Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Gear-Show Demo

Babicz Crescent 12-String Solidbody

June 30, 2008
Jeff Babicz showed us his newest innovation with the solidbody acoustic 12-string with an adjustable neck! In the video, Jeff demonstrates how to adjust the neck and how, despite being a solidbody, the guitar retains that Babicz sound.

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Babicz Guitars
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Godin Guitars - Richmond Models and Belmont

June 30, 2008
After passing along news about Godin's new Richmond guitars, we've been eager to see and hear them up-close. Well, today we finally got our chance. In this vid we take a look at these retro-inspired beauties up close. We also fire up the Belmont.

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Godin Guitars
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G&L L-2000 Bass, ASAT and Legacy Guitar

June 30, 2008
G&L brought some eye-catching, limited run & special edition pieces to Summer NAMM '08, the L-2000 bass and Legacy guitar with spalted tops and a special ASAT guitar in three finishes with a third pickup (S500 pickup) and a push/pull knob for more pickup combinations.

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G&L Guitars
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Summer NAMM '08 - Pelosi Basses

June 30, 2008
Low-end players were drooling over the stuff at Anthony Pelosi's booth. See it all up close in the video below: rare tonewoods with custom electronics, bold body shapes and lots of hardware options. Anthony crafts everything by hand at his shop in Brooklyn and makes every design choice with particular tonal characterstics in mind. A lifetime bass player, his instruments are influenced by the needs of today's working bassists.

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Pelosi Basses

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Blueberry Hand-Carved Acoustic Guitars

June 30, 2008
Bet you haven't seen anything like this before: acoustic guitars hand-carved by Balinese craftsmen. The decorative carvings are eye-popping but the company also has a patent pending for guitar tops with micro grooves hand-carved for particular tonal characteristics.

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Blueberry Guitars

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TV Jones Guitar Prototype Demo

June 30, 2008
Known for his pickups, Tom (TV) Jones is branching out into electric guitars. He had the prototype on hand at Summer NAMM to give us an early listen.

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Summer NAMM '08 - Santa Cruz Otis Taylor Janis Ian

June 30, 2008
Here we look at two new guitars from Santa Cruz, the Otis Taylor and Janis Ian Signature models.

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Santa Cruz Guitars
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NY Amp Show - Egnater Amps

June 30, 2008
Here we see a bunch of amps that Egnater had on display at the NY Amp Show, including the all-purpose Tourmaster and EL84 and 6V6 based Rebel 20.

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Egnater Amps

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Breedlove Electrics: Mark I, Mark II and Mark IV

June 30, 2008
Check out Breedlove's rockin new electrics: the Mark I, Mark II, and Mark IV. True to the company's characteristic aesthetic, Breedlove's electric guitars incorporate asymmetrical body shapes while emphasizing quality tone. We take a look at some sleek, chambered models in this video, as well as a more traditional offering.

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Breedlove Guitars
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James Trussart Steelcaster Demo

June 30, 2008
You can't walk by the James Trussart booth without staring. From the intricate engraving to the detailed rusty relic'ing, these things stand out. We stopped by to talk with James about his guitars, and the great Danny B. Harvey wandered in the booth to play some licks on the Paisley Steelcaster.

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Trussart Guitars

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