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US Ovation Guitars Factory To Close

Written on April 24, 2014 at 1:02 am, by Jon

Sad news, after 47 years one of the most innovative Acoustic Guitar companies until recent years, Ovation Guitars, is closing its factory in the western Connecticut Hills, USA.

The New Hartford factory’s owner, Fender Musical Instruments Corp. of Scottsdale, …

Fender Custom Shop Artisan & Master Design Series

Written on April 4, 2014 at 10:11 am, by Jon

The Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce the two latest collections of handcrafted instruments, the Artisan Series and Master Designed Series.

With the Artisan series, the Fender Custom Shop pulls out all the stops for high-end instruments of remarkable …

Animals As Leaders’ Tosin Abasi & Javier Reyes Join D’Addario Roster

Written on April 4, 2014 at 9:34 am, by Jon

Animals As Leaders Billboard top 200
Before I tell you about Tosin & Javier joining the D’Addario roster of artists I just want to congratulate the band on their fantastic first week sales for their new album ‘The Joy Of Motion’ which put them at #23 …

Mayones Duvell Prototype

Written on April 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm, by Jon

Although Polish guitar company Mayones make a number of different guitar models they are undoubtedly most famous for their Setius and Regius models which, in a pretty crowded landscape of heavy metal guitars they have a unique design that helps …

Owen Campbell Debut Album Release & Australian Tour

Written on March 31, 2014 at 9:52 am, by Jon

After recently returning to Australia and signing to US label Reckless Grace. Owen Campbell is touring the east coast of Australia to promote the second single of his debut album ‘The Pilgrim‘. The new track is called “Remember …

Parker Guitars Announces USA Model Humbucker Pickup Upgrade

Written on March 27, 2014 at 10:12 am, by Jon

Seymour Duncan
Press Release
Parker Guitars is pleased to announce an upgrade to the pickups in its USA Fly and MaxxFly humbucker equipped lines. The new pickups are based on Seymour Duncan’s current ’59(SH1N), Jazz(SH2N) and JB(TB4) pickups but will now feature …

Animals As Leaders Javier Reyes Joins Carvin Guitars

Written on March 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm, by Jon

javier reyes carvin
This is an interesting announcement, just prior to the new Animals As Leaders album launch (you can hear the full stream of ‘The Joy Of Motion’ here), guitarist Javier Reyes has announced that he has become a Carvin Guitars

Animals As Leaders – ‘The Joy Of Motion’ Streaming Now

Written on March 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm, by Jon

The new Animals As Leaders album ‘The Joy Of Motion’ is due on the 25th March and Sumerian Records have uploaded streaming versions of all the tracks to their YouTube channel which you can hear above and if you like …

‘Collectible Guitar Then and Now’ Magazine launches

Written on March 18, 2014 at 9:50 am, by Jon

Collectible Guitar magazine
Collectible Guitar – Then and Now magazine focuses on both vintage and new boutique guitars, amps and effect pedals and debuted at NAMM this past January. The new publication is now available at fine music stores including all 258 Guitar …

PRS S2 Guitar Giveaway at SXSW

Written on March 12, 2014 at 11:08 am, by Jon

PRS S2 giveaway
PRS Guitars will be at SXSW where they have something called the Shred Shed, a soundproof space in the Gear Expo center outfitted with two soundproof booths filled with the amps and guitars listed below:

S2 Mira
S2 …