Built in small batches by dedicated craftsmen and musicians at the Nordstrand custom shop in Yucaipa, California, these guitars are available direct starting at $2800.

Yucaipa, CA (April 1, 2011) – Following the success of their classic-styled basses, Nordstrand Guitars now moves in a new direction and introduces the Nordy vS guitar. With its blend of timeless design and modern advances, the vS offers an outstanding alternative for discriminating guitarists who seek an instrument that feels comfortably familiar and provides an inspiring musical experience.



Crafted with the same care and attention to detail that infuses every Nordstrand bass, the new Nordy vS guitar line features:

• Classic tone woods hand selected for resonance and light weight
• 7.5” to 12” compound radius fretboard—available in either rosewood or maple—for uncompromising vintage feel and modern playability
• A satisfyingly large soft V neck offering enhanced tone and comfort
• Nordstrand’s acclaimed pickups—available in single coil and hum-cancelling configurations
• A two post classic bridge with bent steel saddles and steel block
• Available in modern poly or classic lacquer finishes
• Hipshot locking tuning machines

Built in small batches by dedicated craftsmen and musicians at the Nordstrand custom shop in Yucaipa, California, these guitars are available direct starting at $2800.

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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

Advanced

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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