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GALLERY: L.A. Amp Show 2011

The latest boutique amps, guitars, and pedals on display at the annual Van Nuys gear gathering.

Cardinal Instruments
"Cardinal Instruments brought three instruments to the show this yearяthe Magpie, the Zenith, and the West. The Magpie has a one-piece maple body capped with a distressed and patinaed-copper veneer, padauk neck with a large C-shape curve, cocobolo fretboard, and is loaded with Lollar Supro-style lap steel pickup. The Zenith features a book-matched and quilted pomelle-sapele top, Honduran mahogany back, medium C-shaped pau ferro neck, and comes equipped with Cardinal humbuckers and T-neck pickups. The West has a figured Texas walnut top, chambered mesquite back, C-shaped Texas walnut neck, Texas ebony fretboard, and custom-wound Cardinal single-coils."