Electric Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/19/all en Review: Jericho Guitars Fusion — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-jericho-guitars-fusion-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the June 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-june-15-van-halen?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=June2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>GOLD AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>Tuning a guitar down a whole step or more puts players in the fast lane of the heavy highway, but the downside to down-tuning on a standard guitar is that the strings can get overly floppy and proper intonation can be difficult to attain. </p> <p>Using heavier strings or a baritone guitar with a longer scale length can be a solution, but heavy strings don’t really make it easy to shred on solos. </p> <p>Jericho Guitars offers a variety of models that solve these dilemmas. The necks of these guitars have longer scale lengths but they are set up to accommodate standard light string gauges. </p> <p>We took a look at Jericho’s Fusion model, which is designed to appeal more to traditional-minded players who prefer the look and features of a classic guitar over those of a modern hot rod.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> Jericho describes the Fusion as “a modern hybrid of all classically built American guitars.” The single-cutaway body shape, mahogany body with flame maple top, contoured cutaway, and recessed controls are obviously inspired by certain American guitars, but the sum of these parts is a distinctive and different guitar. </p> <p>Of course, the most distinguishing feature is the neck’s long 26.9-inch scale, which allows players to comfortably tune down to C or even drop the lowest string to Bb (for a drop D-equivalent tuning) while maintaining ideal string tension for playing and perfectly accurate intonation. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-june-15-van-halen?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=June2015VideosPage">For the rest of this review, including FEATURES, PERFORMANCE, the BOTTOM LINE and more, check out the June 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xXekmYPPpF0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-jericho-guitars-fusion-video#comments Jericho Guitars June 2015 Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:25:32 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Nick Vallese 24351 at http://www.guitarworld.com Ritchie Blackmore Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/ritchie-blackmore-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video-0 <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, former Deep Purple and Rainbow guitarist Ritchie Blackmore—who now plies his trade with Blackmore’s Night—shows off and discusses several of his guitars.</p> <p>The video also features his wife, Candice Night, another key figure in Blackmore’s Night.</p> <p>The clip includes instruments Blackmore used during his Deep Purple and Rainbow days, including his main Fender Strat, which he says he’s played for the past 30-plus years. </p> <p>He also discusses scalloping his fretboards, a process that takes him three days to achieve, and shares a story about a luthier who undid his scalloping handiwork by replaning the fretboard to make it flat again. Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M-jP38If6CA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ritchie-blackmore-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video-0#comments Ritchie Blackmore Acoustic Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:39:15 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24359 at http://www.guitarworld.com Zakk Wylde Shreds and Discusses Wylde Audio Guitars and Amps on 'That Metal Show' — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/zakk-wylde-shreds-and-discusses-wylde-audio-guitars-and-amps-metal-show-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Inspired by <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/kirk-hammett-and-michael-schenker-jam-behind-scenes-metal-show-video">this morning's post about Kirk Hammett and Michael Schenker's jam session</a> on the April 18 edition of <em>That Metal Show</em>, we thought we'd share this clip of Zakk Wylde's recent visit to the VH1 show.</p> <p>In the video, which you can check out below, Wylde plays one of his new Wylde Audio guitars through one of his new Wylde Audio amps.</p> <p>Then, as part of Mark Strigl's "That Metal Gear" segment of the show, Wylde discusses his new company and gear in great detail. It turns out Wylde's company is not only building the amps—but he's also building the speakers and tubes that go <em>inside</em> the amps. To found out more, and to get a good look at Wylde's new gear, check out the video below.</p> <p><strong>For more about Wylde Audio, visit <a href="http://wyldeaudio.com/">wyldeaudio.