A look at some of the hottest new boutique guitars, amps, and pedals from the Oct. 5-6 show in Van Nuys, California.

M-Tone Guitars' new Counterpunch features a mahogany body and pau ferro neck with a rosewood fretboard, and is fitted with Lollar Imperial humbuckers controlled by a master volume and tone, as well as a neck-pickup volume for added versatility. All M-Tones are handmade by master sculptor Matt Proctor, whose "no plastic parts" motto means no two leave the factory exactly the same. With its unique cloth-stenciled paisley finish, this Counterpunch will sell for $2,600.

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