Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Humbucker-equipped

1966 Mosrite Ventures Model

May 18, 2010
A Mosrite Ventures MK I, similar to Johnny Ramone''s iconic guitar.
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Video Review- Jens Ritter Princess Isabella Guitar

May 18, 2010
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar -- the Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Baritone Jazz Guitar.

The Isabella is Jens Ritter's (renowned bass luthier) take on building a hollowbody-style guitar but with a solid body construction. It also uniquely thin as it only measures 1" thick. Also, it has a very different bridge design/construction, which Ritter describes as "the hand cast bridge foot is mounted into a small hollowed area carved into the body that exactly matches the contour of the bridge foot. The bridge foot is held in place by a friction setting and only makes contact with a 2mm thin elliptical contour ridge along the hollow area. Thus, most of the surface area on the interior side of the bridge foot and the bridge studs float in the hollow area."

The body is made from a very light swamp ash, the neck is switenia mahogany and the fingerboard is Bavarian maple. The tuners are Gotohs, the bridge is a Schaller and the pickup is a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz.

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Nik Huber Krauster Electric Guitar Review

April 15, 2010
Nik Huber proves he can do stripped-down rock as well as he can do ultra-high-end
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PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run Electric Guitar Review

March 26, 2010
The PRS Ted McCarty DC 245 Limited Run shines with the company''s 1957/2008 pickups and subtle beauty
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Nikita Classic Electric Guitar Review

March 11, 2010
Nikita''s Classic is a high-end, hand-crafted beauty with some innovative design elements and some room for improvement.
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William Jeffrey Jones Guitars

March 11, 2010
Hand-carved beauties from Missouri
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1963 Gibson Firebird

March 11, 2010
Showing a little love to one of Gibson''s less revered models
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Tidying Up a 1971 Gibson SG

February 11, 2010
A nice SG needs a few touch-ups to be back to gigging condition
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Tradition Jerry Reid Signature Pro Electric Guitar Review

February 11, 2010
A Tele with an interesting pickup selection and quite the whammy bar.
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Electrical Guitar Company

February 11, 2010
Electrical Guitar Company draws inspiration from Travis Bean, et al, by using aluminum in the construction of their instruments
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