250 Unit Release Planned
Nazareth, PA (December 21, 2007) -- Eric Clapton and C.F. Martin & Co. are announcing the release of the Martin 000-42M Eric Clapton Limited Edition acoustic guitar, which can be ordered immediately. No more than 250 guitars will be sold.
Clapton has worked with Martin since the 1995 release of the original 000-42EC. Since then, they have produced the 000-42ECB Eric Clapton Signature (2000) and the 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca (2006).
The newest versionâ€™s tonewood combination has Carpathian spruce (maintains the best features of Adirondack and Italian alpine spruce woods) for the top and a Madagascar rosewood (similar to the endangered Brazilian rosewood) on the back and sides. To give the tonewoods full tonal expression, the guitar has scalloped top braces. Two top hues are available: the deep amber vintage toner (standard) and optional 1937 Style Sunburst (extra charge). For a vintage look, they added a polished and beveled acetate/nitrate tortoise pickguard.
The 000-42M Eric Clapton Limited is fully bound in grained ivoroid. To enhance the guitar, they added black and white fine line inlays at the headstock and mitered fingerboard binding, as well as black and white fine line purfling on the back and side binding.
The square, tapered Madagascar rosewood headplate features the Alternative Torch inlay, a feature only seen in a handful of Signature Series models. The headstock is fitted with Waverly nickel open-geared tuning machines with white ivoroid butterbean knobs, and shows the traditional "C.F. Martin" pressure stamp. Also, the 1 3/4" mahogany V neck has a diamond-shaped volute.
Much like the 2000 Signature, the 000-42M is made with abalone pearl appointments. These pearl inlays are in the Style 45 rosette and around the top and fingerboard extensions. The albalone is highlighted by black and white fine ilne wood fiber borders. The ebony fingerboard also carries the Style 45 abalone pearl snowflake inlays at the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 17th frets. Clapton''s signature in mother of pearl is between the 19th and 20th frets. Style 45 bone bridge pins are topped with abalone pearl dot inlays to match the abalone-inlaid bone endpin. Both the nut and compenstated saddle are crafted from genuine bone for sound quality.
Each guitar comes with an interior label signed by Eric Clapton and individually numbered in sequence with the edition total. Left handed instriuments can be ordered at no additional charge.
For more information:
C.F. Martin & Co.
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Each year, Premier Guitar likes to put out these mystery boxes as a part of bringing some fun to the holiday season. Remember, this is supposed to be a fun holiday treat! If the contents of this box will ruin your holiday, deplete the last of your bank account, or end your ability to see the good in humanity, it may not be for you.
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Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
Origin Effects introduce the new M-EQ DRIVER mid booster & drive pedal. Based on a vintage Pultec studio EQ, this unique pedal offers a range of mid-focused tones, from a subtle mid boost to thick, resonant overdrive. Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.
A choice of three mid-range frequencies ensures that you can boost just the right part of your guitar signal and, when pushed harder, can elicit a range of saturation from a classic “mid-hump” overdrive to fierce “cocked wah” distortion. Thanks to the Adaptive Circuitry, the high-end roll-off of the Cut control is reduced as the pedal cleans up. This allows for a smooth transition from warm overdrive to bright clean tones in response to playing dynamics or guitar volume knob changes.
Introducing... M-EQ DRIVER || Mid Booster & Drive
Built-in the UK to the highest standards, the M-EQ DRIVER continues the Origin Effects tradition of vintage, studio-inspired tones in modern guitar pedals. The Origin Effects M-EQ DRIVER is available now from Origin Effects dealers worldwide.
RRP: 259 GBP (Inc VAT) / 319 USD (Ex TAX)
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The new finish, according to Lava Music, is “inspired by the beauty of the golden hour,” a shining time just before sunset and after sunrise when photographers covet to capture stunning pictures.
With bright and warm golden hues, the new finish adds a brilliant metallic glow to the surface of Lava ME 3, complementing its AirSonic 2 carbon fiber unibody which features L3 Preamp with FreeBoost 2.0, delivers industry-leading sounds by breakthrough acoustic technologies, and houses a multi-touch display powered by Lava-developed HILAVA system.
Speaking of the HILAVA system, Lava Music also added four new effects: Nebula, Desert Rose, Cassette, and Edge of Breakup. As unique as their names sound, they are very much different from what we normally know about effects. Programmed into the HILAVA system, each of the four is powered by the company’s latest ArctanDrive algorithm and incorporates effects like Pitch Shift, Delay, and Reverb. And every one of those incorporated sub-effects comes with various parameters that players can adjust to design unique, overdriven sounds by just tapping on the multi-touch display. That said, those effects enable users to play with overdriven tone on an acoustic-electric guitar without even plugging in any external gear.
LAVA ME 3 | Now in Golden Hour | LAVA MUSIC
Lava Me 3 in Golden Hour is now available starting from $999 on LAVA MUSIC, Amazon, and local guitar dealerships near you.
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