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National Dueco

Blues man Charlie Parr recently philosophized in VG that National resonator guitars are as much mechanical creation as musical instrument, which is why maintaining the function of vintage Nationals comes with a special set of worries and woes. Since its founding in 1989, National Reso-Phonic Guitar has re-created many great vintage models – and remedied ... ...

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Furch Debuts New Color Line of Acoustic Guitars

Furch has unveiled a new line of acoustic guitars. The new line bears the names of the colors of the rainbow and replaces the company's current Millennium models.From the company: Furch's seven new models—Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet—are made of the highest-grade premium tonewoods and high-precision manufacturing. Every color series guitar is crafted using proprietary state-of-the-art ...

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Sully Guitars Introduces New Conspiracy Series

Sully Guitars—founded and run by luthier Jon Sullivan—has introduced its new Conspiracy Series of guitars. The new series includes the ‘71 Starling, the Stardust and the ‘71 SD, which is the Signature Model for Buckcherry/Josh Todd and the Conflict guitarist, Stevie D. Sully '71 StarlingThe ‘71 Starling (MSRP $1199 USD)The ‘71 Starling is a set-neck guitar with a 25.5” scale length, Mahogany body, a three-p ...

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Ozzy Osbourne Details 'No More Tours 2' Farewell World Tour

Ozzy Osbourne has announced further details of No More Tours 2, his extensive farewell world tour that will stretch into 2020.Osbourne—in a press release—confirmed that the tour will be his final world tour, but would not rule out playing select concerts after the tour's conclusion. "I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," Osbourne said. "I'm looking at this final tour as bein ...

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Thunder Case Releases New Flight Case Compact Vault

Thunder Case’s new Flight Case Compact Vault is a unique multi-guitar case and stand. From vintage guitar collectors to international touring artists, guitarists have the possibility to bring up to four guitars anywhere. The vault is only 14 or 19 inches wide. Thunder Case is the only flight case vault manufacturer in the world that offers a beautiful non-square shape, military grade out shell coating, and ...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan's 1951 "Jimbo" Guitar Is Hitting the Auction Block

This spring, Heritage Auctions in Dallas will auction off a 1951 Fender Broadcaster that once belonged to Texas blues master Jimmie Vaughan and his famous little brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. According to the November 2006 issue of Guitar World, Jimmie gave the guitar to Stevie in 1966 at the request of their mutual friend, Doyle Bramhall. Apparently, Stevie was in the habit of "borrowing" the guita ...

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Review: Taylor Builder's Edition K14CE

Last December, I had the opportunity to be part of a group of editors from several music magazines based here and abroad, who were invited by Taylor Guitars to get an early look at a guitar with an entirely new bracing system that chief designer Andy Powers had developed with the goals of enhancing the expressive range of an acoustic, while also improving intonation. What we witnessed in the guitar being de ...

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Guitar Player's 2018 NAMM Digital Guide

Though the 2018 edition of the NAMM Show has already come and gone, it certainly left a large impression, with the unveiling of more impressive new gear than you can shake a stick at. Luckily for you though, we've been keeping track of it all.Today, we bring you our 2018 NAMM Digital Guide, a handy online mag that brings the excitement of the annual gear extravaganza right to your computer or smartphone. Fe ...

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Positive Grid Chooses Celestion Impulse Responses for Launch of New BIAS Amp 2 Elite Virtual Amp Designer

Ipswich, UK ( February 2018) — Celestion is pleased to announce that Positive Grid, the leading developer of digital audio software and hardware, has bundled a Celestion Impulse Response library of the company’s most legendary guitar speakers with the release its new BIAS Amp 2 Elite Virtual Amp Designer amp simulation software. Celestion Impulse Responses (IRs), the authentic classic guitar tones available ...

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Explore the Freedom of Modal Tunings

Sweeping chords, shimmering harmonic chimes, and haunting raga drones are relatively simple to render on an open-tuned acoustic, yet many players never venture from standard tuning—mainly due to comfort-zone conformity. Once you detune those pegs, the fretboard becomes unfamiliar. But that’s the beauty of modal tunings where no string is tuned to the major or minor third. Suddenly, there are essentially no ...

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