WALDENConcorda CG570CEWHAT Acoustic guitar. WHYGrand auditorium cutaway.SPECS Solid western red cedar top. Mahogany back andsides. Mahogany neck with solid rosewood fretboard.Die-cast chrome tuners. Options include Venetiancutaway and Fishman Aero+ or Classic 4 EQ. PRICE$739 retail, $489 street WEB waldenguitars.com
THE VALVE AMPLIFIERS105 BimboWHATAmplifier head and 1 x 12" speaker cabinet.WHYA small tube amp with big tone thatsounds just like a big stack for situationswhere a raging 100-watt monster amp istotally impractical. SPECS 5 watts down to1/20th watt at 4, 8 or 16 ohms. Tubes array:1 X power JJ E34L, 2 X preamp JJ ECC83 and12AX7B . 1 channel. Controls: Gain, Tone,Volume, Attenuation. Also available in comboversion. PRICE 105 head $725 retail. Speakercabinet $365 retail. WEB valveampusa.com
ZOOMQ-3WHAT Video recorder. WHY Easily captureand share shows and rehearsalsin all their detail with clear stereoaudio. SPECS 2GB SD card for up to onehour of recording time. Accepts up to 32GB SDHCcards for 16 hours of moviemaking. Includes HandyShare software forediting. PRICE $374 retail, $249 street WEB soundmakesthemovie.com
KENDRICKK-15WHAT Combo amplifier. WHY Limitededitiontube amp. SPECS E34Loutput tubes. 15" Kendrick Yellowframespeaker. PRICE Currentlytaking deposits for the first 25 K-15s for $2,495 plus shipping. Willeventually sell for $3,000 and up.WEB kendrick-amplifiers.com
STELLARTONEMicro PedalWHAT Passive tonemodule/pedal. WHY Produceclassic ToneStyler EQ contourswithout exchanging theguitar’s tone pot. SPECS 2"miniature die-cast aluminumpedal. 15 resonance and treble-cut contours. Zero noise.No batteries. 100% analogtone. Choose Standard(.022uF), Jazz (.047uF), orBass (.1uF). For passive Hi-Zpickups. PRICE $129 retail WEBstellartone.com
HERMIDANu-Valve Overdrive/DistortionWHAT Overdrive/distortion pedal. WHYEdgier voicing. SPECS 2 Nuvistor tubes.9V DC adapter only. PRICE $250 directplus shipping WEB hermidaaudio.com
CITRONAEG-12WHAT Mostly hollow acoustic/electric12-string guitar. WHY Mono/stereoswitch gives you the ability to separatethe outputs of the magneticand piezo circuits. SPECS Mahoganybody with Sitka spruce top. Onepiecemahogany neck with ebonyfretboard. Citron single-coil P90pickup. EMG piezo under the bridgesaddle pickup. PRICE $5,400 retail, $4,860street. Available direct. WEB citron-guitars.com
MOOGMoogerfooger MF-105MMIDI MuRFWHAT Multiple Resonance Filter Array.WHY A MuRF and Bass MuRF in onepackage. SPECS 8 analog filters. MIDIclock sync. Tap tempo. MIDI CC control.Pattern editor. PRICE $479 retailWEB moogmusic.com/moogerfooger
SANDEN GUITARSNRB-c-TTWHAT Nylon string acoustic guitar.WHY True Temperamentfretboard brings accurate intonationthroughout the entireregister. SPECS Sitka spruce top.East Indian rosewood back andsides. B-Band pickup. Hiscoxcase. PRICE $5,265 retail plusshipping (at current exchangerate) WEB sandenguitars.com
PRS305WHAT Solidbody electricguitar. WHY Limited editioncelebrates PRS’s 25thanniversary. Only 305 willbe produced. SPECS Carvedalder body. Rock mapleneck with rosewood fretboard.PRS 14:1 Phase IIlow mass locking tuners.PRS tremolo. 3 513 singlecoil pickups. PRICE $3,862retail WEB prsguitars.com
3RD POWERHLH100 Series Guitar Amplifier SystemWHAT Amplifier head and speaker cabinet. WHY Producesa ‘fader-up’ guitar sound with killer overdrive tone atany volume level, while eliminating the standingwaves and phase smear inherent in traditionalspeaker cabinet design. SPECS 100 watts. Tube.Smooth/Bold voicing switch for a classiclate-60s sound (Smooth) or an assertive,more lyrical tube quality (Bold). 3 x 12"Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. PRICEHD100 tube amplifier $2,999 retail.312 speaker cabinet $1,699 retail.WEB 3rdpoweramps.com
PEAVEYPower SlideWHAT Guitar. WHY Lap-typesteel guitar that can beplayed standing up withneck in vertical or horizontalposition. SPECS Multi-point“Y” strap system allows formultiple vertical and horizontalplaying styles.Magnet loaded pickup withvariable coil mode control..013 - .056 nickel woundstrings. Padded gig bagincluded. PRICE $199 retailWEB peavey.com
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