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  • Washburn Guitars Announces the New M117SW 2-Point Double Cutaway Mandolin

    October 2, 2013 - no Comments

    62Washburn is pleased to introduce the new M117SW 2-point double cutaway mandolin. With its distressed look, the M117SW has a broken in and well played feel. Only premium woods like solid flamed maple and solid spruce have been used in crafting this unique and striking instrument. Lyon & Healy, before incorporating as Washburn, was the first American manufacturer of mandolins until Washburn

  • Washburn Guitars Adds a New Idol to the Line

    October 2, 2013 - no Comments

    62Washburn Guitars is pleased announce a new addition to its Idol family of solid body guitars, the WI40NM. The Idol series has been a popular line in the Washburn family for over 15 years and the new model builds on the Idol’s solid feature set and sexy looks. The WI40NM features a solid 2 piece mahogany satin finished body with a Canadian

  • Taylor Guitars Announces the Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath Sweepstakes

    August 16, 2013 - no Comments

    62In celebration of Black Sabbath’s nineteenth studio album, 13, Taylor Guitars is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to celebrate with an ultimate sweepstakes. One winner and a guest will fly from the domestic United States to see lead guitarist and Taylor player Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath perform in Las Vegas on September 1, 2013. Guests will enjoy accommodations at the MGM Grand,

  • Exotic Ebony and Granadillo Inspire Taylor’s Spring Limited Edition Guitars

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62Spring abounds with exotic tonewoods and fresh inspiration in Taylor’s line of Spring Limited Edition guitars. Celebrating the heritage of the 600 and 400 Series, Taylor is offering fresh voicing with the inclusion of two exotic tonewoods to the mix: African ebony and granadillo.   Beautiful sapwood-infused ebony makes a striking impression with two models, the 614ce-LTD and 616ce-LTD. The ebony was

  • Taylor Expands the 500 Series with First Edition All-Mahogany Guitars

    April 11, 2013 - no Comments

    62Celebrating the rich musical heritage of mahogany, Taylor Guitars is pleased to expand its popular mahogany 500 Series with several new all-mahogany models. Offered in all five Taylor body shapes, the models are making their debut as part of a special First Edition offering at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.   Mahogany has been prized by instrument makers for decades

  • Tronical Tune unveiled

    April 5, 2013 - no Comments

    62Tronical announce the highly acclaimed Tronical Tuning Technology to be available for all customers, brands and makes of guitars! With Tronical Tune everyone has access to this amazing self-tuning system as a retro fit kit for his own instrument. Based on the new Min-E-Tune system known from the latest Gibson models Tronical presents Tronical Tune as a retro fit kit to bring

  • Beatles Custom Vox Guitar Going Up for Auction

    March 21, 2013 - no Comments

    62A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one, but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May, Reuters reports. Expected to sell between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien’s Auctions, John Lennon and George Harrison both played the guitar: The latter used it to practice “I Am the Walrus” in 1967, while the former played it during a video taping for “Hello, Goodbye,” later that

  • Washburn Guitars Presents the Limited Edition Time Traveler Series

    February 8, 2013 - no Comments

    62Washburn Guitars is proud to introduce the Time Traveler series with the model PS2012R, a classically inspired guitar for the ages. Designed in conjunction with Paul Stanley of Kiss, the Time Traveler guitars are hand crafted and aged to look, feel and play as if they’re 40 years old. Built in the Washburn USA Custom Shop, these limited edition Time Traveler models

  • Washburn Guitars Revisits the Idol

    December 6, 2012 - no Comments

    62Washburn Guitars is pleased to bring back a familiar body shape with the WIDLXSPLTD, a Spalted Maple version of the original Idol popularized in the ’90s and ’00s. The new Idol features a gorgeous gloss finished carved Spalted Maple top on a chambered mahogany body with a belly cut on the back for playing comfort. The chambering of the body makes the

  • Moog LEV-96 modifies modifies harmonics and vibrations

    October 25, 2012 - no Comments

    62Late last week, Moog outed its LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype and offered a glimpse at its latest R&D unit. Even though it’s still in the early phases of beta-testing, we were able to stop by the Moog Music factory for a closer look and a brief glimpse of the gear in action ahead of its appearance at Moogfest. While the unit is installed

  • Taylor Guitars Seeks Stories from Players and Fans

    October 17, 2012 - no Comments

    62Every guitar has a story and Taylor Guitars wants to hear it. On the heels of the company’s 38th anniversary, Taylor is inviting fans and owners to share their Taylor tales through a new online platform called, appropriately, Taylor Stories. Located on the Taylor Guitars website, the feature enables fans to submit their Taylor anecdotes, upload a photo, and include a link to a

  • Washburn Introduces the New Paul Stanley PS12 Starfire Guitar

    September 25, 2012 - no Comments

    62Designed in conjunction with Kiss’ Paul Stanley and based on his USA Washburn PS2012 model, Washburn Guitars is proud to introduce the affordable Washburn PS12 Starfire. The PS12 is a sleek, classically inspired design that features a carved “raised center” solid mahogany body and mahogany neck for warm tone and lots of sustain. A bound ebony fingerboard is fitted with 22 easy playing

  • Make a Cigar Box Guitar

    September 15, 2012 - no Comments

    62  With a piece of oak, some string and a cigar box, John Park creates a three-stringed guitar. The cigar box acts as the resonating soundboard for the instrument. John then wires the guitar to a buck-fifty cassette-player amp and makes it really rock.


    September 9, 2012 - no Comments

    62First 46 guitars of each model year are numbered, representing first of their kind for increased collectability. Fender is proud to announce the release of a limited number of the popular American Vintage Series instruments featuring “1st 46” neck plates, a designation given to the first 46 instruments of each model year. These neck plates commemorate the fact that Fender was founded

  • Washburn Guitars Presents the EA40SCE Acoustic/Electric Guitar

    August 21, 2012 - no Comments

    62Washburn Guitars introduces the EA40SCE acoustic/electric guitar. Designed for stage performance, the EA40SCE is based on the original, feedback resistant, thinline Festival Series body style. The EA40SCE is a thin jumbo style acoustic/electric guitar with a Florentine cutaway for extended upper fret access. The guitar features a book matched solid Alaskan Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing and stunning flame