Monday, 17 November 2014

Gibson SG Special Heritage Cherry (2015)

  • Gibson G FORCE™ Tuning System: Faster, more accurate, additional tunings
  • Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for): Added action adjustment
  • Wider neck and fingerboard: Increased playing area with same string spacing
  • Comprehensive wood selection and grading: Rarest and finest materials for best instruments
  • Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard: Increased mass for sustain
  • Pearl Inlays: Better appearance and value
  • Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard: Improved playability and feel
  • Comprehensive Point Setup (Lower Frets, Improved Plek, Intonation): Silky smooth action and bending, improved intonation
  • More robust cables: Stronger signal strength
  • Les Paul 100th birthday signature: Honoring a genius with a facsimile of his actual signature taken from a pickguard autographed by Les.
  • Les Paul Hologram: Authenticity and tribute
  • New & Improved Hardshell Case: Improved protection (up to 15 foot drop), sleek, ergonomic, made in USA

  • New for 2015, Gibson introduce their streamlined and supercharged series of Les Paul's. Now packed with features and a range of subtle improvements that enhance the legendary instrument yet again. 

    One of the keys to Gibson's 2015 line up is helping you get the sound and feel you want out of your guitar so they have added in some cool new tools and features that look to not only give you more control than ever before but to speed up your set up time so you spend less time fiddling and more time playing. 

    The first key upgrade comes from the Zero Fret Nut which gives you much more control over the action and set up of your guitar. The Zero Fret Nut is a completely adjustable nut so you get more control over your set up than ever before especially when it comes to your action lower down the neck. Another great part of the Zero Fret Nut is that it does not need to be filed or cut down significantly if you wanted to make any adjustments for string gauge or for action meaning you can change your set up without doing permanent modifications to your SG Special. With the SG Special you also get the new G-Force tuning system which has come out to replace the Mini-ETune system that has been in the Gibson line up for a couple of years now. The great thing with the G-Force tuning system is that you can tune up your guitar without having to touch your tuners, just simply select the tuning you want from the back of the headstock (of which you can program some of your own presets) and after some strums you will be in you will be in whatever tuning you selected. This is great if you want to change tunings often quickly and easily or you don't want to fiddle with manual tuning in between songs when you can do it automatically. 

    The Hex key bridge is a smaller update but makes a big difference to how you will set up your guitar. With the ability to change your action at the bridge without using a screwdriver. The new hex key bridge now has as the name suggests hex key points on the thumbscrews so for control of your bridge all you need is a hex key or your hands. 

    With the new modern maple slim taper neck you already have a great feeling guitar that has that modern touch but Gibson has taken it even further with a new PLEK fret program and a wider neck that gives you better playability with a more modern feel. The new PLEK program that is being used across the 2015 Gibson USA range gives you a 27% lower fret wire which allows you to set the action lower and decreases the fretting out issues that can come with higher frets 

    • GFORCE Tuning System: Faster, more accurate, additional tunings
    • Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for): Added action adjustment
    • Wider neck and fingerboard: Increased playing area with same string spacing
    • Comprehensive wood selection and grading: Rarest and finest materials for best instruments
    • Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard: Increased mass for sustain
    • Pearl Inlays: Better appearance and value
    • Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard: Improved playability and feel
    • Comprehensive Point Setup (Lower Frets, Improved Plek, Intonation): Silky smooth action and bending, improved intonation
    • Improved contact output jack: Secure contact and uninterrupted signal
    • More robust cables: Stronger signal strength
    • Les Paul 100th birthday signature: Honouring a true inventive genius
    • Les Paul Hologram: Authenticity and tribute
    • New & Improved Hardshell Case: Improved protection (up to 15 foot drop), sleek, ergonomic, Made in USA

  • Gibson Les Paul Studio Gold.

