The Giulietta series uses the AREOS-D system along with the guitar’s magnetic pickup to create electric guitar models and synth sounds.
Melville, NY (January 18, 2018) -- VOX Amplification has created a new guitar series, designed for the player craving classic styling, modern playability and state of the art modeled sounds. The Giulietta VGA-3PS and VGA-3D electric archtop guitars are the newest addition to VOX’s growing line of modernized electric guitars.
The new Giulietta series is an evolution of the classic, full-hollow archtop acoustic electric guitar. It features VOX’s AREOS-D Digital Modeling System, a sophisticated system that incorporates several elements to achieve its incredible sound quality.It includes a wide range of electric, acoustic and synth models, delivering a powerful new tool for live performances and recording sessions. VOX’s AREOS-D system also uses the guitar’s magnetic pickup to create the electric guitar models and synth sounds for greater realism and accuracy.
The Giulietta VGA-3PS features a compact body size, making for a more comfortable playing experience, while also reducing feedback and improving the overall tone of the guitar. The real secret of the Giulietta, however, is the innovative patent-pending VOX Hybrid Bridge System. This new system includes aluminum and wood materials that providestrength and tuning stability with more sustain, especially with the built in piezo pickup system.
“First we changed the modern guitar market with the Starstream. Now we are excited to announce the new Giuliettas, an innovative approach to helpingguitarists find new sounds and techniques in their playing,” says Brian Piccolo, Director of Guitar Brands at Korg USA. “Perfect for a variety of musicians,especiallyjazz and fusion guitarists, these light and practical guitars are a perfect addition to the VOX family,” explains Piccolo.
The new Giulietta Electric Archtop Guitar line marries a smaller, more comfortable single cutaway body with a smooth modern-shape neck for effortless performance, producing endless creativity thanks to its advanced modeling technology.
Pricing and availability for the Giulietta line is TBD.
VOX Amplification has announced the MV50 High Gain and MV50 Boutique, two additionstothe revolutionary ampseries.Like the Clean, AC and Rock versions, the High Gain and Boutique amps offeran impressive 50 watts of power and feature Korg’s acclaimed Nutube technology, all while weighing in at justover a pound.
The MV50 High Gain mimics the sound of increasing the input gain which is what provides that iconic distortion tone that high-gain fans crave. This new model contains a mid-switch control, providing a versatile expressive range that extends from an edgy sound, ideal for riffing, to a low rich sound that’s suitable for lead. Comparatively, the MV50 Boutique provides a clean and harmonic richness, as well as blooming sound distinctive to a traditional vacuum tube amp.
“The outpouring of compliments and positive feedback about the MV50 series this year has been incredible,” says Corey Witt, Product Marketing Manager at Korg USA. “Watching an artist or reviewer unpack one of these for the first time and comment on the size, only to be blown away byits power says everything you need to know about this product,” Witt concludes.
The MV50 High Gain and MV50 Boutique amps will make their debut at WNAMM 2018 atthe Korg USA booth, Hall B #8802. They will be available February2018for $199.99 each.
A 150W two-channel guitar amp head and combo series has just been launched by historic amp brand, VOX Amplification. The MVX150 head and cabinet are the newest additions to the growing amp lineoffering extreme power and innovative technology.
The MVX150 is the first amplifier equipped with Korg’s acclaimed Nutube technology in both the preamp and power amp. Coined as “NuPower,” it uses Nutube in a push-pull configuration, borrowing circuit design techniques from some of history’s best vacuum tube amps, resulting in both a pure cleantone, as well as a modern high-gain sound, with a powerful low end.
These carefully constructed amps contain two channels withtwo modes for each channel, resulting in a diverse range of sounds. The passive tone circuit, with the addition of bright and fat switches, produceswarm, tonal quality,reminiscent of a supreme boutique amp.
“This new ampline is perfect for guitarists who want a premium and innovative vacuum tube amplifierthat prefer a real analog sound,” says Director of Guitar Brands at Korg USA, Brian Piccolo. “They’re light-weight, easily transportable and sound incredible. VOX has yet again managed to design a new series that preserves their iconicimage, yet also moves forward in a modern direction,” Piccolo concludes.
The MVX150 series will be available February 2018 for $849.99 and $999, respectively.
Last year, VOX introduced a fresh, new approach to the modern electric guitar world with the release of the Starstream Type-1, a futuristic and versatile electric guitar. Today, VOX has expanded on the cutting-edge line with the release of the Starstream Type-1 Plus, an updated version equipped with enticing new features, including upgradedmodeling sounds powered by VOX’s updated AREOS-D system.
The new Type-1 Plus also introduces a new passive mode, allowing for the ability to performusing traditional electric guitar soundswithout the need for battery power. Additionally, the on-board sounds have been enhanced, producing richer and fuller guitar tones.
“VOX has been pushing boundaries in the guitar and amplifier market for decades, beginning with the famous GuitarOrgan in 1966,” says Product Manager for Guitar Brands, John Stippell. “The Starstream Type-1 with its unique design and impressive array of sounds and functionality represents the next phase of electric guitar innovation from VOX,” Stippell says.
The Type-1 Plus line also includes a Mahogany model which features a genuine Mahogany body for deep, resonant tones and smooth sustain.
Pricing and availability for the Starstream Type-1 Plus and Type-1 Plus Mahogany is TBD.
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Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters are designed to offer a fat midrange and a smooth top end.
Billy Corgan was looking for something for heavier Smashing Pumpkins songs, so Joe Naylor designed the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One pickup. Sporting custom artwork etched onto the covers, the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One Humcutters have a fat midrange and a smooth top end. This pickup combines the drive and sustain of a humbucker with the percussive attack and string clarity of a P90. Get beefy P90 tone plus amp-pummeling output with the Railhammer Billy Corgan Z-One.
