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The Patriot uses rare Russian diodes to emulate the sound of David Gilmour's lead tone.

Toulouse, France (February 10, 2014) -- Following in the footsteps of the Buffalo FX Rams head, Steve Painter’s latest release takes on the mighty early 90’s Russian muff.

Synonymous with David Gilmour’s tone during Pink Floyd’s Division Bell tour, this muff is arguably the biggest and the heaviest of them all. For those searching the creamiest of smooth lead tones and crushing rhythms this is the go to pedal.

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The 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster and 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster are only available during 2014.


Fender 60th Anniversary American Standard Stratocaster

Scottsdale, AZ (January 27, 2014) -- For 2014 only, Fender celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the limited-edition 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year as an “exciting new instrument” with a tone “as new and different as tomorrow,” and is reverently crafted with a rich selection of features, appointments and accessories.

The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar’s original two-color Sunburst. The one-piece maple neck has a comfortable 1954 profile and date stamp just below the truss rod adjustment nut, topped by a 7.25”- radius fingerboard with rolled edges and 21 vintage frets. Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice, with five-way switching complemented by an included optional three-way switch for original wiring. The guitar also features a single-ply white pickguard and white polystyrene control knobs, bone nut and round string tree, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge with six “patent pending” saddles, vintage tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.

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The newest addition to the SE Custom 24 family is the SE "Floyd" Custom 24.

Stevensville, MD (January 26, 2014) -- In 1985, PRS Guitars introduced the Custom 24 guitar which has ultimately been said to have “ushered in a second golden era of guitar making.” Years later in 2005, the Stevensville, Maryland manufacturer expanded their imported SE line of instruments with the SE Custom 24 model, which is made to PRS’s exacting specifications at a more affordable price point. Just as the PRS Custom offerings have expanded inside of the company’s Maryland-made Core line of guitars, the SE line has now broadened to three distinctly different Custom 24 models: The classic PRS SE Custom 24, the popular SE Custom 24 7-String (introduced in 2013), and the new SE “Floyd” Custom 24 (new for 2014).

Each of the three model variations features beveled maple top with flame maple veneer, mahogany backs, 24-fret, 25” scale length wide thin maple necks, rosewood fretboards with inlayed birds, SE HFS Treble and SE Vintage Bass pickups with Volume and Push/Pull Tone controls paired with a 3-way blade switch for coil-tapping. The SE Custom 24 utilizes a patented PRS-designed tremolo, while the SE “Floyd” Custom 24 features a tried-and-true Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo.

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