Nearly perfect since its introduction in 1958, the semihollow ES-335 is one of the most versatile electric guitars ever developed. With its new Ultra-339 model, Epiphone has improved the classic semihollow guitar design by using a smaller body and adding updates, like a NanoMag pickup system and a USB output. As a result, the Ultra-339 provides greater playing comfort, a variety of acoustic-electric and classic electric tones and the ability to plug into a computer to control amp and effect emulation software without an external I/O device, all without sacrificing the sexy looks, awesome sound and exceptional playability that have made the ES-style semihollow electric a timeless instrument.
It’s been a long process for Matt Baird, but the Spoken vocalist is glad the band’s new album, Illusion is finally out. After fulfilling their obligation with Tooth and Nail records in 2007, the band decided to play the field to build momentum and see what fate had in store for them. Over the next few years, the band continued to tour and was able to find time between shows to start writing.
You don't have to be surf-rock legend Dick Dale to appreciate a touch of reverb on your guitar's signal. Even a smattering of reverb adds character and generally makes things sound warmer, friendlier and twangier, all while fooling your poor brain into thinking you're rocking out in a fan-packed stadium.
Australian troubadour Kim Churchill arrives in the US as the hand-picked support act for Billy Bragg¹s North American tour, which kicked off in Englewood, CO on March 23. For Churchill, receiving the invite from Bragg was a surprise; the two met at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2012, and according to Churchill, fun ensued.
Alice In Chains’ new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which is due out May 28, is available for preorder on iTunes. Buyers who preorder it will receive an instant download of the new single, “Stone.”