New Gear from Cort, Fender, Magnatone, and Stomp Audio Labs

U.K.-based Manson Guitar Works partnered with Cort to create the Classic TC, which is based on Manson’s MA Classic, but features new hardware and a custom pickup system that combines a vintage-sounding neck pickup with a bright single-coil in the bridge position.
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CORT/MANSON
CLASSIC TC

Goodies U.K.-based Manson Guitar Works partnered with Cort to create the Classic TC, which is based on Manson’s MA Classic, but features new hardware and a custom pickup system that combines a vintage-sounding neck pickup with a bright single-coil in the bridge position. Other specs include a solid ash body, satin-finish maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and a six-on-a-side headstock design that facilitates behind-the-nut access.

Price $699 retail
More Info cortguitars.com

MAGNATONE
STUDIO COLLECTION LYRIC

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Goodies Magnatone has redesigned its distinguished-looking Lyric amplifier, making the single-ended, class-A design more gig-ready with a larger cabinet, a custom 12" ceramic-magnet speaker, and a 6L6 power tube. In addition to Volume and Tone knobs, the Lyric’s control panel features a NFB (negative feedback) switch that changes gain and harmonics by restructuring the power amp gain, as well as Line Out and 8Ω speaker jacks. Choice of black or burgundy faux-crocodile covering.

Price $1,699 street
More Info magnatoneusa.com

STOMP AUDIO LABS
OCTOPUS

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Goodies Monophonic octaver that uses an analog circuit to produce separate bass and treble octave signals (each with its own Volume control) that can be further shaped and morphed using the Mix knob, which lets you control the combined signals. A button on the Octave-Up knob engages Fuzz mode, turning that octave into an octafuzz, while the Octave-Down control’s button turns on Synth mode, which generates compressed square-wave tones that are rich with harmonics.

Price $199 street
More Info stompaudio.com.br

FENDER
GEN 4 NOISELESS PICKUPS

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Goodies Originally introduced in 2016 with Fender’s American Elite Series instruments, but now available individually, these Stratocaster and Telecaster pickup sets offer vintage-style Fender tone with noise-free performance. Installation hardware included.

Price $249 street (Strat set); $199 street (Tele set)
More Info fender.com

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