Way back in 1996, when Reverend Guitars founder Joe Naylor designed the first Reverend guitar, the philosophy was simple: Design the best guitar you know how to. Make it look cool and sound great, and put it out there and see what happens.
Cordoba Guitars has announced the release of the C9 Dolce, a 7/8-sized version of the company's best-selling model, the C9. With a slightly reduced body size and scale length (630mm), Cordoba has created a new instrument suited for the player looking for the feel and comfort of a smaller instrument offering increased ease of playability.
I checked out three pedals in the Nemphasis line; the Liquid Mind Analog Chorus, The Muff Distortion and the VTComp Guitar Optical Compressor. All pedals share an easy-to-use, three-knob design, TrueBypass switching and a fully analog circuit powered by either a 9-volt battery or standard Boss-style power supply.
Let's face it, bringing a 100-watt guitar amp to your average weekend bar gig is a lot like taking a Lamborghini to Shop Rite for Sunday-afternoon grocery shopping. You simply don't need all that power.
Seymour Duncan has announced a new pickup, the Nazgûl. "It's not just a pickup, it's a weapon of tonal Armageddon," says the company in a news release issued today. "The Nazgûl was designed with a single purpose; for intense, high-output chug heavy punch you in the chest ruthless distortion.
Jericho Guitars has announced The Avenger, its new line of baritone guitars. The guitar features a 27-inch scale perfected for studio and stage, optimized for standard and drop tunings as low as Drop G. The guitar comes stock with Seymour Duncan Full Shred on neck and bridge, 18:1 Grover Tuners, GOTOH bridge, ebony fret board and a three-piece maple neck.