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Montreal Guitar Show Electric Room Tour

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the Electric Room guided by the show's organizer, Jacques-Andre Dupont. He shows us and introduces us to several builders on the floor including, Patrick Godin of the Godin Custom Shop, Nik Huber, Jean Lamarche, Marc Lupien and several others. Some guitars are traditional, while others are of the bizarre nature - see hockey stick guitar!

Be sure to check out the video tour of the Acoustic Room and other Luthier videos.

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Montreal Guitar Show Acoustic Room Tour

August 19, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Montreal, Quebec, for the 2009 Montreal Guitar Show. In this video segment, we get a grand tour of the acoustic room by the show's organizer Jacques-Andre Dupont. Jacques-Andre shows us several luthers, including Linda Manzer, Alan Carruth, Maurice Dupont, Edward Klein and Michihiro Matsuda.
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Music Man Dargie Delight II & StingRay SLO Special

August 18, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball Music Man booth. In this video segment, we get a peak at the Dargie Delight Limited Edition run of guitars and basses that feature the "Carmel Apple Delight" green finish. It comes with an ebony fingerboard on a maple neck and can be ordered on all Music Man models except the Steve Morse Y2D, Axis and Axis Super Sport.

We also get a peek at the StingRay SLO Special which features the traditional StingRay setup but comes with a slimmer, Sterling-style neck.

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Ibanez - Left-hand Vai & Satch Signatures & More

August 18, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ibanez booth. In this segment we check out several familiar models with a bit of a twist. First up is the 30th Anniversary Musician Bass, which is limited to 15 basses worldwide. The bass made famous by Sting features swamp ash body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, ebony fingerboard and a MC30TH Special Inlay. Next up is the 20th Anniversary of the Paul Gilbert PGM100RE. It features a basswood body, 5 piece maple/walnut neck, bound rosewood fingerboard and has a H-S-H pickup configuration. Finally, the wait is over as Ibanez has released left-hand Steve Vai and Joe Satriani signature models.
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Ernie Ball Coated Bass Strings, Pics & More

August 17, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Ernie Ball booth. In this segment, we get introduced to some new Ernie Ball accessories - Coated Bass Strings (several gauges and variations), Day-glow Guitar Pics and Flexfit Ernie Ball hats.
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Sterling AX20, AX40, Petrucci Signature & More

August 17, 2009
PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Sterling by Music Man booth. In this segment, we get to see several new products offered by Sterling. The AX20 features a contoured basswood body, quilted maple veneer top, 2x Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers and a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.

The AX40 has contoured basswood body with cream binding, quilted maple veneer top, Sterling double-locking tremolo, bolt-on maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and two Sterling A5 Zebra Humbuckers.

The JP50 (John Petrucci Signature) has a baswood body, custom Sterling Petrucci Neck carve, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, two Sterling Modern Humbuckers and Sterling Modern Tremolo recessed bridge.

The SB14 bass comes with a basswood body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music Man-Designed humbucker with a 3rd hidden phantom coil and an active preamp.

The Ray34 bass features a swamp ash body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Music-Man designed humbucker and a 6-bolt neck joint.

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Recording King Custom Shop ROS-697 & More

August 14, 2009
PG's Chris Burgess is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he swings by the Recording King booth. In this video segment, we get introduced to some of their newest offerings - Custom Shop ROS-697 and the Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body acoustic. The ROS-697 is based on a historic 1927 12th fret 000 design. It features a hand-selected AAA Sitka spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a mahogany neck. The ebony fingerboard is inlaid with an elaborate Greg Rich-designed Tree-of-Life M.O.P inlay covering the full fretboard. There will only be 10 of these Custom Shop renditions made.

The Jubilee Series Classic Small-Body has a solid Sitka spruce top and supported with hand-shaped, fully scalloped x-bracing. The back and sides are made of figured maple. The "C" profile neck is made from a single piece of solid mahogany with traditionally styled inlay on the rosewood fretboard.

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Cole Clark - Jerry Douglas Lap Steel Jam

August 14, 2009
PG's On Location in Nashveille, TN for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this video, we get a special treat as Jerry Douglas does his thing on Cole Clark's Violap. The Violap is made with the standard Cole Clark carved top and features a hollow neck. The body has a hour-glass shape reminiscent to lap steels in the '30s. Also, it comes loaded with two humbuckers.
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AXL Guitars Badwater Series Guitars - Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's Ben Friedman is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the AXL Guitars booth. In this segment we get to see several models within their Badwater Series. The guitars within this series feature distressed bodies, antiqued hardware that gives them that beaten and battered appearance. Also, the guitars come equipped with EMG-designed pickups.
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Cole Clark-Adam Rafferty Acoustic Jam -Summer NAMM

August 13, 2009
PG's On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where we visit the Cole Clark booth. In this segment, we sit back and watch Adam Rafferty rip out some acoustic jams on his Cole Clark Fat Lady acoustic/electric.
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