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Famed high-end U.K. luthier Patrick J. Eggle designs all Faith Guitars’ more affordable Indonesian-made models, but the two new acoustics Faith brought to Musikmesse are called PJE Signature models because they feature special wood combinations. The Neptune (left) features a cedar top, rosewood appointments, and very nicely figured back and sides made of British rippled sycamore. Meanwhile, the Venus has a remarkably blond spruce top, ebony appointments, and stunningly figured Macassar ebony 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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