New Gear from Summer NAMM

May 18, 2005

Alvarez

Masterworks Series
MD200C
Top-of-the-line acoustic/electric cutaway featuring solid flame maple back and sides, solid Engelmann spruce top with scalloped bracing and maple binding, abalone tree-of-life fretboard inlay, and Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics. $1,699

MD90C
Cutaway acoustic/electric model featuring a solid Engelmann spruce top with scalloped bracing, Indian rosewood back and sides, maple binding, nickel hardware, and Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics. $1299

Professional Series
PD85SCAV
Solid cedar top, solid rosewood back and sides, maple binding, gold hardware, satin antique-violin finish, Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics. $999

Artist Series
AF90SCK
The folk version of the current AD90SCK model features a solid spruce top with scalloped bracing, highly figured dao back and sides, and a mother-of-pearl top inlay along with the Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics. $899

Regent Series
RF20SM
Mahogany back and sides, solid mahogany top, satin finish. $319

Alvarez Yairi
Ani DiFranco
Signature ADY1G
Ani’s customized version of the WY1 features a Yairi direct-coupled bridge, Alvarez System 600T MkII preamp electronics, gold-colored top, and gray pickguard. $2,799

DY91C
Hawaiian Koa back and sides, abalone inlay, ebony fretboard and bridge, solid cedar top, Alvarez System 600T MkII preamp electronics. $2,699

WY1TS
Cutaway acoustic/electric folk model featuring flame maple back and sides, cedar top, and a vintage tobacco-sunburst finish. $1,999

GY2E
Cutaway jumbo model developed with Grateful Dead icon Jerry Garcia featuring a solid spruce top, hand-scalloped bracing, and Australian lacewood back and sides. $2,899

Masterworks Series
DYM95SB
Solid spruce top, scalloped bracing, Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, ebony direct-coupled bridge. $2,399

DYM9512
12-string guitar with same features as DYM95SB. $2699

DYM95C
Acoustic/electric cutaway with same features as DYM95SB, plus Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics. $2,999

FYM95V
Vintage folk model with same features as DYM95SB, plus Alvarez System 600T MkII electronics and a 12-fret neck/body joint and slotted headstock. $3,099

DYM85
All-solid dreadnought guitar featuring back and sides made from Japanese Kihada, an open-pored wood purchased more than 30 years ago and seasoned in an open-air shelter in Gifu, Japan. Other features include a solid Western cedar top with hand-scalloped bracing, ebony fretboard, direct-coupled bridge, rosewood pickguard, and tortoise binding. $1,999

Fusion Series
Dreadnought acoustic/electric models featuring a thinner body style for balanced tone and comfortable live playing. All three new models feature a solid spruce top, maple back and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, gold hardware, and the Alvarez System 600T MKII preamp electronics. Prices: FD60S (natural finish), $859; FD60S12 12-string (natural finish), $859; FD60SBK (black finish), $869

BBE

Acoustimax
Stompbox-style acoustic preamp with 3-band EQ (with sweepable midrange), low-frequency notch filter, phase reversal, ground lift, line-level out, dedicated tuner out and TRS effects loop, pre/post-switchable balanced D.I. output with pad, and hardwire bypass. $329

Sonic Stomp
Stompbox version of the BBE Sonic Maximizer with hardwire bypass. $179

Opto Stomp
Optical soft-knee compressor with -15dB pad, LED compression indicator. $179

BigHeart Slide Co.

