The ancient Egyptians' numerous cultural achievements included the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Telecaster. What? Actually, Scott McMahon of McMahon Artistry built this Telecaster adorned with Egyptian hieroglyphic carvings during the 21st century. He also gave it an appropriate name: the Ankh.
Over the weekend, someone asked me about "Tennessee brand" guitars and basses — something I'd never heard of. Apparently, the company creates — or created — an 18-string instrument that combines a 12-string guitar with a six-string bass — all on one neck.
Today, Harman’s DigiTech announced the introduction of Drop, a dedicated polyphonic drop-tune pedal that lets guitar and bass players instantly lower their tuning from one semitone all the way down to a full octave.
Gibson has introduced its new ES-Les Paul guitar. From the company: The solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are the two most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective genres.
Guitar amplifiers disguised as effect pedals are nothing new, but most are fairly limiting in one way or another. Usually, the space-related convenience usually leads to an inconvenience in the tone or power department. Then there's the Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL. Let’s start with the power. The Stomp-Head 4 can be run at 40 or 70 watts.
Carvin Guitars has introduced a new seven-string model, the TL70. The guitar, which you can check out in the photo gallery below, features 25.5-inch scale neck-thru construction and is available with a Hipshot-fixed bridge or Floyd Rose tremolo.
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