Gibson Guitars Raided by Feds Over Wood?
Aug27

Gibson Guitars Raided by Feds Over Wood?

The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson’s chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company’s manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. “The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier,” he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company...

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Native Instruments Announces TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 DJ System

To offer DJs a more portable alternative to the professional 4-deck TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 system, the KONTROL S2 is centered around a new compact controller hardware. It provides the same patent-pending high-resolution jog wheels, combined with ergonomic controls for cueing, looping and effects. The integrated 24bit/96 kHz sound card with its dual stereo outputs is based on the award-winning technology of the TRAKTOR audio interface...

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GRETSCH® INTRODUCES G6120  EDDIE COCHRAN SIGNATURE HOLLOW BODY GUITAR
Aug12

GRETSCH® INTRODUCES G6120 EDDIE COCHRAN SIGNATURE HOLLOW BODY GUITAR

During his all-too brief life and career, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960) only ever played the Chet Atkins hollow-body he bought brand-new in 1955 at age 16 from the Bell Gardens Music Center in his hometown, Bell Gardens, Calif. It was this guitar that Cochran played on hits such as “Summertime Blues,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “C’mon Everybody,” “Somethin’ Else,” “Nervous Breakdown” and “Sittin’ in the Balcony,” which influenced generations...

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CHARVEL® INTRODUCES NEW DESOLATION™ SERIES GUITARS
Aug12

CHARVEL® INTRODUCES NEW DESOLATION™ SERIES GUITARS

Marked by devastating tone, killer looks and high-performance playability, the Desolation series comprises an entirely new stable of Charvel guitars designed for a whole new world of players, with the sound and performance known to the world’s greatest guitarists more affordable now than ever before. There are 10 new guitars in the “first wave” of the Charvel Desolation series—four single-cutaway “DS” models, three double-cutaway “DC”...

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FENDER® INTRODUCES NEW ACOUSTASONIC™ COMBO AMPS
Aug05

FENDER® INTRODUCES NEW ACOUSTASONIC™ COMBO AMPS

The Acoustasonic 100 and Acoustasonic 150 Combo amps are perfect for the acoustic guitarist who needs a light, loud, versatile and flexible amp. These amplification masterpieces allow for a pristine and natural-sounding reproduction of electric-acoustic guitar.   Both amps are equipped with an all-new Voicing control that lets any guitar simulate the tonality of parlor, dreadnought and jumbo acoustics, expanding the sonic horizon of...

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