New Gear April 2010

April 1, 2010

GP0410_NewGear_Trav_nrTRAVELER GUITAR
Escape EG-1 Vintage Gold

WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Vintage looks and modern comfort for the traveling guitarist.
SPECS Mahogany body. Mahogany neck with ebonized rosewood fretboard. 24.75" scale length. Built-in Pocket RockIt headphone amp. 1/8" aux in jack for mp3 or CD player so players can jam with external tracks. Includes deluxe gig bag.
PRICE $685 retail
WEB travelerguitar.com

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_MXR_nrMXR
Black Label Chorus Pedal

WHAT Stompbox
WHY Rich and warm analog chorusing.
SPECS High and Low cut filters and Level, Rate and Depth controls.
PRICE $99 retail
WEB jimdunlop.com

 

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_Prov_nrPROVIDENCE
SOV-2 Stampede Overdrive

WHAT Overdrive stompbox.
WHY Natural, transparent overdrive.
SPECS Singlecontact True Bypass Switching.
PRICE $249 retail
WEB godlyke.com

 

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_DBZ_nrDBZ GUITARS
Bolero Banneret

WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Ornate metal embellishments in 24k gold and nickel.
SPECS Mahogany/ maple body. 24.75" mahogany set neck with ebony fretboard. DBZ pickups. Grover tuners. Chrome hardware.
PRICE Starting at $849 street
WEB dbzguitars.com

 

 


GP0410_NewGear_BB_nrBUDDYBLAZE FINE STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
ALII Series Makani

WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Handmade.
SPECS Bound alder body. Maple neck with ebony/rosewood/maple fretboard options. DMT BlazeBucker bridge pickup, DMT SCVH neck pickup. Grover tuners. Deluxe hardshell case included. Optional Graph Tech Ghost System saddles with Acousti-phonic pre-mp (add $300).
PRICE $2,549 retail/$1,999 street
WEB buddyblaze.com

gp0410_newgearPS8SKB
1SKB-PS-8

WHAT Powered pedalboard.
WHY Durable yet lightweight platform for effect pedals.
SPECS Built-in 9VDC output jacks and an external transformer allows for secure pedal positioning up to eight standard-size pedals. All cables are included along with a heavy-duty ballistic nylon carry bag with exterior zipper pocket and adjustable shoulder strap.
PRICE $99 street
WEB skbcases.com

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_Guild_nrGUILD
F-30 Aragon

WHAT Acoustic guitar.
WHY Compact body produces a full, balanced sound that’s ideal for nearly any style.
SPECS Solid red spruce top. Solid mahogany back and sides. 3-piece mahogany/walnut/mahogany neck with Indian rosewood fretboard. Gotoh SE700 series nickel-plated open-back tuners.
PRICE Natural $2,699 retail, Antique Burst $2,749 retail
WEB guildguitars.com

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_GHS_nrGHS STRINGS
Coated Boomers

WHAT Guitar strings.
WHY Coating extends performance life and enhances powerful tone.
SPECS Coated nickel-plated steel wire. GHS Fresh Pack airtight packaging locks out air and moisture to prevent string corrosion.
PRICE $17 retail
WEB ghsstrings.com

 

 

 

 

GP0410_NewGear_ENGL_nrENGL AMPLIFICATION
Powerball II E645/2

WHAT Amp head.
WHY 100 watts of 6L6 power.
SPECS Separate Gain controls for each channel. Footswitchable effects loop and noise gate.
PRICE $2,687 retail, $2,149 street
WEB engl-amps.com

loarTHE LOAR
LH-200

WHAT Acoustic guitar.
WHY Affordable classic blues guitar design.
SPECS Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Open geared butterbean tuners.
PRICE $699 retail
WEB theloar.com

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