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Shawn Hammond

Shawn Hammond

As Premier Guitar chief content officer since January 2010, Shawn Hammond oversees all of PG’s articles, videos, audio, and social media offerings. Although he’s probably as loathe to admit his alma mater as they are to claim him, Shawn has a degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and a long history in guitar journalism predating his tenure at PG. He’s an avowed Tele, Bigsby, and baritone fanatic, and as his Tuning Up columns regularly reveal, he’s kind of a cantankerous bastard who tends to flip the bird at convention.

ARTICLES

NAMM '16 - Zemaitis A24DF 2H Buccaneer Island, ZAG 200 & A22B MF Bass Demos

February 12, 2016
The famed Japanese brand re-releases a model first made popular by Faces and Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
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NAMM '16 - Kevin Michael Guitars Sable Demo

February 12, 2016
Inspired by its parent company McPherson Guitars, they unveil a new full-bodied, carbon-fiber model and reintroduce a travel-friendly composite flattop.
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NAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Venus Blood Moon & Nomad Series Demos

February 11, 2016
Famed UK luthier Patrick Eggle brings a booming Auditorium-sized beauty made from Indonesian trembesi and a series of flattops geared for those on the move.
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NAMM '16 - PureSalem Guitars Attack Captain, Pink Beard & Honey Bunny Demos

February 11, 2016
The retro-inspired, futuristic guitar company joins forces with 323 Effects to create three new fuzzboxes.
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NAMM '16 - Hahn Guitars Model 112 Demo

February 11, 2016
Luthier Chihoe Hahn collaborates with Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker on his first new guitar design in a decade.
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NAMM '16 - Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens SSC, Severn HB & Choptank HSS HB Demos

February 11, 2016
The Maryland-based luthier shows off his latest 6-string creations including an updated model for Billy Idol's guitar slinger.
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NAMM '16 - Neunaber Immerse Reverb Demo

February 10, 2016
Here's another stompbox packed with the company's beautiful little algorithms that boasts eight reverb types.
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NAMM '16 - J. Rockett Audio Designs 45, SOS Buffer, GTO, Hooligan, Lenny & Blue Note Tour Series Demos

February 10, 2016
See and hear a whole new batch of handmade stompboxes from Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett.
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NAMM '16 - Two-Rock Amplification Cardiff Demo

February 9, 2016
The California tone creators offer an EL84-amp with less compression, fuller/fatter midrange, and a stout low-end sound.
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NAMM '16 - Tone King Amplifiers Royalist 45 MK II Head & Combo, and Ironman II Mini Demos

February 8, 2016
Amp builder Mark Bartel adds some tweaks and updates to an old favorite for more of a sweet, singing JTM45 to raging Plexi/Super Lead sound and downsizes the footprint of his attenuator.
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NAMM '16 - Sully Guitars '71 Demo

February 3, 2016
The boutique builder talks about his one-man shop and introduces PG to his flagship model.
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The AutistiX: Butterflies & Demons

February 1, 2016
Three differently abled young Londoners inspire audiences, filmmakers, and even Sir Tom Jones with relentless humor, fearless performances, and a burning passion.
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NAMM '16 - Schecter E 1, Solo II Special, & Synyster Gates SYN AC-GA SC Acoustic Demos

January 29, 2016
See and hear two new twists on classic solidbody designs. Plus, see what the Avenged Sevenfold lead guitarist's new signature flattop is all about.
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NAMM '16 - Line 6 Firehawk 1500, Amplifi 30, and Relay G10 Demos

January 28, 2016
The company's newest digital modeling combo delivers the same straight-forward design and and great sounds of the Firehawk FX, but in a 1500W package for gigging.
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NAMM '16 - Breedlove Persuit Concert Koa and Oregon Concert Rogue Demos

January 24, 2016
The Oregon posse bring two acoustics made from all solid tonewoods.
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