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ql9rZOt6oUc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/zakk-wylde">Zakk Wylde</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/zakk-wylde-shreds-and-discusses-wylde-audio-guitars-and-amps-metal-show-video#comments That Metal Show Wylde Audio Zakk Wylde Videos Amps Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:23:19 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24329 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitarist Michael Hermes, 14, Demos Kiesel/Carvin Guitars' Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute Model — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/michael-hermes-14-demo-kieselcarvin-guitars-jason-becker-numbers-tribute-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a recently posted holdover from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show.</p> <p>It's a video of young guitarist Michael Hermes demoing Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars' new Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute model at the Kiesel/Carvin NAMM booth at the January show.</p> <p>Says Jeff Kiesel on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kieselguitars?fref=ts">the company's Facebook page:</a></p> <p>"I'm excited to announce that [Kiesel/Carvin] and Michael are now working together! Michael may very well be the youngest endorser to grace our roster. His weapon of choice [is the] Carvin CT624T carved-top guitar.</p> <p>"For the past eight years, Michael has played at various venues throughout the Northwest, alongside some very seasoned and well-known musicians and onstage with the Portland School of Rock.</p> <p>"At 14, Michael is an accomplished musician and songwriter. He plays classical guitar (studying under Scott Kritzer), electric guitar and piano and writes music on the keyboard. His influences include Hans Zimmer, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck and Andrés Segovia."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information about this guitar, visit its page on <a href="http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/jb24">carvinguitars.com.</a> For more about Michael Hermes, follow him on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Hermes/259320457431049?fref=ts">Facebook.</a></strong></p> <div id="fb-root" class=" fb_reset"> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js"></script><div style="position: absolute; top: -10000px; height: 0px; width: 0px;"> <div><iframe src="http://static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter/KvoNGODIqPG.js?version=41#channel=fd9fbae6c3c5e&amp;origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guitarworld.com" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <iframe src="https://s-static.ak.facebook.com/connect/xd_arbiter/KvoNGODIqPG.js?version=41#channel=fd9fbae6c3c5e&amp;origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guitarworld.com" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></div> </div> <div style="position: absolute; top: -10000px; height: 0px; width: 0px;"></div> </div> <p><script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]></![cdata[></script></p> <div class="fb-video fb_iframe_widget fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop" style="width: 100%;"><span style="vertical-align: bottom; width: 620px; height: 348px;"><iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/v2.3/plugins/video.php?allowfullscreen=true&amp;app_id=&amp;channel=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2FKvoNGODIqPG.js%3Fversion%3D41%23cb%3Df1aca847aa7a50c%26domain%3Dwww.guitarworld.com%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.guitarworld.com%252Ffd9fbae6c3c5e%26relation%3Dparent.parent&amp;container_width=620&amp;href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fvideo.php%3Fv%3D1568591436757486&amp;locale=en_US&amp;sdk=joey" width="1000px" height="1000px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></span></div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jason-becker">Jason Becker</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/michael-hermes-14-demo-kieselcarvin-guitars-jason-becker-numbers-tribute-video#comments Carvin Jason Becker Kiesel Guitars NAMM 2015 Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:29:39 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24300 at http://www.guitarworld.com Paul Riario Demos John Page Classic Ashburn Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-riario-demos-john-page-classic-ashburn-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, <em>Guitar World</em> Tech Editor Paul Riario demos the new double-cutaway, hard-body Ashburn model from John Page Classic. The Ashburn, which was designed by John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop and one of the greatest living custom luthiers, is a production guitar ($1,499 MSRP) with all the custom features of the custom guitars Page builds himself. The Ashburn is produced to Page’s exacting design specs in a state-of-the-art workshop in Japan, then set up in the U.S. by authorized John Page Classic techs. “The Ashburn has all the design features of my hand-built custom guitars,” Page says. “It’s the culmination of my nearly 40 years building custom guitars. Through John Page Classic, I’m now able to make the Page custom-design experience available to more people.” <strong>For more information about John Page Classic and the Ashburn, visit <a href="http://www.johnpageclassic.com/">johnpageclassic.com</a>.