Norman Lockamy lovingly built this guitar while serving a 12-year sentence in Huntingdon starting in 1988. It was completely crafted in the facility’s woodshop. Legend has it, Lockamy was allowed to purchase some parts while others were smuggled in to complete the guitar.
Ola Strandberg started work on his truly revolutionary Ergonomic Guitar System in 2007. While his first production series model—the Boden OS—is more of a “one-size-fits-all” instrument, it still offers players outrageously comfortable ergonomics.
Brian Setzer is one of the most famous Gretsch players of all time. The former Stray Cat guitarist has, as of last count, no fewer than one dozen Gretsch signature guitars, 10 of which are based on the celebrated 6120.
After many years of shooting our annual Buyer’s Guide in California’s sun-drenched warm weather, under beautiful blue skies and on idyllic sand beaches, my photo director, Jimmy Hubbard, decided to change things up this year and head toward the sunny and bucolic shores of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
PRS Guitars has announced the release of the Floyd Rose-Equipped 30th Anniversary SE Custom 24 Model. The newest model of PRS' SE series was created to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary, and the company's Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo.
To celebrate the second anniversary of the PRS S2 Series, PRS Guitars is introducing two new metallic finishes, “Ice Blue Fire Mist” and “Egyptian Gold," to the all-mahogany guitars in the S2 line, including the S2 Mira, Mira Semi-Hollow, Singlecut Standard, Standard 22, Standard 24, Starla and Vela.
The new models are the EC-1000 KOA and the M-1000 KOA, and they make use of exotic Hawaiian koa wood tops. The new koa models will have limited availability through select ESP dealers and international distributors.
ESP Guitars (Summer NAMM booth 1232) has introduced an entirely new series to the LTD guitar brand. The new SN Series, with six new guitar models, is based on a popular ESP model often requested but never before available outside Japan.
Epiphone has announced the all-new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom, designed by the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" himself and featuring Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers, a 24-fret Ebony fingerboard and a beautiful Ebony gloss color finish.