Robert Johnson Legacy Bronze Slide
Cast red bronze, .125" wall thickness, debossed Robert Johnson name, leather carrying pouch. Five sizes; extra small to extra large. $25

BREEDLOVE

Atlas AC250/CR Synergy
An Atlas series guitar with RMC piezo pickups and 8-pin jack that connects to RMC Polydrive II (not included) for guitar-synth, modeling, and recording access. Guitar features Sitka spruce top, rosewood laminated back and sides, abalone ring rosette, and a satin finish. (Also available in nylon-string version, AN250/CR). $1,199

RMC Polydrive II
A 6-channel polyphonic preamp with 3-band EQ, guitar-synth controls, and 13-pin output in a direct box format. $400

Revival Series
Pre-war advanced scalloped X bracing, solid Honduran mahogany neck, ebony-pinned belly bridge, hand-rubbed semi-gloss finish, chrome tuners. Available in OM or dreadnought (DR) body style. Deluxe packages include red spruce top and bracing, high-gloss finish, and gold tuners. All “R” models feature Indian rosewood back and sides. OM-R Deluxe, $3,499; OM-M Deluxe, $3,249; OM-R, $2,499; OM-M, $2,249; DR-R Deluxe, $3,499; DR-M Deluxe, $3,249; DR-R, $2,499; DM-M, $2,249.

Daisy Rock

Wildwood
Flame maple top (solid spruce for pink burst finish), maple back and sides, set mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with pearloid daisy inlays, 223/4" scale, 21 medium frets, 4-band EQ, custom chrome tuners. Pink burst or bleach blonde finish. $229

Wildwood Artist
Acoustic/electric version of Wildwood with master volume, 4-band EQ, 251/2" scale, and 20 frets. $499

Stardust
Acoustic/electric bass with set mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with pearloid daisy inlays, composite oval back, glitter top (quilted maple top on purple quilt finish), Grover tuners, 22 medium frets, 34" scale, custom piezo pickup system, master volume, 4-band EQ. Gold sparkle or purple quilt finish. $499

D’Addario

EXP Classical Strings
Silver-plated copper strings with corrosion-resistant EXP coating for extended life. Available in normal (EXP45), hard (EXP46), or extra-hard (EXP44) tensions. $19

Dean

Schenker Exotica
Cutaway with Michael Schenker custom-designed graphic, select spruce top, maple back and sides, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, piezo pickup, preamp with built-in tuner, black and white finish. $899

Schenker Performer
Michael Schenker custom-designed graphic, select spruce top, rosewood fretboard, mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, 251/4" scale, 15/8" nut, Dean electronics. $587

Tradition AK48
Mahogany back and sides, select spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Available in transparent blue, black, red, or natural finish. $289

Tradition Exotic
Solid Sitka spruce top, Grover tuners, dreadnought body style, choice of European Mapa Burl or bird’s-eye maple back and sides. $374

Performer E Lefty CBK
Left-handed guitar with select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, plus rosewood bridge and fretboard. High-gloss black finish. $449

Voyage Gypsy
Select spruce top, lacewood back and sides, high-gloss finish, piezo pickup system, 22" scale length. $400

España Classical CGP
Mahogany back and sides, select spruce top, mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. $287

Earth 000
Solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, bone nut and saddle, 12-fret neck/body joint. $688

Earth 00CE
Cutaway acoustic/electric version of Earth 000 with 14-fret neck/body joint, and piezo pickup with Fishman preamp. $937

Playmate EABC
Acoustic bass with mahogany back and sides, select spruce top, rosewood bridge and fretboard, and 34" scale length. $373; Playmate EABC5 5-string, $423

Heirloom Resonator
Single-cone construction, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard. Made of solid distressed copper or brass. $799

D-TAR

Mama Bear
Digital, 32-bit, acoustic guitar preamp with 16-position input source (pickup type) selector that provides different digital filter choices, and a 16-position Target Instrument switch to dial up the guitar sound that matches your guitar’s body style—or the sound you want your guitar to emulate. Other features include: input gain control, bypass switch with LED indicator, output level control, analog low-cut filter, balanced XLR output, Hi-Z input stage, wet/dry blend control, ground lift, phase and mute switches. $499

Fishman

Loudbox Performer
130-watt tri-amped acoustic guitar amplifier with dual woofers, separate mic and instrument channels, digital effects, dual effects loops, balanced D.I. outputs for each channel and mix, tuner output, aux input for jam-along or set-break tunes. $999

