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Fender Unveils Tim Armstrong Deluxe Acoustic

Rancid frontman partners with Fender for Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has announced the release of the new Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model. The guitar was in fact produced in partnership with the heavily-tattooed Rancid frontman and was actually modeled after his original ’70s Fender acoustic (see video above).

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Bon Iver, Whiskey, and Charity? Yes Please

“The 1608,” Bon Iver’s custom whiskey barrel guitar

Love guitars, Bon Iver, whiskey and charity? So do we. This beautiful guitar pictured above, known simply as “The 1608″ was designed by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame.

 

Perhaps even better, the guitar was crafted almost entirely with white oak wood from authentic Bushmills Whiskey Barrels. But what really ties this beautiful instrument together are the bottle cap control knobs.

 

The guitar was just auctioned off on Ebay for $9,400 with proceeds from the sale of… Read More

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Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged

Guitar Shop TV was on hand to hear guitarist extraordinaire and Grammy-Award winner John Mayer unveil and play his new Martin 00-45SC John Mayer Signature Edition.

 

The instrument is already a collectors item, as only 25 of them were made. It is an extraordinarily beautiful guitar, made with rosewood and Adirondack spruce, and deep, vibrant voicings.

 

Mayer said he wanted people to buy it not because they… Read More

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Gear Profile: Taylor Acoustics


Guitar Shop TV met with Taylor Guitars at NAMM to check out their redesigned rosewood bodied 700 series to a vintage Americana style with a standard Englemann top and venetian cutaway. In addition to the new look, guitars in the 300 series and above are now also available in a nylon string model. The 200 series budget-friendly guitars have also been made available in a black or sunburst top. Check out the above video for more detail!

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Gear Profile: Taylor GS Mini Guitar

Still dreaming of a beautiful, but somewhat smaller, acoustic under the Christmas tree? In part two of our interview with Taylor Guitars in San Diego, Guitar Shop TV chats with Andy Lund about the very cool Taylor Mini GS (“Grand Symphony”) Acoustic Series. The Mini is an extremely popular “travel guitar” that appeals to both beginners and more advanced players. Each is equipped with a small harness to accomodate a small pickup and as such this instrument can be ideal for gigs.

 

 

 

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Gear Profile: Taylor GS Series Acoustics

Dreaming about a gorgeous acoustic guitar in your Christmas stocking? Guitar Shop TV traveled to the dream destination of San Diego, home of Taylor Guitars to chat with Andy Lund about some new entries and innovations in their world-famous lines of guitars. In this clip Andy shows us one of the classic and exquisite Taylor GS (“Grand Symphony”) Acoustic Series, which features a mahogany back and sides,  a cedar top, and big, full tonality. The GS is also available in other tonewood combinations, including maple and rosewood, as well as… Read More

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