</strong> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dgJD_96ndyA" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-riario-demos-john-page-classic-ashburn-video#comments Fender Custom Shop John Page John Page Classic Paul Riario Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:05:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24270 at http://www.guitarworld.com Paul Gilbert Demos His Signature Ibanez FRM150 Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-his-signature-ibanez-frm150-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this video, which was posted by Ibanez earlier this year, Paul Gilbert demos his latest signature guitar, the Ibanez FRM150. </p> <p>"When I pick up my Ibanez Fireman, I know that everything is going to be all right," says the Mr. Big guitarist. </p> <p>"It is truly a pleasure to be able to express my anger, explore my melodic imagination and simply play good rock and roll, with such a world-class instrument."</p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>Building on the classic foundation of his Fireman models before it, the FRM150 has some new features, including DiMarzio Air Classic humbucking pickups and a new black pick guard. </p> <p><strong>For more about the FRM150 and all of Ibanez's Paul Gilbert signature models, <a href="http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eg_sig_series15.php?year=2015&amp;cat_id=1&amp;series_id=18">head here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/190BsmNuZj0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/paul-gilbert-demos-his-signature-ibanez-frm150-guitar-video#comments Ibanez Paul Gilbert Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:07:51 +0000 Damian Fanelli 24251 at http://www.guitarworld.com John Page Classic Guitars: John Page on His New Ashburn Production Model — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/john-page-classic-guitars-john-page-his-new-ashburn-production-model-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, John Page, a co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop and among the greatest living custom luthiers, describes the thinking and features behind his new Ashburn production-model guitar from John Page Classic.</p> <p>The double-cutaway, hard-body Ashburn was meticulously designed by Page, produced to his standards in a state-of-the-art workshop in Japan and set up in the U.S. by authorized John Page Classic techs.</p> <p>“The Ashburn has all the design features in my hand-built custom guitars," Page says. "It makes my guitars more available, to more people.”</p> <p>The MSRP is $1,499.</p> <p><strong>For more information about John Page Classic and the Ashburn, visit <a href="http://www.johnpageclassic.com/">johnpageclassic.com</a>.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more Ashburn specs and photos, check out <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/john-page-classic-guitars-introduces-ashburn">"John Page Classic Guitars Introduces the Ashburn."</a></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xsq7oS15PdI" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/john-page-classic-guitars-john-page-his-new-ashburn-production-model-video#comments Fender Custom Shop John Page John Page Classic Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:22:47 +0000 Guitar World Staff 24234 at http://www.guitarworld.com "Tennessee Brand" Instrument Combines 12-String Guitar and Six-String Bass on One Neck — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/tennessee-brand-instrument-combines-12-string-guitar-and-six-string-bass-one-neck-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Over the weekend, someone asked me about Tennessee guitars and basses—something I'd never heard of. Apparently, the company creates—or created—an 18-string instrument that combines a 12-string guitar with a six-string bass, all on one neck.</p> <p>Let's just say that, while our research is still ongoing (We don't want to trust and publish everything that turns up in a random Google search), we did track a video or two, plus a link to a 10-string "Tennessee brand" bass that was sold online several years ago—so you can get a look at these things.</p> <p>The instrument in the video below is the more interesting of the "Tennessee brand" instruments we've turned up online. As stated above, it has 18 strings, combining a 12-string guitar and a six-string bass, all on one very wide neck.</p> <p>The clip is just under 1.5 minutes long. Enjoy—and let us know what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook. I'm betting these things aren't made in Tennessee! Thoughts?