November 2020

Articles by Ted Drozdowski

falbo

Falbo Guitars Double Cut Boxer & Intuition Bass Demos | NAMM 2020

January 20, 2020
The visionary builder busts out a pair of Fishman Fluence-voiced axes that feature his Intention bridges—a hybrid fretted/fretless bass and a rock-solid cutaway guitar.
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abernethy

Abernethy Guitars Sonic Empress Demo | NAMM 2020

January 20, 2020
Guadalupe, California, luthier Justin Abernethy's lightweight, visually striking creations straddle past and present with painstaking attention to detail.
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ET

ET Guitars Avenger TR6 & Katana TR7 Demos | NAMM 2020

January 19, 2020
How does Australian luthier Ernie Taylor offer a multiscale fan-fret with Frank Falbo's clever new full-range tremolo for less than a grand? We don't know, but it smokes!
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kiesel

Kiesel Guitars Delos HD Headless, Andy James 8-String & Thanos Bass | NAMM 2020

January 19, 2020
Jeff Kiesel gives us a guided tour of the company's latest, including signature models for Marc Okubo and Andy James—plus a cameo appearance by James.
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pigtronix

Pigtronix Infinity Looper 2 and Supro Blues King 10 & Conquistador Demos | NAMM 2020

January 19, 2020
An ultra-compact and easy-to-use update of the original Infinity pedal, the third amp in Supro's Blues King series, and a Bigsby-sporting space-age take on the ES template designed with Nashville guitarist Ford Thurston.
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eventide

Eventide TriceraChorus Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
A highly controllable and versatile algorithm inspired by the classic tri-choruses of the ’70s and early ’80s that pairs with Eventide’s popular H9 multi-effects unit.
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eastman

Eastman SB-55 & Romeo SC Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
A single-coil solidbody rock machine in single-cut and double-cut versions debuts, and a semi-hollow from last year gets an update via a new single-coil-plus-humbucker pickup configuration.
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korg

Korg Nu:Tekt OD-S & HA-S Headphone Amplifier Demo | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
If you can build with Legos, you can build these easy DIY overdrive pedal and headphone amp kits …no soldering required.
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furch

Furch Guitars Little Jane & Bevel Duo Rainbow Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
A high-quality travel guitar that folds into a backpack—ready to play in seconds—and a new twist on the Czech company's Rainbow series with player comfort in mind.
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lowden

Lowden Guitars F-50FF & WL-35 12 Fret Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Irish makers of fine flattops debut a fanned-fret with distinctive tonewoods, and a big-sounding 12-fret parlor guitar.
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santa cruz

Rick Turner & Santa Cruz Legends in Lutherie Collection | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Iconic builders team up for a run of 20 paired instruments made of 100-year-old redwood from one of America's most beloved national parks.
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godin

Godin Guitars Radium, Stadium HT & Imperial Laguna Blue Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Canadian guitar maker unveils a hybrid of its Radiator and Stadium Models, updates the Stadium, and debuts an eye-catching acoustic.
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suhr hombre

Suhr Guitars Hombre & Andy Wood Signature Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The California company makes a strong entry in the brownface-sound sweepstakes and updates the Nashville guitar slinger's signature model.
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faith

Faith Guitars PJE Legacy Earth, Lyra Nylon, Neptune Blue Moon & Baritone Neptune Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The English guitar builder debuts four new models, including its first nylon-string and baritone instruments, plus a fresh take on a legacy design and a mango-wood-bodied 6-string.
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les paul special

Gibson Modern Collection Les Paul Special Tribute & Original Collection '70s Explorer and Flying V Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Classics revisited: Les Paul Specials with humbuckers or P-90s for under $1,000, and reissue Vs and Explorers in an era-correct white finish.
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fender mustang

Fender Mustang GTX100, Mustang LT50 & '64 Custom Princeton Reverb | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Two amps with a plethora of dial-up tones on tap for players of all levels, plus a handwired sound machine that helped define the company gets a reverent reissue.
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Gretsch

Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet Club, G5265 Electromatic Baritone & G5410T Electromatic Rat Rod Demos | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Three affordable new entry points to the highs and lows of the classic Gretsch sound.
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Kramer

Kramer Gunstar Voyager, Vanguard, and Snake Baretta | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
New signature models for Tracii Guns, Charlie Parra, and Dave Sabo are first in a series of the classic hard-rocking brand's artist collaborations.
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Paoletti

Paoletti Guitars Richard Fortus Signature Demo | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
The Guns N' Roses guitarist demos his leather-topped, P-90 and T-style pickup dream machine, handmade to his specs from 150-year-old wine casks in Florence, Italy.
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