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Manufacturer Index

Aguilar

One of the biggest names on the bass scene providing the biggest sound, Aguilar’s team is comprised of bass players who build gear from the musician’s perspective. With products ranging from effects pedals to top-of-the-line pre-amps, they are the leading brand in high-quality bass gear. Like most of the best names in the music business, Aguilar began their journey with the pursuit of better tone.

President of Aguilar, Dave Boonshot, moved to New York in the 80s and started his own production company and studio when session work as a bass player appeared to be drying up for him. His experience from the side of production and recording opened up a deeper level of what went into his instrument’s sound. He set out to have a custom pre-amp built that would offer the equivalent sound of higher end models such as Neve or Telefunken. Through Roger Sadowsky, of Sadowsky amps, Boonshot became aware of the work of Alex Aguilar. Boonshot tried out a prototype the two had worked on that would eventually become the Sadowsky preamp.

The DB 680 was the result of the collaboration that followed between Aguilar and Boonshot. They knew were on to something very special with the DB680 and in 1995, formed Aguilar Amplification. A wide range of amazing products followed soon after and quickly they were making cabinets, heads, pickups and effects pedals created with top of the line engineering with the bass player at the centre of their focus.

Aguilar have continued to push the boundaries of bass tone after 20 years in the business and have the leading bassist’s in the industry heavily dependent on their gear. Eric Smith (Rihanna) describes his rig of six GS410’s; “I have never used any rig with so much booty”.
Aguilar Agro
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Tube sounding bass overdrive. With Agro Aguilar has built an overdrive pedal specifically for the bass. Agro is an AG500 saturation channel based pedal effect that provides a warm tube-sounding overdrive & distortion. This pedal has 4 separated knobs - Level, Saturation, Presence and Contour - and a true bypass. Agro offers a rich overdrive and distortion sound without losing the powerful low ends.

Aguilar Fuzzistor
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It is Fuzz power time! Aguilar’s Fuzzistor is a bass effect pedal that provides a powerful fuzz sound. Like all Aguilar pedals also the Fuzzistor gives the deep and rich signal without the loss of low ends. The Blend control balances the power of your dry tone with the harmonic richness of the fuzz effect. The Tilt EQ lets you explore a wide range of fuzz textures. The level knob matches the gain and tone filters the sound from gloomy to strident.

Aguilar Tone Hammer
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A powerful machine! The Aguilar Tone Hammer is a powerful direct box/preamp/direct box which will bring back the life to your bass sound and even more ! It's super clean DI is based on the Aguilar's respected OBP-3 preamp. It features fully sweepable midrange frequencies in addition to bass and treble controls. The Tone Hammer is a great addition to your chain no matter if you're on the stage or in the studio.Already as a DI box alone, the Tone Hammer has it's right of existance. But Aguilar dod not stop there! With their Adaptive Gain Shaping circuitry (AGS) Aguilar made the Tone Hammer as flexible as it gets! AGS allows the player to kick in an additional gain structure and EQ with the "stomp" of a button. You can now go from modern slap sounds to vintage or overdriven, shape your tone to fit your needs. 18 volt operation gives the Tone Hammer® plenty of headroom to reproduce the most dynamic playing style. Separate Gain and Master controls allow you to dial in just the right gain structure for any instrument.Aguilar really hit the hammer on the head with the Tone Hammer, it is a must to the working bass player.

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Andrew White Guitars

Andrew White Guitars are a result of two decades of researching and experimenting with guitars, woods and different construction approaches.

Andrew White is considered by many as an artist, his Luthier Collection showcases his one of a kind masterpieces. Luxurious features and attention to detail and fine tone make these guitars truly remarkable.

In order to being able offering his guitars to a larger crowd, Andrew White teamed with a Korean guitar factory to produce the Andrew White production line. These guitars share the measurements and characteristics of Andrew's own designs while keeping the price at bay.
Andrew White Guitars EOS 100J NS
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Be unique! Everyone plays a dreadnought / OM / Jumbo and so on... Why not trying something different ?!? The Andrew White EOS is a sweet little guitar with emphasise on the overall midrange and semi quick attack thanks to the Jatoba (or in it's other name: Brazilian Cherry) back, sides and top. The EOS narrow hip shape is sits well when playing seated and the guitar's overall weight is well balanced.

Andrew White Guitars FREJA 100 NAT
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Sparkle! And then some more sparkle. One chord is all you need in order to find out how much open end and sparkle the Andrew White Freja 100 NAT has. It is a lovely Jatoba body, Sitka Spruce top guitar which is brilliant for pick arpeggios, flat picking, fingerpicking and so on. The Freja 100 NAT is well built, playing wise it is a comfy and pretty straight forward. We like it.

Andrew White Guitars Dreadnought 110
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Andrew White's take on pre war dreadnoughts. The Decker's Creek collection is where you will find Andrew White's appreciation and homage for the old pre war Martin and Gibson guitars. The Dreadnought 110 is a Rosewood body & solid Sitka Spruce top guitar with a lot of projection and healthy balance. The D110 is perfect for the pick player.

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Aria

Aria 615 Frontier
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The budget Telecaster. With the 615 Frontier Aria allows to those who seek to get a decent Telecaster guitar without investing thousands of dollars, to get what they're after. The Frontier is a simple guitar, just like the traditional tele. Two single coil pickups, 3-way selector and solid body, no over the top features, only pure tone. The Aria 615 Frontier sports a Basswood body, Walnut fingerboard and is offered in a variety of finishes.

Aria PE 350
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Affordable and versatile. The Aria PE 350 is priced at ±400$ and for the price it is a great guitar really. Aria is known for crafting good guitars at an affordable price and the PE 350 is a great example for that. The Basswood body on the PE 350 is thinner than a usual Les Paul, thus the guitar has a lighter weight. The neck and body are joined using a heel-less construction, creating a smooth transition and enhanced playability on the upper part of the scale. The two Aria humbuckers on the Aria PE 350 are open and "airy", they compliment the guitar and are relatively versatile. Again, the Aria PE 350 is a great guitar for the price!

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Atkin Guitars

Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master Roy Smeck
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Reviving the Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe. The Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master is built after the scarce Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe signature model of the '30s. The jumbo sized original guitar was a 12 fret flat top, set up with high string action for slide playing. The Atkin Hawaiian master shares similar characteristics but come with standard string action for contemporary playing. The lightly braced torrified spruce top and mahogany body in combination with the short scale length delivers a superb tone which left us in awe. Thanks to the 1.75" / 45mm nut width and 2.25" / 58mm string spacing, the Atkin Guitars Hawaiian Master Roy Smeck fits perfectly for fingerpicking, ragtime, flat picking and hybrid. That is not to say you cannot strum it of course, it can definitely strum too! What a fine 12 fret dreadnought model.

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Bassart Guitars

Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments.

The boutique brand started it's official way in 1996 in Braunschweig, Germany. Matthias originally opened his shop as a bass-only one, where he built a small amount of bass guitars per year. As the years went by his bass guitars received recognition among local players which brought the demand to Bassart made electric 6 string guitars. Much like the bass guitars by Bassart, the electric ones have unique yet familiar designs.

Matthias strives for good tone, and that is what leads him. His guitars and basses often look as they sound, which is a great additional value to an instrument.
Bassart Guitars D CAT Custom Deluxe
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What a cool cat sounds like. Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments. The D CAT Custom Deluxe is beautifully made, from the second we took it out of the case and till the moment we finished the demos this guitar did not go out of tune which is rare. It is a heavy guitar with a healthy sustain and full sound. The combination of the Khaya body and the Häussel Humbuckers is making this guitar a great rock guitar. It has guts, yet it's subtle.Playability wise the guitar is ready to rock and rock hard. The neck is fast and it is really easy to play just about anything you'd like to play. One must take into account though, the Bassart D CAT Custom Deluxe is not a lightweight guitar! But that's where the tone is...

Bassart Guitars Roaddog
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True grit. Bassart guitars is a one man show, run by the German luthier Mathias Meyer. The perfect composition of playability, uniqueness and down-to-earth approach of Matthias make Bassart guitars great instruments. The Roaddog is all the way, Malcolm Young kind of guitar (only with a tremolo). It is dry and has a great attack which come really handy when playing rhythm. You will not get endless sustain from the Roaddog, it is not that kind of a guitar.It is a mid weight guitar with a two action truss, matt finish and two Gretsch Filtertron pickups. The Roaddog is a great example of how a guitar can appear down to earth without being too fancy, yet play and sound top notch. It is that kind of a guitar you will wanna take on the stage, on the road and never put back in the case.

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge AR21C/ACE
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Cedar / Maple sound for the percussive player. The Baton Rouge AR21C/ACE is a traditional auditorium size guitar, sports a slightly thicker than the standard 1.8" / 46mm nut width and has well emphasised high range. Open pore natural finish, like on the AR21C/ACE, often gives more grain to the overall sound of a guitar which comes very handy when you play different percussive styles on your guitar. Usually though the difficulty in getting a good percussion sound from your guitar is when it is plugged and not unplugged. Baton Rouge researched the subject and in collaboration with Shadow electronics created the BR-2P, a two way pickup system designed specifically for getting the best percussion sound when amplifying your guitar.​

Baton Rouge AR11C/ACE
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A Percussive fingerstyle kind of guitar. The Baton Rouge AR11C/ACE is a traditional auditorium size guitar, sports a narrow 1.69" / 43mm nut width and has well emphasised mid range. Open pore natural finish, like on the AR11C/ACE, often gives more grain to the overall sound of a guitar which comes very handy when you play different percussive styles on your guitar. Usually though the difficulty in getting a good percussion sound from your guitar is when it is plugged and not unplugged. Baton Rouge researched the subject and in collaboration with Shadow electronics created the BR-2P, a two way pickup system designed specifically for getting the best percussion sound when amplifying your guitar.

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B&G Guitars

B&G Guitars was founded by Eliran Barashi and Yotam (Kiki) Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur.

From the B&G Guitars website:
We are devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.

Our guitars are gimmick free. We create a full perfectly well-balanced unique and original instruments that will grow on you, we build instruments that will ignite your passion for the only thing that matters – playing the guitar.

Our designs are the outcome of our secret sauce we found to be the golden rule in creating great instruments, and the result of a meticulous study of what made models from early 20’s to the mid 50’s such timeless classics.

In order to create the best sounding guitars we have one simple rule - everything must be made by ourselves:
We cast our own brass hardware from a unique alloy that conducts the fullest frequency range, we even use thick brass pickup covers to isolate the coils instead of pressed tin covers.
We wind and make our own pickups, we mix and blend our own paint and nitro lacquer and we use our rare stock of aged wood such as Brazilian Rosewood, African Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany and Eastern maple (some of it is 90 years old!)
We even make the glue and grain filler we use.

The result is consistency in the quality and the sound of our instruments. As a small workshop, we control and pay very careful attention to crafting the sound. If it’s not perfect to our ears it doesn’t leave the shop.

Our main approach is the Plug and Play - that is, a great electric guitar must sound great when you plug it to a clean amp and there is only one cable between the amp and the instrument.

We love what we do.
B&G Guitars Private Build LS Humbuckers Cutaway
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It's the new old guitar. The story of the Little Sister guitar began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines.Understanding that these players fat and throaty guitar tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach the guitar sound we had become hooked on.We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are finger stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free. It had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique; Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Crossroads LS Non-Cutaway
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An inspiring instrument. The B&G Little Sister private build made a huge impact since it's first appear in 2014. Building handmade guitars takes time and has it's costs, that makes them less accessible to all players. With that in mind, the B&G Little Sister Crossroads was born, Asia-manufactured variant of the Little Sister that provides classic B&G looks and construction at a more affordable cost.B&G, by all means, did not compromise on tone. The Little Sister Crossroads (cutaway and non-cutaway) is built out of quality tone-woods - African Mahogany body and neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard and solid Maple top. It is finished using UV finish which compliments the sound characteristics of the wood. Factory-made solid brass hardware made it possible to maintain the familiar look and similar tonal qualities to the Little Sister Private Build.The Little Sister Crossroads is without a doubt an inspiring instrument. 

B&G Guitars Private Build LS P90
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It's the new old guitar.  The story of the Little Sister guitar began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines.Understanding that these players fat and throaty guitar tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach the guitar sound we had become hooked on.We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are finger stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free. It had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique; Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

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Blackstar

Blackstar HT-Drive
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From clean tube boost to a fat tube distortion, the Blackstar HT Drive is a one mean machine. The guitar's best friend is the amp, preferably a tube amp. Cranking the gain stage up and letting the tubes do their work driving your sound. Problem is, tube amps can be sensitive to transportation and usually are pretty heavy. Gladly, Blackstar got us all covered with their HT-Drive.The HT Drive is a valve overdrive, which can be used as a clean boost as well as a screaming valve distortion. It uses a Class A tone control which makes sure your guitar tone stays as natural as it is and in combination with Blackstar's ISF control you can set your tone exactly as you want it to be.One feature on the HT Drive we absolutely love is the Speaker emulated output. What it means is, that you can plug the HT-Drive straight to a PA or your DAW, and enjoy a great tube amp style sound without actually carrying your amp around.

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BOSS

BOSS is a division of renowned Japanese musical equipment manufacturer, the Roland Corporation. Effects pedals, multi-effect pedals, electronic tuners and pedal boards formed the basis of their output for many years and today they have expanded their product line to include digital studios, rhythm machines and other electronic musical equipment.

Their first products emerged in the mid 1970’s. The B-100 came with a clip-on pre-amp and pickup to amplify acoustic guitars, then the CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, which was a stand-alone unit of the chorus/vibrato circuit found in the Roland JC-120 amplifier. Their line of compact pedals began in ’77 with the release of the OD-1 (overdrive), the PH-1 (phaser) and a parametric equaliser called the Spectrum (SP-1). Every year after they would go on to release pedals and units that became staples from practice rooms to legendary albums on shelves around the world today.

Their DD-2 Digital Delay, was the first mass-produced digital delay in a compact pedal format, later versions featured on the pedal boards of the likes of Prince and Thom Yorke and Slash. In ’92 they released 9 new pedals, including the Turbo-Distortion (DS-2) (used by Kurt Cobain and Steve Vai) and the Heavy Metal (HM-2) distortion pedal which would go on to shape the sound of much heavy metal music since.

Their range today includes their best-selling single guitar and bass pedals, multi-effects units, guitar synthesizers, digital recorders, loop stations, acoustic pedals, vocal efx units, amplifiers, tuners and metronomes.
BOSS TR-2 Tremolo
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Classic tremolo. Compact pedal. The BOSS TR-2 Tremolo is designed to provide guitarists with classic tremolo effects in an easy-to-use compact pedal. Dedicated "Wave," "Rate," and "Depth" knobs provide a multitude of effect possibilities, you can really fine tune the BOSS TR-2 to your liking. It is low on knobs but really lacks nothing as when it comes to versatility.

BOSS CP-1X Compressor
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Multi-Dimensional Processing, intuitive layout and low noise ratio are making the BOSS CP-1X a prime guitar compressor pedal effect! The CP-1X is a result of BOSS taking their compressors to the next level. Thanks to their MDP technology along with the 18 volt electronics the CP-1X is a dynamic and transparent compressor with enough headroom to keep your signal clean and tight. The intelligent circuit of the CP-1X analyses the player's signal and applies compression based on that to each frequency differently, resulting in musicality which resembles a studio compressor than a guitar pedal compressor. Often, guitar players find it difficult to set the right amount of compression they seek for, with the BOSS CP-1X this task comes easy, thanks to the gain reduction indicator which displays how much compression is being applied. Simply put, the BOSS CP-1X is a great compressor and we recommend trying it out.

BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
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The chorus you always wanted! In BOSS' portfolio several chorus pedals can be found. The legendary CE-1, The CE-2 which is now available under the Waza Craft series and more. What differs the CE-5 Chorus Ensemble from the rest is that it lasts, and for a reason! The BOSS CE-5 is considered as one of the most versatile chorus pedals the Japanese company ever made thanks to the high and low filters and the wide frequency range it provides. The shimmer of this pedal is sweet and it does not fall in the "flat" trap many chorus pedals do. There is a mild confusion as to wether the CE-5 is digital or analog and both are correct: The BOSS CE-5 started it's life as an analog pedal, but after 2001 the circuit was changed to digital. The one you hear on TonePedia as a brand new one, hence, digital.