Ellipse VT
Undersaddle pickup/preamp system that can be installed without visible modification to the instrument by mounting inside soundhole. Incorporates the Acoustic Matrix pickup. Controls include Volume, EQ, Natural I/Natural II bass boost, and feedback-fighting phase switch. $299

Flea Market Music

Flame Fluke
Unique ukulele available in concert and tenor sizes. Can be configured with a K&K piezo soundboard transducer or Fishman AG-125 undersaddle pickup. Optional built-in Fishman Powerjack preamp or rosewood fretboard. Concert size with gig bag, $204; tenor size with gig bag, $229; rosewood fretboard add $75, K&K soundboard transducer add $60, Fishman undersaddle pickup add $90, Fishman pickup with preamp add $165; K&K pickup, preamp, tone and volume control add $185; Fishman pickup, preamp, tone and volume control add $215.

Tiki Flea Soprano-sized ukulele with tropical design by Tiki King. Includes a “How to Play the Flea Ukulele” booklet and “Flea Bag.” Contact Flea Market Music for rosewood fretboard and pickup options. $174

Goodall

Traditional 000
12-fret Model Herringbone rosette and top purfling, chevron marquetry backstrip, mother-of-pearl notched square fretboard inlay, ebony peghead and fretboard binding, tor-tis pickguard, nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid knobs, mahogany or East Indian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, maple binding. $4,600

Ibanez

AW Series
AW1400NT
Dreadnought body, solid Engelmann spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides, gold Grover tuning machines, deluxe abalone inlays. $1,142

AW700NT
Dreadnought body, solid Engelmann spruce top, quilted maple back and sides, gold Grover tuning machines, diamond abalone inlay. $857

AW40NT
Dreadnought body, solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, tree-of-life abalone inlay, gold die-cast tuners. $428

AC110NT
Grand concert body, solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, diamond abalone inlay. $499

AC12NT
Solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, pearl dot inlay, die-cast tuners. $342

AEF Series
AEF100EACV
Fishman Aura System electronics, abalone rosette, deluxe fretboard inlay, gold Grover tuners, quilted maple top, back, and sides. $1,428

AEF20CSNERLG
Nylon-string style, Ibanez/B-Band SQR pickup and Ibanez AEQ-SRT Shape Shifter preamp, solid cedar top, mahogany back and sides. $499

EW Series
EW20ASNT
AEL body, abalone rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, quilted ash top, back, and sides. $357

EQ20QMBBD
AEL body, abalone rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, quilted maple top, back, and sides. $471

EW20ZWNT
AEL body, abalone rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, zebrawood top, back, and sides. $399

GA Series
GA3
Classical style, spruce top, agathis back and sides. $142

AES Series
Mini-jumbo cutaway body, Fishman Sonicore pickup, Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter preamp, quilted ash top, back, and sides. AES10ETBS (transparent blue high-gloss finish), $499; AES10EAM (amber high-gloss finish), $499; AES20EBK (mahogany back and sides, diamond abalone and pearl inlay, diamond-shaped soundhole, black high-gloss finish), $528

V Series
V70VS Dreadnought body, select spruce top, mahogany back and sides, chrome tuners. $199

Luna

Faeríe Series
Mid-SummerNight’s Eve
Luminous classic faerie art by Edward Robert Hughes, downsized jumbo cutaway acoustic/electric, mahogany back and sides. $612

Spirit of the Night
Luminous classic faerie art by John Atkinson Grimshaw, grand auditorium cutaway body acoustic/electric, select spruce top, mahogany back and sides. $525

Fauna Series
Downsized jumbo cutaway body, select spruce top, “Moon Phase” inlay, abalone “Luna Moth” inlay. Available in purpleheart or venus pink. Luna Moth, $563; Dragonfly, $712

Passionflower
Small auditorium cutaway body, acoustic/electric, flower rosette in pearl and abalone, pearl “Moon Phase” inlay, select spruce top. $489

Purpleheart
Small-bodied stage guitar, piezo pickup with 3-band EQ, skewed oval sound hole, pearl crescent moon rosette, pearl “Moon Phase” inlay. $349

