FMIC Specialty Brands http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4276/all/www.gretschguitars.com en NAMM 2015: EVH Releases Wolfgang Special Hardtail and Star Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-evh-releases-wolfgang-special-hardtail-and-star-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>EVH is proud to announce the release of the Wolfgang Special HT hardtail edition, as well as the long-awaited EVH Stripe Series Star guitar.</p> <p>The incredible EVH Wolfgang Special is now available in a distinctive new sans-tremolo version-the Wolfgang Special Hardtail. </p> <p>This is the high-performance flat-top version of the original EVH USA Wolfgang guitar; this time with the addition of a TonePros hard-tail bridge with stop tailpiece and fine tuners for the ultimate in stable intonation and precise tuning.</p> <p>Original features include basswood body with single-ply Ivoroid binding; oil-finished quartersawn maple neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods; compound radius (12-16) AA birds-eye maple fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless frets, dot inlays and Floyd Rose locking nut; dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups with three-position switching; EVH custom low-friction volume (500k) and high-friction tone (250k) potentiometers; chrome Schaller string retainer; EVH-branded tuners; and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB. </p> <p>Available in Black, Vintage White and Tobacco Burst.</p> <p>With its distinctive body shape and black-and-white graphic gloss finish, the EVH Stripe Series Star model is without question one of the most eye-catching guitars in the Stripe Series lineup. </p> <p>There’s nothing alien about the rest of this high-performance tone machine, either, with its sleek Star basswood body, rock-solid quartersawn maple neck with oiled finish, fast and smooth compound-radius rosewood fingerboard (12”-16”) with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, single ferocious EVH direct-mount pickup with single black plastic control knob (master volume), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut and EVH tuners.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/">evhgear.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/EVH%20Wolfgang%20Special%20HT.jpg" width="620" height="210" alt="EVH Wolfgang Special HT.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-evh-releases-wolfgang-special-hardtail-and-star-guitar#comments EVH EVH Gear FMIC Specialty Brands NAMM 2015 Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:47:02 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23358 NAMM 2015: Jackson Releases Misha Mansoor Signature Juggernaut Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-jackson-releases-misha-mansoor-signature-juggernaut-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson is proud to announce the latest addition to its Artist Signature series instruments, the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 guitars.</p> <p>Misha Mansoor is acclaimed for his masterful guitar work in fashioning the progressive metal of Periphery. </p> <p>Now, the esteemed Djent-leman himself and Jackson have collaborated closely on the Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 and HT7 guitars, brand-new models like nothing else Jackson has ever seen—or heard—before. </p> <p>The instrument is crafted with a distinctive Jackson body shape inspired by the Dinky, with sleekly scalloped horns, a comfortably contoured neck heel and a gorgeous AAA quilt maple top on trans-finish models. The bolt-on quartersawn maple neck is sculpted with Mansoor’s own custom profile, and features graphite reinforcement, ivoroid binding and heel-end thumbwheel truss rod adjustment.</p> <p>The 20”-radius ebony fingerboard is crafted with 24 stainless steel jumbo frets, piranha inlays and Luminlay fluorescent side dots. The guitar’s tonally versatile sound comes from Mansoor’s dual direct-mount signature Bare Knuckle “Juggernaut” humbucking pickups with black covers, five-way switching and a push-pull (on/off) master tone knob. </p> <p>Other premium features include a Jackson reverse AT1 headstock with three Hipshot open-gear locking tuners on each side, Hipshot hard-tail bridge, single volume control knob, black hardware and more. Available in Amber Tiger Eye, Laguna Burst, Matte Black, Matte Blue Frost and Silverburst Sparkle finishes. Includes custom black Jackson case with blue edges and Mansoor’s “Bulb” logo.</p> <p>In addition, Jackson is offering the “Bulb” versions of the HT6 and HT7 models, which feature a special Periphery “P” inlay at the 12th fret, dual direct-mount signature Bare Knuckle “Juggernaut” humbucking pickups with brushed nickel covers and engraved “Bulb” logo, and a black anodized brushed aluminum rear cavity cover with laser-etched “Bulb” logo.</p> <p>For more information and to find a dealer near you, go to <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/">jacksonguitars.