    Les Paul Studio
    The Les Paul Studio has been a popular choice of hard-working guitarists everywhere ever since its introduction in 1983. Now, Gibson USA brings increased sonic versatility and performance upgrades to a new Les Paul Studio as part of its big 2013 Year of Les Paul celebrations. The 2013 Les Paul Studio blends timeless tonewoods and components with improved comfort, powerful humbucking pickups with built-in coil-splitting switching for the added versatility of single-coil tones, and the classic looks that define it as a genuine Gibson Les Paul. All this, and the 2013 Les Paul Studio looks stunning for an added touch of class, there’s a 2013 Les Paul Studio Gold Series, with gold-plated hardware and pickup covers, and a gloss top finish with satin back and neck. 

    The 2013 Les Paul Studio is tone-assured right from the start, thanks to a foundation of the traditional tonewoods that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A carved solid maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back—treated with Gibson’s new modern weight relief pattern to increase playing comfort and enhance resonance—contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaper™ profile, and topped with a rich brown Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays. In keeping with the stripped-down Studio ethos, the body and fingerboard are left unbound, but the 2013 retains elegant touches in its pickguard, hot-stamped truss-rod cover, and black or gold speed knobs, depending on finish. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 ¾” scale length, a 1 11/16” width across the PLEK-cut Corian™ nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending. 

    A pair of Gibson USA’s Modern Classics™ humbucking pickups prime the 2013 Les Paul Studio for unparalleled tonal versatility. Both are made in the image of the legendary PAF humbucker, with Alnico magnets and 42-AWG wire, but adapted for the demands of contemporary players. A 490R in the neck position offers vintage warmth and throaty blues tones, while a hotter 498T in the bridge belts out all the scorch, sizzle and sustain you require. Furthermore, both are wired for coil splitting, with individual push-pull tone-control switching to tap authentic single-coil tones, which are even wired for hum cancelling in the middle position. The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation.
    • Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple top
    • Mahogany neck with slim, fast ’60s-style profile
    • Coil-tapped 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
    • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    • TonePros™ vintage style tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

    Friday, 7 November 2014

    2014 Gibson SG Special.

    Epiphone Limited Edition Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit Pelham Blue

    All the performance and features Joe loves in gorgeous Pelham Blue with black back!
    Equipped with Gibson USA BurstBucker-2/3 humbuckers.
    Premium hardware including Grover® 18:1 machine heads, Locktone™ stopbar/tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece combo and Epiphone StrapLocks.
    Featuring Joe’s custom “Bonamassa” neck profile with Rosewood fingerboard.
    Includes “Lifton” style hard case and signed certificate of authenticity.
    Estimated worldwide production – 1,000

    PRS SE Bernie Marsden Signature Vintage Sunburst

    • Body
      • Top Wood: Carved Maple with Flame Maple Veneer and Creme Binding
      • Back Wood: Thick Mahogany
    • Neck
      • Number of Frets: 22
      • Scale Length: 24.5"
      • Neck Wood: Mahogany
      • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood with Creme Binding
      • Neck Shape: Wide Fat
      • Fretboard Inlays: Birds
    • Hardware/Electronics
      • Bridge: PRS Designed Stoptail
      • Tuners: Vintage Grommet Style
      • Truss Rod Cover: PRS
      • Hardware Type: Nickel
      • Treble Pickup: PRS Designed SE 245 Treble
      • Bass Pickup: PRS Designed SE 245 Bass
      • Pickup Switching: Two Volume and One Tone Control with 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    Squier Vintage Modified 70s Stratocaster Black & Squier Classic Vibe 50s Tele in Butterscotch Blonde

    Squier Vintage Modified 70's Stratocaster
    Basswood Body
    Maple Fingerboard
    70's large headstock
    U shaped neck
    Duncan Designed Pick Ups
    2012 and features a vintage tint neck.

    Squier Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde (Gloss Polyester Finish)
    Body: Pine
    Neck: 1-piece maple, Modern C shape, (gloss polyester finish)
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" Radius
    No. of frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Pickups: 2 custom vintage style single-coil Tele pickups with alnico 5 magnets
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Pickup switching: 3-position blade
    Bridge: Vintage-style String-thru-body Tele bridge with 3 brass barrel saddles
    Machine heads: Vintage-style tuning machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickguard: 1-ply black
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Width at nut: 1.625"
    Vintage tinted neck
    Black dot position inlays
    Vintage styling
    Synthetic bone nut