During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Guitar World crew visited the Taylor Guitars booth to check out the company's new redesigned 800 Series of guitars. In the clip, which you can check out below, Taylor's Andy Powers gives us the low-down on the series.
Rotosound has introduced its entire range of strings with new color-coded ball ends in environmentally friendly airtight packaging — with new artwork. The innovative, air-tight packaging is made from foil. It provides an unparalleled moisture barrier ensuring strings will not tarnish or fade while in the packs keeping them factory fresh until ready for use.
Another Winter NAMM Show has come and gone! As always, Guitar World was there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014.
Fishman has taken on the challenge of rethinking and improving pickup technology for electric guitars. The result of this effort: Fishman Fluence pickups, the first truly new electric pickup system design in more than 80 years. Fluence pickups incorporate a combination of new technologies including Fluence Core “coils” and true Multi-Voice electronics to consistently create the idealized versions of classic sounds guitarists demand.
Absara Audio, the New York-based manufacturer of Pigtronix effects and Supro amplifiers, has unveiled its debut lineup of re-issue Supro tube amps. The new Supro amps — reimagined by award-winning product designer David Koltai with circuits curated by Bruce Zinky — bring back the instantly recognizable looks, tactile feel and raw tone that defines the Supro sound.
Pigtronix has unveiled the Rototron, a new rotary speaker simulator effect that achieves unsurpassed 3D realism in a compact, easy-to-use pedal. Designed by effect gurus Howard Davis and David Koltai, the Pigtronix Rototron recreates the complex acoustic phenomenon of the legendary dual-rotor 122 and 147 Leslie cabinets as used by Peter Frampton, Danny Gatton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Beatles and many others.
Lâg Guitars is now offering the T80 Dreadnought Acoustic and T80DCE Acoustic/Electric guitars in the US. These new guitars are part of Lâg's Tramontane line of acoustic guitars, which are distinguished by their use of fine woods and finishes, proprietary preamp/pickup systems, and a detailed rosette design.
On January 23, the first day of the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, Marshall Amplification announced the launch of four new additions to its Handwired Series. Handwired is an ongoing series that features painstaking reissues of revered, historical Marshall products that were originally completely wired by the human hand.
Recording King introduces the Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo, bringing 100 years of history into the present with the rugged, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music.
During last week's 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Guitar World crew visited the always-popular Taylor Guitars booth. In our video, which you can check out below, Andy Powers tells us about the company's new T5z model, the T5Z Classic and the Custom Grand Symphony model.