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Carl Martin

The electric guitar is the way many people around the world express themselves, that’s a fact. But the true magic begins when connecting the electric guitar to a high-quality effect pedal. From something that sounds good comes something that sounds unique. Carl Martin is in the business of making you sound unique! Their distinctive and totally outstanding pedals will help you to personalize your music and make it even better. Founded in 1990 in Denmark, the Carl Martin Company produces a large line of guitar accessories including effects pedals, amplifiers and strings. Their reputation of providing innovative and unique products with "superior sound quality and features not seen on any other effect pedal” is widely known and well deserved. Used by an impressive number of professional musicians such as Andy Wood, Phil Soussan, Paul Nelson, Fred Turner, and more, it's not surprising they are the pedal supplier of choice for so many artists.

No matter if it is a crushing distortion pedal effect you’re after, a studio compressor built into guitar pedal, a bass chorus pedal or a great flanger effect, Carl Martin has it. With their impressive selection of pedal effects, Carl Martin is a sure bet for the unique guitar player.
Carl Martin Single Channel AC Tone
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The pedalboard friendly AC Tone. The Single Channel AC-Tone is a smaller pedal-board friendly, single channel version of the original Pro-Series AC-Tone. It features 3 knobs and 1 switch and has a slightly beefed up Gain section, but shares the very same tone as its big brother! The single AC-Tone also incorporates our new DC-DC converter circuitry, so the pedal can be powered by a regulated 9V Power Supply but will still operate on the same +-12V level as the original AC powered AC-Tone.This allows us to use the same high quality components which provide the same tone and headroom that make the CM Pro-Series pedals stand out from the rest!

Carl Martin Classic Opto Compressor
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From the days when colouring your sound was not a sin. Welcome to the Classic Optical Compressor: a 100% analog old-school compressor from the days where colouring was an important factor to the sound. The four controls (from left to right) are the Gain, which controls the ‘pre-glow’ of the optical circuit (the more you turn this up, the fatter the sound); Level, which controls the overall volume of the compressor; Compression, which controls how hard or soft the compression is, and the Attack control which takes the signal from transparent to outright total squeeze. A short time with this compressor will allow you to find some of those classic guitar sounds which may somehow have escaped you before. Again, like all the Vintage pedals, the Classic Optical Compressor comes in a solid diecast housing with cool chicken-head knobs, CM colour and graphics and a 9V battery compartment. Due to the nature of compressors, we highly recommend a regulated power supply (like the CM ProPower) or a large stock of batteries.

Carl Martin PlexiTone Lo Gain
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When less can be more. Following the success of the Carl Martin Plexitone and the single channel Plexitone, the guys at Carl Martin and Pete Thorn designed a new version that can cope with variable voltage and AC/DC power supplies. The PlexiTone Lo Gain was designed with the amp and guitar in mind, unlike his brother, the single channel PlexiTone, it is lower on gain and can drive your amp to get that natural saturated sound you seek. That being said - it can definitely kick ass once you dial the Gain knob clock wise above the middle point! The pedal works well with different pickup types and is in general a very straight forward, easy to use and versatile pedal.The demos of the PlexiTone Lo Gain on TonePedia were recorded with the pedal being fed by 9V DC power supply.

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Cole Clark

Cole Clark FL2 EC BB
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Tasmanian Blakwood and Australian Bunya. The Bunya top on the Cole Clark FL2EC-BB is a sustainable Australian one, it can handle climate extremes better than the softer timbers guitars are usually made of. The combination of Bunya top and Tasmanian Blackwood body results in a clear guitar which sounds exceptionally good when amplified. That is why it is so great that this model comes with Cole Clark's Analogue 3-way system which is magnificent.

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Cort

Cort Earth 100
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Solid top and solid sound at a great price. The Earth series by Cort is liked by many, we can totally understand why. The Cort Earth 100 for example has a solid Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany body and a sweet woody sound for an average price of 300$. Also, it comes in several different colours as black, natural and sunburst. The guitar comes from the factory with a slightly high action and we do recommend asking the shop you buy from to adjust it for a more comfortable playing experience. Beginners and anyone who is in the market for a guitar at that price range, do check out the Cort Earth 100.

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Crafter

Crafter guitars’ story began in 1972 in the basement of the family home of founder HyunKwon Park, father of current owner, Inae Park. Originally named ‘Sungeum’, meaning ‘accomplishing the sound’, HyunKwon’s hand-crafted classical models enjoyed instant success amongst local musicians. By ’78 they stretched out to a larger premises in Yangju-gun, just outside Seoul, to fulfill growing demand. In 1986 Inae Park joined his father to conquer the global market. This is when they rechristened the company to ‘Crafter’.

In 2009 they expanded again to keep up with demand to a state-of-the art guitar factory that was the result of 5 years of planning and construction. In keeping with the family spirit of the company, they built the facility where the original factory existed so they could retain their original staff. It includes leisure rooms, a gym, restaurant, and chapel, for all the staff working there. 

Though utilizing cutting edge technology to craft their guitars, much hand craftwork still goes into each guitar and each instrument has a personality of its own, ‘just like the people who build them’. Now registered in more than 40 countries throughout the world, more than 60,000 instruments leaving the factory each year.

Their broad range of acoustic and semi-acoustic instruments documents the company’s program of continuous review and development. Their steady expansion in diversity of range reflects the needs of their pool of dedicated customers, seeking the Crafter tone.
Crafter JE-18/N
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Jumbo indeed, and full of low/mid range. The Crafter JE-18/N is a joy to strum and extremely loud. Crafter uses a nice solid cedar wood for the top and the craftsmanship is nice. The guitar plays smoothly, neck shape is comfy and the guitar all in all is nicely set. When plugging it you immediately enjoy using the L.R. Baggs LR-T NX system, which uses their under.the-saddle element pickup (which we love).The LCD tuner is really easy to use and makes your life easier on the stage, the eq on the preamp helps you get your sound right and is quite versatile. If you're in the market for a boomy & loud guitar, consider the Crafter JE-18/N. 

Crafter DE-8/N
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Crafter DE-8/N - When affordability meets great craftmanship. When it comes to price/value ratio , no one can overlook Crafter's great guitars. The Korean company which began it's way in the 70's is a major player in today's mid level range guitars.The DE-8/N is one of their most known models. It features Solid Engelmann spruce top and mahogany back and sides, gloss finish, Indian rosewood fretboard and a 43mm nut width.One of the main characteristics of the DE-8/N is how responsive and airy it is, thanks to the thin braces Crafter uses. The spruce top compliments the bit darker sound of the mahogany body.It's safe to say that this guitar is more on the dry, woody side of the scale. It feels very natural in a good way.The DE-8/N comes with an LR Baggs Element undersaddle pickup combined with their LR-T-RX preamp – four-band EQ plus phase and a tuner.Crafter understands the need of us musicians to control and shape our tone to our liking and their choice of preamp proves it. adjusting your tone is pretty easy and exact, the big LCD is pretty handy when tuning the guitar.

Crafter GCL-80/BRS
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An all maple electro-acoustic guitar with the right looks and price! When it comes to price/value ratio , no one can overlook Crafter's great guitars. The Korean company which began it's way in the 70's is a major player in today's mid level range guitars.The GCL-80 is a cool looking grand auditorium guitar which is equipped with an L.R Baggs system id order to get you where you want when playing on stage.The all maple body and top gives the Crafter GCL-80 a sweet mellow sound with subtle low end. The result is a guitar that plays nice with other instruments and on stage. Crafter's 43mm nut and solid C shape neck making it easier to switch chords smoothly, and the attack of the maple body helps the lightest string picking be heard.Like other models offered by Crafter, the GCL-80 is equipped with an L.R Baggs system an is easy to work with on stage.

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D'Angelico

The D’Angelico company is no less than a legend reborn!

Born in 1905 in Little Italy, on Manhattan's Lower East Side, John D’Angelico became an apprentice to his grand uncle Signor Ciani when he was only 9 years old. Signor Ciano was an expert violin and mandolin maker. D’Angelico adopted the principles from his grand uncle and incorporated them into his world-renowned and strictly hand-made archtop guitars. He produced them in a very limited quantity — during the late 1930s John and his two employees produced approx. 35 instruments per year.

In the 1940s John D’Angelico was already known as the finest builder of archtop guitars although some generous offers were made by large manufacturers, John D’Angelico kept his independence as he knew that his loyalty lay on the craft of his instruments. In the cold winter of 1964, D'Angelico passed away from heart failure. He was only 59 years old.

47 years after D’Angelico’s death the brand was rebuilt by an enthusiastic and ambitious team in D’Angelico’s home town, New York City. The passion and meticulous attention to supreme sound and details which John was renowned for remained within the company.

D’Angelico, a legend reborn!
D'Angelico Excel 175
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Just breathe. You’re not seeing things. The EX-175 is the only D’Angelico archtop equipped with a Bigsby vibrato. With a strong, crisp low-end and a fiercely cranky high-end, the EX-175 is made for players seeking the new rock edge D’Angelico provides. The Bigsby allows for anything from glassy shimmers to warped dizzy-spells, while the roller bridge guarantees stable tuning. Dare to be dynamic: the EX-175 is resilient to feedback and can be pushed harder than most archtops while still maintaining clarity. Its ultra-slim taper neck makes for supreme comfort, whether you’re blazing through gained-up note-heavy licks or carefully articulating fingerpicked lines.

D'Angelico Excel DC
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Much style. Much sound. The EX-DC is D’Angelico’s response to the rising popularity of the double-cutaway semi-hollow electric guitar. Powered by dual Kent Armstrong humbuckers, the EX-DC was designed with versatility in mind, offering a marriage of enveloping fullness and vivid high-end that never gets tinny. Its heavier body is balanced wonderfully by the signature D’Angelico headstock, while its standard neck shape and medium jumbo frets make for great comfort. Never short on style, the EX-DC is also available with a gold stairstep tailpiece and comes in a variety of colors, including a striking seafoam green.

D'Angelico Excel SS
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The perfect live guitar. The EX-SS packs a lot of punch in its 15-inch body, the smallest of all the D’Angelico archtops. Truly a versatile instrument, the EX-SS boasts a rich, full-bodied low-end when on the neck pickup, and a powerful mid-range on the bridge pickup. High-output Kent Armstrong humbuckers deliver crisp attack and balanced resonance, making the EX-SS perfect for live settings. The signature D’Angelico stairstep trapeze-style tailpiece offers style and purpose, providing comfortable string tension for bluesy bends. The EX-SS shines when kept clean or boosted with overdrive, ideal for RnB, jazz, rock, and all the nameless places in between.

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Darkglass Electronics

It is hard to believe that Darkglass Electronics was only founded in 2009.

The Finnish company, led by it's Chilean founder Douglas Castro, has made quite an impact on the bass world. Their pedal effects can be found on the boards of famous players such as Tony Levin (King Crimson), Paul Turner (Jamiroquai), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Ra Díaz (Suicidal Tendencies) alongside many upcoming names in the industry.

Darkglass pedals are known to be extremely versatile, allowing the bass player to shape the pedal's sound to be exactly as he/she desires. Each circuit is well thought through and continuously refined, resulting in new models and versions being released every year. After 7 years concentrating on pedal effect manufacturing, in 2016 Darkglass electronic released it's first bass amplifier, the Microtubes 900.
Darkglass Electronics Vintage Microtubes
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Warm tube-like tones with a natural dynamic response. Finding a good bass overdrive can be tricky. Overdrive pedals tend to filter out low ends causing the bass to sound thin, and one thing bass players do not like is having a thin sound. That is exactly why we like Darkglass pedals and the Vintage Microtubes in particular. The Vintage Microtubes delivers smooth and warm tube-like overdrive which adds to your sound and not takes away from it. A great feature comes with the ERA knob, dial it to chose the decade you'd like to sound like. All the way down to be in "midrange 70's" or all the way up for "metallic 90's".

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K V2
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A Perfect combination of brutality and clarity... The Darkglass B3K V2 is the successor of the renowned B3K CMOS which shocked the bass world. Darkglass added a Tone knob and Mid Boost switch to allow more control over the overall sound and help the player to cut through the mix. The move from toggle switches to on/off buttons is smart, as it makes the pedal more user friendly, and along with the four simple turning knobs the B3K is really easy to handle. Sound wise, as the original version, the B3K V2 is a massive overdrive pedal.

Darkglass Electronics Alpha Omicron
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Two distinctive distortion channels combined in one pedal. Following the success of their Alpha Omega preamp/overdrive, Darkglass electronic released the Alpha Omega – a standard size pedal effect which delivers the two Alpha Omega mods with a simplified eq at a lower retail price. The two distortion mods, controlled by the MOD knob, are both the un-subtle, brutal in your face kind, though definitely not harsh! The bass is not being cut and is very healthy and apparent. The Alpha mod is tighter and punchier while the omega is more saturated and all over the place. Thanks to the Blend knob you can tame the distortion to fit your music style, or, if you need even more aggressiveness use the Growl and Bite switches for more mids and bass boost. 

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Diamond Pedals

Diamond Pedals 902 Nine Zero Two
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Simple, yet versatile! In Short – The 902 is as rich as an overdriven tube amplifier when it comes to sound. It is an nonlinear, simple overdrive which we found to be pretty versatile yet simple. It is based on multiple discrete transistor gain stages placed in series, with each stage using a different type of gain circuit, resulting in a complex, nonlinear amplification response. Simple gain pedals can be tricky. It is all about what's under the hood. With the 902 Diamond pedals, as always, took the job seriously and created a simple UX pedal that actually delivers a wide range of sound options. The combination of multiple discrete transistors on the gain side with their amp-like tone stack lets you drive the 902 from light dirt to a smooth saturation. The 902 can be used with a 9V battery or an adapter, has a true bypass switch and built to last.

Diamond Pedals CPR1 Compressor
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Dynamic and shaping tool for the stage and studio guitar player. When Diamond Pedals designed the CPR1 Compressor, they tried to bring to the guitar world the vocal recording approach where the preamp, compressor, and EQ are all in one unit. We think it is mission accomplished! The EQ control shapes the overall frequency balance in a magnificent way really, the post signal is smooth and the ground noise is at bay. In case you are using it with a gain pedal and experience the commonly added  white noise you can open the Diamond CPR1 Compressor's casing and switch the high cut filter. No wonder it is one of the most regarded new age compressors in the industry.

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Duesenberg

Duesenberg marked their beginnings with innovation and catering for niches in the guitar market. They were responsible for the world’s first electric guitar kits in their previous incarnation as Rockinger guitars and the first ever fine-tuning tremolo, later renamed on the US market as “The Eddie van Halen Tremolo”. In the early 1980s, production of more tremolos, such as the Tellybrato and Lestrem, pick-ups such as the beloved P-90, pick guards and guitar bodies and necks, led to growth in the company and the production of the first Duesenberg guitar in 1986.

One of the more weird and wonderful brands out there, Duesenberg stand out for their aesthetic as much as for their craft and innovation. Known for their Art Deco style applications and unconventional colouring, their shape and design harks back to the craftsmanship in guitar design of the 50’s and 60’s. It was this stand-out design that gained them growth in sales when singer Sheena Ringo hit top 5 charts in Japan playing one of their mint green Starplayer series, leading to over a thousand sales for the brand.

Their Starplayer semi-hollow series has undergone many different makeovers over the years. Featuring a sustain-center-block, maple neck and arched back as well as an arched spruce top with a single f-hole, each with a unique finish. Signature models include the Starplayer TV Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Chris Whitley and Ron Wood (The Rolling Stones).

