Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Schaller

ARTICLES

Tools for the Task: Strap Locks

August 15, 2014
This month we take a look at some of the options out there to help ensure your axe stays in your hands, and not on the ground.
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Schaller Introduces GrandTune Tuning Machines

January 21, 2013
18 : 1 gear ratio supports precise and velvet- smooth tuning.
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Schaller Releases Da Vinci Tuners

January 4, 2012
The Da Vinci tuner is designed to open up a fresh and original dimension to guitar tuning and tuner design.
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Video Review - Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood

August 18, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood featured in the September issue of Premier Guitar magazine. Also, you can read the full review online here -http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood_....
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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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Video Review - Flaxwood Liekki

May 19, 2009
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his latest review of Flaxwood's Liekki ("flame" in Finnish). The Liekki features a body built from flaxwood materials and also includes a flaxwood resonating back plate. It also comes with Seymour Duncan SP90 Vintage Soapbar pickups, Schaller LP Tremolo, Celluloid inlays and Gotoh tuners.

Pat runs through the different pickup selections and shows that the Liekki has a palette of tones and it can cater to several playing styles. In addition, the Flaxwood Liekki won a "Premier Gear Award," so check out the full review in PG's June issue.

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