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Gretsch ’54 Roundup – Cowboy Cool

 Gretsch Custom Shop celebrates 10 year anniversary with Americana-inspired ’54 Roundup

 

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gretsch Custom Shop, Gretsch has released a handful of new models, handmade by Stephen Stern and the Gretsch Custom Shop Team. One of the models that caught our eye was the ’54 Roundup.

 

This Americana/Western inspired model sports a Trans Red/Brown Relic finish, a knotty pine top, Dynasonic pickups and a “Western Belt Buckle” tailpiece.

 

Like all Gretsch Custom Shop models, the ’54 Roundup… Read More

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Fender Launches Folding Acoustic Models Designed for Travelling

Introducing Fender Guitars’ new folding-neck model CD-140S VA and CD-60 VA acoustics

 

Fender has released a pair of acoustic guitars equipped with hinged necks, allowing them to be folded to facilitate ease of transport during travel. The CD-140S VA and the CD-60 VA both come equipped with Fender’s patented Voyage-Air neck hinge, which makes it possible for the instruments to be folded in half and easily stored in a standard backpack-sized… Read More

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Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo Unveiled

Gibson readies latest version of its contemporary archtop tribute to the Byrdland

First introduced in 2011, the Gibson Midtown series has been popular with players looking for the best of classic retro style along with contemporary power and playability. The latest incarnation of the popular Midtown series is the Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo.

Named for Kalamazoo, Michigan (where the Gibson Byrdland was originally produced) the Kalamazoo upholds the Midtown tradition of marrying classic style with innovation. The Kalamazoo takes style cues from the Byrdland,… Read More

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The Peerless Retromatic: A Star Is Born

Retro rock appeal and vintage tone in a compact package

 

By Alex Baker

 

The newly-unveiled Retromatic from Peerless Guitars might just be the first new guitar to get us excited in 2013.

 

Peerless is a well-regarded manufacturer of acoustic guitars that also specializes in smaller body, thinline electric guitars.

 

With its distinctive, stylish headstock, the Retromatic features a truss-rod cover, and pick guard design… Read More

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