The ESO-C offers options for woods, pickups, hardware, knob placement and more.

San Luis Obispo, CA (March 6, 2012) -- Esoterik Guitars has announced their fully customizable ESO-C Custom guitar with options for woods, pickups, hardware, knob placement and more.

The ESO-C offers your choice of:

• Body: Mahogany/Alder
• Neck: Walnut/Maple
• Headstock Overlay: Ebony/Rosewood/Koa
• Pickups: EMG/Seymour Duncan
• Knob Placement: Out of the way/Close volume
• Hardware: Floyd Rose/Kahler/TonePros with GraphTech nut and saddles
• Fret Board Pearl Dots: Centered/Bass Side/None
• Cover Plate Laser Engraving: E logo/Sun logo/Embryo logo/None

This model also features 24 Jumbo Frets, Neck Through Design, 25.5” Scale Length, Unique Body Contours, Dual Truss Rods and a Natural Oil Finish. All Esoterik Guitars are designed and hand crafted with the highest quality standards in San Luis Obispo, CA. The ESO-C suggested retail price is $3295 and can be designed and purchased directly at the company's website.

For more information:
Esoterik Guitars

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Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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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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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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