The DMZ-N "Vasara" was designed with heavy rock and metal in mind, while the 3S-T "Haarii Special" was designed to produce Strat-like tones with warmth and depth.

Heinävara, Finland (June 18, 2010) -- Flaxwood is proud to introduce 2 new models to their line of electric guitars: the DMZ-N "Vasara" and the 3S-T "Haarii Special."



The DMZ-N "Vasara" (English translation: "Hammer") is designed to offer players fat power chords, screaming harmonics, singing sustain, and a commanding appearance. Featuring DiMarzio Crunchlab, Fred pickups, and a Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge, the DMZ-N is ideal for heavier rock and metal music.

The 3S-T "Haarii Special" offers a unique combination of P90 warmth and single coil twang. It is designed to deliver super, muscular "Strat"-like tones while preserving the warmth and deep responsiveness that characterizes all Flaxwood guitars. The Seymour Duncan SP90 pickup in the neck gives the instrument full, jazz box-like tones, while the two Duncan SSL-6’s create twang and bite.

The guitar also features the ultra stable Schaller LP Tremolo bridge, 5-way switch, and a uniquely wired blend knob that adds the bridge pickup in the neck position and the neck pickup in the bridge, or bridge/middle position, allowing for all three pickups to be used at once. It’s a truly versatile instrument that covers nearly any style of music.

For more information:
Flaxwood

Source: Press Release

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