Check out the final day's roundup of gear, including the newest stuff from Abasi Guitars, Blackstar, Two-Rock, J. Rockett Audio, Kauer Guitars, and more.

Abasi Guitars 8-String Prototype

We spent some time today with Tosin Abasi and Frank Falbo to discuss the launch of Abasi Guitars. Here's the 8-string prototype that Frank built based off of Tosin's vision. The fanned frets are based off the 8th fret in order to more naturally match the angle of your fretting hand. Naturally, the guitar is loaded with Tosin's signature Fishman Fluence pickups. (The pickups' are also used in the fretted/fretless bass prototype as well.)

Linda Manzer and Pat Metheny’s collaboration on the Pikasso guitar proves that a good creative chemistry between luthier and client can lead to extreme innovation!

Photo by Brian Pickell

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