Duesenberg are serious about craft. The wood, hardware and pickups are all of highly evolved design, which they continue to refine to this day. Since 2009, every instrument is processed in the PLEK machine, a CNC based system that cuts and levers each fret within a tolerance of 1/100 of a millimeter. With names like Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Slash and John Mayer as fans, they’ve got the prof in the players!
Duesenberg Starplayer TV Mike Campbell I
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So much style you need sunglasses to look at it. The Starplayer TV is a semi hollow, dual pickup, 22 fret electric guitar, featuring arched top and back, bent sides and a 647mm scale. For the Mike Campbell Edition we have added some unique details, which are only featured on this model. For the cutting leads and heavy riffs, Duesenberg took their own classicly wound Grand Vintage Humbucker and paired it with their open Domino P90 Singlecoil for airy chords and creamy licks.

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Duke

Duke is a mid price acoustic and classic guitars brand under the Hanika umbrella.

It is no wonder Duke guitars sound and feel so well. They are practically being set up by the Hanika factory in order to assure a high quality level. The quest after a good acoustic guitar which will not cost a fortune led the guys at Hanika to the east, where they tested factories, wood combinations and building techniques. Finally Duke came to life and it does not disappoint at all.

Three things you will find in almost every duke acoustic guitar are:
1. Healthy mid range
2. Really comfortable neck shape
3. A Shadow pickup system with a fantastic tone
Duke A-PF
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The Exceptional quality of Duke guitars really stands out in today's guitar market. The A-PF is a small body, 12-fret acoustic guitar which sounds much, much more than it costs.It has a solid spruce top with laminated rosewood body, bone nut, bone saddle and ebony fretboard. The A-PF guitar does not only sound great, it also looks great thanks to the high-gloss finish and slotted headstock.The tone of the Duke A-PF can be described as a lively one with emphasis on the mid and high range. It has great attack which suits hybrid picking and finger style. Also, it's sustain is worth to mention, as it delivers a good amount of it.The Playability on it is great, the neck feels smooth and there's enough room for the fingers to move thanks to it's 45mm nut.

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Earthquaker Devices

EarthQuaker pedals have established themselves as one of the leading brands in boutique pedals since their beginnings in 2004. Founder Jamie Stillman started out on his own in Akron, Ohio and gradually expanded to include a team of passionate pedal makers, including his wife, Julie.

The EarthQuaker family pack their pedals full of character and creative design. Each of their units is built completely by hand featuring bespoke graphics and quirky features. The team’s unique humour permeates the brand’s ethos. Their Speaker Cranker has only one setting for instance: “More”.  Aiming for the off-centre with weird and wonderful tweaks and combinations of standard effects, their pedals open up creative levels and sound worlds for players looking for psychedelic realms of character in their sound.

Guitarist Dallas Green of Alexisonfire rates the Disaster Transport SR as one of his favourites. The two-in-one pedal comes with expression controls for repeats and bleeds the two delay channels together, creating sounds hard to believe originating from a single unit. Another EarthQuaker fan is Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In. His favourites include the Rainbow Machine pitch shifter, featuring a button for “magic”, producing sounds that are exactly that and all the colours of the rainbow.

EarthQuaker takes care of their customers as if they were part of their own family, providing warranty with repair and replacement if anything should happen to your pedal. All that’s left in between then and your purchase is boundless rocking out.
Earthquaker Devices Bellows
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A Straight forward Fuzz. The Earthquaker Devices Bellows is a transistor based overdrive to fuzz pedal. With only two knobs this device delivers a lot of character! It's sound can be described as vintage, tweed-type tone. One great thing about the Bellows is, that it works great with both electric bass and electric guitars. Whatever you plug to it, it will drive. actually, it will fuzz too. on low drive setting the Bellows is a mild fella, the easy to handle type. However, turning the drive knob to full will result in a full range fuzz straight out of fuzz land.To sum it up, the Earthquaker Devices Bellows is an extremely useful gain pedal that can drive an entire show, from the subtle first song to the shredded finale.

Earthquaker Devices Bellows
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Vintage, tweed-type tone. The Earthquaker Devices Bellows is a transistor based overdrive to fuzz pedal that gets by with only two knobs - delivering a lot of character!One great thing about the Bellows is, that it works great with both electric bass and electric guitars. Whatever you plug into it, it will drive - actually, it will fuzz, too. On low drive settings the Bellows is a mild fellow, the easy to handle type. However, turning the drive knob to full will result in a full range fuzz straight out of fuzz land.To sum it up, the Earthquaker Devices Bellows is an extremely useful gain pedal that can drive an entire show, from the subtle first song to the shredding finale.

Earthquaker Devices Hoof V2
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Hoof - Best of both worlds. Well, regarding Fuzz - the first decision one has to make is if you prefer Germanium or Silicon Transistors being used. A rather vintage inspired, smoother tone is produces by Germanium Transistors while the Silicon fuzz pedals are known to offer greater transparency and simply sound harsher, brighter and fuzzier. The EarthQuaker Devices Hoof, being a hybrid, pairs the good qualities of both Transistors delivering a smooth, natural and harmonically rich sustain. The Level, Fuzz and Tone controls operate in the usual way while the Shift knob lets you adjust the mid content- from classic scooped mids to more modern cutting mid-range frequencies.The EarthQuaker Hoof is hand build, all-analog, true bypass that can be powered by either battery or a regulated power supply.

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EBS

EBS Sweden AB was founded by Bo Engberg (CEO) and Mats Kristoffersson (Technical Director) in 1988 in Stockholm, with one goal in mind – to build high-end bass equipment. The first product they launched was the EBS-1 rack-mounted bass preamp.

After selling three of their EBS-1 units to three excellent bass players (Flea: Red Hot Chilli Peppers / Jimmy Earl: Chick Corea Band / Billy Talbot: Neil Young & Crazy Horse) EBS received the recognition that it deserved. In 1993 their first pedal effect, the EBS Octa Bass was born and in the same year EBS started to produce their first Bass combo Amplifier – The Taurus 240.

Today EBS produces tube and transistor bass amps, bass cabinets, combo amps, pedal effects and accessories. Besides producing a wide range of high quality and successful products, EBS Sweden AB provides a distinct endorsement policy. Artists like Billy Sheehan, Tal Wilkenfeld, Marcus Miller, Tony Levin and many more are signed by EBS.

Whenever you check a bass player’s pedal board and gear, you’re most likely to find at least one EBS product.

After creating such a name for themselves in the bass world, EBS decided it's time to use their vast knowledge and experience for the sake of guitar players too. The truth is, that guitar players used EBS's bass pedals in their rig cause they're simply great. Gladly, now they can enjoy "all electric guitar" pedals with EBS's 'Red Label Pedals' series which contains three well thought-through guitar pedal effects including reverb, flange/chorus and compressor.
EBS MetalDrive
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Distortion with full bottom! EBS MetalDrive Studio Edition delivers high-gain distortion for use in modern metal music, and other music styles that call for a mean distorted sound. It works equally well with guitar, and handle drop tuned guitars, 7-, and 8-string guitars without choking.

EBS Red Twister
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The EBS Red Twister Guitar Edition is the perfect combination of user friendliness and sonic awesomeness! Analog Processing. The pedal is built with the best analog processing circuitry available. This gives a smooth, warm and fat sounding chorus/flange effect, useful both for live and studio performances. The Red Twister is built on the legacy of the EBS UniChorus Studio Edition bass effect, but with adjustments of delay times and frequency range to match the guitar perfectly. The output is either mono or stereo.The Red Twister is an analog studio quality Chorus, Flange and Pitch Modulation effects unit. Effect mix level. Under the hood of the Red Twister, there's a mix level control that let you decide how much or little of the effect you'd like to be blended with the original tone. See the manual for details.Red Label Pedals. The Red Twister is one of the three first launched pedals in EBS new Red Label Pedals for guitar, along with the EBS DynaVerb Guitar Edition and MultiComp Guitar Edition. They all come with the heritage from EBS famed Black Label Pedals for bass, that have been used by world-famous guitarists for years. With the Red Label Pedals, all the details have been adjusted for optimal performance with guitar, with the input from some of the most busy Swedish session guitarists and the staff from the famous TGT11.se pedal specialists store in Stockholm, Sweden.

EBS MultiComp
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High performance, analog compressor with either solid state, tube simulation or multi-band compression. The MultiComp Guitar Edition can make a good sounding guitar sound even better. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to play without it! The EBS MultiComp Guitar Edition is optimized for use with guitar, and strikes the perfect balance of being super user friendly and offering super sonic qualities.Less is more. The MultiComp may be the easiest compressor around to dial in. Since it is so smooth and well though through, all you need is to set the level of Comp/Limit with one knob, Gain with another, and then choose the type or mode of compression between Tubeism, Multi Band (MB) and Normal. Done! For those that need more, there is an Active/Passive switch on the side as well as an internal trim pot for the Threshold located under the hood.Red Label Pedals. The MultiComp Guitar Edition is one of the three first launched pedals in EBS new Red Label Pedals for guitar, along with the EBS DynaVerb Guitar Edition and Red Twister Guitar Edition. They all come with the heritage from EBS famed Black Label Pedals for bass, that have been used by world-famous guitarists for years. With the Red Label Pedals, all the details have been adjusted for optimal performance with guitar, with the input from some of the most busy Swedish session guitarists and the staff from the famous TGT11.se pedal specialists store in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Effesk

Effesk is a boutique pedal brand from the Netherlands.

Effesk's motto is “One knob is fine. Two knobs is pushing it. Three knobs and you’re out of control!” it is not an easy motto to stand behind and Effesk does it well. Creating pedal effects with up to 3 knobs, yet versatile, is not an easy task.

Effesk often uses vintage enclosures of children's toys, old cameras or obscure electronics for their pedals and that is simply awesome. Not only because you get a unique piece of art, but also support recycling.
Effesk Krankjorum
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The Effesk Krankjorum is an in-your-face noise generator which will leave your crowd with open mouths and sore faces. Explaining the Krankjorum by the Dutch boutique maker, Effesk Pedals, is not an easy task. In fact, this pedal is so unique we had to record special demos just for it. Essentially in tech language the Krankjorum can be described as an analog fuzz with pitch-shiftable delay. In guitar sound world it means you have a ripping fuzz combined with pithed tones. The tone and the repeats depend on how you set the a delay time and pitch knob.A great feature of the Krankjorum is that it basically has a life of its own. The pitch does not only depend on the pitch knob setting but on the delay time too. The result of this is a crazy unexpected pitch-shifted fuzz. We love it.

Effesk Sonic Salvation
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It's all art! sound-wise and look-wise. The Effesk Sonic Salvation is a straight forward Fuzz pedal effect. It is such a great sounding (and looking) pedal you'll get it right away. But, despite what most people think of 2 knob pedals, it is really a versatile fuzz pedal which responses very well to the dynamics of the player. Effesk designed the Sonic Salvation based on the legendary Jordan Boss tone fuzz from the 60's.As mentioned earlier, the Sonic Salvation by Effesk not only sounds good, it also looks good thanks to the artwork handmade by rock-and-roll artist Nick Twaalfhoven.Damn, what a fuzz!

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Electro Harmonix

Few can deny the effect pedals such as the Big Muff fuzzbox have had on the sound of the guitar from its initial design in 1969 to this day. Its bass-heavy sustain, designed to mimic the fuzz tones of Jimi Hendrix would revolutionize fuzz in the sounds of many legendary players in the course of its life. Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Metallica, KoRn, Jack White, The Edge, Billy Corgan would join the list of names whose sound the pedal became fus(zz)ed with. The band Mudhoney even titled their debut EP “Superfuzz Bigmuff”.

Founded in 1968, Electro-Harmonix was the brainchild of partners Mike Matthews (rnb keyboard player) and Robert Myer (electronic engineer) who set out to design a circuit which would create a distortion-free sustain ‘fuzz’, that was so popular at the time. The Axis fuzz pedal, sold under the name ‘Foxey Lady’ as a reference to Jimi Hendrix’s sound on the famous track and the Linear Power Booster (LPB-1), a simple line booster used by Matthews in testing to pre-amplify the guitar’s signal were the first pedals to go on the market. The LPB-1 massively boosted guitar signal to provide gain by clipping the signal, resulting in a raw, distorted sound, full of sustain and harmonics.

After a brief pause between the mid-80s and early 1990’s to develop re-branded vacuum tubes, Electro-Harmonix set to work with re-issues of their most popular models. It wasn’t till 2002 that their ever-expanding range of new models and pedal-combos began to emerge and further shape the sound of many of the industry’s most venerated musician’s sounds and processes. The Small Stone phase shifter would shape the sound of Jean-Michel Jarre, The Electric Mistress analog flanger; integral to guitar legend John Frusciante’s timbre. The Memory Man delay pedal was used by The Edge in “Sunday Bloody Sunday”. Electro-Harmonix pedals can be found everywhere in your favourite records and offer a wealth of creative possibility in crafting a unique sound.
Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy
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Not a toy! The Memory Toy presents a pure analog delay for musicians who covet thick sound from a thin wallet. EH melds heritage with select components to present the musician with up to 550ms of delay. Not a toy but a professional tool that bathes your axe with organic depth and dimension. The selectable chorus is a lush bonus. No one does analog like Electro-Harmonix!

Electro-Harmonix #1 Echo
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An ultra great delay pedal for the ones who like to keep it simple. Electro-Harmonix has a reputation for quality delays and the #1 Echo is a prime example. The tone is ultra high quality up to two seconds of maximum warm analog-sounding delay. The feedback control sets number of repeats and how fast they fade. The blend control lets you adjust the balance of echo volume with straight through signal, putting your sound exactly in the pocket you want.

Electro Harmonix Bass Soul Food
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Give me more lows...The Electro Harmonix Bass Soul Food is an overdrive pedal for the electric bass guitar. It offers the following controls: volume, drive, treble, blend and a -10dB switch for active instruments. This overdrive pedal is building on the Soul Food and can also be used by electric guitarists who want to have an extra low end in their sound.

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Epiphone

The name "Epiphone" came from proprietor and founder Anastasios Stathopoulos’ son Epaminondas Stathopoulos' nickname: "Epi" and "phone" from Greek phon-, "sound"/"voice". The company began in 1873 in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now Izmir, Turkey), producing fiddles and lutes. Stathopoulo moved to Long Island City, New York in 1903 and continued to make his original instruments as well as mandolins. ‘Epi’ took over after his father’s passing in 1915 and named the company, “The House of Stathopoulo”.
The company began to make banjos after World War I and became the Epiphone Banjo Company. They produced their first guitars in 1928. They were taken over by main competitor at the time, Gibson, in 1957 in the aftermath of World War II but held onto its own line of archtop models, which remained sought after alongside their Gibson models.
Epiphone's history is dotted with legendary musicians. Guitar pioneer Les Paul, worked nights in the Epiphone factory in New York City to create "the Log", his prototype of what would eventually be called the "Les Paul." Beatles' bassist Paul McCartney chose an Epiphone Casino as his first American made guitar and John Lennon and George Harrison followed suit not long after. The Casino appeared on every Beatles album from Help through Abbey Road. Today, Epiphone can be heard on albums by Alabama Shakes, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, Machine Head, Dwight Yoakam, The Strokes, Slash, Jeff Waters, Paul Simon, Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, and Paul Weller.

New Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker™ pickup, built-in KillSwitch™ pots, the Shadow NanoFlex™ and NanoMag™ pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic™ preamp have brought Epiphone to a brand new generation and show no signs of them slowing down or getting stuck in any ways of an already stellar past.

Les Paul once said; "Epiphone always made a good guitar,” - strong words put lightly from one of the names most associated with the guitar in the history of the instrument.
Epiphone Hummingbird Artist
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The affordable Hummingbird. The Hummingbird Artist is Epiphone's take on the famous Gibson Hummingbird design. At a very affordable price, this guitar is powerful and comfortable to play.Like it's big sister, the Epiphone Hummingbird Artist sounds good in strumming and picking, also, it is as a great fit to the novice singer songwriter.It is an all mahogany guitar, with rosewood fretboard and a slim tapered neck which feels very cosy in the hand.To sum it up we would simply say that the Epiphone Hummingbird Artist looks and sounds more than it costs. If you are in the market for a guitar around 250$ make sure you check it out.

