GJ2 Guitars Unveils the Concorde and Shredder
Concorde

The guitars are the first in Grover Jackson's Inspiration Series

Laguna Hills, CA (May 14, 2015) -- At the recent Frankfurt Musik Messe, GJ2 Guitars unveiled their new “Inspiration Series”. The new line of guitars has been developed as a direct response to requests from players who want to enjoy the benefit of Grover Jackson’s designs and commitment to quality, tone, and playability at a more accessible price. The first offerings in what will become a full range are the “Concorde” and “Shredder” models.

The Concorde represents Grover’s latest incarnation of one of his most iconic designs and features neck-through-body construction, bound rosewood fingerboard, and two “Habanero Special” humbucking pickups. It is available with a Floyd Rose or Tone Pros fixed bridge. The Concorde comes in a fitted hard case.


Shredder

The Shredder is currently the only guitar in the GJ2 lineup with 24 frets and a 24 3/4” scale length. The “Inspiration” version features all of the main specifications of its U.S.-made counterpart, including a bolt-on maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard and Floyd Rose bridge. Like the Concorde, it comes equipped with two “Habanero Special” humbucking pickups. The Shredder also comes with a high-quality heavily padded gig bag.

Both the Concorde and Shredder models will be available beginning August 2015. U.S. prices start at $799 MAP.

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Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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