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The most interesting and unusual axes from Europe's biggest gear show.


Guild Guitars debuted its Westerly Collection. The range of affordable, all-solidwood import flattops ranges from $500-$1,000, depending on woods and appointments (including electronics), and includes about a dozen instruments—including this spruce-and-mahogany bass.

A 2x2 USB-C audio interface for macOS, iOS, and Windows, designed to kickstart any music or content creation project in the studio or on the go.

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The Hosa MPA-149 Mic Preamp provides an immediate 26dB’s of gain with a -97dBu signal-to-noise ratio, giving users a clean and immediate gain boost for louder, clearer microphone performance.
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The Deluxe Atlantic Baritone and Deluxe SS Baritone were designed to offer exceptional comfort and vivid, articulate tone—unmistakably different from most baritone offerings.

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