See the new electric, acoustic, and bass guitars from Musikmesse 2013.

"Ruokangas Guitars brought several fine axes to Frankfurt this week. Both guitars shown here feature H┼ussel pickups and a Spanish cedar body with Arctic birch tops. The semi-hollow Mojo Grande 12-string (left) has a steel rear-pickup plate for twangy tones and 12 adjustable bridge saddles. The Mojo King (right) also has a steel bridge plate, plus the unusual combination of two T-style bridge pickupsяone in the bridge, and one in the middle positionяin addition to a Wilkinson tremolo and unique switching that lets you change phasing and combine the two back pickups for humbucking-type tones."

Also click here to see our gallery of new amps, effects, and accessories from Musikmesse 2013.

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Daniel Rocco explains how the News of the World track deconstructed the rock-song formula, compares the opening to Jaws, and praises Brian May's wizardry.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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