Scottsdale, AZ (January 16, 2014) -- Guild is proud to announce new guitars and basses in the Newark St. Collection and Guitar Special Run (GSR) series. The Guild Newark St. Collection marks the return of classic Guild electric favorites from the 1950s and ’60s—once again putting the distinctive Guild styling and voice that helped shape popular music into the hands of today’s guitarists. GSR series guitars are distinctive limited-edition versions of some of Guild guitars’ most sought after and revered models. These exceptional instruments feature special and exotic wood selections and custom appointments not available on standard models, resulting in exciting new guitars that take the Guild legacy to new heights of elegant sound and
10. Brownie Strat, Eric Clapton, $450,000 It’s the “Layla” guitar. Enough said. This ’56 Strat was with Clapton during Cream (briefly) and Derek & the Dominoes and now resides at Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project in Seattle, WA. 9. Gold Leaf Strat, Eric Clapton, $455,000 Another Clapton guitar on the list (it won’t be the last, or even second to last!) – this gold leaf Strat was built for Clapton by Fender master builder Mark Kendrick, purportedly because Clapton wanted a guitar he could “hang in a museum.” EC used it on the Legends tour in ’97 and again in 2001 on the One More Car, One More rider tour, after which it was
Earthquaker Devices makes some of our favorite pedals—and they’ve just added two new ones to the stable: the Pitch Bay Harmonizer and the Terminal Fuzz. See below for the full press release from EQD about these two killer additions to their lineup. Akron, OH (January 13, 2014) -- The Pitch Bay is a three part polyphonic harmonizer and distortion generator in one compact enclosure. It features two voices of adjustable polyphonic pitch shifting, one above the root and one below. Each voice can be adjusted by stepped semitones, from 1 semitone to 12 semitones (one full octave) above and below the root. Each voice (Pitch up, Pitch down and Root) has an adjustable
After launching the wildly successful Ditto Looper last year, TC Electronic is back at it with the Ditto X2, which adds a two-button enclosure, stereo I/O, plus a couple of toggle switches that allow the user to set loop speed/direction (1/2 speed or reverse) or access backing tracks. And we thought the original Ditto was jampacked with features! Here’s the full press release from TC Electronic: TC Electronic press release TC Electronic announces Ditto X2 Looper, the logical heir to the looping throne after the smash hit Ditto Looper. Ditto X2 Looper houses all the features that made the original Ditto Looper such a runaway hit, while adding key additions such as a
Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will both exit the Allman Brothers Band after 2014 says ABB drummer Butch Trucks. The Allman Brothers Band celebrates its 45th Anniversary in 2014. Here’s the full statement from Trucks & Haynes: "For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Allman Brothers Band, one of the truly legendary rock and roll bands. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity and the experience, and for the love, enthusiasm, and support of the incredible fans. We are both preparing to dig even deeper into our various creative and musical endeavors and, as a result, 2014 will be our final year as part
We’ve been waiting for this one for a little while. Fender has finally announced a production model of Jim Root’s wildly non-traditional Jazzmaster. Following suit from the existing Jim Root signature guitars (a Stratocaster and Telecaster, respectively), this instrument is stripped down to the bare bones and has the specs we’ve come to expect from a Jim Root signature: monochromatic aesthetics, EMGs, hard tail bridge, simplified electronics, and that awesome, fat 70s style Strat headstock. This one seems like a guitar people are going to either love or hate (I fall in the former category myself!). What do you think about this instrument?!!! For more info head over to Read More
TC Electronic starts the new year with a bang, by releasing the TonePrint Editor for iPad. The TonePrint Editor for iPad adds a whole new mobile dimension to the TonePrint Editor experience as well as giving the guitar community the one iPad app they've been screaming loudest for. The TonePrint Editor for iPad is available free of charge from the Apple app store. A 1:1 port of the TonePrint Editor for Mac/PC, this mobile version of the TonePrint Editor runs smoothly and seamlessly on iPad and guarantees tone-tinkering nirvana on the go. In order to connect TonePrint pedals to the iPad, guitarists can use the standard aftermarket camera kit, which allows for connection of a USB cable.
A pop legend passed away last week—Phil Everly, half of the legendary harmony duo the Everly Brothers, died at age 74 after a long battle with a lung condition. The Everly Brothers rose to fame due to their perfect harmonies and gorgeous melodies. The brothers mixed rock n roll with a folky, bluegrassy touch and wound up with 35 Top 100 songs during their career, including “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” Phil Everly is survived by his wife Patti and his brother Don. In late 2013, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones released an album of Everly Brothers covers entitled “Foreverly.” Though the originals are perfect, we here at PGS highly recommend checking