</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MxcXu1nZohQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tennessee-brand-instrument-combines-12-string-guitar-and-six-string-bass-one-neck-video#comments Tennessee Videos Bass Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:09:34 +0000 Damian Fanelli 21551 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-epiphone-gary-clark-jr-blak-and-blu-casino-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p><strong><em>PLATINUM AWARD WINNER</em></strong></p> <p>Numerous guitarists have played Epiphone Casinos, including Dave Davies, the Edge, Noel Gallagher, Keith Richards and Paul Weller, but the Beatles remain the artists that most guitar players think of first whenever the Casino is mentioned.</p> <p> However, the meteoric rise of modern blues phenomenon Gary Clark Jr., whose main guitar is also a Casino, suggests that there may be a new contender for “king of the Casino.” </p> <p>Clark’s use of Casinos on stage and on his incendiary Blak and Blu album has resulted in a surge in demand for the model. So it made perfect sense for Epiphone to introduce the new limited edition Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” E230TDV Casino.</p> <p><strong>FEATURES</strong> Epiphone currently offers four other different Casino models, but the Gary Clark Jr. “Blak and Blu” Casino is equipped with a variety of notable features that stand out from Epiphone’s other versions. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this review, including FEATURES, PERFORMANCE, the BOTTOM LINE and more, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4147494550001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4147494550001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Through John Page Classic, I’m now able to make the Page custom-design experience available to more people.”</p> <p>John Page Classic is a cornerstone brand of <a href="http://www.hrsunlimited.com/">HRS Unlimited</a>, a new company founded by MI veteran Howard Swimmer to bring forward-thinking business models to MI. </p> <p>“In a market characterized by custom guitars on the one hand and production guitars on the other, the Ashburn is a new alternative—the first ‘custom production’ guitar,” Swimmer said.</p> <p>The Ashburn offers several John Page custom design advantages. Its threaded machine bolt neck assembly provides superior tone transfer and a unique complexity to overtones and harmonics. It is equipped with Bloodline by John Page JP-1 pickups, custom voiced by Page and with the bridge pickup reverse-slanted for greater thickness and girth. The Ashburn’s bass-justified fret dots provide greater visibility. Its staggered Gotoh Vintage Style tuners reduce and, in most cases, eliminate the need for string trees. </p> <p>Page co-founded and led the Fender Custom Shop for its first 12 years and created legendary guitars for artists including Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, David Gilmour, Elliot Easton and Cesar Rosas. He also designed guitars in conjunction with Harley Davidson, <em>Playboy</em> and Jaguar. Page is prominently featured in <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Factory-Fender-Custom/dp/1423436989">The Dream Factory: Fender Custom Shop</a></em>, by Tom Wheeler (<em>Hal Leonard, 2011</em>).</p> <p><strong>Specs: The Ashburn, from John Page Classic</strong></p> <p>• Body: Alder<br /> • Neck: Maple<br /> • Neck/Body Attachment: Machine screws with Threaded Inserts<br /> • Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood<br /> • Neck Shape: Medium C<br /> • Scale Length: 25.5"<br /> • Frets: 22 Nickel Silver<br /> • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome<br /> • Tuners: Gotoh Staggered Vintage Style<br /> • Bridge: Gotoh 510 Tremolo<br /> • Pickups: Bloodline by John Page JP1 single coil S-style Pickups (3)<br /> • Controls: Master volume/tone, 5-way pickup selector allowing noise cancelling in positions 2/4<br /> • Colors: Black Metallic, Daphne Blue, Fiesta Red, Inca Silver, Olympic White, Shoreline Gold<br /> <strong>MSRP:</strong> $1,499 <em>Optional hard shell case with John Page Classic logo: $100</em></p> <p><strong>For more information about John Page Classic and the Ashburn, visit <a href="http://www.johnpageclassic.com/">johnpageclassic.com</a>.</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/john-page-classic-guitars-introduces-ashburn#comments John Page John Page Classic Electric Guitars News Features Gear Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:40:15 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23841 at http://www.guitarworld.com Caparison Guitars Introduces Limited Edition Angelus Custom Line http://www.guitarworld.com/caparison-guitars-introduces-limited-edition-angelus-custom-line <!