The Loar LH-1280-CBK
Oh my. The Loar was in town with this black beauty LH-1280-CBK archtop. It's a fully hollow axe that boasts maple for the top, back, and sides, and is outfitted with Seymour Duncan Seth Lovers and CTS pots for classic PAF sound delivery.
Guild Guitars will officially resurrect the S-200 "T-bird" this year. Though then-Guild subsidiary DeArmond did a version back in the '90s, this prototype is the first Guild-branded version of the solidbody since the '60s and comes complete with slider switches and Hagstrom-style trem just like the original. Looks like a very nice MAP too--right around $799.
Stone Deaf SD 50
Manchester's Stone Deaf Effects have been impressing us for years with their stomp boxes (and they brought a few new ones to NAMM.) But their line of new amps, which includes the SD50, are super intriguing and sound really cool. The digitally controlled 6L6-powered unit enables programming of up to 32 control presets. Look for it in May at a street price around $1,750.