The first electric guitar from bass builder Michael Tobias.

Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2013) – MTD has entered the electric guitar market and unveiled the new Kingston Rubicon Electric Guitar at NAMM 2013. It is available in 22 and 24 fret versions and like all MTD Kingston instruments it features:

• Ergonomic design for extended playing and comfort
• Asymmetrical neck design for speed and flexibility
• Buzz-Feiten Tuning system for superior pitch accuracy

Michael Tobias is a global icon known for his superior bass instruments. What many people don’t realize is that he is first a guitar player! He is very proud of the Kingston Rubicon and feels that now is the time to provide the time proven design differences of the MTD line to guitarists everywhere. The MTD Rubicon electric guitar has superior tone, sustain, playability and value.

Pricing on the Kingston Rubicon TBD

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

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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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• 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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