“Two of the pillars of an ergonomic guitar are low weight and balance, and the key to achieving both is a headless design. By removing the weight at the headstock, we can create a lightweight guitar that balances well," Strandberg says.
Tuning a guitar down a whole step or more puts players in the fast lane of the heavy highway, but the downside to down-tuning on a standard guitar is that the strings can get overly floppy and proper intonation can be difficult to attain.
We took a look at Jericho’s Fusion model, which is designed to appeal more to traditional-minded players who prefer the look and features of a classic guitar over those of a modern hot rod.
In the video below, former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—who now plies his trade with Blackmore’s Night—shows off and discusses several of his guitars. The video also features his wife, Candice Night, another key figure in Blackmore’s Night.
Inspired by this morning's post about Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker's jam session on last weekend's That Metal Show, we thought we'd share this clip of Zakk Wylde's recent visit to the show. In the video, which you can check out below, Wylde plays one of his new Wylde Audio guitars through one of his Wylde Audio amps.
Below, check out a recently posted holdover from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. It's a video of young guitarist Michael Hermes demoing Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars' new Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute model at the Kiesel/Carvin NAMM booth in January.
The Ashburn, which was designed by John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop and one of the greatest living custom luthiers, is a production guitar ($1,495 MSRP) with all the custom features of the custom guitars Page builds himself.