Epiphone SG Special
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The inexpensive rocker by Epiphone. After the G-400 and G-310 models, now comes the Epiphone SG Special guitar with an incredible price/value ratio. Many people do not know this, but the SG model actually replaced the Les Paul model sometime during 1961. Yup, there were no single cut shaped les pauls offered new back then for several years...Anyway, players like Angus young, Toni Iommi and more have made the Gibson SG their main axe, and now Epiphone brings you another version of that iconic guitar which will not break the bank.With mahogany body, rosewood fretboard, 24.75 scale, 700T Humbuckers and these iconic double horned design the Epiphone SG Special guitar is a one punchy guitar with a lot of crisp and tightness.It is also a light weighted guitar, which means it is a lot of fun to jam with while standing. You can jump and go crasy all around with this thing!If you are a beginner or intermediate guitar player aiming to become a rock star, you will appreciate the Epiphone SG Special guitar.

Epiphone EJ-200
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Epiphone's "King of the Flat-tops". The Epiphone EJ-200 brings back the historic acoustic guitar deservedly known as the “King of the Flat-tops,” the J-200. Originally introduced in 1937, the J-200 set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. Today—over 70 years later—the legacy of “King of the Flat-tops” lives on in our EJ 200.When the J-200 was first introduced, it immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and powerful acoustic instrument that could project over stages and radio. The J-200 was a radical new guitar, bigger and bolder than any previous design, and gave artists in the new American music scene of the ‘30s an instrument capable of projecting well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market—a fact that still holds true today. Gene Autry and Roy Rogers frequently made the J-200 their guitar of choice for dozens of Westerns, making cowboys and their guitars forever linked. The J-200 has been the best friend of country and western music ever since. The J-200 is the acoustic guitar that every player wants whether on the open range or an open stage.

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Fender

When speaking about Fender the image of the Stratocaster comes to everybody's mind. The commercial success of Fender is iconic and none of the guitar manufacturers in the world was able to sell their electric guitars as Fender did, and it goes on until today.

In 1946 Clarence Leonidas Fender, also called Leo Fender, founded the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company in Fullerton, California.
Fender is famous for it’s electric guitars and bass guitars but the manufacturer produces and distributes also acoustic guitars, electric basses, mandolins, banjos, electric violins, guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers and PA equipment, found in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others.

The legendary Fender instruments such as the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars and Precision and Jazz bass guitars are globally recognized as design classics. Today Fender not only continues to make their iconic instruments but also own other well renowned musical instruments brands such as: Squier, Jackson, Charvel and Gretsch guitars. Furthermore Fender does a collaboration with Eddie Van Halen to make the EVH guitars and amplifiers.
Fender American Vintage '63 Precision Bass
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The year 1963 marks an important moment in Precision Bass history, because that's when a comfortable new round-laminated rosewood fingerboard first appeared on the bass that started it all. That's here on the new American Vintage '63 Precision Bass, which evokes that year's model with other authentic features including a slightly wider C-shaped maple neck, clay-colored dot fingerboard inlays, three-ply mint green pickguard (four-ply brown pickguard on Three-Color Sunburst model), new American Vintage '63 split single-coil pickup, lower-mounted finger rest, vintage-style bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles, flat-top knurled chrome control knobs, reverse tuners, chrome pickup and bridge covers, auxiliary strap button on the back of the headstock, and more. Available in Three-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Faded Sonic Blue and Frost Red.

Fender CD-60CE
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The CD-60CE is one of the best selling acoustic guitars in the world. Really, it is. Why? cause it's a Fender that costs around 300$ and sounds good for it's price.It features spruce top & mahogany body, scalloped X bracing and an easy to use Fishman preamp system which will take care of your sound when plugged.One of the things that makes the CD-60CE such a popular beginner's guitar is it's comfy C shape neck, Barre (Bar) chords are coming easy on that one.If you are new to the guitar world or simply search for a guitar to enjoy with at an affordable price the CD-60CE might be the one. 

Fender American Professional Stratocaster
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A new generation of the iconic stratocaster. Fender has been innovative since it’s 1st day. The Stratocaster, which was introduced back in 1954, made such a huge impact on the music industry which is unquestionable. Although the early models’ specs are still relevant today and available through the Fender Custom Shop, the “standard” or should we say, “main” Stratocaster model went through changes along the years which kept it up to date with the era. 2017 will be remembered as one of these points in time when the famous American Standard line is being replaced by the new American Professional line.So, what is the difference, really?Well, one thing that remains, you can breathe, is the famous design of the Stratocaster. But, some new finishes like Antique Olive, Sonic Grey, and Mystic Seafoam are now added to Fender’s vast finish catalog.The first difference you will feel when you pick the Fender American Professional Stratocaster will probably be in the neck area - the neck shape of the Pro has a new deep C shape and the frets are narrower than the jumbos which were used on the Standard.Once you plug the Professional, the pickups, which are now NEW-V-MODE will present themselves to you. With the NEW-V-MODE each pickup is specifically designed to its position, so you will get the maximum tone of your guitar. Also, the nut on the Professional is genuine bone which is a great improvement in our opinion to the synthetic one on the Standard.We love the new neck shape, it feels more solid in the hand. The new pickups react wonderfully and also the improved pop-in tremolo arm, though being a small improvement some might say, make the American Professional a neater Stratocaster. But most important is, that the American Professional Stratocaster is not a new guitar, it is just a better, up to date, version of the Fender Stratocaster we all love.

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Fender Squier

In 1965 Fender purchased the V.C. Squier Company, a former string manufacturing company founded in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier. Although initiated to market their strings under its own brand, Fender decided in 1982 to use the Squire by Fender brand for commercializing lower priced products. The success was immediate. Today, Squier is as famous as Fender. When it comes to price, Squier guitars and basses are unbeatable. That, along with their iconic design and sound characteristics make them a favourite choice for the beginner and intermediate guitar player. Squier by Fender products range from electric guitars to acoustic guitars, bass guitars and amplifiers. All of them will smoothly ease your way into the music-playing world.
Fender Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70
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Squier's Classic Vibe Precision Bass lineup presents a powerful ’70s-style model that evokes the instrument’s look and style from that musically adventurous era. The smartly alluring all-black look extends to the pickguard, the finger rest and, in a stylish touch, the block inlays on the maple fingerboard. The Fender-designed split-coil pickup delivers classic Precision muscle, and the HiMass bridge with brass "barrel" saddles keeps intonation rock solid.

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Framus

Framus was one of the world's most important electric guitars manufacturer starting 1946 and until the late '70s. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, David Bowie and so many great artists had played these guitars, releasing hits that changed the face of music as we know it.

The Framus company was established in January 1st, 1946 in 
Markneukirchen Germany by Fred Wilfer. In 1995 Fred's son, Hans Peter Wilfer took the company under his wing as a part of Warwick GmbH & Co Music Equipment KG. The company produces student to premium selection of acoustic and electric guitars, replacement parts for vintage Framus guitars and a small selection of high end guitar amplifiers.
Framus FJ 14 M Jumbo, with Cutaway & EQ
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The big Mahogany lady of the Legacy series by Framus. If big bodied, deep sounding guitar at a budget is what you are after then you must check the Framus Legacy series FD 14 M NS CE Jumbo. It is an all Mahogany guitar with much charm and character. It sounds like it looks, deep and warm with focus on the low and mid frequencies, great for pick strumming and drop D. The FD 14 M NS CE here is stage ready with the Fishman Sonicore pickup combined with the Isys + Preamp, it has a cutaway too. If you do not need electronics and cutaway and would like to keep it simple, check the FD 14 M by Framus as it is the same model without these features.

Framus FD 28 Dreadnought, with Cutaway & EQ
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An all solid strumming machine. Sitting at the top of it's group, the 28 models are all solid guitars built with great attention to details. The FD28 Dreadnought with cut & eq version is designed for the pro, working musician. The combination of solid East-Indian Rosewood body, solid Spruce top and Ebony fingerboard results in a fast, accurate and clear guitar which is fantastic with pick or fingers. Not only does it sound good acoustically, it is also amplified using the Fishman Prefix Plus T pickup, with it's preamp being one of the most versatile ones in the market. The FR FD 28 SR VSNT CE is also available with Natural Transparent High Polish finish and/or without cutaway, pickup and preamp.

Framus FD 14 S Dreadnought, with Cutaway & EQ
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Stage ready beauty by Framus. The FD 14 S by Framus is simply put, a beautiful guitar. The black finish we received for demos really looks great, but we have no doubt that both other finish options, Natural Transparent High Polish and Natural Transparent Satin finish, look great too. Solid Sitka Spruce top gives the guitar a nice attack which brings the sound out and makes it a great all arounder. Of course that in order to be an all arounder a pickup is needed and there Framus chose the Fishman Sonicore pickup combined with the Isys + preamp. The guitar is also equipped with ebony bridge pins which enhance the sound. No Cutaway and/or pickup models in the various finishes are also available.

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Furch

Back in 1981, when the Czech Republic was still Czechoslovakia, the first “Furch to come” guitar was born. It was made in hiding, as the communist regime disallowed all private enterprise. Despite the danger of getting caught, František Furch could not resist his insatiable desire for all things musical and went on with doing it what he loves.

Within few years František Furch’s guitars were known for their premium quality and his instruments were the choice of many top musicians. In 1989, the Velvet Revolution and the fall of communism finally allowed František to realize his dreams without fear of persecution, and he set about forming his own manufacturing company. Furch Guitars was officially founded with František Furch and one employee in a small 20m2 workshop.

From that foundation day until today Furch guitars grew constantly. From being a domestic gem the word about the great sounding Czech guitar spread throughout Europe, increasing the demand for Furch guitars rapidly. In 1999, when Furch’s Millennium series was first introduced, there were already 25 luthiers working in the company.

Today, the Furch company sits in a 16th century mill complex which was transformed to a guitar factory. More than 50 employees work in the factory and put their hearts and souls into each and every guitar they make. The company is run by both František and his son Petr, and they continue to produce a range of top class instruments.

Furch is known for its constant experimentation with new design and construction techniques, applying modern research and technology on the quest to advance the acoustic qualities of Furch guitars. There is no question about the quality of Furch Guitars as testified by the top musicians using them; names such as Suzanne Vega, David Knopfler, Richard Smith, Glen Hansard and many more.
Furch Green Plus Dc-SW
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Carefully selected woods, beautiful sound. 2018 brought with it new series of guitars from the Czech manufacturer, Furch Guitars. The Green Series is one of them and the GREEN PLUS Dc SW is the Dreadnought Cutaway model with Sitka Spruce top and Black Walnut back&sides, both solid of course.What distinguishes the new Furch Series from other guitars is the unique voicing process their tops go through. We do not know how this process is being done, but the reason behind this process is to bring the tonal properties of the guitar to the highest level. In the studio we the Furch GREEN PLUS Dc SW did presented itself as a clear, balanced guitar with a nice overall projection. It had a unique combination of earthy, yet glossy tone.

Furch Orange OM-SR
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For fingerpickers, but not only. Before we even get to how it sounds, the ORANGE OM SR is one good looking guitar! Furch's wood selection, Full pore high gloss finish and new pearl round inlays make this guitar a real eye catcher.In action, the Furch ORANGE OM SR presented itself as a really easy to play guitar, perfect for fingerpicking, but not only. Although OM guitars are not the go-to strumming guitars, the Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce combination does bring the power out of the ORANGE OM SR and compensates the body size. The guitar does have the common OM mid range you would expect and thanks to Furch's unique voicing process the sustain on it is healthy too.

Furch Yellow Gc-CR
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The new all-arounder. The combination of Red Cedar top, Indian Rosewood body and Furch's new, unique voicing process makes the YELLOW Gc CR a real nice all around guitar. It has the depth, sparkle and playability, all at the right level. We could not find anything that made us astonished, nor disappointed, it is really a perfect choice for the player that wants to have one acoustic guitar for everything.We especially liked the work on the Furch YELLOW Gc CR, the woods (all solid of course) were carefully chosen, the binding is nicely done and the overall looks of the guitar is soft on the eye.

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Gibson

Gibson Guitars dominate the rock'n roll alphabet of performers from Duane Allman to Frank Zappa.  Since visionary luthier Orville Gibson began building mandolin-guitars in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, the guitar models have been at the heart of modern music.

The 'King of the Delta Blues' Robert Johnson said he was taught to play his L-1 acoustic by the Devil who visited him one night, took the guitar and showed him some songs at the Dockery Plantation in Mississippi. Johnson's catalogue of only 29 songs inspired an entire generation of musicians that fills the pantheon of 20th Century popular music.

Bob Dylan plays a signature Gibson SJ-200; the Edge from U2 works with a series of models from the 1976 Explorer to a Les Paul Custom 1983. The British Pop revolution of the 1960s is largely played on Gibson guitars – from Johnson's inspiration.

The Beatles, The Stones and the enigmatic Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac wove the themes of modern pop and rock on Gibsons. Woody Guthrie even wrote on his Southern Jumbo L-O 'this machine kills fascists'.

The Gibson legacy certainly maintains it’s air of guitar majesty and mysticism to this day maintaining its leading spot in the market for their unequivocal standard in tone, craft and that special ‘vibe’ that has carried through the history of the instruments, and the profound music that owes much of it’s spirit to these guitars.
Gibson SJ-200 Amber Quilt
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2016 limited run SJ-200. The SJ-200 Amber quilt is simply a stunning guitar, made in 2016 as a limited run by the folks at Gibson guitars.The AAA quilted maple and Amber burst finish works beautifully together and are truly what makes this super jumbo a unique instrument which looks great on every stage, studio and living room.The sound, thanks to the choice of maple and spruce woods, body size and building technique, is big and crystal clear.Most people think that a super jumbo body projects a super big low end regardless of the woods that are used. That's not true. This guitar has just the right amount of everything. Thanks to the brilliance of maple and lows of the jumbo size, the SJ-200 is well balanced and stands right on the border of being dry sounding, yet having just about enough sustain. Try strumming it, it's just great! No wonder it is referred to as the king of flat-tops. On top of the beauty, balance and strong acoustic sound projection, the SJ-200 Amber quilt comes with an L.R Baggs Anthem pickup which combines an under-the-bridge microphone and an under-the-saddle piezo pickup. when set to microphone only, it will deliver a natural amplified sound of the guitar. If you face any feedback issues, mixing less of the mic and more or the piezo will solve the problem while retaining most of the natural sound of the microphone.

Gibson HP 635 W
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The enhanced one. The Gibson HP 635 W is a classic sounding Gibson Square shoulder acoustic-electric guitar with enhanced playability and comfortability.Gibson's years of experience and innovation have brought their great team in Bozeman, Montana, to design this thinner, slimmed down square shoulder guitar. Despite it's smaller sized body, the sound the HP 635 W projects is full, bold and resonant. To make it even more comfortable, Gibson have designed it with a smooth advanced response neck and cutaway, which is not often seen on Gibson's square shoulder models such as the Hummingbird, Dove and Songwriter. The performing acoustic guitar player will be happy to know that the HP 635 W is equipped with an LR Baggs Element pickup system.To sum it up, the Gibson HP 635 W is a great, USA hand made acoustic-electric guitar which delivers that Gibson sound with optimal playability.

Gibson Songwriter Studio
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For the singer songwriter. The Gibson Songwriter series consists of fine, handmade guitars, which are intended to act as an all-arounder for the singer songwriter.Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce, L.R Baggs Element system, super comfortable and warm balanced tone are what makes this guitar a great companion.Everything you play on it works. Strumming or light arpeggio, hybrid or finger style, it all sounds "true", as if telling a story.On stage, using the L.R Baggs Element will get you sound right and leave you focusing on what's important, playing.Looks wise, it looks great but simple. Not perfect, just right. Like a true songwriter would.

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Godin

From rural Quebec, Canada, Godin guitars and the other five brands under the Godin umbrella are sent out to every continent in the world.

In 1972, Robert Godin translated his passion for music and wood working to guitars. His probably most known creation is the Multiac guitar which has a state of the art on board preamp that sounds like no other. But Godin goes far beyond the Multiac guitars. The company builds fantastic electric and acoustic guitars under different brands: Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, LaPatrie, Art & Lutherie and Godin.

