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


Italian luthier Rudolf Bachmann's acoustics wowed us. Sure, they feature intricate inlay work and the same fine spruce and rosewood stock that some of America's most respected luthiers purchase from Bachmann, but what really got us was the gorgeous bending of the AC-6 Luxury's richly figured back. Exquisite!

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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