--paging_filter--><p>The Classic Angelus returns this year as the Caparison Custom Line 2015 (CL15) model. </p> <p>Every feature that makes the CL series so highly sought after among even the most discriminating of boutique players is represented here. </p> <p>Each guitar is painstakingly hand-crafted to exacting standards and features a stunning master-grade, hand-selected flamed maple carved top and two new color finishes, Violin and Lemon Drop, exclusively limited to 2015. </p> <p>Caparison have refined the tried and tested Angelus into an even more exquisite and luxurious instrument.</p> <p>The CL15 is designed to give you that wonderfully familiar vintage classic feel but with the unique playing experience that you only get with a Caparison. With all the versatility, quality, tonality and superb playing comfort that has come to be expected of Caparison Custom Line Models.</p> <p>• Custom Switching Options<br /> • Limited Edition 2015 Model<br /> • Caparison Designed Pickups<br /> • Select Master Grade 5A Flame Maple Top</p> <p>Designed, manufactured and hand finished in Japan the Caparison Angelus CL15 is now available for this year only at a retail price of $4,499 USD. </p> <p><strong>For more about Caparison Guitars, visit <a href="http://www.caparisonguitars.com/en/">caparisonguitars.com.</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Angelus_CL15_Violin_17032.jpg" width="620" height="413" alt="Angelus_CL15_Violin_17032.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/caparison-guitars-introduces-limited-edition-angelus-custom-line#comments Caparison Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:26:04 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23757 at http://www.guitarworld.com PRS Guitars Introduces S2 Vela — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-s2-vela-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>PRS Guitars has announced the newest addition to the S2 Series: the S2 Vela. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Vela model follows in the tradition of the company’s Mira and Starla models, providing vintage-inspired personality and tons of tonal textures.</p> <p>“The S2 Series has been a project of passion here," says Jim Cullen, national sales manager at PRS. </p> <p>"Many of us know players who praise PRS neck shapes, build quality and reliability but are looking for a different aesthetic. The Vela breaks the traditional PRS platform, giving those players a guitar they can trust night after night, and it looks badass.” </p> <p>The Vela boasts a new offset body shape that is both elegant and edgy. Its pickguard loaded electronics include a PRS-designed Starla humbucker in the bridge, providing a bright, punky tone, and the new PRS-designed Type-D singlecoil in the neck, which gives the Vela some noteworthy bite. </p> <p>The coil-tap on the tone control allows the bridge pickup to split into singelcoils, expanding the guitar’s tonal range. Anchoring this guitar is the new PRS plate-style bridge with two brass saddles that were designed to compensate for intonation and an aluminum plate, both of which help provide maximum tonal sustain. This bridge harkens back to Paul’s early designs and traditional bass plate-style bridges, but is top-loading for easy restringing.</p> <p>“The Vela nails all of the vintage tones I’ve become accustomed to in the studio and has become my go to live because of its stable intonation, tuning and playability,” says Thomas Onebane of Royal Teeth.</p> <p><strong>For full specifications, visit <a href="http://www.prsguitars.com/s2vela/">prsguitars.com/s2vela.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PaB0zqc8rmU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/prs-guitars-introduces-s2-vela-demo-video#comments PRS Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:42:17 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23699 at http://www.guitarworld.com Chris Haskett's PRS Custom Nine-String Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/chris-hasketts-prs-custom-nine-string-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Chris Haskett—a former member of the Rollins Band and a guitarist-for-hire for David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels and others—was looking for a guitar with the bottom three strings coursed like a 12-string and the top three strings left single for easy soloing.</p> <p>So Haskett, a longtime PRS player, took his idea to Paul Reed Smith.</p> <p>“He’s indulged my idiosyncrasies for a really long time,” Haskett says. “And also he’s just one of the greatest guitar makers in the world. So I approached him and said, ‘Do you think this is completely crazy?' And he said no.”</p> <p>The guitar started its life as a Custom 22 12-string, so it had a longer headstock, a middle pickup and a 12-string nut and bridge. Rich Hannon at PRS recut the headstock to maintain the PRS look and made all other necessary adjustments.</p> <p>The result is a guitar that produces the signature tonalities of a Gibson 1275 double-neck on a single-neck instrument.</p> <p>“One of the most important features of this guitar is the string spacing is correct,” Haskett says. And that’s really what makes it beautifully playable.”