The Hayward, California-based Recording King has introduced their new 13-Fret Greenwich Village acoustic guitar. It has a 4.5-inch deep body for extra tone and projection in a small-body instrument. With its extra-deep body, 13-fret neck joint and classic headstock, the guitar honors Golden Age film troubadours like Nick Lucas and folk singers from the 1960s. The deep body gives it extra projection, the 13-fret neck and bridge placement makes for perfect resonance across all registers, and the 25.4-inch dreadnought-scale length gives it punch and volume.
Here's a photo gallery of one of the recent arrivals here at the Guitar World office in New York City: a Reverend Sensei RA in Satin Black. The new RA model, part of Reverend's set-neck series of electric guitars, is aimed at the heavy rock player and has a faster feel, tighter tone and more aggressive attack. Features include the new Railhammer Chisel pickups, ebony fretboard and a satin finish.
At the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January, Radial Engineering's Peter Janis gave us an overview of the company's brand-new Radial Firefly. The Firefly is a direct-Input box that's used to run your guitar sound straight into the house mixing console during live shows -- complete with its own built-in tube. The Firefly also has XLR outputs and a piezo input for acoustic instruments.
We caught up with Bruce Egnater of Egnater Amplification at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in January. In the video below, Here, Egnater discusses his company's first foray from the world of boutique amps to pedals.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario takes a look at the new Eric Clapton series of amps from Fender. The EC series marks Fender's first signature series amp, fittingly granted to the man who also had the first signature model guitar from the company.
Cort Guitars has announced the Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52. The basses feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.