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Cort Guitars Announces AS-M5 Acoustic with Fishman Ellipse Blender System

Cort Guitars has announced its new AS-M5 acoustic guitar. The guitar features a solid sitka spruce top and a pro-level Fishman Ellipse Blender system that offers amplified sound with a condenser mic inside the body and a piezo below the saddle.

Cort Guitars has announced its new AS-M5 acoustic guitar.

The guitar features a solid sitka spruce top and a pro-level Fishman Ellipse Blender system that utilizes a condenser mic inside the body and a piezo below the saddle.

Specifications for the AS-M5:

• Dreadnought, solid sitka spruce top body with solid rosewood back & sides.
• Dovetail neck Joint construction
• Venetian cutaway
• Mahogany neck
• Maple binding
• Rosewood fretboard
• 25.3" scale
• Abalone dot Inlay
• Die cast tuners
• Abalone rosettes
• Rosewood bridge

Epiphone Creates Sturgis Buffalo Chip-Themed Coronet Guitar

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling's biggest music festival, will take place in Sturgis, South Dakota, August 5 to August 10. Guitar players in the audience are in luck -- because Epiphone will be giving away a Buffalo Chip-themed Coronet guitar every night.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling's biggest music festival, will take place in Sturgis, South Dakota, August 5 to August 10.

Guitar players in the audience are in luck -- because Epiphone will be giving away a specially designed Buffalo Chip-themed Coronet guitar every night.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2012 Epiphone Coronet is a limited-edition guitar designed with custom graphics, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip logo and the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff.

Oktober Guitars and Raven Introduce Mark Gallagher Signature Tele

Yesterday (July 17), Oktober Guitars announced the release of the Mark Gallagher Signature Tele guitar. Modeled after his old workhorse, the MGT takes traditional looks and style, but with added features.

Oktober Guitars has introduced the Mark Gallagher Signature Tele guitar.

The guitar, aka the MGT, is modeled after the Raven guitarist’s old warhorse guitar. The Oktober MGT is available worldwide and can be ordered directly from the Oktober Guitars website.

Seymour Duncan Mick Thomson EMTY Blackouts Now Available for 7-String Guitars

EMTY Blackouts, pickups designed by Seymour Duncan and Mick Thomson of Slipknot, are now available for 7-string guitars.

EMTY Blackouts, pickups designed by Seymour Duncan and Mick Thomson of Slipknot, are now available for 7-string guitars.

Thomson was already a Blackouts fan before he and Seymour Duncan collaborated on his signature model pickups.

“Blackouts have a lot more tone than your typical active pickup,” Thomson said. “They sound more real. It’s a bigger sound, with richer harmonics and a wider frequency range.”

Review: EverTune Bridge, Designed to Keep Guitar In Tune Under All Conditions

In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario looks at the Evertune Bridge, which features a spring and lever system designed to maintain constant tension on each string to keep your axe in-tune no matter what.

The following content is related to the August 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Five Models to 2012 Limited Collection

The Fender Custom Shop has introduced five new models to its 2012 limited collection: four guitars and one bass. The new additions join 10 previously released models.

The Fender Custom Shop has introduced five new models to its 2012 limited collection: four guitars and one bass. The new additions join 10 previously released models.

Exclusive: Pierce the Veil Gear Tour

With this year's Warped Tour in full swing, what better time to check in with Pierce the Veil's Vic Fuentes for a special, behind-the-scenes look at the gear the band is using while on the road. Check out the video below!

With this year's Warped Tour in full swing, what better time to check in with Pierce the Veil's Vic Fuentes for a special, behind-the-scenes look at the gear the band is using while on the road. Check out the video below!

In other news, the band's new album, Collide With the Sky, is out today on Fearless Records. You can pick up the album on iTunes right now at this location.

ESP Guitars Introduces LTD Bela Lugosi Dracula Guitar at Comic-Con 2012

On July 12 at the Comic-Con International 2012 convention in San Diego, ESP unveiled the first in a new series of limited-edition, custom guitars with horror-themed graphics.

On July 12 at the Comic-Con International 2012 convention in San Diego, ESP unveiled the first in a new series of limited-edition, custom guitars with horror-themed graphics.

The first model, the LTD Bela Lugosi Dracula Guitar (pictured), is the result of ESP’s licensing agreement with Lugosi Enterprises, which is run by Bela Lugosi Jr., the son of the famed horror movie actor.

Fuzz Box Girl Discusses Her New Signature Fuzz Pedal from God Box, the Fuzz Fatale

If you're a fan of YouTube gear demos, you probably already know who Fuzz Box Girl is. Recently we caught up with her to talk about her new signature fuzz pedal from God Box, the Fuzz Fatale.

If you're a fan of YouTube gear demos, you probably already know who Fuzz Box Girl is.

We recently caught up with her to talk about her new signature fuzz pedal from God Box, the Fuzz Fatale.

GUITAR WORLD: What drove you to come up with your own signature fuzz pedal?

VHT Amps Introduces Private Reserve 50's Pickups

Hayward, California-based VHT has introduced its new Private Reserve 50's pickups. They have a street price of $99.99.

Hayward, California-based VHT has introduced its new Private Reserve 50's pickups. They have a street price of $99.99.

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