Aurora Series
Petite dreadnought cutaway body, 243/4" scale length, “Moon Phase” inlay, crescent moon rosette. Available in azure, orchid, rosebud. $148

Martin

Special Editions
OM-45 Marquis
Solid Adirondack spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, Adirondack red spruce braces, cloth strips along the sides, 1930s-style belly bridge, ebony fretboard with 45-style pearl inlays. $12,999

OM-28 Marquis
Pre-war style featuring an Adirondack spruce top, forward-shifted braces, East Indian rosewood back and sides, and 1930s-style belly bridge. $4,999

Standard Series
OM-42 Koa
Solid flamed Hawaiian Koa back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top inlaid with select abalone pearl, ebony fretboard, East Indian rosewood headplate. $5,849

OM-41 Special
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, 45-style snowflake fretboard inlays, gold butterbean tuners, modified V-shape neck. $4,699

16 Series
DC-16RE Aura
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, Fishman Onboard Aura System. $2,899

OMC-16RE Aura
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, Fishman Onboard Aura System. $2,899

DC-16RGTE Aura
Black micarta fretboard, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, Fishman Onboard Aura System. $2,299

000C-16RGTE Aura
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, black Micarta fretboard, Fishman Onboard Aura System. $2,299

OMC-16E Koa
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid figured Koa back and sides, ebony fretboard, Fishman Ellipse Blend System. $2,899

OMC-16E Maple
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid flame maple back and sides, ebony fretboard, Fishman Ellipse Blend System. $2,699

Limited Edition
D-45 Mike Longworth
A commemorative edition in honor of the legendary Martin designer featuring a solid Adirondack spruce top, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, fossilized ivory nut, and Waverly gold with butterbean knob tuners. $13,999

Limited Signature Editions
000-C Steve Miller
Cutaway design, solid quilted mahogany back and sides, solid Engelmann spruce top, ebony fretboard. $4,499

000-45S Stephen Stills
12-fret design, Adirondack spruce soundboard, Golden Era-style 1/4" scalloped braces, solid East Indian back and sides. $12,999

Special Signature Edition
HD-7 Roger McGuinn
Unique 7-string design features an octave G-string, solid East Indian Rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka Spruce top, ebony fretboard. $5,499

National Reso-Phonic

Model One Mandolin
Walnut back and sides, maple top and neck, biscuit bridge, art deco cast tailpiece. $1,850

Ochenrider Concepts

O-Tray
Plastic tray with cup holder designed to clamp on any standard microphone stand shaft. Blue or Black. $24

Ovation

2005 Collectors’ Edition
Deep contour body, Engelmann spruce top, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck in natural gloss finish, deluxe-grade ebony fretboard with a 12th fret “Collectors” abalone inlay, ebony bridge, Original Patented Pickup and OP Pro preamp. $1,999

Custom Legend LX
AAA-grade solid Sitka spruce top and 5-piece mahogany/maple neck, hand-inlaid body abalone, scalloped X-braced top, OP Pro preamp, and Original Patented Pickup. Available in black and cherry-burst finishes. $1,999

Custom Elite LX
Hand-selected AAA solid spruce top, LX scalloped bracing, signature Ovation epaulets featuring inlayed 5-piece exotic hardwoods. Available in black cherry burst and red teardrop burst finishes. $1,999

Adamas Limited Edition 12-Fret
Unidirectional carbon graphite top with deep non-cutaway body and a 5-piece maple/ mahogany neck with slotted peghead. 5-piece exotic hardwood epaulets, Adamas I design mother-of-pearl inlays, OP Pro preamp and Original Patented Pickup. Black finish, limited production. $2,499

Adamas II 30th Anniversary Reissue
Carbon graphite composite top, Kaman Bar neck support, resin-impregnated walnut fretboard, original Adamas II designed 7-piece epaulet, original Adamas II designed maple inlays, Ovation Original Patented Pickup and stereo FET preamp with volume and tone controls. Black finish. $2,999

