Gear Finds: Acoustic Edition 2022
Check here for some of the latest and greatest acoustics in 2022!
The PRS SE P20 is a parlor-sized acoustic with a
big voice. Boasting traditional parlor features
like sweet, midrange tone, historic vibe, and easy
portability, the PRS SE P20 also brings a unique
voice to players. The PRS hybrid “X”/Classical
bracing locks down the back and sides while
allowing the top to freely vibrate, allowing the
PRS SE P20 to project with even, bold tone, while
the all-mahogany construction provides an organic
warmth to the guitar. Its smaller size keeps
playing fun and comfortable for hours, so whether
writing, recording, or performing the P20 is sure
Available in three satin finishes with herringbone
rosettes and accents, PRS SE Parlor acoustics look
as good as they sound. Other high-quality features
include a solid mahogany top, ebony fretboard and
bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS
trademark bird inlays and headstock design.
The Ibanez JGM series guitars are the signature instruments of Jon Gomm and represent an exciting advancement in the design of fingerstyle acoustics. They feature a number of unique specifications, not least of which is a distinctive asymmetrical jumbo body. This design enhances acoustic properties and provides ample surface area for the percussive elements of Jon’s playing. The body is made of a Thermo Aged™ Solid Sitka Spruce top and Pau Ferro back, and sides. The body also has Thermo Aged™ Spruce, Modified X-M bracing, helping to deliver lows that are more pronounced and brighter high end. The electronics include a Fishman® Rare Earth Mic Blend active sound hole pickup and Tap pickup, paired with Fishman’s Power Tap Earth Blend Preamp. The electronics offer an extremely organic sound that preserves the brilliant acoustic properties of these instruments.
Left-Handed Guitarists: mid-priced acoustic-electric with an Ergonomic Armrest seeking partner to make beautiful music.
“Wow, the armrest really helps keep from cutting off blood circulation when I’m practicing and feels like I’m playing a smaller instrument. Responds nicely both to some intimate playing, and has nice character when you hit it a little hard; it responds with a good full low end and is still crisp and clear.” ~ Sean Harkness, NYC
The NATURA G550RCEL is a Left-handed acoustic-electric featuring an Ergonomic Armrest for comfort. The G550RCEL is a solid Spruce top Grand Auditorium Cutaway with weight reducing Low-Mass bracing. It has a voice that is focused and harmonically complex and suitable for left-handed players looking for the volume of a full-sized instrument and the comfort of a smaller body. A Glass-fibre reinforced neck ensures a lifetime of neck stability.
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Elite Series Hanging Guitar Stand
We love metal at Gator – both the head-banging and physical types. While our metal stands are great for the stage and studio, they don’t always blend into their environment. Sometimes you need something more elegant and adaptable to the overall vibe of
your living room or studio furniture, which is exactly what the Elite Guitar Hanging Stands by Gator Frameworks provide – simplicity with an aesthetic to match any home or studio décor. These stands satisfy all types of players by providing a comfortable fit for most electric, bass and acoustic guitars. Show off your collection with style!
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BiX Instrument Preamp, EQ and DI
The Grace Design BiX preamp shares the exact same DNA of its bigger siblings, FELiX2 and ALiX, but with an intelligently streamlined feature set and a price that puts it in reach of any performer, whether on your way to the coffee shop or the Megadome. BiX delivers maximum clarity and detail for any plugged in instrument, with dead simple controls – input gain, high and low shelving EQ, and a 10dB variable boost circuit, with footswitches for mute and boost. I/O includes instrument input, separate send and return insert jacks, an unbalanced line output, and a balanced ISO DI output on XLR. And BiX is pedalboard friendly, with a 9VDC power input and a compact, rugged low-profile chassis. Visit www.gracedesign.com for complete details.
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Foo Fighters Announce 'But Here We Are'
New album out June 2. Listen to "Rescued" now.
Following a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances, Foo Fighters return with But Here We Are, out June 2 on Roswell Records/RCA Records. But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family. But Here We Are opens with newly released lead single “Rescued,” the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.
Foo Fighters - Rescued (Lyric Video)
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channelling the naiveté of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.
But Here We Are is available for preorder now, with all preorders including “Rescued” as an instant grat. The album’s track list is as follows:
But Here We Are
Nothing At All
Show Me How
Rig Rundown: Foo Fighters' Chris ShiflettChris Kies
A Fender Tele Deluxe “Cleaver,” a not-so-golden ’57 Les Paul, a few gifts from Grohl, and a pedal playground help “Shifty” find some sonic space.
Martin D Jr-10E Bass Giveaway!
You could WIN a D Jr-10E Bass from Martin in this exclusive giveaway! Enter here before June 20, 2023 for your chance.
Martin D Jr-10E Acoustic-electric Bass Guitar - Burst
Martin Junior Series instruments are slightly smaller than our full-sized instruments, but you won’t have to sacrifice tone or volume, and you’ll enjoy plenty of comfort and portability. This Martin DJr-10E acoustic-electric bass is ideal if you love to write and practice on an unplugged bass but also need the option to plug it in to record or play live with your band. It includes a spruce top with a gorgeous burst finish and sapele back and sides to deliver thumping Martin bass tones, whether you are unplugged or using the built-in Fishman electronics. It also includes a fast, comfortable neck so you can keep the rhythm section tight. The D Jr-10E Bass Burst is strung with Martin short scale bass strings and are made specifically for this instrument
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