experience that will transport you all the way back to the 1930s. And we know you’re going to like it there. 

You can discover the D-28 Authentic 1937 aged guitar here. Or learn more about the Aged process here.

You can purchase the D-28 Authentic 1937 Aged through an authorized Martin dealer, by finding a certified online Martin dealer, or exploring the buy from factory program.

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INTRODUCING THE D-21 SPECIAL

The Martin Guitar Blog - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 05:00

The D-21 Special is a limited edition dreadnought that will only be available through the end of 2017 and it’s definitely worth a look. 

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The D-21 is rich with East Indian Rosewood which is used not only for the back, sides, and headplate but also for the fingerboard and bridge. Other unique features are the nickel open-gear tuners and faux tortoise binding around the entire body of the guitar. The D-21 Special includes a Sitka spruce top with forward-shifted scalloped bracing, a traditional hand-fit dovetail neck, and a polished gloss finish. Some modern touches include a modern belly drop-in saddle and a high performance neck, for enhanced playability and comfort.

You can purchase the D-21 Special through an authorized Martin dealer, by finding a certified online Martin dealer, or exploring the buy from factory program.

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Angel Vivaldi and Andy James Release New Video for ‘Wave of Synergy’

Charvel Guitars - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:33

Angel Vivaldi and Andy James, who are about to head to Europe for the “Wave of Synergy” tour, have shared a new music video for the track of the same name.

Watch the two exchange guitar wizardry in the video below. Interested in seeing them live? Click here for VIP Masterclass Tickets and here for General Admission Tickets.

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