</p> <p>As Haskett told MusicRadar, “The idea’s been kicking around in my head since the 1990s. I wanted to be able to play Led Zeppelin’s ‘Bring It on Home’ and Mahavishnu’s ‘Dance of the Maya’ but not have to have 23 pounds of mahogany ruining my spine.</p> <p>“I wanted to be able to get the sound of a 12-string but still be free to solo and bend on the high strings. The really signature sounds of a 12-string are the octaves between the E-A-D and G strings. Doubling the B and E just means you always have tuning problems and can't bend. So I thought this was a pretty good solution.”</p> <p>In the video below, Haskett discusses and plays the guitar. He plays the intro to the Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock And Roll Star," which we appreciate. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vIR-_DzUCJU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/chris-hasketts-prs-custom-nine-string-guitar-video#comments Chris Haskett PRS Guitars Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:34:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23683 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guild Guitars Re-Releases S-100 Polara in Black and White — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/guild-guitars-re-releases-s-100-polara-black-and-white <!--paging_filter--><p>Guild has announced that the flagship solid-body model in the Newark St. Collection, the S-100 Polara, is now available with Black and White finish options. </p> <p>The S-100 Polara holds its own among the competition, with a slightly offset mahogany body that’s extremely comfortable to play. </p> <p>It features dual “Anti-Hum” neck and bridge pickups, which offer a wide range of sound, including the hard-rocking tone most commonly associated with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, whose S-100 Polaras have accompanied him throughout his career. </p> <p>Standard features include a one-piece mahogany neck, 24.75-inch scale length, pearloid block inlays, three-way pickup toggle switch, Grover Sta-Tite tuning machines, and Guild’s “stop” tailpiece. One of Guild’s most well-known solid-body guitars, the S-100 Polara evokes the vintage tone and classic vibe of the 1970s. </p> <p><strong>S-100 Polara Black</strong><br /> Street: $799.99</p> <p><strong>S-100 Polara White</strong><br /> Street: $799.99</p> <p><strong>S-100 Polara Cherry Red</strong><br /> Street: $799.99</p> <p><strong>For more about Guild's Newark St. Collection, visit <a href="http://guildguitars.com/guitars/electric-guitars/newark-st-collection/">guildguitars.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wVE-ZLBAiEo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guild-guitars-re-releases-s-100-polara-black-and-white#comments Guild Guild Guitars March Madness Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:59:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff 23637 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Making of Carvin Guitars' Jason Becker JB24 Numbers Tribute Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/making-carvin-guitars-jason-becker-jb24-numbers-tribute-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p>This new video, posted March 3, goes behind the scenes of the Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars custom shop in San Diego and shows you how the JB24 Jason Becker Numbers Tribute Guitar is made. </p> <p>The new guitar is a modern take on the "Numbers" guitar that Becker designed but that was never fully produced.</p> <p>"I wanted to make something that was close to the original but put my own spin on it," said Jeff Kiesel, vice president of Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars. </p> <p>"It was amazing to have the original here while I designed this new model with Jason. It was great working with Seymour Duncan to put in something close to the original pickups. With each and every sale, we donate back to the <a href="http://jasonbeckerguitar.com/donation_information.html">Jason Backer Special Needs Foundation to help Jason with his high medical costs."</a></p> <p><strong>For more information on the Numbers Tribute Guitar, visit <a href="http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/jb24">carvinguitars.com.</a> For more about all the current Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars Jason Becker models, <a href="http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/jasonbeckertribute.php">head here.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QZ7qDQSBLnA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/loYb7bojofs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jason-becker">Jason Becker</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/making-carvin-guitars-jason-becker-jb24-numbers-tribute-guitar-video#comments Carvin Carvin Guitars Jason Becker Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:09:46 +0000 Damian Fanelli 23669 at http://www.guitarworld.com