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Tinkerers will find a lot to tweak on Elyra Guitars' Fox Elyra semi-hollowbody. The neck runs the length of the body, and the guitar top, pickups, bridge, and controls are all attached to the block in an effort to increase sustain. Tone discs of different materials attach beneath this center section, purportedly to impart varying tonal characteristics, and that entire assembly fits inside the lyre-shaped back and sides.

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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