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PRS McCarty 594

The PRS McCarty 594 has a mahogany body, figured-maple top, 22-fret mahogany neck, and a 24.594”-scale bound-rosewood fingerboard with Bird inlays. Its electronics include 58/15 LT pickups, two Volume and two Tone controls and push/pull coil taps for each pickup. Its new Pattern Vintage neck carve is slightly thicker and has an asymmetrical shape. Other […] ...

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Amptweaker Offers FatMetal Pro

Amptweaker’s FatMetal Pro has the same boost features and multiple effects loops as the company’s TightMetal Pro, but voiced like its FatMetal. It has a Gain Boost, Volume Boost, Tight control, and a proprietary SideTrak effects loop that is engaged with the Boost footswitch for A/B to clean effects or another distortion pedal. Other features […] ...

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Schertler Unveils Unico Amp

Schertler’s Unico amplifier has a 1″ dome tweeter, 10″ woofer, two-way bass-reflex construction, and 250 watts of biamplified power. Other features include balanced/XLR mic input, unbalanced mic/instrument input, Low Cut filter, and an input offering balanced microphone and unbalanced mic/instrument options. A separate stereo input channel accommodates computers, MP3, or CD/DVD players. The Master section c ...

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Rickenbacker Electric 12-Strings

George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacher founded Electro String in 1931 to manufacture what everyone would soon call “Rickenbacker” guitars. Success with musicians came early. Rick steels were the measure of quality and performance; their tone established the standards. On the other hand, the company’s fully electric bass viols and violins excited segments of the industry, […] ...

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Gibson’s Experimental Kessel Prototype

This is a guitar which for all practical purposes appears to be a Gibson Barney Kessel Custom model, but the label clearly indicates it was made as an experimental prototype. The date of this instrument precedes the introduction of the Barney Kessel. Our shop obtained it from the original owner, Jon Hines, who purchased it […] ...

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Singer/Songwriter Guy Clark Passes

Guy Clark, a renowned singer/songwriter and member of the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame, died May 17. He was 74 and had battled cancer and other ailments. Clark was born in Monahans, Texas, and the family moved to Rockport when he was a child. As a teen, he gained an appreciation for Mexican folk songs […] ...

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The Quaker City Night Hawks

Advertised as “The spirit of ZZ Top meets Texas boogie rock,” the Night Hawks play up the image of unpretentious good ol’boys you could have a beer with. They’re plaid-shirt dudes in cowboy hats and beards, ensconced in Memphis soul, blues, old cars, and cheap whiskey. Their latest album displays clever artistry with drummer Matt […] ...

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Michael Angelo Batio

Michael Angelo Batio is one of the most prodigious guitarists on Earth. Since his stint with the rock band Holland in the ’80s, Batio has written his ticket with a combination of freakish talent and hard work. His current album, Intermezzo, is a note-intensive prog-metal rollercoaster that includes some similarly gifted guests like George Lynch, […] ...

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