When Brian Carrier started building and customizing guitars 15 years ago, he toyed with the idea of making cigar-box guitars but wanted to make something more durable and long lasting. “I wanted to make something that a touring musician could play and tour with,” Carrier says.
The Bojotar is a new stringed instrument developed by guitarist Bow Thayer in collaboration with Joey Leone for Eastwood/Airline Guitars. The instrument, which is demoed in the video below, should be available December 15 and can be pre-ordered here.
The Alchemy is Donner’s latest offering to the working guitarist. The effect features eight modulation effects packed into one box. Yes, you’ve probably seen something like this before, but The Alchemy doubles its eight effects with Deluxe or Normal mode and boasts stereo inputs and outputs. At $43, it costs less than a major U.S. city parking ticket.
The Retribution pickups were designed with Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and Divine Heresy to provide the essential attack, clarity and increased headroom that 7- and 8-string players like Dino have been asking for.
A certain school of guitarists have adopted the mantra “WWJD,” which, of course, means “What Would Jimi Dig?” I have no doubt that if Hendrix were still alive and jamming, he’d be all over the Boss GP-10 Guitar Processor for its powerful combination of traditional tones, synth textures and stringed instrument emulations as well as for its instant access to alternate tunings and numerous other features.
In addition to the already-revered original Full Contact Hardware system, AP International and Babicz are announcing the release of the Z Series system, a more budget-friendly alternative with the same beloved features.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 2015 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.
Bigrock Engineering and AP International have announced a new line of finishes for the Power Pins Advanced Acoustic Pin System. Having been available in chrome, black and gold, the line has expanded to include nickel, black nickel, antique silver, antique bronze, satin chrome, satin black and satin gold finishes.