Patented Railhammer Pickups take passive guitar pickups to a new level of performance. Rails under the wound strings lead to tighter lows, and poles under the plain strings offer fatter heights. Railhammer Pickups have outstanding tonal balance. With increased clarity, the passive pickup’s tone is never sterile.
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Designed for utmost comfort and performance, the Vertigo Ultra Bass is Mono’s answer to those who seek the ultimate gigging experience.
Complete with a range of game-changing design features, such as the patent-pending attachable FREERIDE Wheel System, premium water-resistant and reflective materials, shockproof shell structure and improved ergonomic features, the Vertigo Ultra Bass takes gear protection to the next level.
The Vertigo Ultra Bass features:
- Patent-pending FREERIDE Wheel System that allows for wheels to be attached on the case in no time, giving you the option to travel with it seamlessly
- Upgraded materials, including a water-resistant 1680D Ballistic Nylon outer shell, plush inner lining and new reflective trim for maximum backstage and night visibility
- Enhanced protection with a shockproof shell structure and heavy-duty water-resistant YKK zippers for protection from the elements
- Improved ergonomics and functionality including added back support and load-lifting detachable shoulder straps with side release buckles
- Flexible storage options with added space for touring essentials
The Generation Collection of acoustic guitars features the exclusive Gibson Player Port designed to offer a unique and immersive sonic experience.
The G-Bird, the newest addition to the Generation Collection--represents the glorious legacy of the Gibson Hummingbird colliding with modern sonic enhancement through the Gibson Player Port to add a new dimension to the G-Bird sound. The Gibson Player Port allows players to hear more of themselves as the audience hears it. With a tone that is crisp and resonant, all of the Gibson Generation Collection acoustics are designed to be comfortable to hold and play for long periods of time. All Generation Collection guitars feature the Gibson Player Port, slim, lightweight bodies, a flatter fingerboard radius, Walnut back and sides, Sitka spruce tops, and a stunning Natural finish. Additionally, the new G-Bird, and the G-200 and G-Writer are equipped with LR Baggs™ Element Bronze pickup systems which amplify deep bass and crystal-clear highs.
The G-Bird represents the glorious legacy of the Gibson Hummingbird with modern sonic enhancement through the Gibson Player Port adding a new dimension to the G-Bird’s sound. The G-Bird features a stunning solid Sitka spruce top and solid walnut back and sides for the ultimate in crisp, resonant tone. This square-shoulder dreadnought delivers all the rich low end and well-balanced mids and highs the original Hummingbird is famous for. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with chrome Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning. The utile neck, with its easy-playing Advanced Response neck profile, is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-Bird also comes equipped with an LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system, so it will always sound as good to your audience as it does to you. The G-Bird also comes equipped with an LR Baggs™ Element Bronze pickup system, so it will always sound as good to your audience as it does to you. The G-Bird is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
Modeled after Gibson’s pioneering small-body parlor acoustic guitars from the 1930’s, the G-00 is a top choice for blues and fingerstyle guitar performances. Despite its more compact size, the G-00 achieves a full, balanced sound. The G-00 fills any room with rich tones-which players can hear like never before, with the exclusive Gibson Player Port. Like all models in the Gibson Generation Collection, the G-00 is handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, by the same highly--skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustic guitars. The G-00 features a beautiful solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The slightly thinner G-00 parlor-sized body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and play. The TUSQ nut and saddle along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-00 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
The G-45, a round-shouldered jumbo, adds the Gibson Player Port to its famous “Workhorse” J-45 style body, which is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar of all time. On the G-45, players can now hear more clearly than ever how this beloved guitar responds to every style and technique of playing. Powerful one moment and soft the next, the G-45 delivers all sounds with incredible dynamic range in an elegant, medium body size. The G-45 is part of the Gibson Generation Collection and like all models in this collection, it is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The G-45 features a slightly thinner round shoulder body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and play. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners deliver solid tuning stability, so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-45 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is included.
Gibson’s impressive range of square-shouldered guitars have become an expressive standard for rock, pop, folk, and country artists. The G-Writer is known for its wide range of sounds, from gutsy and loud, to soft and sweet; they are superb for all styles and shine, whether strumming chords or fingering intricate solos. The G-Writer comes ready for the stage or studio with an LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system and the ear-opening Gibson Player Port. The G-Writer is part of the Gibson Generation Collection and like all models in this collection, it is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. It features a solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The G-Writer features a slightly thinner cutaway body, is more comfortable to play and provides effortless access to the upper frets. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners deliver solid tuning stability, so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-Writer is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is also included.
Gibson built its first “Super Jumbo” SJ-200 as a custom order for country and western singer and film star Ray Whitley, who desired a big, loud, and deep flat-top over which to croon. The SJ-200 quickly became a staple of cowboy singers and horseback troubadours, and then country music, 60’s folk stars, and onto every acoustic guitar genre that has followed. Ray would be proud to hear the booming sound from the Gibson Player Port on the new G-200, which comes ready for the stage or studio with a LR Baggs Element Bronze pickup system. Like all models in the Gibson Generation Collection, the G-200 is handcrafted in Bozeman, MT, by the same highly--skilled craftspeople who make all Gibson acoustics. The G-200 features a beautiful solid Sitka spruce top and solid Walnut back and sides for tone that sounds crisp and resonant. The slightly thinner G-200 cutaway jumbo body is exceptionally comfortable to hold and provides excellent access to the upper frets. The TUSQ nut and saddle, along with the Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, deliver solid tuning stability so you can spend more time playing instead of tuning, and the utile neck with its easy-playing neck profile is so comfortable you won’t want to put it down. The G-200 is available in Natural finish. A gig bag is also included.
G-Bird | Generation Collection
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