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The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

The Stone Guitar Company Launches in the US

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.

The company makes their own pickups, each set wound to meet the physical characteristics of the model they are fitted to. Other options from Bare Knuckles and Seymour Duncan are also available.

Spectacular in construction, playability, tone and visual impact, come and see what The Stone Company has to offer at the NAMM show in Anaheim, January 19-22, Hall E, Booth #1598 or at a guitar dealer near you very soon.

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Stone Guitar Company

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