Today the company is being run by two generations of the Godin family, as Robert's two sons, Simon and Patrick, joined the company. The beauty of this trio is that the guitars under the Godin umbrella continue to evolve with young and fresh ideas while tradition and meticulous attention to detail is kept. 
Godin Summit Classic SG
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Clear your calendar! It's a pure delight to mess around with the Summit Classic SG and it'll be hard to put it aside once you started playing. It's light-weight, the finish on body and neck feels incredibly and it sounds great. It's straight forward with its two Godin Custom Humbuckers, a classic three-way toggle switch and two separate volume and tone controls assigned to each pickup. It takes a few moments to get used to the slightly different angle of the potis on the Summit Classic SG compared to the common angle of the Les Paul style guitars but guitarists are generally smart beings and can adjust easily. Sound wise the Humbuckers produce lively and rich tones that never tend to bore or get lost in the mix. 

Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II HB
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A+ on playability. The 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II with Humbuckers is a delight when it comes to playability. It's light-weight and balanced, has a smooth U-shaped maple neck and sits comfortable on your leg. Godin attached the highest importance to ensure that the unique calibrated bracing supports the thin, beautiful wild cherry top in vibrating perfectly. The result is a rich and full sounding guitar that performs beautifully no matter if you're a blues, a jazz, a slide or a rock guitarist.  The Godin Custom Humbuckers create the classic vintage tone with presence and clarity that helps this archtop come alive. 

Godin Progression Plus
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That's right on! The Progression Plus is an outstanding instrument. Highest accuracy in the crafting process and the love for detail create a guitar that you won't put aside easily. The combination of Canadian Laurentien basswood and a rock maple neck form a guitar that is light, well balanced and feels comfortable from the first moment on. Furthermore, the Progression Plus has a delightful amount of sustain and great playability up to the highest frets. The single coil's have oversized pole piece magnets and thereby deliver a bit more clarity and substance while the Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck Junior is more mid-focused. The High Definition Revoicer gives you another clarity boost that can be either use for certain moments where you want some extra bite or you simply leave it on at all times. Another smart feature is the "Tru-Loc Trem" system that ensures that the tremolo arm stays in a self chosen comfort zone and doesn't swing around continuously. Godin strives for innovation for creating yet better and better instruments. The Progression Plus is a fine example for this.

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Höfner

Since 1887 until today, Höfner is one of the leading makers of stringed instruments offering a varied selection of guitars and basses in classic and unique shapes. Due to their iconic design, many of Höfner's creations are instantly recognizable by sight alone, and those that use a more standard shape can still be discerned by the impeccable quality of their sound.

Höfner is best known for their bass guitars, particularly the violin-shaped style that was initially made popular by Paul McCartney. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this electric bass design, Höfner released the Contemporary Series, which combines a vintage appearance with a modern sustain block on the inside to create a sound that's as classic as the instruments' looks.

You can also find traditional hollow body bass designs in the Club Bass models; these have a rich, woody sound that's perfectly suited for '60s and '70s-style rock. As well, if you're a frequent traveler, you can't miss the Höfner Shorty Electric Bass. Combining a full-scale length with a uniquely compact body, this bass lets you take your music anywhere without a problem. The cousin to the Shorty bass is the Höfner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar, which follows the same principle of putting a full-scale neck on a miniature body.

Apart from that portable instrument, Höfner's specialty for guitarists is the classical acoustic guitar. They make a number of these, from cedar-topped models with laurel, mahogany and rosewood bodies to a special hybrid guitar with spruce and cedar together on top. Höfner's classical guitars are well-suited to novice and professional players alike.

With Höfner In your collection, you'll quickly understand what made this luthier the biggest maker of stringed instruments in their native Western Europe. Well-built and great-sounding, Höfner's guitars and basses live up to their reputation with ease.

Höfner HCT-VTH-D Verythin deluxe
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The Höfner Verythin Deluxe (HCT-VTH-D) is a smaller bodied sister of the Verythin Contemporary. It is a semi hollow electric guitar which delivers that surf Höfner Verythin style, only with a reduced body size which makes it "snuggly". We like the dry tone coming our of it, and from the entire Verythin line in general, but the HCT-VTH-D stood out when it came to overdrives and effects in general. The overall tone was more solid and we found it to be a versatile guitar.

Höfner HCT-500/8-DC Verythin Longscale Bass
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The long scale version of the 500/7. This is the 500/8 long scale (34") version of the ever famous Höfner Verythin 500/7 short scale bass. Specially created for those users who appreciate the slim body and light weight of the Verythin but want to continue to play on a long scale neck this bass gives you the best of both worlds.The Verythin is of course famous for its ultra slim body, which at just 1.25" is the thinnest around. But the thin body is deceptive, these basses deliver a full resonating bass that easily cuts through the band.The all maple body is fitted with two Höfner full size humbucking pickups that have real punch, producing good highs and terrific lows. Full control is provided with two volume and two tone controls.Finished in a subtle sunburst dark cherry transparent finish the Verything Long Scale bass is a class leader.

Höfner Club Bass H500/2
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Today, just like yesterday. The Höfner Club Bass H500/2 was designed after the original 500/2 model from 1965 and actually is built to this day using the exact same materials and techniques. Funny enough, the body shape of the Club Bass was already in use for nearly a decade on Höfner electric guitars. Höfner shares that they designed the Club Bass as an alternative bass players who like the Höfner sound yet did not want to look like Paul McCartney. We must agree, the H500/2 does share the same characteristics with the H500/1 Violin model, though it does have a bit deeper tone.Craftsmanship wise it is a one well made beauty! From the wood choice to the finish and playability, it is a magnificent bass. 

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Ibanez

Ibanez guitars began their story with Hoshino Gakki, a music products and manuscript manufacturer, in Nagoya, Japan, in 1908. Hoshino Gakki imported high-end classical guitars from renowned builder Salvador Ibáñez in the late 1920s and began making their own guitars by the 1930s, adopting the name Ibanez. When rock n’ roll steered markets toward electric models, the company began to make budget guitars designed for export.

Already established on the American market, they switched their business model from cheap original designs to high-quality replica models of already established Fenders, Gibsons and other iconic American brands. This eventually resulted in a lawsuit from Gibson, which was settled 1978.

Their bold approach found it’s creative outlet in maintaining this level of craft with their own designs. Their guitars had already gained the attention of many high-profile artists in models such as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and the Artist model, Kiss’ Paul Stanley and the Iceman and George Benson’s signature models.
Tailoring designs to artist’s needs would prove to be a definitive strength as the 80s and guitar-driven music rolled in. Their Saber (S series) and Roadstar (RG series) featured high-output pickups, floating double-locking trems, thin necks and deep cutaways. Guitar legends at the time such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Pat Metheny were allowed to spec their own tailor-made models, which made Ibanez stand out as the leading artist-driven manufacturer at the time.
With the rise of Nu-Metal in the 2000's they began to re-develop their 7, 8 and 9 string models, popularized by groups like KoRn and Limp Bizkit at the time and opened up yet another whole new market of young shredders.
Today they have many aspects of the market covered with these innovations, alongside a reputation with models such as the Artcore and Artstar, AS and AF series as competitors in the traditional guitar and bass markets. Ibanez’s adaptability and artist-driven approach has enabled them to grow and diversify the guitar market for decades like few other brands.
Ibanez Nu Tubescreamer
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A classic Overdrive gets refined for the 21st century. The Nutube Tubescreamer is basically a standard TS808 with inverted colors and the addition of the tiny, vacuum Nutube. It sounds organic and amp-like, offering exceptional dynamics. Like you'd expect it from a Tubescreamer, it tightens up the bottom end with a pleasant amount of compression. Besides the initial set of controls they've added a Mix knob to go from clean (CL) to overdrive (OD).  This is a well though-out addition to the pedal since most players use the Tubescreamer either as a Clean or as a Solo boost. This Mix knob enables you to further shape the character of the pedal to your specific use.The NTS has relay true-bypass switching, is all-analog and can be powered with 9 volt battery or 9-18 volts power supply where 18 volts deliver more headroom and gain.Follow your instincts and listen for yourself in the TonePedia Player!

Ibanez AVD9
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Vintage but new. Ibanez's Artwood Vintage series is well known for its good price-value ratio. With the AVD9 Ibanez went even more "vintage" with their "Thermo aged" raging process."Thermo aged" means that the top of the guitar is being torrefied (backed) in high temperature and results in a more vintage, broken-in style of sound. As if the guitar naturally aged from years of being played.Right from the first chord, round, deep tones will fill your ears, and the more you play it the more it will dazzle you how affordable this guitar is in comparison to what it delivers.Ibanez really got it right with the AVD9 Atwood Vintage. The woods, bone nut and saddle and treated top are making this guitar a real steal.For its price, we totally recommend checking it out.

Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
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An all-time classic. There's no doubt about it, the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer is one of the, if not the most popular guitar overdrive out there. Guitar players such as Stevie Ray Vaughan used it as the TS9 really let's the sound and feel of the guitarist come through. It is one of the most copied pedals and was used as a basic circuit for many later pedals.Plugging it in makes you feel as if you went back in time. It sounds like old favourite records. This mid boost is really prominent and perfect for rock and blues as it cuts through the mix, yet keeping your initial guitar tone right there.The Tube Screamer went through many variations. It started in the late 70's as the TS-808 Overdrive Pro, then in early 80's the first TS9 was produced and some more variations came after. Nevertheless, the Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer remains the original - a must have!

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Joyo

Joyo products are rated extremely highly amongst their growing user base in terms of quality and affordability. With their simple, clean design, they combine user-friendly layout with high-end technology to produce a plethora of musical goodies for novices and experts to try out without breaking the bank. The feedback and confirmation of quality from their expanding pool of fans is one of consistent positivity and general reverence at their unbeatable price.
Manufactured and based in China, they have their own acoustic core technology in the pipeline for utility patents. Joyo are not just any cheap replicas. They are proving to be tried and passing the test for many adoring musicians out there. Many of their pedals are popping up on the Internet in comparisons with higher priced old favourite models and coming out as the winner in the ears of pleased players.
Their Ultimate Drive pedal, a supposed clone of the Fulltone OCD at a fraction of the cost, has been a hit with many users and proven just as satisfactory. The JF-08 Digital Delay is gaining a lot of attention as one of very few digi-delay units on the market you can get for less than a third of the typical price of most other models. From overdrive, amp simulators, chorus, flange, crunch, fuzz and wah’s, they have everything covered and then some.
Joyo JF-313 Old School Distortion
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Joyo OLD SCHOOL distortion - the name says it all. Drawing its classic rock tone from a 2n3904 transistor, this tiny instant classic has a wide range of gain settings. With 30dB of low mid boost it can make even the smallest amp sound like a full stack. One of the great characteristics of this pedal is the fact that it paints every nuance of your guitar beautifully. Single coils sound like single coils at every gain setting. The Old School enhances your setup without masking it. We think that this is what a great pedal is supposed to do.

Joyo Hot Plexi
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Hot, JCM800 like sound. We all love the Marshall JCM800 amplifier, it is an iconic amplifier which sounds organic, looks good and is identified with the Rock music of the '80s and '90s. Therefore, it is clear why manufacturers around the world build pedals that emulates the JCM800's "brown" sound, the Joyo Hot Plexi JF-32 is one of them. Priced at ±40$ the Joyo Hot Plexi JF-32 pedal is a steal deal! It compresses nicely and delivers a thick distortion texture.

Joyo JF-305 AT Drive
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The JOYO JF 305 AT Drive is an exceptional all-round mini Overdrive guitar pedal. A great pedal with a huge tonal palette. Going from 60's rock tones right through to the classic overdrive tones of the late 70's this pedal is hugely versatile. With the gain set low and picking hard this pedal sounds like an amp just on the edge of clipping/overdriving while it can be cleaned up just by picking more gently. Wind the gain up and you get a really raunchy rock tone that still has great note clarity and definition. Similar to the JF-36 Sweet Baby pedal from the second series (30 Series) but with more EQ control and more gain on tap, this pedal is quickly becoming a best seller. All of the Ironman mini guitar pedals are supplied with 3M velcro and rubber pads for securing it on your board.

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KMA Audio Machines

KMA Audio Machines is a young pedal effects company from Berlin, Germany. All of KMA’s pedals are completely hand-made by Enrico Preuß who is a passionated engineer and musician. Enrico’s vision is to create high quality pedal effects which combines that vintage sound we love so much with a more modern design and functionality. The self made circuits by KMA Audio Machines and the special look of the pedals make them one of a kind.
KMA Audio Machines Wurm
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The KMA Audio Machines Wurm is a roaring beast, full of destructive in your face distortion. KMA called their 2017 released distortion Wurm after the mythological creature that is told to bring terror and fear upon the land. After hearing the pedal in action we see why....It is a mean beast, full of roar and power. The entire idea behind the Wurm to begin with was to create a more flexible version of the legendary BOSS HM-2 for that "chainsaw metal" invented by Swedish bands like Dismember and Entombed. As always, KMA took thought and consideration when designing the circuit, allowing the guitar player to get the maximum from the Wurm using a 4-band EQ in combination with internal switches for various modes. The TonePedia demos were made using the factory setting which is the HM-2 stock mode.

KMA Audio Machines Minos
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A True Germanium fuzz with a lot of versatility. KMA Audio Machines' Minos is a germanium based fuzz pedal perfect for garage, blues and basically anything. The 3-way switch allows you to choose between different fuzz types and in combination with the input, anger and cut controls you are looking at a extremely versatile fuzz pedal! Essentially the 3-way switch is called "Bass switch" and is there to help you tweak the tone based on the amp/guitar you use as some can be more bass oriented than others. But we really felt that it is much more than that. For the ones who dig deeper the overall character of the fuzz can be changed with two internal trim-pots which set the bias of the second and third transistor.The KMA Minos is really a modern take on vintage, sought after pedals like the Tonebender MKII and Superfuzz. While it can sound old and vintage, it can also do much more.

KMA Audio Machines Fuzzly Bear
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This bear can roar! The Fuzzly Bear is KMA Audio Machines approach for a wide-range fuzz/distortion/overdrive pedal which is based on the Jodan Bosstone. It got more Bass, more Bite and the character-shaping Skin/Meat Bias Control to choose between distortion and heavy gated fuzz. As known from KMA, this pedal also comes in a unique stylish heavy-duty casing with fancy LED's being the bears eyes. Another good reason to engage this Fuzzly Bear!

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Kremona

Founder of Kremona guitars, Dimitar Georgiev believed everyone should have the opportunity to play music on instruments of the highest quality. A belief that remains integral to the Kremona philosophy today. Beautifully made classical, steel string, flamenco and speciality line guitars that are built to last and priced to suit every budget.

Former gunsmith and soldier on the fronts of Europe during WWI, Georgiev found solace from the gruelling trials of war in music and playing his mandolin. The continuous repair he had to carry out on his beloved instrument led to creating designs of his own which resulted in an apprenticeship in the famous town of Markneukirchen, Germany.

Kremona was established when he returned to Bulgaria in 1924 to start his own workshop with the help of his two brothers, and later two German master craftsmen. The brand flourishes today with the same family spirit and attention to craft and customer satisfaction with which they set out. Ease of playability and superb sound, unlike any other of their kind, make Kremona the choice of many players at all levels still to this day.

Some famous models include the Soloist S65C, a classical acoustic guitar that represents the culmination of over 80 years of Kremona guitar crafting. It’s rosewood headstock overlay, gold tuners, and a beautiful natural finish; make it a highly popular choice for traditional nylon-string players. The warmth and complex sound of the Solea classical guitar has been described as ’astounding’ with its solid cocobolo back and sides, a solid cedar top and a Spanish cedar neck. Each of their guitars is crafted with cautiousness and careful scrutiny all because Georgiev's passion for the music has never been forgotten.
Kremona M 20
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Vibrations from top to bottom. The Kremona M-20 delivers vibrant trebles with lots of sustain, tight and open low end, and it's a one loud guitar.When playing it, thanks to the choice of wood and neck set, you feel the vibrations throughout the entire guitar, we love that.Although the sides are made of laminated wood, the guitar sounds very organic and massive. Top and back are solid and made using nice pieces of wood. Actually the guitar in general is nice looking, nothing too fancy but simply a beautifully made instrument with tasteful herringbone inlay around the edges, gold/rosewood tuners and light satin finish.