Rainsong

A-WS1000
The debut model of the All-Graphite Advanced Series is a deep-body cutaway design constructed without restrictive braces and features an integral double-action trussrod. Available in red, blue, or black. $1,249; A-WS1100 acoustic/electric, $1,499

Sabine

NexTune 6z
Digital guitar/bass tuner with automatic note sensing, bass mode for 5-string basses, big note indicator, tone generator. $24

NexTune 12z
Digital chromatic tuner with automatic note sensing, big note indicator, seven-octave tuning range, tone generator. $34

Saga Musical Instruments

Boulder Alpine Series Instrument Bags
Denier nylon interior and exterior, thick padding, multi-layer storage pockets, mesh water-bottle compartment, removable back straps. Available in navy blue, forest green, or desert sand. CB-360 Dreadnought, $49; CB-320 F-model mandolin, $39; CB-362 Classical or resonator, $49; CB-369 Resonator banjo, $49

Gold Star Banjos
GF-100 Series
1930s flathead-style with select mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, triple-nickel-plated hardware, hand-cut inlays. GF-100FE (flying eagle inlays), $1,695; GF-100HF (hearts and flowers inlays), $1,695; GF-100W (wreath inlays), $1,695

Regal Dobros
RD-40 Series
Spruce top (except RD-40MS, which features a mahogany top), mahogany back and sides, California body shape. Available in roundneck or squareneck (designated by the “S” at end of model number).

RD-40V, RD-40VS
(vintage sunburst), $495; RD-40CH, RD-40CHS (cherry sunburst), $495; RD-40M, RD-40MS (natural mahogany), $495

Shubb

C1K-“Capo Noir”
Black-chrome version of the original C1 capo. $19

Santa Cruz

DH
Sitka spruce top with ivoroid rosette, Indian rosewood sides and back, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard. $3,350

DA1
Sitka spruce top, abalone-heart top purfling and rosette, Indian rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard. $4,250

Takamine

LTD2005
Limited edition featuring a peaceful nature scene of a cattail bending in the breeze, solid spruce top, solid Sapele back and sides, OM body style. $1,999

Tri-Ax
“Add-on” sidehole-mounted acoustic guitar pickup system matched for CTP-1 Cool Tube preamp, passive or active operation. $259

Taylor

T5 Standard
Electric/acoustic thinline guitar featuring T5 electronics, contoured Sapele hollow body, tropical American mahogany neck, 247/8" scale length, spruce top, stylized f-holes, chrome tuners, micro-dot fretboard inlays. $2,598; (with premium top option of flamey maple), $3,098.

T5 Custom
Same features as Standard with gold tuners and Artist inlays. $2,998, (with premium top option of flame maple), $3,498; (with premium top option of figured Hawaiian Koa), $3,718.

Tech 21

SansAmp
Para Driver DI
Floor version of RPM rackmount instrument preamp with active tone controls, Drive control, sweepable semi-parametric EQ, 1/4" input, XLR and 1/4" outputs with selectable levels, and an uneffected parallel output. $250

Ultimate Support

Genesis Guitar Stands
Flash base to open or close in umbrella-style motion, black finish. GS-600 2-guitar stand, $67; GS-700 3-guitar stand, $77

Veillette

Acoustic Gryphon
Small 12-string acoustic/ electric tuned to high D with mandolin-style unison courses. Sitka spruce top, Honduran mahogany back, sides and neck. $2,125; $3,305 (with D-Tar system).

Walker Labs

Soundtrek Jr.
60-watt acoustic guitar amplifier with 6.5" woofer, horn tweeter, two combo inputs, 3-band EQ, digital effects, six-hour battery life. $599

Yamaha

Dave Navarro LLX6DN Signature
Premium maple multi-ply body construction with black binding, a mahogany 251/2"-scale neck and ebony fretboard with custom star inlays, ebony bridge, black tuners with pearloid buttons and a high-gloss white finish with a custom black rosette. Price TBA.

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