Cort Guitars has introduced its MR1200FX. This guitar targets the boutique acoustic guitar market but comes at a reasonable price. The model features a dreadnought body with Bearclaw spruce top, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, rosewood fingerboard, genuine abalone purfling on the top and sides, and genuine abalone inlay on the fingerboard and headstock.
From shopping for a first electric guitar to setting customized action, Dan Erlewine's How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great! Second Edition (Backbeat Books) is a do-it-yourself primer for owning and maintaining an electric guitar.
This past Friday, August 17, three members of Pussy Riot, a feminist, all-girl punk-rock band based in Moscow, were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred." Each woman was sentenced to two years in prison. What did the Pussy Riot ladies do to deserve this, you ask?