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EVH Wolfgang

January 18, 2009

Huss & Dalton FS Fingerstyle

January 17, 2009
Designed for modern fingerstyle playing, this variation on the CM model features an OM depth, 00 bracing, and low-profile neck.

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MTD Kingston ZX Bass

January 17, 2009
MTD Kingston debuts their ZX model 5-string bass. The bass is designed by Michael Tobias with an asymmetrical neck, Bartolini pickups, 3-band Bartolini preamp.

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Sadowsky Guitars Will Lee Bass Guitar

January 17, 2009
Sadowsky Guitars introduces the new Will Lee model.

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Roland/Martin Announce Partnership/Preamp Demo

January 17, 2009
One of the most intriguing announcements of the show was the partnership between Martin and Roland. At their Friday press conference, they announced the product of the partnership: a new preamp. The built-in AP-1 preamp is designed to improve the sound of acoustics equipped with piezos. It's loaded with features like digital reverb, graphic EQ, a tuner, and automatic anti-feedback.

Along with the preamp, Martin and Roland announced three new Martin models that will feature the technology: the DC-16 Dreadnought, the OMC-16 Orchestra Model, and the 00C-16.

They then demoed the unit, which you can hear for yourself midway through this video.

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Taylor Guitars T3 Semi-Hollowbody Demo

January 17, 2009
Taylor adds the Bigsby-equipped T3 semi-hollowbody to their lineup of electrics. Read our story for the details.

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Taylor Guitars Build to Order Program

January 17, 2009
Taylor's Build to Order program invites every day customers and enthusiasts alike "into the factory" to conceive and concoct a custom guitar with the perfect feel, appearance, and tone, paired with Taylor's signature craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality.

Available at domestic and international dealers, the Build To Order menu of options spans nearly 40 different component categories, with a multitude of available choices in each. From selecting wedge materials and purfling, to body shape and wood choice, the BTO menu encourages the customer to become the craftsman with its limitless combinations for designing their ideal guitar.

"With the vast resources of our factory and the knowledge of our senior luthiers, the design of a Build To Order guitar is really only limited by the customer's imagination," shares Chris Wellons, vice president of production. "With so many options available and choices to be made, we know that when a BTO guitar is ordered, this player doesn't just want any custom guitar, he wants the complete Taylor experience in his custom guitar."

The process of building a BTO guitar takes Taylor's unrivaled dedication to craftsmanship and quality to a new level. Once a BTO guitar is commissioned, an elite team of luthiers oversees each step in the construction process. From hand-selecting wood, to inspecting every part as it moves towards final assembly, Taylor's luthiers are there to ensure the guitar meets its creator's specifications and the company's exceptional level of standards. Depending on the level of customization, the creation of a Build-To-Order guitar takes on average 12 weeks, a considerably short amount of time for a one-of-a-kind instrument.

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Egnater Renegade 50 Demo

January 16, 2009
Egnater unveiled the production model of their new Renegade 50, a 50-watt amp that they showed prototypes of at the L.A. Amp Show. Features include tube mix control with EL34 and 6L6 tubes on both channels individually, a power cut switch, 50/10 watt switch, tight and bright switches, digital reverb, and a footswitch with assignable switches to particular channels. The amp will come as a head, 1x12, 2x12 or a 4x10 open back combo.

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