PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hagstrom and Walden booth. In this video, we get to see several new models from both companies. New offerings from Hagstrom include the Viking (maple body, hard maple set neck, H-Expander truss rod, two Hagstrom custom-wound humbuckers and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece), Ultra Swede (basswood body, flame maple top, maple set neck and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6-individual brass string blocks) and Deluxe-F Tremar (mahogany body with hollowed bass side, carved maple top, set mahogany neck and 2-Hagstrom Custom 60 humbuckers). The Walden models featured are the D710CE (dreadnought body style, solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and features a Venetian cutaway) and the CG670TB (dreadnought body style, solid Western Red cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck).



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Nashville, TN, for Summer NAMM '09 where he visits the Hagstrom and Walden booth. In this video, we get to see several new models from both companies. New offerings from Hagstrom include the Viking (maple body, hard maple set neck, H-Expander truss rod, two Hagstrom custom-wound humbuckers and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece), Ultra Swede (basswood body, flame maple top, maple set neck and Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom stop tailpiece and 6-individual brass string blocks) and Deluxe-F Tremar (mahogany body with hollowed bass side, carved maple top, set mahogany neck and 2-Hagstrom Custom 60 humbuckers).

The Walden models featured are the D710CE (dreadnought body style, solid Engelmann spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and features a Venetian cutaway) and the CG670TB (dreadnought body style, solid Western Red cedar top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck).

Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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