Kremona F 10
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Easy on the pocket and ears. Laminated back and sides are what making the Kremona F-10 a more affordable guitar. But have no mistake here, it is a one good sounding instrument which is worth every penny invested into it.The solid spruce top and Indian rosewood body work well together, projecting a healthy, big sound. Along with the TUSQ nut and saddle you get a vibrant, loud guitar.It feels good in the hand, the 43mm nut helps sophisticated chords come easy and the light satin neck finish is really comfortable and smooth.Within it's price range, it is absolutely worth your consideration.

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LAG

Lag guitars began when Michel Lag, a talented musician and guitar enthusiast, inherited his grandfather’s leather workshop in Toulouse. Over a number of years, he developed the space and skills shared with a number of like-minded friends to set up as an official lutherie.

Like most speciality guitar brands, Lag’s beginnings trace their origins from a humble place of fresh enthusiasm and dedication to craftsmanship. Expanding in 1998 with a move to Bedarieux, where, for over a decade, they supplied a few thousand electric guitars to happy French guitarists supporting a local brand.

At the end of 2002 Gerard Garnier, founder of the Algam group, French leader in the manufacturing and distribution of musical instruments, took over to help the struggling company as it was about to close down. Garnier and Lag made complimentary business partners and Lag began to make a name for itself on the world market with their innovative modern designs combined with the finest traditional lutherie. Following a number of international awards and recognition in 2010, their Tramontane acoustic range would gain them footing as experts of craft in world markets.

In 2013 their legendary Roxanne Racing collection, described by Phil Campbell of Motorhead as one of the “best guitars in the world”, was launched and received with extremely high regard and a new Lag factory was opened. This success and growth lead to manufacturing moving to China and expansion of their range of guitars, maintaining their exceptional quality with an increase in affordability for their growing fan base.
LAG T70ACE
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Simple and good. Lag guitars are usually a great bang for the buck. The Tramontane T70ACE is a great example of that. It is a simple guitar which is nicely made and is good for the beginner guitar player or someone on a budget. On the first chord you will notice how easy it is to play it. The neck is slim and fast, the small auditorium body fits nicely and also the sound is sweet. Do not expect any boomy bass from it though, it is more of a brilliant kind of guitar. The DirectLag pickup system is easy to handle and delivers the goods.

LAG T270D
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Exotic woods at a killer price! With it's wood combination of Mexican Snakewood and AA Solid Sitka Spruce the LAG Tramonatane T270D is delight to both look at and play on. It is uncommon to meet guitars with such woods at this price range which makes the T270D and the entire Tramontane 270 series quite special. We found the T270D to sound as nice as it looks. The bass it delivers is tight, the overall sound is open and we liked the attack.

LAG T300ACE
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The T300ACE by Lag is a great mid-level / the on-tour guitar player kind of guitar. The solid Sitka Spruce and flamed Ovangkol are a nice combination with great looks and the high gloss finish gives the T300ACE a neat look.Sound wise the Tramontane T300ACE delivers a solid, balanced tone when unplugged. When plugged, the Fishman Ink3 system kicks in and is a great add to this guitar. Though requires a second to get used to, the eq knobs are more comfortable than the top-hat kind of knobs and the system sounds overall good.The playability on it is as you can usually expect from Lag, slim neck shape, slim nut, much fun.

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Lakewood

Lakewood J-50
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Whole lotta guitar. Lakewood guitars are known for being well crafted and the J-50 Jumbo guitar we have received for demos served as a fine example to that. Opening the case was a thrill already, the AAAA European solid spruce was a joy to look at, so was the fine rosette work. Out of the case we were not disappointed! The J-50 is an open and vibrant guitar, it is well balanced and the string separation on it is superb. It does not deliver too much low end, on the contrary, the lows are quite tight and leave enough room for other tonalities to blossom. For those of you who need amplification, luckily the Lakewood J-50 comes with an L.R Baggs Anthem system which allows pure microphone and piezo combinations so fine tone through an amp or a PA system is easily achieved.

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Lowden

George Lowden built his first "guitar" at the age of ten. “My friend Alan French and I made two "guitars" with the help of his dad, who was a boat builder in Groomsport, County Down. The "guitars" had fishing line for strings, bent over nails for frets, and a square soundbox!!”. Years passed since that day and the Lowden name became one of the main names in Acoustic guitar making. Throughout the years Lowden guitars were manufactured in Ireland and Japan, under several ownerships until the year 2004, from which, Lowden guitars are built by George Lowden and his family, in a business that is owned by them.

Lowden Guitars 
are without a doubt some of the finest acoustic guitars on the planet! Their distinctive, rich tone makes Lowden guitars really one of a kind.
Lowden WL-50 AM/RW
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The Wee Lowden 50 is an incredibly loud and full sounding small guitar. The 50 Series is known as the Lowden Custom shop series where clients can mix and match woods as they like. It is a series where unique and breathtaking guitars are born. The WL-50 that came for demos featured Mahogany back & sides, Sinker Redwood top and is capable of producing a massive sound with a balanced tonality that can fill a room with ease. It is an extremely responsive guitar with wonderful highs and steady bass. The craftsmanship on the WL-50 is as always with Lowden, remarkable.

Lowden F-50 AB/RW
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A Master grade guitar for the master player! Lowden's premium series is where ultimate guitars are born, the F-50 African Blackwood / Sinker Redwood we received, like all 50 series guitar, came from there. First impression right after opening the hardshell case is already an experience, the woods and craftsmanship are screaming out this is a special guitar! The African Blackwood is one of the most beautiful tone woods out there, and the pieces Lowden use for the 50 series are the top of the top as they hand select each one. The F-50 AB/RW is definitely the Lowden that left us in awe.  

Lowden F-50c BW/AS
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A Master grade guitar for the master player! Lowden's premium series is where ultimate guitars are born. The F-50c Bastone Walnut / Alpine Spruce we received is by all means a great example of Lowden's attention to the most delicate details and premium craftsmanship. The Walnut back&sides on it are dazzling, there is no other way to put it, so is the Maple bevel. The guitar plays effortlessly and has an extremely well defined and balanced tone. The depth and projection of this guitar cannot be expressed with words. We felt that the F-50c is a perfect guitar for the single, virtuoso acoustic guitar player or the solo singer songwriter, as this guitar needs and deserves space to shine.

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Macmull Custom Guitars

Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker
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The Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker is the newest oldest Telecaster style guitar we met! Vintage guitar lovers often cling to the past. You may agree, you may not, but there is something in old 50's and 60's Stratocaster and Telecaster guitar sound and feel that is unique and special. Macmull Custom Guitars are all about that – Getting that vintage tone in a newly made guitar!To achieve their goal the Israeli company studied countless of vintage Fender guitars, experimented with woods, pickups, weight and specifications. The result is the Heartbreaker, a lightweight Telecaster style guitar which simply put, sounds vintage! Macmull believes that lightweight wood sounds and reacts better, not to mention more player-friendly. That is why the company is very strict about the woods used on the Heartbreaker, each guitar has one piece Alder body which do not exceed 3,4 kg. Also on their necks Macmull went with the old school single action truss rods instead of the newer double action alternative which are more in use today. Why you ask? Because they found out that the body-neck resonance is better with the single action one. The true magic though, in our humble opinion, is in the pickups Macmull custom guitar wounds for the Heartbreaker. They are deep and tight with the right amount of punch a good old Broadcaster guitar has.Playability wise as we demoed the Heartbreaker we could not be happier, this guitar can carry a super low action yet be buzz free, it is super comfortable to play on. The Oval C neck shape sits perfectly in the hand and even the most complicated chord shapes come easy on the Heartbreaker.From top to bottom the Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker is a stunning, musical guitar which may break your heart, or finally mend it.

Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic
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The Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic is a super lightweight guitar which delivers that elusive 50's style strat punchy sound in an authentic way! Vintage guitar lovers often cling to the past. You may agree, you may not, but there is something in old 50's and 60's Stratocaster and Telecaster guitar sound and feel that is unique and special. Macmull Custom Guitars are all about that – Getting that vintage tone in a newly made guitar!To achieve their goal the Israeli company studied countless of vintage Fender guitars, experimented with woods, pickups, weight and specifications. The S-Classic maple neck is a great example of the company's excellent craftsmanship and authentic approach to guitar making. Macmull believes that lightweight wood sounds and reacts better, not to mention more player-friendly. That is why the company is very strict about the woods used on the S-Classic, each guitar has one piece, super-light Alder body which do not exceed 3,25 kg, Insane! Also on the necks Macmull went with the old school single action truss rods instead of the newer double action alternative which are more in use today. Why you ask? Because they found out that the body-neck resonance is better with the single action one. The electronics on the S-Classic include CTS pots of the highest grade, paper-in-oil caps and in-house Macmull hand wound pickups which are matched to each guitar. The result is a punchy, dry and very authentic 50's-60's stratocaster sound and feel.The Madagascar fretboard on the S-Classic is 60 years old and fretted with Dunlop 6105 fret wire. Bending on this guitar comes easy and the intonation is perfect. Macmull shape their necks to oval C shape, which are not too beefy nor too thin, we found the playability of the Macmull Custom Guitars S-Classic to be excellent.

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Mad Professor

Mad Professor Amplification Ltd. is a Finland-based company that has made premium quality guitar and bass pedals and amplifiers since 2002.

The Mad Professor Amplification is set for original designs, high-quality and musical tone.
Pedals with small footprint and easy setup and amplifiers with versatility and unsurpassed tone.
Thanks to a strong design team with decades of experience in guitar pedals and amplifiers, Mad Professor stays ahead of time with the quality and innovation of their products. While they seem “standard” on the outside, there is a lot of thought put into the circuit of each pedal and amp.

Another interesting thing is, that all Mad Professor products are actually tested with tens of different guitars and amplifiers to make sure the products work in every possible environment.

Mad Professor Amplification is famous for dynamic, touch sensitive tone pedals and full ranging amplifiers which will make any musician sound better.
Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay
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The one for clean sound. The Mad Professor Amplification​ Deep Blue Delay is a natural sounding digital / analog delay, with an analog direct signal path and has about the same bandwidth as the classic tape echo units which can be used in front of an amplifier or in amplifier effects loops. Since there are no noise reduction circuits it keeps decay of echoes as natural as possible also the signal has a tuned filtering to allow extreme settings without any interference. Furthermore: the delay is specially designed to work well with distorted tone, as this is the most critical application, where delays often fail!You can use the pedal before or after distortion. As such, it will work exceptionally well on clean sounds where requirements are less stringent, especially in terms of echo bandwidth and repeat formation.

Mad Professor Silver Spring Reverb
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Pure analog signal path. Silver Spring Reverb (SSR) is a compact, easy to use digital/analog reverb with a pure analog direct signal path. It creates a natural sounding ambient reverb that will not get in the way of your original signal. The SSR’s sound is exceptional with a clean signal, but was specifically designed to work equally well with the tougher performance requirements of distorted tone. The SSR can be used before distortion, although it was primarily designed to go after. If you use the SSR before distortion, you may want to use a lower Reverb (Wet/Dry) setting.Built the Mad Professor way: small footprint and big tone.

Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive
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A unique Focus control lets you adjust the feel and dynamics of the pedal as well as overal EQ. Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive (SHOD) is a touch sensitive low gain overdrive pedal hand made in Finland. It is designed to overdrive distorted amplifiers and give dynamically controlled light overdrive on clean sounds. Distortion level can be controlled by pick attack and pickup strength. Harder picking for overdrive and softer for cleaner tone. With low settings on the Focus control you need to pick harder to get distortion and in general the tone is softer, great for jazz and blues. Focus turned clockwise will result in a slight treble boost and earlier distortion.This type of overdrive has previously only been found in the BJF Honey Bee but is now presented in Mad Professor version. The Mad Professor SHOD has a tighter sound and is more versatile as it was designed to work with all kinds of guitars and amplifiers. Like all Mad Professor pedals, SHOD is hand made in Finland using only premium components, to give years of trouble free operation with superb musical tone.

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Martin

The family-run C. F. Martin & Co. have been building high-quality acoustic instruments since 1883 through six generations. Founded by German immigrant cabinet maker Christian Frederick Martin in New York City, the company relocated headquarters shortly after to Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1839, where they are still based today. The Nazareth premises is also home to the Martin Guitar Museum, housing over 170 classic guitars and memorabilia.

Through almost two centuries of technological and cultural development, Martin have been responsible for many of the innovations that are now standard for modern flat top, steel-string acoustic guitars. The family-run C. F. Martin & Co. have been building high-quality acoustic instruments since 1883 through six generations. Founded by German immigrant cabinet maker Christian Frederick Martin in New York City, the company relocated headquarters shortly after to Nazareth, Pennsylvania in 1839, where they are still based today. The Nazareth premises is also home to the Martin Guitar Museum, housing over 170 classic guitars and memorabilia.

Through almost two centuries of technological and cultural development, Martin have been responsible for many of the innovations that are now standard for modern flat top, steel-string acoustic guitar construction, including the Dreadnought body style, scalloped x-bracing, and 14-fret tenor neck (designed to entice under-employed banjo players to switch over to guitar during the Great Depression).

Martin have been the instrument of choice for many of the 20th century's most noteworthy players, including Jimmy Page, Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Joan Baez, Thom Yorke, Woodie Guthrie, Willie Nelson and countless others.

Martin offers instruments ranging from their low-cost DX range, built from laminated wood in their Navojoa Mexico factory, up to their hand-crafted Custom Shop models. They created their millionth guitar in 2004, a diamond and ruby-encrusted affair worth an estimated $1,000,000. r construction, including the Dreadnought body style, scalloped x-bracing, and 14-fret tenor neck (designed to entice under-employed banjo players to switch over to guitar during the Great Depression).

Martin have been the instrument of choice for many of the 20th century's most noteworthy players, including Jimmy Page, Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neko Case, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Joan Baez, Thom Yorke, Woodie Guthrie, Willie Nelson and countless others.

Martin offers instruments ranging from their low-cost DX range, built from laminated wood in their Navojoa Mexico factory, up to their hand-crafted Custom Shop models. They created their millionth guitar in 2004, a diamond and ruby-encrusted affair worth an estimated 1,000,000 dollars.
Martin DC-35E
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A Classic. Martin takes it's classic D-35 guitar and turns it to a stage beast to the professional working guitar player. Meet the DC-35E.Much like on the D-35, you'll find solid sitka spruce and east Indian mahogany on the Martin DC-35E, only the latter has a cutaway and an innovative pickup system by Fishman called "Aura VT Enhance".You'll find all that you expect in this great guitar. It is punchy and full sounding with a beautiful top end and overtones.From top to bottom, this instrument is beautifully made, but what got us really startled is the new Fishman Aura pickup it comes with.As a pickup, it is a good sounding, easy to use 1 tone knob pickup. But what's making it a serious add to an already great guitar is the new Enhance option.When activating the Enhance option, an additional transducer is coming into play and capturing energy of the guitar top while resisting the transverse energy that manifests in string squeak, body handling noise, and parasitic feedback. In simple words - every percussive beat and overtone you will play will shine like a star.

Martin DCPA5K
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The DCPA5K is one of Martin's most affordable Preforming Artist Series. It features a beautiful koa patterned high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides in combination with solid sitka spruce.What is HPL you ask?One day, while walking through the factory, Chris Martin saw the bits and pieces of leftovers from cutting wood and realised it can be utilised to something good.This evolved to the HPL which is used on the this guitar.HPL is light, cost effective and most important, sounds different and nice. Combined with a solid Spruce top, X-1 bracing and the vast experience and quality of Martin's craftsmanship, the DCPA5K is a very lively, natural sounding guitar with a lot of power and loudness.A key feature making the Martin DCPA5K a great performing guitar is the Fishman F-1 pickup system it comes with. It is such a simple pickup to use and the result is great with no hassle.Also the tuner comes handy and reacts fast when in use. 

