D&A Guitar Gear Introduces the Hydra Guitar Stand

A rugged stand that holds a trio of guitars.

Los Angeles, CA (December 22, 2015) -- What happens when you combine an over half century old guitar accessory with modern technology of the highest caliber? You get D&A Guitar Gear. Being born out of the utter passion and technicalities that were instilled into the former RKS Guitars, D&A Guitar Gear is the brainchild of world renowned designer / music lover – Ravi. K. Sawhney. Three years ago D&A Guitar Gear came to life. It was the manifestation of 2 years of design technology and musicianship knowledge that led the idea of creating the best guitar accessories in the world, to fruition.

Up until December 2015 D&A hosted a product line of 10 world class, musician tested, tour approved, rock solid, best of class guitar stands and wall hangers. 2015 is the year that the product line up at D&A has seen an addition to the family. It would gain its eleventh product; but not just a new product, a mind blowing, visually stimulating, technologically active, work horse of a guitar stand. A working prototype of this new beast would be shown at the 2015 winter NAMM expo in southern California. The response to this machine at the show was overwhelming. M.I. reps, dealers, distributors, consumers, professional musicians, and recording artists alike were mesmerized at the design, aesthetics, and the build quality of D&A’s new ‘bad boy’. Triple guitar stands were not a ‘new’ thing per say, but a triple guitar stand with the material and technological precision you could probably find in some small aircraft was not only new, but very inspiring, not to mention comforting.

Hydra is the newest edition to the D&A Guitar Gear family of cutting edge guitar stands and hangers. It’s in a category all its own, though it technically falls into the D&A Starfish floor stand series. The Starfish series stands are known for their amazing amount of resistance to falling over from tilt, as well as their 5 legged stance which is the key to their stability and different than literally ever other stand on the market. The HYDRA has gone ‘one step’ beyond (no pun intended) with its 6 legged stance, making it almost virtually fall-over-free. It incorporates D&A’s Headlock technology, three times over, with triple locking heads utilizing clear bullet-proof gates to keep ‘falling out of the stand’ as well as the aesthetics of an instrument, free and clear. Not only is the machine itself amazing, but for reps, dealers, and distributors, the packaging on the HYDRA is literally the best you’ll ever see when it comes to other products in its same product class. The trapezoidal carton shape as well as the super-dense foam inner core make sure that the HYDRA will be shipped absolutely safely and securely, free from carrier damage. The graphic display of the product on the outer carton maintains branding fidelity and is extremely pleasing to the consumer-eye!

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• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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