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Jackson Announces New 7 and 8-String Guitars

 Popular manufacturers are starting to respond to demand in the 7/8 string market as more and more of them come out with models. Jackson (which is owned by Fender) has jjust announced the seven new Extended Range guitars. 


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 7, 2013) – Jackson is proud to announce the release of eight new seven and eight-string USA Select models. The USA Select B7, USA Select B7 Deluxe, USA Select B8 and USA Select B8 Deluxe feature a beveled alder body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck (neck-through on deluxe models) with graphite reinforcement and oil finish, compound-radius ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and side-dot position markers, 27” scale length, dual direct-mount DiMarzio® D Activator 7™pickups

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FENDER AMPLIFIERS RELEASE ’57 BANDMASTER, MUSTANG (V.2) MODELS & ACOUSTASONIC 15

Fender definitely has their focus split between the legacy tone of the '50s and '60s and coming up with amps with more modern features. Back in the '50s their was a tweed-covered Fender Bandmaster guitar amplifier that you would see many artists using. Fender has just announced they have created a replica of this amp called the '57 Bandmaster. By re-creating a classic 5E7 circuit, which pumps about 26 watts through three 10" alnico-magnet speakers. 

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Guild Introduces Custom Shop

A pretty exciting development from Guild is the launch of their new Custom Shop. Many electric guitar manufacturers have a Custom Shop where people can order a guitar just as they want it and the same should apply to acoustics as well. 

New From Fender Reso-Tele, Acoustics and more!

Fender guitars has always been known to make good acoustics at a nice price. I've purchased 3 myself over the years and have always been reasonably happy with them. They've had several releases this year on Custom Shop and regular production models. Here are some new Tele's and Acoustics that you will be able to purchase soon. First off is new signature acoustics for Ron Emory with the "Loyalty" slope-shoulder Dreanought models. One version features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides and mahogany for the neck. Vintage-style burst and butterscotch stain. Both versions feature quarterswan scalloped "X" bracing, herringbone body binding and rosette. Like just about every other acoustic in the world, it feature a Fishman preamp (Isys III) with built in tuner, on-off switch and three-band EQ (which leaves a bit to be desired).