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Summer NAMM Preview: New Guitars from Ibanez, Tregan

Rumors of an Ibanez reissue, plus a Ronny North Signature Guitar from Tregan

Nashville, TN (May 23, 2008) -- With less than a month until Summer NAMM, news is starting to pour out of Nashville. First up, we have it on good authority that Ibanez is planning to roll out a high-end re-issue in the RG family. Though that''s about all we have to share at the moment, we''ll keep you updated as the details come in, and look for videos with Ibanez from the Summer NAMM floor.

Confirmed for June is the Ronny North Signature Guitar from Tregan Guitars. The long-time Southern California instrumental rocker chose Tregan Guitars to create his signature guitar due to the company''s reputation for exciting new designs and reasonably-priced quality instruments, along with luthier Greg Back’s ability to tweak a guitar to fit the player perfectly.

With its lightweight body, super fast neck and great looks, the guitar will offer features unheard of on guitars in its price range, including an original Floyd Rose Tremolo, Buzz Feiten tuning system and custom Ronny North Monster Tone pickups hand-wound in the USA by Performance Labs. The guitar will also feature a mahogany body with a maple cap and flame maple top, and a bolt on maple neck with a birds-eye maple fretboard and custom inlays. The pickups have been custom-designed for Ronny North’s Signature guitar and offer the perfect blend of tones so each note rings out true and clear. MSRP is yet to be determined.

Ronny North will be demonstrating his signature guitar in the T. G., Inc. booth #1436 at this year’s Summer NAMM. Also Demonstrating Tregan Guitars in TGI’s booth will be Flash Bathory and Skunk from Quartershackle. For more information, visit,, and

Remember, Summer NAMM is from June 20-22, and we''ll be there bringing you ongoing coverage of everything new.