Since its initial release in 1961, the Epiphone Casino has been the instrument of choice for guitar greats, including Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Paul Weller and Dwight Yoakam.
Today, Gretsch announced the release of the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet, which is modeled on Harrison's original 1957 Duo Jet. Harrison referred to it as his “first real decent guitar.”
Epiphone has created the Commemorative Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2011 Coronet guitar. The limited-edition model was designed with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip logo and the signature of Chip owner Rod Woodruff. It features a double-cutaway design, single volume control, bolt-on neck, a high-output Epiphone 700T Humbucking pickup, Metallic Black finish, mahogany body and neck and rosewood fingerboard.
On Tuesday, Cort Guitars announced the new Fuel Series guitars, a collaboration with Los Angeles-based builder Stephen McSwain of McSwain Guitars. The series offers two models: the Gasoline 1 and the Motor Oil 1.
The fresh buzz around my networks this week includes the hook-up of an indie fusion guitar phenom with an exciting new Euro guitar brand. Those not yet familiar with Bryan Baker or Magneto Guitars can discover them now.