Sitka Studio is a new innovation incubator that aims to expand the boundaries of culture through design exploration, brand collaborations and conservation.
To debut Sitka Studio, the brand has partnered with one of America’s oldest instrument makers, Martin Guitar, and three-time ACM Male Artist of the Year winner, Thomas Rhett, in a Collaboration for Conservation. “Together we created a custom Martin guitar symbolizing our collective stoke for wild places, craftsmanship and music,” said Sitka Studio's Brand & Creative Leader, Brad Christian.
In honor of these brands, Sitka Studio has partnered with Martin Guitar to customize a one-of-one Martin HD-28 to feature a GORE-TEX Fabric pickguard in OPTIFADE Camo and Sitka’s “Darkest Before Dawn” mallard design inlay.
From October 28 through November 15, 2022, Sitka will auction off the customized guitar, which Thomas Rhett has been playing on his BRING THE BAR TO YOU TOUR, with the goal to fund an ambitious waterfowl research project with partners including University of Arkansas at Monticello, California Waterfowl, Five Oaks Ag Research & Education Center, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited and other conservation organizations. Money raised by the sale of this guitar will be used to encourage a national collaboration with on-going projects to establish a continent-wide study of Mallard ducks. Sitka will match auction bids up to $50,000 to help further fund these efforts.
For more information, please visit martinguitar.com.
With its powerful speaker and long-lasting lithium battery, the Nomad is the ideal solution for portable premium tone.
The guitar amp everyone can't stop talking about is back and better than ever!
Templo Device's iconic NOMAD rechargeable lithium-battery powered guitar amp is making a return with new and improved features that will take your playing to new heights.
With its compact design and lightweight neodymium speaker, this amp is decked out to allow you to play wherever you want.
Featuring a new 3-way tone switch and a real spring reverb, the NOMAD 2.0 is designed to please even the pickiest of tone hounds.
The microphone tone is better than ever, with a handy XLR microphone input and retains the indispensable 9 volt output to power your pedals. The presale is now open with limited quantities and you won't find anything else like this on the market. Make sure you get your hands on this unit before it sells out again!
For more information, please visit templodevices.com.
The KOA Acoustic Preamp offers classic, natural acoustic tone with unprecedented tonal control and extended headroom.
Designed for performing guitarists and pro musicians, the Koa preamp offers classic, natural acoustic tone with unprecedented tonal control and extended headroom. The Koa begins with a boutique flat response and adds extensive tone capabilities, allowing you to carve out your signature sound.
The pedal’s interface is intuitive and well laid out, making it easy for you to adjust your acoustic guitar settings on-the-fly. Harmonic content increases as you turn up the INPUT GAIN control, producing the rich harmonics you desire from your preamp. Lightweight, compact design, bullet-proof construction, and a list of indispensable features assure the Koa will be the heart of your tone for years to come.
Key Koa features include:
- Preamp GAIN and master VOLUME controls
- BLEND control adjusts the EQ/dry mix
- Mid sweep semi-parametric EQ
- COMPRESSOR: Threshold and Strength controls
- Effects Loop
- True Bypass
- Switchable MUTE
- THRU/TUNER output jack independent of MUTE switch
- -10dB Attenuation switch
- DIRECT OUT balanced XLR and 1/4-inch
- 9V Power supply included. 90-230VAC, 50-60Hz
- Battery compartment for 9V battery operation
Carvin KOA Acoustic Guitar Preamp
The KOA acoustic preamp is available for $239. For more information, please visit carvinaudio.com.