Peterson Guitars Announces New Custom Line of Guitars

Based out of Yorkville, IL, Peterson Guitars have announced their new line of custom-made guitars.

Yorkville, IL (August 19, 2013) -- Peterson Signature Guitars set out to build a professional player’s instrument by bringing together a long list of high-end features and amazing tone-generating craftsmanship. Each body and neck is hand carved and matched using techniques that you would only find on the world’s most expensive stringed instruments. The original four prototypes were featured at Summer NAMM 2012 and the refined versions received fantastic response from pro players at Summer NAMM 2013. Instead of buying a production instrument that requires extensive modification to meet a professional guitarist’s personal demands, PSG builds guitars on an order by order basis specifically for each customer.

Specs:

  • 24 3/4" Scale - 24 Frets - Stainless Steel
  • 10" - 13" Compound Radius Fretboard
  • Full 2" Thick Honduran Mahogany & Figured Maple Chambered Body
  • Hand Rubbed Satin or Gloss Finish
  • Two Piece Bookmatched Maple Neck - Bound Indian Rosewood Fretboard
  • Schaller Hardware - Seymour Duncan Pickups* - SKB Deluxe Hardshell Case *(Frets and Pick-Ups may be customized per order)

The PSG GH and FH models (Hardtail/Schaller Hannes Bridge) MSRP $4,250 USD The PSG GT and FT models (Tremolo/ Schaller LockMeister) MSRP $4,500 USD

For more information:
Peterson Guitars

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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