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


Vice Guitars made its Musikmesse debut with some of the most intriguingly adventurous designs we’ve seen at the show. The 707 semi-hollowbody (left) features a 2-piece mahogany “sandwich” design with aged, engraved-steel top plates, a LeoSounds T-style bridge pickup, and a TV Jones Classic aged by luthier Vice Brekalo. The semi-hollow 717 (right) features an aluminum body, neck-through construction, and a Vintage Vibe Charlie Christian-style pickup.

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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