New Gear January 20102 - GuitarPlayer.com

New Gear January 20102

PLANETWAVES Beatles Picks WHAT Guitar picks WHYFeatures iconic album covers and images that capture the enduring spirit and essence of the “Fab Four.” SPECS Available in thin, medium, or heavy. PRICE $8 retail for a package of 10 WEB planetwavess.com
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PLANETWAVES
Beatles Picks
WHAT Guitar picks WHYFeatures iconic album covers and images that capture the enduring spirit and essence of the “Fab Four.” SPECS Available in thin, medium, or heavy. PRICE $8 retail for a package of 10 WEB planetwavess.com

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YAMAHA
FJX730SC
WHATMedium jumbo body acoustic guitar WHYAcoustic Resonance Transducer system minimizes feedback and maximizes the guitar’s natural sound. SPECS Solid Sitka spruce top. High-grade rosewood back and sides. 3-band EQ, sweepable midrange control, and onboard tuner. PRICE $899 retail WEB yamahaguitars.com yamahaguitars.com

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DANELECTRO
Honeytone N-10 Black
WHAT Amplifier WHYMicro amp with clean and overdriven vintage-style sounds. SPECS 1.5 watts. Solid state. 1x2.5" speaker. PRICE $39 retail WEB danelectro.com.com

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ZT AMPLIFIERS
Lunchbox
WHATGuitar amp WHY200 watts of power and more than 120dB of sound capability in a tiny box SPECS Solid-state. 1x6.5" speaker PRICE $289 retail WEB ztamplifiers.com

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MORLEY
George Lynch Dragon 2 Wah
WHATWah pedal WHYWah and Wow modes for heavily distorted tones. SPECS Loudness control. Lock switch to electronically lock into wah mode. Notch knob determines frequency of locked wah. PRICE $199 retail, $149 street WEB morleypedals.com

CÓRDOBA GUITARS
La Playa Traveler
WHATHalf-sized cutaway acoustic guitar WHY Designed for travel. SPECS Solid Canadian cedar top. Mahogany back and sides. Cedar neck with nato fretboard. Onboard Córdoba pickup. Battery powered Córdoba amp. PRICE $345 retail, $279 street WEB cordobaguitars.com
TAYLOR GUITARS
T5C- 12-String
WHAT 12-string electric guitar WHY Compensated saddle design levels the fundamental and octave strings for a smooth, even attack. SPECS Sapele body with Sitka spruce top. Sapele neck with ebony fretboard. Taylor T5 electronics. PRICE $3,098 retail WEB taylorguitars.com

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BOSS
TU-88 Micro Monitor & Tuner
WHATTuner WHYProvides accurate tuning, a metronome, and a headphone amp for private tuning, warm-ups and effects verification. SPECS Three tuning modes (Chromatic, Guitar, Bass), flat tuning function, and Accu-Pitch verification with an audible beep. Mix In allows jamming with an external music-playback device. PRICE $90 retail, $69 street WEB rolandus.com

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IBANEZ
AF2 Paul Gilbert Airplane Flanger
WHAT Pedal WHYTwo flange effects including Taxi Take Off, which provides Paul Gilbert’s crazy flange sound. SPECS Manual, Speed, Range, and Enhance controls. PRICE $214 retail, $149 street WEB ibanez.com

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OVATION GUITARS
Mick Thomson Limited
Edition MT37 WHAT Acoustic/electric guitar WHY Loudest and fastest-playing guitar in Ovation’s arsenal. SPECS Solid spruce top. Maple neck with ebony fretboard. Ovation High Output pickup. Ovation OP Pro preamp. PRICE $949 retail, $649 street WEB ovationguitars.com

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BIG ROCK ENGINEERING
X-1
WHAT Ergonomic pick grip WHYAlleviates repetitive stress injury by reducing hand, arm, and shoulder tension. SPECS Two anodized aluminum X-1s and 12 adhesive strips. PRICE $10 retail WEB f1pick.com

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CARVIN
HF2S Allan
Holdsworth Fatboy with Synth Access WHAT Electric guitar WHY GraphTech Synth Access electronics allow connection to a synthesizer to emulate orchestras, flutes, bass, and virtually any instrument. SPECS Alder semi-hollow body. Maple set-in neck with choice of ebony, rosewood, maple, or birdseye maple fretboard. Carvin H22 humbuckers. PRICE $3,199 retail, $1,379 street WEB carvin.com

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