WHAT Acoustic guitar. WHYGrand auditorium cutaway.
SPECS Solid western red cedar top. Mahogany back and
sides. Mahogany neck with solid rosewood fretboard.
Die-cast chrome tuners. Options include Venetian
cutaway and Fishman Aero+ or Classic 4 EQ. PRICE
$739 retail, $489 street WEBwaldenguitars.com
THE VALVE AMPLIFIERS
WHATAmplifier head and 1 x 12" speaker cabinet.
WHYA small tube amp with big tone that
sounds just like a big stack for situations
where a raging 100-watt monster amp is
totally impractical. SPECS 5 watts down to
1/20th watt at 4, 8 or 16 ohms. Tubes array:
1 X power JJ E34L, 2 X preamp JJ ECC83 and
12AX7B . 1 channel. Controls: Gain, Tone,
Volume, Attenuation. Also available in combo
version. PRICE 105 head $725 retail. Speaker
cabinet $365 retail. WEBvalveampusa.com
WHAT Video recorder. WHY Easily capture
and share shows and rehearsals
in all their detail with clear stereo
audio. SPECS 2GB SD card for up to one
hour of recording time. Accepts up to 32GB SDHC
cards for 16 hours of moviemaking. Includes HandyShare software for
editing. PRICE $374 retail, $249 street WEBsoundmakesthemovie.com
WHAT Combo amplifier. WHY Limitededition
tube amp. SPECS E34L
output tubes. 15" Kendrick Yellowframe
speaker. PRICE Currently
taking deposits for the first 25 K-
15s for $2,495 plus shipping. Will
eventually sell for $3,000 and up.
WHAT Passive tone
module/pedal. WHY Produce
classic ToneStyler EQ contours
without exchanging the
guitar’s tone pot. SPECS 2"
miniature die-cast aluminum
pedal. 15 resonance and treble-
cut contours. Zero noise.
No batteries. 100% analog
tone. Choose Standard
(.022uF), Jazz (.047uF), or
Bass (.1uF). For passive Hi-Z
pickups. PRICE $129 retail WEB
WHAT Overdrive/distortion pedal. WHY
Edgier voicing. SPECS 2 Nuvistor tubes.
9V DC adapter only. PRICE $250 direct
plus shipping WEBhermidaaudio.com
WHAT Mostly hollow acoustic/electric
12-string guitar. WHY Mono/stereo
switch gives you the ability to separate
the outputs of the magnetic
and piezo circuits. SPECS Mahogany
body with Sitka spruce top. Onepiece
mahogany neck with ebony
fretboard. Citron single-coil P90
pickup. EMG piezo under the bridge
saddle pickup. PRICE $5,400 retail, $4,860
street. Available direct. WEBcitron-guitars.com
WHAT Multiple Resonance Filter Array.
WHY A MuRF and Bass MuRF in one
package. SPECS 8 analog filters. MIDI
clock sync. Tap tempo. MIDI CC control.
Pattern editor. PRICE $479 retail
WHAT Nylon string acoustic guitar.
WHY True Temperament
fretboard brings accurate intonation
throughout the entire
register. SPECS Sitka spruce top.
East Indian rosewood back and
sides. B-Band pickup. Hiscox
case. PRICE $5,265 retail plus
shipping (at current exchange
WHAT Solidbody electric
guitar. WHY Limited edition
celebrates PRS’s 25th
anniversary. Only 305 will
be produced. SPECS Carved
alder body. Rock maple
neck with rosewood fretboard.
PRS 14:1 Phase II
low mass locking tuners.
PRS tremolo. 3 513 single
coil pickups. PRICE $3,862
HLH100 Series Guitar Amplifier System
WHAT Amplifier head and speaker cabinet. WHY Produces
a ‘fader-up’ guitar sound with killer overdrive tone at
any volume level, while eliminating the standing
waves and phase smear inherent in traditional
speaker cabinet design. SPECS 100 watts. Tube.
Smooth/Bold voicing switch for a classic
late-60s sound (Smooth) or an assertive,
more lyrical tube quality (Bold). 3 x 12"
Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. PRICE
HD100 tube amplifier $2,999 retail.
312 speaker cabinet $1,699 retail.
WHAT Guitar. WHY Lap-type
steel guitar that can be
played standing up with
neck in vertical or horizontal
position. SPECS Multi-point
“Y” strap system allows for
multiple vertical and horizontal
Magnet loaded pickup with
variable coil mode control.
.013 - .056 nickel wound
strings. Padded gig bag
included. PRICE $199 retail