Martin D-16RGT
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Classic Looks, Classic Tone, Modern Playability! What a nice studio guitar and generally speaking the Martin D-16RGT Acoustic guitar is! The all solid East Indian Rosewood body and Sitka Spruce top compliment each other and bring out the spark and attack one would expect. The Martin D-16RGT is a part of Martin's 16 Series which was originally developed to deliver high quality sound for a lower price range. The heart of the series is Martin's Hybrid X bracing system which delivers a powerful tone, it became quite a favourite since first introduced to the market. If you search for a guitar with slightly more body and woody tone we suggest checking out the Martin D-16GT. It is essentially the same model only with Mahogany back and sides.

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Music Man

Formed by former Fender Vice President Forrest White, Fender amplifier builder and salesman Tom Walker, and Leo Fender himself (ostensibly as a silent partner owing to contractual agreements following the sale of Fender in 1965), Music Man began its life under the name Tri-Sonix in 1971.

Throughout the 1970s, the instruments designed by Leo were becoming brighter and harsher in character, owing to his increased difficulty in hearing. This coincided with the rise in popularity of slap bass technique, making the Fender-designed Music Man Stingray a big success with its active electronics and chunky bridge, offering a characteristically treble-heavy, punchy tone.

Leo left the company in late 1979 to found G&L, and Music Man faced an uncertain future, until it was purchased by guitar string set pioneer Ernie Ball (more specifically, his son Sterling) in 1985. They now offer a wide range of guitars, basses and amplifiers, including the introduction in 2003 of the Bongo Bass, an eccentric collaboration with BMW's Designworks team.

Music Man runs its operations using an open-source software policy, and since 2001 has paid a living wage to all employees at its San Luis Obispo plant.

Famous players of Music Man basses include Nathan East, Flea, Tony Levin, Squarepusher and Pino Palladino.
Music Man Stingray 4-H
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The first to have an on-board active eq. First introduced in 1976, the StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature on-board active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man line, today's StingRay is the same as it was some forty years ago featuring a solid roadworthy construction, massive hardened steel bridge, elegant oval pickguard, 3+1 tuning key configuration, and the ever popular Music Man humbucker. All of which combined produce a look, feel and sound that are remarkably unmistakable.

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MXR

Former high school buddies Keith Barr and Terry Sherwood were in their early twenties and making a living repairing audio equipment from their basement apartment when they founded MXR in 1972. They had been unimpressed with the tone, build quality and general character of existing effects pedals, and sought to bring some colour into the market.

Their initial offering, the Phase 90, quickly became one of the definitive phaser pedals in the guitarist's toolkit. Eddie Van Halen took advantage of its slow subtle sweep to make his guitar solos stand out when dealing with lousy PA systems and lousier sound engineers, and it can be heard on much of his recorded output.

MXR produced one of the first guitar multi-FX units in 1983, the Omni, offering sustain, distortion, delay, equalization, flanger and chorus in a single rackmount unit. Unfortunately, as with many professional audio companies, the early 1980s was a difficult time financially for MXR, leading to the bankruptcy of the company in 1984. Barr left the company to found Alesis, and Sherwood co-founded Applied Research & Technology. Jim Dunlop acquired the rights to the MXR brand and product line, and continues to create straightforward, high-quality effects pedals based on the original designs, as well as some modernized updates.
MXR Script Dyna Comp Compressor
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The musical compressor. The MXR Dyna Comp that was produced in 1976 has long been regarded as the ultimate stomp box compressor. There’s something inherently musical in the way it “tightens up” a guitar signal, raising the volume of quiet notes and leveling off peaks to create rich, full bodied sustain. From country twangers to metal monsters, guitarists have long relied on the MXR Dyna Comp to make their riffs stand tall in any live or studio mix. And now the MXR Custom Shop brings back that highly sought-after sound with the ‘76 Vintage Dyna Comp.

MXR Distortion Plus M-104
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Rocking since the '70s. The MXR M-104 Distortion Plus (Distortion +) has been around since the 70's and is known to be the signature sound of Randy Rhoads.The word distortion makes us, guitar players think immediately about that heavy distorted sound. However the Distortion Plus is known for it's mild side. Actually, when you set the distortion knob to minimum and the output to maximum, the Distortion Plus will drive your amp nicely. On the other side with the distortion set to maximum it will deliver that distortion-fuzz sound it's famous for.The MXR Distortion Plus pedal is germanium powered and feels very 'vintage', powered by a power supply or a 9 volt battery, it's darn simple and that is great!

MXR M102 Dyna Comp
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A Popular secret. One of the most popular compressors of all time, the Dyna Comp is the secret weapon on many stars' pedalboards. This box will produce that percussive, clicky sound on a clean guitar that you've heard on so many pop hits. It also adds smooth sustain to lead lines.

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Noah Guitars

Noah Guitars Paraffina Guitar
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One of a kind looks and sound. Designed by Lorenzo Palmeri, the Noah Paraffina is unique in both sound and style. It was designed, believe it or not, with the infamous telecaster body shape in mind. Lorenzo and the Noah team decided to give the Paraffina a handle instead of upper horn, and remove the lower horn almost completely for an easier access to higher frets. The Noah Paraffina is a smooth player guitar with perfect weight and a twangy sound. The reaction of the Aluminium body is fantastic, get ready for a lot of attack and an overall well defined tone.

Noah Guitars Slim Guitar
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When a Tele dresses goes Aluminum. The Telecaster shape is one of the most guitar shapes out there. While most times you will not see the difference between one Tele to another on first look, with the Noah Slim it's a different case – It is made of Aluminum.The Italian boutique company took all we love in the original Telecaster model and put it into their superbly crafted Noah Slim. Two great sounding Lindy Fralin Steel Pole 43 pickups will grab and deliver the twang for you, the Maple handmade neck feels great in the hand and that Aluminum Alloy body adds the Noah uniqueness to the sound and attack.

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Orange

Orange Gateway Driver
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An Orange amp in a box. The Orange Gateway Driver is an Overdrive pedal which will send you into vintage territory. It's Class A circuitry delivers a rich harmonic content while staying responsive to your playing.This amp-in-a-box needs no more than three dials to get from a cranked AC-30 to a solid creamy blues-rock experience. The bite knob works as a tone control which focuses on high frequencies while leaving the lows pretty untouched. An internal switch even rolls off frequencies above 20kHz. The additional buffered headphone out with cab simulation can be used for quiet practicing, to go straight to an interface or via a di-box to the PA. Nice add-on! The pedal operates on a standard 9-volt power supply to emulate EL84 valves or 12-volt for the EL34 flavour.The Orange Gateway Driver is definitely worth a ride!

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Prodipe Guitars

Prodipe Guitars SGA100
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It's an Outrage! Really, a solid AAA Spruce top on a ±350$ guitar is an outrage! For that kind of a price you are happy if you get a guitar that sound decent but Prodipe surpasses "decent" big time with the SGA100. The wood choice of Rio Type Rosewood body and AAA Spruce top are not the only great things on the Prodipe SGA100, it is also really comfortable to play, the intonation is spot on and the general feel of the instrument is simply good. You can really see that Prodipe invested thought into the SGA100. For those of you who seek for an amplified guitar, check out the Prodipe SGA100 CEQ which can also be found on TonePedia.

Prodipe Guitars SGA100CEQ
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It's an amplified outrage! Really, a solid AAA Spruce top on a ±375$ guitar is an outrage! For that kind of a price you are happy if you get a guitar that sound decent but Prodipe surpasses "decent" big time with the SGA100 CEQ. The wood choice of Rio Type Rosewood body and AAA Spruce top are not the only great things on the Prodipe SGA100 CEQ, it is also really comfortable to play, the intonation is spot on, it has a pickup and the general feel of the instrument is simply good. You can really see that Prodipe invested thought into the SGA100. For those of you who seek for an unamplified guitar, check out the Prodipe SGA100 which can also be found on TonePedia.

Prodipe Guitars SA27 MHS Auditorium
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A Minor revolution. At this price of around 200€ the Prodipe SA27 MHS Auditorium is a killer guitar. The choice of all Mahogany body & top is soothing both the ear and eye, and the guitar is comfortable and easy to play.Prodipe uses heat treatment to arch the back of the SA27 MHS, it also has no bracing. The result is simple: more projection and loudness. Prodipe calls this technique "ARCH-BACK" and applies it to all of their guitars under the 27 series.

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Santa Cruz

Richard Hoover’s passion for the acoustic guitar gave rise to a burning desire to discover how they were made and equally important, how they worked.  In 1968, there was absolutely no information on the construction of the acoustic steel string guitars.  In pre-Internet days, the other independent pioneers of guitar building may just as well have been on other planets.

Copying the assemblies of the important brands was straightforward, compared to truly controlling the guitar’s voice. Hoover turned to the printed body of knowledge on centuries of violin refinement as the sole source of the true way.  Herein lay the key for taking his favored instrument out of the realm of the factories and into the enlightened practice of traditional lutherie. The quest included independent experimentation, the grace of mentors, countless repairs, restorations and the construction of numerous guitars and carved-top mandolins.

Throughout the process, a concept grew.  If I try to figure this out by myself it will take forever.  This simple frustration, voiced by Richard, would have a profound effect on the future of steel string guitar making.  If I hold true to the principals and ethics of lutherie traditions, I can work as a team with others to accelerate the learning curve without compromise.  This became the mission statement for the beginnings of boutique lutherie and the inspiration for the Santa Cruz Guitar Co.

We know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that through practice and study we will pursue ongoing improvement. Each of us has become masterful in our current specialties and collectively we embody nearly two hundred years of expertise.  By adhering to the principles of physics and the tried and true practices of lutherie, SCGC guarantees the most sophisticated instrument of its kind. We will assure maximum sustain and complexity of overtones and maintain consistency of balance and tone specific to each of our standard models. To accommodate the subjective nature and personal requirements of EQ, tone and presence, we offer our considerable talents to deliver exactly what you need in a custom instrument.

You will be in fine company with the world’s best players, including Eric Clapton, Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Warren Haynes, Elvis Costello and many others.

Welcome to the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

Santa Cruz OM
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An historical model for the contemporary player. When the OM (Orchestra Model) was introduced in the 1920's, it was considered a large bodied acoustic guitar designed to be louder than other orchestra instruments. Today, with the Dreadnought, Jumbo and Super Jumbo models, we consider the OM a small bodied, yet pretty loud guitar, which fits finger picking and solo artists. The Santa Cruz OM model is a very clean guitar, you will not find on it any unnecessary ornaments and add-ons. It is clear sounding, has loud trebles and mid-range with healthy natural bass. It plays smoothly and is perfect for finger picking and flat picking.

Santa Cruz Custom OM-42 Quatersawn Cocobolo
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Master Grade OM-42 which is new but old. Master Grade Sitka Spruce top and Cocobolo body, attention to details and immaculate craftsmanship are what make this Santa Cruz OM-42 a remarkable guitar. The balanced and full of substance character of the Cocobolo fit well with the responsiveness of the Spruce top. This interesting combination of woods projects an extremely sophisticated sounding instrument, full of clarity and and sensitivity.

Santa Cruz OM Grand
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More of the famous OM acoustic guitar. OM sized acoustic guitars are extremely popular among acoustic guitar players. They are comfortable to play and tend to have a well defined tone. The Santa Cruz OM Grand is all that and more.The story of the OM Grand is a collaboration between SC's founder, Richard Hoover, and his friends at The Denver Folklore Center. The request of the center was to have a custom OM with more power, and the result is the OM Grand – a larger bodied OM.The OM Grand is a great guitar for band playing as it's loudness is sufficient. Also solo artists who seek for the openness of the OM with a bit more headroom and body, might find the Santa Cruz OM Grand perfect for their needs.

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Sigma

Sigma guitars were founded as a reaction to the dwindling output from US guitar manufacturers in the late 1960s in the wake of guitar sales becoming dominated by cheaper models coming from Japanese manufacturers catering to a lower-budget market. Sigma set out to create an American brand that would offer more affordable guitars to a fast-growing market.

Built by specially trained staff in Japan in state of the art factories, Sigma launched their first line of acoustic guitars to the US market in 1970. Models from this early period are highly sought after and extremely hard to find due to their outstanding quality. Premium components and materials such as solid Sitka spruce tops, rosewood and mahogany backs and sides, bone nuts and saddles and traditional rosewood bridges, give Sigma guitars their unique and much sought after tone and quality.

Focus on the tonal qualities of these earlier vintage models are mixed today with modern elements to produce a more open, warm tone with lots of mids and bass. They have established a somewhat legendary reputation as one of the leading brands in acoustic guitars over the 46 years they’ve been operating and withheld it to this day with their ever-growing base of satisfied customers.
Sigma 00M-15S
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The cheaper all mahogany Martin... The Sigma 00M-15S Acoustic Guitar is part of Sigma’s leading 15 series and features a solid Mahogany top and Mahogany back and sides grand concert size body to produce a deep and warm tonality. Also with a mahogany neck, 20 fret Indian Rosewood fingerboard, bone nut and saddle and Grover open geared nickel machine heads the 00M-15S provides quality above its price range and has an attractive natural mahogany finish.

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Sterling by Musicman

Sterling guitars by Music Man replaced the ‘SUB’ line of lower-priced “mid-range” instruments in 2009. These guitars catered to a budget market, ranging in price typically between a half or third of their “standard” instruments. The SUB series were still constructed in the USA but moving manufacturing to the Far East meant a further increase in affordability. Praxis Musical Instruments Inc. were licensed to build the new sterling models, which still include the SUB and S.U.B range today with updated features.

They Sterling line includes the classic StingRay SR50, with the original Fender Music Man design updated by the Ernie Ball Music Man design team. The Axis AXDOD with it’s Double Locking Tremolo and lock nut, zebra DiMarzio AXIS Humbuckers, 3 position selector with single volume control.

The John Petrucci (of Dream Theater) line includes the JP60 and JP70 (seven string), based on the JP Signature Series, featuring high quality, die-cast, locking tuning machines, and full float Modern Tremolo. JP Majesty with it’s “Unfettered fret access throughout, perfect balance and ultimate playability”, the JP100D, 150 and 1507 with African Mahogany bodies.

The Steve Lukather (Toto) LK100D, features “Push-push” active boost, passive tone control, 5-way balanced switching, classic “V” contoured neck. The Cutlass features 22 frets, 3 single coil Ernie Ball Music Man spec pickups with 5-way switching, Vintage Tremolo, and an oversized 4 + 2 headstock with locking tuning machines.

The Sterling range includes models with tailor features that have resulted in the distillation of years and years of expert tweaking from the highly dedicated Music Man and Ernie Ball group and focus on the needs and desires of the growing market for these mid-range budget instruments.
Sterling by Musicman S.U.B. Ray 4 MN
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The Ray4 bass is the cousin of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass. Classic, iconic instruments that defined a generation of bassists since the late 70′s. Active electronics, low noise hum bucking pickups, rock solid hardware and a simple, uncluttered look that is instantly recognizable and respected.

Sterling by Musicman S.U.B. Ray 4 RW
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The Ray4 bass is the cousin of the Music Man StingRay 4 bass. The Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray 4 BK is a four string electric bass guitar from the S.U.B. series with a fair price for such a good finish. The bass has an ash body and a MM-designed low noise Humbucker from Music Man. The features include also a Maple Neck with a Rosewood Fretboard and 21 Frets.

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Taylor

Named for luthier Bob Taylor, who was just 19 years old at the founding of the company with business partner Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has been producing acoustic and semi-hollow electric guitars since 1974. It has since grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of acoustic guitars in the USA.

Taylor Guitars are made in a 145,000 square foot manufacturing facility at their headquarters in El Cajon, California (open to the public daily for guided tours), with a second premises in nearby Tecate, Mexico, where their lower-cost models are created. They employ over 550 workers and build nearly 500 guitars per day. Taylor was recently awarded a U.S State Department Award for Corporate Excellence, citing its responsible practices in obtaining ebony for its guitars.

