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GALLERY: Montreal Guitar Show 2011

Some of the innovative, beautiful, and groundbreaking instruments on display in Montreal.

Linda Manzer Pikasso Archtop
"The latest creation from the inventor of the famous Pat Metheny-played Pikasso guitar is the 36-string Pikasso archtop. On this latest model, the 36 strings result in 60 notes. Unlike the previous Pikasso, the strings on the two main necks extend past their bridges, which can be adjusted up and down for different scales and sounds. The headstock peeking out of the lower right corner does not belong to this Pikasso however, it's a show attendee playing one of Manzer's other guitars behind the table!"
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview
The Return of Johnny Cash—John Carter Cash Interview on Johnny’s New Songwriter Album

The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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A technicolor swirl of distortion, drive, boost, and ferocious fuzz.

Summons a wealth of engaging, and often unique, boost, drive, distortion, and fuzz tones that deviate from common templates. Interactive controls.

Finding just-right tones, while rewarding, might demand patience from less assured and experienced drive-pedal users. Tone control could be more nuanced.

$199

Danelectro Nichols 1966
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The Danelectro Nichols 1966, in spite of its simplicity, feels and sounds like a stompbox people will use in about a million different ways. Its creator, Steve Ridinger, who built the first version as an industrious Angeleno teen in 1966, modestly calls the China-made Nichols 1966 a cross between a fuzz and a distortion. And, at many settings, it is most certainly that.

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