OK, we’re back and ready to begin. Last week I sanded the lacquer finish off of most of the neck and prepped the fingerboard to receive new fret wire. I used a radius block to sand the fingerboard and maintain its 7.25-inch radius, and ran the grits from 180 to 600. Since this neck is going to be oil finished, I wanted it to feel as silky and smooth as possible.
Here's a photo gallery of one of the recent arrivals here at the Guitar World office in New York City: a Reverend Sensei RA in Satin Black. The new RA model, part of Reverend's set-neck series of electric guitars, is aimed at the heavy rock player and has a faster feel, tighter tone and more aggressive attack. Features include the new Railhammer Chisel pickups, ebony fretboard and a satin finish.
With an upside-down, left-handed style that can’t help but evoke Jimi Hendrix, Malina Moye straddles both rock and soul. Her enthusiastically funkafied spirit is contagious. She gorgeous. She’s talented. She can rock her ass off.
Hear ye, hear ye: Two beloved knights shall perform for a venerable queen. In this case, the knights are Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, and the queen is, well, the Queen: Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty shall be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) this June, and a star-studded concert will be part of the festivities.
As previously reported, Van Halen played a surprise show for a lucky handful of VIPs at Henson Studios in Hollywood this past Wednesday night. The set included a smattering of the band's hits as well as three new tracks -- "Tattoo," "She's the Woman" and "The Trouble With Never" -- that are set to appear on A Different Kind of Truth.
Since the 2012 Winter NAMM show kicked off last Thursday, GuitarWorld.com has been supplying you with nonstop NAMM videos, news items and photo galleries -- doing our darndest to bring the NAMM experience to everyone who couldn't make it to the show.