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PureSalem Guitars Introduces the “Tom Cat”

Retro-inspired Tom Cat Model combines simplicity with quirky styling

 

The new retro-inspired PureSalem “Tom Cat” is a new model from the Miami-based guitar maker that employs a simplistic design utilizing classic guitar elements like wood, wire and strings.

 

Named for the Muddy Waters song of the same name, the PureSalem Tom Cat combines quality components and construction with unique styling.

 

Recently Christian Bland of the the Black Angels played a PureSalem Tom… Read More

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Holiday Gift Tip: Flanger Pick Cutter FP-01 – DIY Guitar Picks

Make plectrums from anything plastic with Flanger’s new upgraded Pick Cutter FP-01

 

Everyone knows guitar picks vanish. We don’t know where they go, we just know they’re gone. The traditional solution has been to go buy more of them. But now, you don’t have to thanks to Flanger’s new upgraded Pick Cutter FP-01.

 

Roughly the size of a standard hole punch, the FP-01… Read More

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Guitar App of the Month: Guitar Jam Tracks

Practicing on your own is fun again with Ninebuzz’s cool line of Guitar Jam Tracks apps

Let’s face it, even for the most dedicated of guitarists, practicing alone without accompaniment can make it difficult to find inspiration.

 

Enter the Guitar Jam Tracks series of apps, which enables you to play on your own but feel like you’ve got a full band backing you up!

 

This cool app series developed by Ninebuzz provides full band backing tracks for a variety of musical… Read More

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Perri Ink Custom Guitars Introduces Mojave and Capistrano

American custom guitar co. unleashes a pair of stripped-down rockers

 

Perri Ink Custom Guitars has released a pair of stripped-down, rocking new axes: the Mojave, and the Capistrano.

 

The Mojave is a signature model built for guitarist Noah Engh. It has an alder body and a gold top finish and  comes equipped with a single Bare Knuckle Nantucket Read More

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The Guild X-175 Manhattan

Striking hollow body evokes the ’50s and ’60s with a few modern touches

 

Visually stunning and with few modern features to speak of, the Guild X-175 Manhattan is a hollow bodied beauty with a truly retro character. The guitar boasts a floating bridge and a number of other features that are somewhat surprising to find on a new guitar manufactured in 2013. But the X-175′s… Read More

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The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

 

If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.

 

The thorough, step-by-step guide begins by teaching readers simple blues-based riffs over basic chord… Read More

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