In this episode, PG's ace demo man John Bohlinger works out one of the earliest production models of the popular offset-bodied guitar through a classic silverface 4x10 combo.

Think you know Fenders? Gruhn Guitars’ Lloyd Nicely will teach you a thing or two in this episode of A&A spotlighting a ’59 Jazzmaster—its second year of existence—with a rosewood fretboard and a one-ply anodized (aluminum) gold pickguard. And we get to hear it all through a silverface 1971 Super Reverb 4x10 combo.

Optimized for a balanced sound with plenty of booty on tap, Nordstrand Audio CatPups offer classically inspired tones for any platform into which you can fit them.

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A newly designed koa wonder that packs a punch.

Incredibly easy to play. Well-balanced tone.

Not as visually stunning as other koa models.

$3,499

Taylor 724ce
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Hawaiian koa has been a favorite of boutique acoustic builders for ages. It has a cool tone personality, somewhere between rosewood and mahogany. It can be used for both back and sides and for top wood, and it’s beautiful. It’s also pretty expensive. The good news is that Taylor’s new 724ce is built with a breed of Koa that actually helps players save a few bucks.
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An all-analog polyphonic amplitude synthesizer that alters the attack and decay time of any sound source without sacrificing the fidelity of the original tone.

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