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Hot off the successful launch of the Omega guitar in the spring, Electra Guitars has announced the Omega Prime. The Omega Prime embodies the same single-cutaway, solid body design as the original Omega and is geared for the modern player, with a number of exciting new looks.
Anyone who has traveled to the Pacific Northwest or even watched an episode of Portlandia knows that, next to microbrewed beer, people in Oregon love two things: bikes and recycling. Jacob Chapman of Bend, Oregon, ingeniously put the two together when he realized that the carbon-fiber frame of a Trek Y bike might make a decent guitar body.
Netherlands-based Aristides Instruments has introduced its new 070 seven-string electric guitar made of "arium." Arium is a new material designed by Poort Artistides and Delft University in the Netherlands.
John Petrucci’s relationship with Music Man stretches back more than a dozen years and encompasses a variety of signature-model guitars. But in their long history together there’s never been anything quite like Petrucci and Music Man’s newest creation, the JP13.
Some bands — like Gwar or Ghost B.C., for example — don't need scary gear to be scary. That said, if they were wielding any of the axes featured in this photo gallery, well, let's just say it wouldn't hurt.