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Golden Gear Ticket: Winter NAMM 2011

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Golden Gear Ticket: Winter NAMM 2011

Electric and Acoustic Guitars


Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Tribute – This painstaking recreation of the Beatle’s ’57 Duo Jet has a mahogany back, 3-ply maple top, 1-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, and Seymour Duncan-designed recreations of the original DynaSonic pickups. Only 60 will be made. MSRP $20,000 gretschguitars.com




Framus Vintage 5/131 Hollywood (LEFT) – This semi-hollow looker had one of the best-playing necks at the show and features a plywood body (like an old department store guitar from the ’50s), vintage-voiced single-coils, an aluminum pickguard, a 4-position selector knob that includes an “0” position for off, and Volume, Bass, and Treble knobs. framus.de
Manuel Rodr’guez Sr. Nylon-String (RIGHT) – This masterfully made classical instrument features a solid Canadian cedar top, an ebony fretboard, a Honduran cedar neck, a cow-bone nut and saddle, and eye-popping solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides (inset). guitars-m-r-sons.com




AXL Badwater USA (LEFT) – This 24 3/4"-scale single-cutaway features a mahogany slab body, a set solid-mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, a single P-90, and a wraparound bridge/tailpiece. axlguitars.com
Sugi Guitars & Basses DS499R (RIGHT) – Built by Makoto “Nick” Sugimoto—who built guitars for Fender and Ibanez at Fujigen for 23 years—the DS499R has an alder body, an aqua timber maple neck, 22-fret rosewood fretboard, Sugi pickups (including a tappable humbucker), Gotoh SGS510 tuners, and a Wilkinson VG300 tremolo. sugiguitars.com




B.C. Rich USA Gunslinger – This shred machine has a bolt-on maple neck, EMG 81 and 85 pickups, Floyd Rose Special trem, and a Mike Learn zombie graphic on the basswood body. bcrich.com




James Trussart Custom Guitars SteelX (LEFT)
– The SteelX features a ’59 Standard neck shape and a korina body with a recessed metal top in “Antique Silver Gator.” jamestrussart.com
National Reso-Phonic ResoElectric Ra3 (MIDDLE) – The new hollowbody ResoElectric RA3 has a koa top and mahogany back and sides, and sports an L.R. Baggs Hex pickup in its biscuit bridge. nationalguitars.com
Fender Wayne Kramer Stratocaster (RIGHT) – The MC5 guitarist’s stars-and-stripes Strat features two single-coils and a Duncan humbucker for kicking out the jams. fender.com
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