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Transatlantic Tone Toys: Musikmesse 2012

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Transatlantic Tone Toys: Musikmesse 2012

Acoustic Gear


Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy
Martin’s new eco-minded 00-DB Jeff Tweedy 14-fret deep body is built entirely of Forest Stewardship Council-certified mahogany, with a fretboard and bridge made from a pressurized composite of paper, resin, and pigment. martinguitar.com


Ole Kehlet Great 6
Denmark’s Kehlet Guitars were among the most aurally and visually impressive acoustics at Musikmesse. The Great 6 Cocobolo Prestige features a solid Sitka spruce top, cocobolo back and sides, Brazilian mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge, a slotted headstock with a Japanese mother-of-pearl overlay, and incredible inlay work. kehletguitars.com


Claudio Pagelli Archtop
Claudio Pagelli brought this 24 3/4"- scale custom acoustic (inspired by a 1906 Gibson) down from his workshop in the Alps. It features an arched spruce top and figured-maple back and sides that are of the same vintage—and from the same supplier—as the wood used in the Gibson that inspired it. pagelli.com


Ruppert Musical Instruments Acouswitch IQ DI
With extensive tone-shaping capabilities for “unplugged” players of all sorts—including A/B outs, a parametric EQ, clean boost, footswitchable effects loop, and an XLR out with pre/post button—the Acouswitch is similar to its cousin the Basswitch in that its knobs are easy to adjust on the fly but are protected from accidental setting changes by the raised edge below them. rmi.lu


Fishman Loudbox Performer
The feature-packed new Loudbox Performer pumps 180 watts through 8", 5", and 1" drivers, and features two identical channels with the ability to add up to two of the eight available effects to either. It also features anti-feedback controls, 24-volt power, DI outs, and more. fishman.com

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