Renowned for their bright tone and popular for their smooth NT bolt-on neck system, Taylor Guitars are preferred by artists such as Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Prince and Zac Brown.

The Taylor ES (“Expression System”) pickup system found in many models utilises a neck-mounted humbucking induction pickup and a pair of dynamic soundboard transducers mounted by the bridge and lower on the soundboard. These run to a Rupert Neve-designed pre-amplifier, offering reliably clear and expressive electro-acoustic tone.
Taylor 414ce
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The all-arounder by Taylor. The acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor’s proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce. Expect a blend of power and tonal definition, especially in the midrange, so whether you like to strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle, the 414ce makes a great playing partner. Contemporary aesthetic strokes include white binding, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, a three-ring rosette, and a full-gloss body. The guitar comes equipped with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics along with a Venetian cutaway, and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Taylor GS Mini-e Koa
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Small size, big sound! The GS Mini series by Taylor is known for its small size - big sound.Creating a small guitar that sounds much like a standard size one is not easy, but Taylor really did it.It's a full sounding guitar, with tight lows and nice highs, which not only can be used as a travel guitar but just as an any normal one, on stage or in the studio.With the GS Mini-e Koa, you're not only getting a great sounding portable guitar, but also a beautiful one.

Taylor 814ce
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One of the most appreciated Taylor guitars around. Taylor’s popular 814ce offers players the ultimate all-purpose guitar. Its balance, warmth and articulation are great for fingerstyle, it has enough punch as a strummer to front a band, and the top-end power will fuel lead runs without getting shrill. It’s a great choice for a gigging player looking for one guitar that can cover it all. The revoicing of the 800 Series has brought greater warmth, a more mature midrange, and a looser, more luxurious low end to the 814ce, thanks in part to the customized bracing and a new, custom-calibrated Elixir HD Light string-gauge set. Premium appointments include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s new Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a marbled fretboard, and new Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

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TC Electronic

TC Electronic is a Danish audio equipment manufacturer founded by two musician brothers, Kim and John Rishøj. They started out producing guitar pedals, which were noted for their quality and technical advancement. The TC2290 delay was their first attempt at a19” rack mounted processor in 1985 and far surpassed any other unit at the time in terms of sound quality, delay time and modulation features, leading to it’s place as a studio, live and pro guitarist standard for decades to come.

This strong footing led to expansion covering the whole spectrum of audio equipment and placed them as one of the leading brands and developers in audio processing with unprecedented variety and technology to boast. Their products include the audio mastering system, System 6000, audio mastering tool the Finalizer, guitar pedals, guitar pedals and more guitar pedals, guitar tuners, of which they pioneered the much lauded polyphonic poly-tuners, acoustic processors, compact pedals and TonePrint pedals (digital TonePrints of famous guitar players), bass amps, PowerCore hardware and software, studio equipment, multi-effects processor FireworkX, software and PA, Installation and broadcasting products. Sister brand TC-Helicon is the leading brand in harmonisers and vocal processors today. They’ve got it covered.

From recording moguls to folk musicians, TC Electronics’ appeal is vast. Anthrax, Depeche Mode, Queens of the Stone Age, George Michael, Imogen Heap, Kraftwerk, Mike Patton, Skrillex, Kimbra, Snow Patrol are just a few names to endorse their product’s in their recorded and live work.
TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Reverb
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The small yet big reverb by TC Electronic. TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Mini is small but sounds very big! It’s one of the best Bonsai-Edition reverbs TC ever made. This pedal effect provides almost boundless sonic possibilities. The TonePrint editor helps to individualize your reverb sound. Thanks to the analog dry through you also get an unconverted sound with much transparency and very low latency.

TC Electronic Shaker Mini Vibrato
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Small pedal with a lot of vibe. Shaker Vibrato has been the sleeper hit of the TonePrint series. Guitarists loved adding the life and vibe of both subtle and pronounced vibrato effects - and rightly so! From classic Leslie-type tones and cool Mellotron vibes through the fragile 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'-type sounds or a modern 'bottom of the ocean' swirl, Shaker Vibrato delivers. Now you can have all that made the original Shaker great in a pedal so small, and so awesome sounding, there's no excuse to not add it to your board!

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Thorndal

Thorndal is a boutique manufacturer of electric guitars, electro-acoustic guitars, pedals and guitar parts from Thiersheim, Germany.

One of the companies most know creation is their prize winner Duane '69 overdrive pedal which offers the unique "input" control which allows the player to dial the pedal to fit his pickups. Another known creation of Thorndal is the Nemesis EA acoustic-electric guitar which allows performing guitar players to enjoy un-compromised amplified acoustic tone on stage.

Thorndal put the musician first. They shared with us that they do not build what they would not play and use themselves. Being a small professional team guarantees their instruments to be top quality.
Thorndal Duane '69
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Feel the response and attack of your rig... The Thorndal Duane ’69 is a two in one pedal. Left switch is a boost - clear and transparent. Dial it back to get a minus boost or crank it to get an amp-like boost. Right switch is the overdrive - extremely organic and dynamic. What make the Duane ’69 dynamic and versatile are the Tone, Voice and Input controls. Tone - Treble cut. Dial it clockwise to cut the treble.Voice - Bass cut. Dial it clockwise to cut the bass.Input - Volume & low-mid regulator. Use it to match the Duane ’69 to the pickups you use on your guitar. It is a brilliant knob, we loved it. Gregor Olbrich is the mind behind Thorndal. The guitar builder was desiring a boost/overdrive that alters your core tone as little as possible.  We think it’s mission accomplished!Little advice: The Duane ’69 operates on battery or on regulated 9-18 Volt adapter. Thorndal recommends to feed it with 12 Volt for maximum satisfaction, which is how the TonePedia demos were recorded.

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Vox

The Jennings Organ Company started shortly after the Second World War in 1947, but are best-known today for their renowned models of guitar amplifiers under the Vox brand. They launched the AC15 15w tube combo amp in 1958 and began their legacy at the heart of rock and roll music.

After being popularized by The Shadows, Vox struck an exclusive deal with The Beatles for exclusive stage use of their equipment, creating bigger and bigger configurations to contend with the increasing volume of their screaming audiences at the time. Other users around the time of the 'British Invasion' include The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and the Yardbirds. During their 1967 tour, The Monkees would emerge from an oversized Vox prop amp at the beginning of their shows.

Although less commercially successful, Vox were equally innovative with their guitar designs - with their iconic teardrop shapes, 12 string models, and experimentation with built-in effects and modified electronics. One such innovation was the ambitious, but ultimately unwieldy and unreliable Guitar Organ, which triggered an external organ module upon contact between the strings and frets. It was not very popular.

Vox were purchased by Korg in 1992, and continue to offer electric guitars and basses, amplifiers, fx pedals, and organs. Notable Vox players over the years have included Brian May of Queen, The Edge of U2, Radiohead, Paul Weller and Ian Curtis of Joy Division.
Vox MV50 AC
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A One pound, 50W guitar amplifier that delivers an authentic tube sound. Are we dreaming? Vox's MV50 series offers seriously innovative and tiny amplifiers which sport an analog preamp, tubes and weight one pound! The AC version is a vintage-style roaring class D amplifier which can go from relatively clean to British style overdrive. It is surprisingly dynamic and reacts well to the guitar player. To keep it compact and light, Vox did not overpack it with extra features such as reverb and so on. They kept it to the point: Gain, Tone, Volume and an EQ back switch for fine tuning of it's overall sound when going through a small/big cabinet. Another great feature is the headphone out.

Vox MV50 CR Rock
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A One pound, 50W guitar amplifier that delivers an authentic tube sound. Are we dreaming? Vox's MV50 series offers seriously innovative and tiny amplifiers which sport an analog preamp, tubes and weight one pound! The Rock version is, as the name suggest, an overdriven rocking and roaring class D amplifier, perfect for the rockers among us. It can get relatively clean as well but the true charm of this head is at higher gain stages where the Nutube is being driven. The MV50 Rock delivers an awesome 80's style distortion. it also works well for certain Metal styles.To keep it compact and light, Vox did not overpack the MV50 Rock with extra features such as reverb and so on. They kept it to the point: Gain, Tone, Volume and an EQ back switch for fine tuning of it's overall sound when going through a small/big cabinet. Another great feature is the headphone out.

Vox MV50 CL Clean
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A One pound, 50W guitar amplifier that delivers an authentic tube sound. Are we dreaming? Vox's MV50 series offers seriously innovative and tiny amplifiers which sport an analog preamp, tubes and weight one pound! The Clean version is the cleanest model within the MV50 series and as the name suggest, it really is clean. But once you crank up the volume it does saturates beautifully and thanks to the attenuator switch at the back you will not get the neighbours angry, unless you want to and then you can since this amplifier delivers no less than 50 Watts!The beautiful thing about the MV50 Clean is that it does stay clean across most volume levels, unlike the infamous AC15 / AC30 combos, so if you are a jazz player or if you like your amp to be clean, yet loud, be sure to check the MV50 Clean.To keep it compact and light, Vox did not overpack it with extra features such as reverb and so on. They kept it to the point: Treble, Bass, Volume and an EQ back switch for fine tuning of it's overall sound when going through a small/big cabinet. Another great feature is the headphone out.

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Walrus Audio

Walrus audio is a Oklahoma-based boutique pedal manufacturer whose creations found their way onto pedalboards around the globe. Founded in 2011 with Colt Westbrook being the primary helmsman, Walrus Audio is a collective of engineers, musicians and artists out to find the balance between art and performance in sound manipulation. Apart from rather conventional pedals like the popular Voyagar and the 385 Overdrive, the innovative minds at Walrus Audio come up with adventurous pedals like the Descent that combines a reverb and an octave with virtually countless possibilities for tweaking.

The product development process starts off, most of the time, with an accurate idea of a sound. By laying out different modules of a circuit, changing the order, exchanging certain parts and experimenting with their values the pursuit of this sound is achieved. Once satisfied with a prototype the pedal is put to the test in studios and by various session musicians. The detailed feedback helps to determine what needs improvement to create a truly desireable pedal. Finally after having chosen a proper name for the pedal, the artist Nathan Price will sketch out a few design ideas from which one will be the final one. Just like that a new pedal is born and ready to be released.

Having built various all-analog pedals, Walrus Audio has recently ventured into the world of digital signal processing. Hereby opening up to even more innovative and sonically suprising pedal creations.

Walrus Audio – a name to keep it mind!

Walrus Audio Voyager
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More than a one-trick pony... The Walrus Audio Voyager can serve as a treble shaper, clean boost or as an overdrive. All of this with a great amount of definition and a broad dynamic range. Like many overdrive pedals its set of controls is reduced to three knobs. A volume knob to match the level or to drive the preamp a little more, a tone control to shape predominantly the high frequencies and a gain to go from crunch to lead.Apart from sounding great on its own, when combined with other pedals it can be used to shape the other pedals’ sound in a superb and efficient way as a boos or a tone shaper. The build quality is top-notch and it is true-bypass.A bunch of good reasons to launch this voyage.

Walrus Audio Warhorn Mid-Range Overdrive
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A versatile effect for the battle field. Walrus Audio designed their Warhorn thinking of guitar players who like to keep their pedal boards not too crowded. In other words, it is a one versatile overdrive pedal effect! It includes two EQ knobs (treble and bass), drive and volume knobs, these together already provide you with a lot or sound and colour. But Walrus Audio did not stop there, they added to the Warhorn Overdrive a clipping/compression toggle switch. The up position provides a more compressed, symmetrically clipped tone, and the down position is an asymmetric, more open and organic sound. Experience the two option in our player, you'll get the point.

Walrus Audio 385 Overdrive
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The son of a projector. Yes, for real, the 385 by Walrus Audio is built after the Bell & Howell Filmosound Projector from the 1950s - therefore being a very different Overdrive Effects Pedal. We read on the net it's being described as an "amp-like" and "tube-like" pedal. Whatever it is, it sounds good and definitely provides that warm tone of vintage film projectors. Just like the Bell and Howell 385 Filmosound, the Walrus Audio 385 is a simple pedal, you will find on it two EQ knobs (treble and bass), volume and gain. That is it. We found the Walrus Audio 385 to be responsive and natural in feel, we liked Walrus' deviation from the original Filmosound by providing bass and treble EQ knobs instead of one tone knob, it really does make the 385 a more versatile pedal and a real joy to play through.

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Xotic

For nearly 20 years, Xotic has been a leading innovator in sound, design, and tone. Starting out as a one-man operation in a garage in San Fernando Valley, Southern California, selling high-quality basses and bass amps. Xotic had an edge that set them apart from other established brands in the already saturated market in1996. The Tri-Logic Bass Preamp, built into all their models, was this edge.

Edge number two came in the form of the Robotalk 1, an ‘ultra-boutique’ pedal hand made from scratch in limited qualities. Selling remarkably well, the pedal set the standard for the company’s future approach to building pedals. Constructed with premium quality, high durability parts with great functionality and carefully selected components, their products quickly began to make a name for themselves and Xotic took their next steps to expand with the help of Prosound Communications Inc. 
PCI became the parent company and expanded the exotic brand to Japan. PCI Japan helped with importation and sales of Xotic guitars, basses, and pedals, which were fast becoming known for their amazing tone quality.

The Tremendous Trio; the Xotic AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp were introduced between 2002 and 2005 with tremendous success. By 2009 the demand for Xotic's brand became too great to stay working out of the tiny garage in San Fernando so they moved into their current production offices in Van Nuys, CA. This sparked a kick into overdrive and by the end of the year, Xotic had released one of its best selling pedals to date, the Xotic EP Booster.
From vintage pickups to impeccably crafted guitars and basses, Xotic have carved a place for themselves in the world market for high quality and niche musical gear.
Xotic Bass BB Preamp
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Add some muscle to your bass tone. The Xotic Bass BB Preamp is the bass version of Xotic's infamous distortion / booster guitar pedal; the BB Preamp. Like it's sibling, the Bass BB Preamp has an easy four knob design and simple to use. the Gain, Treble, Bass and volume will get you where you want, they also react to every small tweak which means you can pretty much set your sound spot on.There is no question about how sturdy and handy the Xotic Bass BB Preamp is, it's built like a tank and the fact it is such a common pedal on bassists' pedal boards speaks for itself. Also worth mentioning, it is fully analog and has a true bypass on/off switch.Xotic promote the Bass BB Preamp using the sentence "add some muscle to your bass tone" - we pretty much agree.

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Yamaha

Yamaha began life as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited in 1887, originally producing pianos and reed organs, but has since expanded to become one of the best-loved musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturers in the world.

After expanding their business to include motorcycles, furniture, phonographs and archery bows, Yamaha began mass-producing electric guitars in the 1960s, beginning with the eccentrically-shaped SG range (“solid guitar”), before they settled into more conservative but high spec “superstrat” style offerings – known for their balanced warm tone and strong sustain.

In 1989, Yamaha opened their Guitar Development facility in North Hollywood, California and recruited ex-Ibanez luthier Rich Lasner. Working with Leo Knapp, they launched the Pacifica range of entry-level electric guitars in 1990, which were an instant hit with students and budget rockers alike. The company began to become more experimental in their approach to building instruments, creating six-string bass guitars and bridge-mounted piezo pickups, extending the tonal capabilities on offer.

The full Yamaha product range now includes FX pedals, amplifiers, most band instruments, studio equipment, PA systems, mixing desks, drum machines, synthesizers, personal watercraft and industrial robots.

Musicians who have played Yamaha guitars over the years include Michael Anthony (Van Halen), John Lennon, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana and Bob Seger.
Yamaha TRBX 174
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What a great bass guitar for that budget. The Yamaha TRBX 174 is a proof that you do not have to break the bank for a decent bass!It is a Yamaha and it is a TRBX, which means it is built to last and deliver strength and power yet comfortable to play and quite versatile, too.Priced at around 200$ it is really a no brainer.

Yamaha TRBX 304
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TRBX300 is built around a simple principle – your performance. The perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body provides the optimum tonal foundation while the Performance EQ active circuitry gives instant access to perfectly dialed-in stage-ready tones coupled with the expressive control you need.

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