Author: Michael DiMattio

Guitar Accessories

Carlos Santana and El Dorado Leather Guitar Straps

As featured with Carlos Santana on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine. Individually crafted by skilled artisans in the traditional methods of fine saddlemaking, El Dorado leather guitar straps exemplify the fine art of hand-tooled Western leatherwork and hand-engraved metalwork. Made in Pasadena, California. The El Dorado Story Back in 1991, I was fortunate to […]

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Electric

Etavonni Guitar

Is it a work of art, is it technologically advanced, is at a fine instrument – yes, all of the above. Built like an exotic sports, literally, using carbon fiber and aircraft grade anodized aluminum, the Etavonni is a guitar like no other. Using premium components (Planet Waves, Hipshot, Seymour Duncan) and finely crafted, this […]

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Acoustic

Composite Acoustics at NAMM 2009

Ellis Seal of Composite Acoustics (CA) gave us the rundown on his fine instruments. Developed in his garage as a hobby while working with composite materials at Lockheed Aerospace, he started the company in 1997 when his division was laid off. The guitars play great and CA claims that they are unaffected by extreme weather […]

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Acoustic

Blackbird Guitars – Carbon Fiber from San Francisco, CA

This was the year for cardon fiber at NAMM in many shapes and forms and on several new guitars, notably the Blackbirds. Rainsong from Hawaii pioneered the all carbon fiber acoustic and now the mainlanders have created some innovative hi-tech instruments of their own, proving once again the viability of this alternative of wood. Aside […]

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Amps and Speakers

Cerwin-Vega! ™ Launches CVP Passive Professional Speakers

High-performance speaker system extends Cerwin-Vega Line, Legacy Hollywood, Fla. – (January 17, 2009) – Cerwin-Vega! a leading manufacturer of loudspeakers and audio products for professional and home markets, today announced the Cerwin-Vega Passive (CVP) loudspeakers. The new speakers build on Cerwin-Vega’s legacy for providing outstanding bass and reliability, while delivering high output and sonic clarity […]

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