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The range initially comprises of four models: Revenge, California, Liberty, and Crossroads

Sao Paolo, Brazil (December 1, 2016) -- After more than 35 years of guitar building, Claudio Ortiz, renowned guitar designer and builder, is bringing his exceptional instruments to the US market. Until now, these instruments were available under the Spanish brand almost exclusively in Brazil. Now having changed the name to one with a more global appeal, guitars by The Stone Guitar Company are now available to guitar stores across America.

The range initially comprises of 4 models, Revenge, California, Liberty and Crossroads, all available in a range of colours and materials with many custom options. Ortiz utilizes a range of woods that are abundant in Brazil and not frequently sued by US makers. These include Laure, Frejo and Brazilian mahogany and cedar. Fingerboards of Kingwood or Pau Ferro are adorned with unique, pyramid inlays. Hardware is provided by Hipshot and Floyd Rose.

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Guitar store staff have better things to do than clean your instrument, so a well-loved but unsoiled 6-string like this is going to command a higher trade-in value than one that comes in covered in years of residue.

Believe it or not, you can boost the value of your instrument by making everyone's life a little easier … and cleaner!

There's an overwhelming amount of activity in the guitar market these days, and the sheer amount of demand has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up. But rather than wait around for stores to re-stock, more and more customers are shopping for used and vintage guitars. You might wonder, where do all those used guitars come from?

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.



  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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