Paul Reed Smith and bassist Gary Grainger began collaborating on what would become Private Stock Gary Grainger basses a decade ago. Now, in 2013, the Maryland-based manufacturer is proud to announce the evolution of this line as they add two new basses to its Core product offering: the Grainger 4 and Grainger 5.
Schecter Guitar Research has announced its new partnership with bassist Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Sixx: A.M. "It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass," Sixx said.
Fender has added four new models to its Pawn Shop Series, which the company calls a line of "guitars that never were but should have been.” There's the Pawn Shop ’70s Strat Deluxe, Pawn Shop Super-Sonic, Pawn Shop Mustang Bass and Pawn Shop Bass VI.
The Fender Custom Shop’s 2013 Custom Collection presents some of its most sophisticated and meticulously crafted product offerings to date, including eight guitars and two basses. The most distinctive features of each individual model are listed here.
Fender has introduced new signature models for guitarist Chris Shiflett and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters. The new models are the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass.
Stu Hamm, through Washburn, is releasing a fretless model of his signature electric bass, The Hammer. The SHBH3FLTSS is a fretless version of the SHB3, adding warmth and tone inimitable by any fretted instrument.
Fender’s American Standard series guitars and basses have been upgraded for 2012, resulting in the latest iterations of the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass. The new instruments now feature Fender Custom Shop pickups, as well as other new design touches.
Oktober Guitars has announced today the new DevilWing bass, the latest addition to the company's Von Frankenstein Series. The DevilWing is designed by Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, who has been working closely with Oktober for the better part of two years. The DevilWing bass is available now in Production and U.S. Custom Shop models. Both can be ordered via the Oktober Guitars website.