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Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes: Special Forces Ringmaster

October 22, 2015
On musical wizards vs. magicians, the deceptive art of creating a sonic spectacle, and the greasy grooves laid down with best friend Josh Homme on Zipper Down.
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Rig Rundown: Eagles of Death Metal

October 7, 2015
The desert-rock party animals discuss the gear that gets the crowd to boogie.
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Tommy Emmanuel: In the Zone

August 27, 2015
The fingerstyle sensei describes how he approaches playing solo acoustic guitar and what it took to make his childhood dreams come true.
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Rig Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

September 4, 2014
The Australian fingerpicker explains how he uses minimal gear to get maximum tone.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Maton Guitars - 808 Tommy Emmanuel, BB1200, MS500

March 31, 2010
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the Musikmesse 2010 show where he visits the Maton Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see what is new for Maton as they show us their 808TE Tommy Emmanuel Signature model, the 425/12-string model, the BB1200 and the MS500 50th Anniversary model.

The 808TE features a Sitka spruce top, Queensland maple back, sides and neck and rosewood fretboard. Its onboard electronics include a piezo pickup and microphone that work together to produce electrified tones with the full ambiance of the acoustic guitar.

The 425/12-String is made of Queensland walnut back and sides with a solid Sikta spruce top. It has a Queensland maple neck and is loaded with a AP5 pickup.

The BB1200 has a solid blackwood back and sides, a set rock maple neck and rosewood fingerboard on a 25.5" scale.

The 50th Anniversary Mastersound is a celebration of the original MS500, introduced in 1958. Not just another re-issue this guitar is a tribute to a timeless classic, reflecting the style and feel of the original but designed to fulfil the needs of todays guitarists. It features a silver silkwood body, Queensland maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Its loaded with MV coiltappable humbucker (bridge) and a MV singlecoil in the neck.

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