It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since the introduction of Ibanez's classic RG model guitars in 1987, but with a quarter century now under its belt, the model is getting a special treatment for its 25th anniversary in the form of the RG1XXV. An eye-catching guitar to say the least, the RG1XXV comes in your choice of fluorescent pink or fluorescent yellow.
Seymour Duncan just announced the release of a new Joe Bonamassa Signature dual-humbucker set based on the pickups in Joe's favorite '59 Les Paul. Joe himself was on hand to demonstrate the new pickups, taking part is a special jam with Seymour Duncan himself.
Guitar World paid a visit to the Samick USA booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim to check out the new Samick USA Custom Shop Series guitars. The line includes the solid-body Avion, the semi-hollow Royale (recently featured in the pages of GW) and the Torino. For all the details, check out the video below.
One of the new features is the GHS Boomers 5 Pack, which can be re-sealed so strings stay fresher, longer. They come in a 2 Pack for bass strings. In the effects department, there's the new Mike Orlando Signature Wah; Orlando is, of course, the guitarist for Adrenaline Mob. There's also the Rocktron Mini Raider and more. Check out the video below for more details.
Earlier this week, Jackson unveiled two new signature basses for Megadeth's Dave Ellefson as part of their X-Series of guitars and basses. The bass will come in two models, the David Ellefson CB-X and the Dave Ellefson CB-XV.
This new, organic-sounding 100-watt amp is part of what ENGL considers a slightly new direction. It features all new circuitry -- it's not quite the high-gain amp ENGL has become known for, despite their amps' versatility. For more info, including tube details, the two channels and the interchangeable front frames, check out the video below.
As always, Fender has introduced a plethora of new models of guitars and amps to heat things up in the middle of January. One of the coolest -- or perhaps coolest looking -- is the new Kurt Cobain Mustang Guitar. Guitar World paid a visit to the NAMM booth yesterday and got to check out a few of these guitars in person, including a very nice Fiesta Red model.
There's more acoustic guitar news from the 2012 Winter NAMM show. Recording King, the Hayward, California-based guitar manufacturer, has updated its line of Century Jubilee Series Slope Shoulder guitars with an extended scale length and more of the vintage styling the brand has become known for.