Gibson has introduced its new Les Paul Classic 7 String — the first ever seven-string Les Paul. From the company: For too long the luthiers at Gibson have reserved the seven-string guitars for other popular models like the Flying V and Explorer, but no longer!
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the December 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
Built for center stage, the spotlight and your favorite solo, Charvel’s limited-run Super Stock So-Cal Silver Sparkle is a dazzling high-performance instrument. Its sleek So-Cal body is clad in a scintillating silver-sparkle finish that looks stunning beneath the stage lights, elegantly complemented by a matching headstock and black pickguard.
Guitarist Andy Alt has introduced a new electric guitar pickup — dubbed "A Little Thunder" — that allows guitarists to play guitar and bass simultaneously. A Little Thunder, which was designed to replace a humbucker, adds a bass signal to the two lowest strings on electric guitars, leaving the signal of all six guitar strings in tact.
In 2013, G&L debuted the Fallout model, which was based on the company’s original SC-2 guitar introduced 30 years before. While the Fallout retained the SC-2’s slim body shape and 25 1/2–inch-scale length, it featured a different pickup configuration that made it ideal for a wider range of players.
To launch its new guitar, the 060, Aristides Instruments has premiered a music video featuring Delain guitarist Timo Somers. The 060 is a one-piece constructed, 25.5-inch scale electric guitar available with passive or active electronics. It is made of a tone material called Arium (more on that below).
DiPinto Guitars has announced its new Galaxie 4 Deluxe model. It's the latest addition to the company's Modern-Retro guitar line. The rest of this story is from a DiPinto press release: DiPinto Guitars has always been known for using the coolest parts and materials, and the Galaxie 4 Deluxe is no exception. The pickguard and the headstock feature a rare stock of wild limited Sixties plastics.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.