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Summer NAMM 2011: Southern Gear Fry

Summer NAMM 2011: Southern Gear Fry

1. Stonebridge Guitars G22CR-C
Stonebridge introduced more affordable versions of their instruments at NAMM, including this G22CR-C with a solid cedar top, solid rosewood back and sides, a 2-piece mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, and Schaller tuners.

2. Gitane DG-560 Gypsy Classical
Gitane’s new nylon-stringed DG- 560 Gypsy Classical is inspired by Mario Maccaferri’s original guitar. It’s a 12-fret D-hole design with a solid cedar top, cypress back and sides, ebony and maple binding, and an ebony bridge and fretboard.

3. Wechter Roundneck Resonator
Designed by famed resonator builder Tim Scheerhorn, this new Wechter model has post-andbaffle construction and sports a Scheerhorn cone.

4. Martin 000-15 12-fret
The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, flattop masters tweaked the classic all-mahogany 000-15 for Summer NAMM, revisiting the 12-fret version with a slotted headstock.

5. Beard Guitars Odyssey A Resonator
Paul Beard’s new Odyssey A resonator features an intriguing design with an internal bass-reflex baffle that turns the body into more of a speaker cabinet, which he says improves bass and lower-mid response and projection.

6. Santa Cruz 35th
Anniversary Cowgirl Richard Hoover pulled out all the stops for Santa Cruz’ 35th Anniversary Cowgirl. This showstopper has old-growth Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and an Adirondack spruce top from Hoover’s own special stash. The mother-of-pearl fretboard inlay is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, too.
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