Author: Michael DiMattio

Electric New Product Introduction

Introducing the Fender American Special Series

dateline: NAMM 2010, Anaheim, CA—Fender 1-14-2010 Telecaster® and two Stratocaster® guitar models are “guitars for the times” The latest incarnations of Fender’s famous Telecaster and Stratocaster models comprise the new American Special series-built “by the people and for people” as value-conscious “guitars for the times.” They are designed specifically to bring the full Fender experience […]

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Amps and Speakers

Roland Introduces AC-33 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier

Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2010 — The popular AC-Series line of acoustic amps from Roland gains a new member with the arrival of the AC-33 Acoustic Chorus Guitar Amplifier. Designed for both high-quality sound and supreme portability, the AC-33 is the world’s first AA battery-powered amp designed specifically for the acoustic guitar. It features […]

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Electric

G&L Jerry Cantrell BLUE DRESS LIMITED EDITION GUITAR

G&L Musical Instruments TO INTRODUCE JERRY CANTRELL “BLUE DRESS” LIMITED EDITION GUITAR Jerry Cantrell to appear at G&L booth on Friday to meet fans. Fullerton, Calif., January 14, 2010 – G&L Musical Instruments is pleased to introduce the new Rampage Jerry Cantrell “Blue Dress” guitar “Jerry Cantrell Signature Model” (MSRP $6,600) at the NAMM tradeshow […]

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Recording Gear

Avid Pro Tools 8 and VENUE Mix Rack Top Honors – 25th TEC Awards

Pro Tools continues 12-year winning streak; Digidesign brand receives 18th honor TEWKSBURY, MA, October 12, 2009 – Avid® today announced that its Digidesign® Pro Tools® 8 and VENUE Mix Rack System were each honored with the 2009 Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 25th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards. Winners were announced […]

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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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