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Jackson%20Artist%20Signature%20Misha%20Mansoor%20Juggernaut%20Bulb%20HT6.jpg" width="620" height="192" alt="Jackson Artist Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut Bulb HT6.jpg" /></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GBk329fh7FQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-jackson-releases-misha-mansoor-signature-juggernaut-guitars#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars Misha Mansoor NAMM 2015 NAMM 2015 video Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:24:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23356 NAMM 2015: Charvel Announces New San Dimas, So-Cal and Warren DeMartini Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-charvel-announces-new-san-dimas-so-cal-and-warren-demartini-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Follow along with Guitar World's coverage of the 2015 Winter NAMM Show with nonstop gear news items and videos on <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a></strong></p> <p>Return to Charvel's ancestral Southern California home with the high performance Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH. </p> <p>It features a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with classic San Dimas profile, compound-radius fingerboard (12"-16") with 22 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N (neck) and TB-4 (bridge) humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switch, single knurled black master volume control, recessed Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo and R3 locking nut, Charvel tuners and black hardware.</p> <p>The hum/single Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HS HT features a Seymour Duncan JB TB-4 humbucking (bridge) pickup and direct-mount Seymour Duncan STK-S6 (neck) pickup.</p> <p>Hot-rodded for scorching sound and outstanding feel and performance, Charvel's sleek Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH features a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with classic San Dimas profile, compound-radius fingerboard(12"-16") with 22 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 (neck) and JB TB4 (bridge) humbucking pickups withthree-way toggle switch, single-ply flat black pickguard, single knurled black master volume control, top-mounted output jack, recessed Floyd Rose Original double-locking tremolo and R3 locking nut, Charvel tuners and black hardware.</p> <p>The new Warren DeMartini Signature Blood and Skulls Pro Mod was designed and built to Warren’s demanding specifications. Features include a Custom Designed Seymour Duncan humbucking pickup, alder body, quartersawn rock maple neck with compound radius maple fingerboard and San Dimas neck back shape. Charvel machine heads, FRT 1000 Floyd Rose tremolo, and Charvel NOS brass strap buttons are standard equipment. </p> <p>The new Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Pro Mod features a Custom Designed Seymour Duncan humbucking pickup in the bridge position, Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder in the neck position and his iconic “snake” custom finish.</p> <p>For more information, go to <a href="http://www.charvel.com/">charvelguitars.com.</a></p> <p><strong>For more NAMM 2015 coverage, visit <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2015">GuitarWorld.com's official NAMM 2015 Zone,</a> get updates on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GuitarWorld">Facebook</a> and photos and more on <a href="https://twitter.com/GuitarWorld">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/guitarworldmagazine">Instagram.</a> It's like you're at the show!</strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Charvel%20Pro%20Mod%20So-Cal%20Style%201%20HH.jpg" width="620" height="192" alt="Charvel Pro Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2015-charvel-announces-new-san-dimas-so-cal-and-warren-demartini-guitars#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands NAMM 2015 Warren DeMartini Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:53:39 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23345 NAMM2015: Gretsch Releases Updated Professional Collection Brian Setzer Guitars http://www.guitarworld.com/namm2015-gretsch-releases-updated-professional-collection-brian-setzer-guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>Gretsch is proud to release the entirely new and updated Professional Collection Hollow Body Brian Setzer guitars, each built to Brian’s exacting specs.</p> <p>Gretsch Brian Setzer Nashville models are modeled on the guitars in his killer vintage collection. The trestle bracing matches that of Setzer’s favorite ’59, giving it a more solid feel and tons of sustain. </p> <p>Standard features include 1959 trestle bracing, dual TV Jones Brian Setzer "Signature" pickups, Schaller locking tuners and strap locks, pinned Adjusto-Matic bridge, nickel hardware and Bigsby B6CB vibrato tailpiece. Available with a three-ply maple body in Gloss Black Urethane and Vintage Orange Lacquer, or with a five-ply flame maple body in Orange Urethane or Orange Lacquer.</p> <p>Gretsch Brian Setzer Hot Rod Models are stripped down and now feature a striking assortment of new colors over a flame maple body. The single-cutaway bound hollow body has an arched top, 1959-style trestle bracing and f-holes; the maple neck has a bound ebony fingerboard with Neo-Classic thumbnail inlays. </p> <p>Other features include dual Brian Setzer "Signature" TV Jones pickups, three-position pickup switch, single master volume control, Schaller locking tuners, pinned Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece. The flame maple body is available in Harbor Blue 2-Tone, Highland Green 2-Tone, Roman Red 2-Tone, Tuxedo Black 2-Tone, Tuxedo Black, Blonde and Green Sparkle finishes.</p> <p>The G6136SLBP Brian Setzer Black Phoenix is designed and built for speed. The single cutaway hollow body has an arched top and back, 1959 trestle bracing and oversized “F” holes; the maple neck has a 9.5”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets and Mother-of-Pearl Neo-Classic “Thumbnail” inlays. </p> <p>Other features include dual TV Jones Brian Setzer "Signature" pickups, three-position pickup switch, jeweled single master volume control, silver-sparkle binding (body, fingerboard and headstock), silver plexi pickguard with Phoenix silhouette graphic, pinned Adjusto-Matic bridge and Bigsby B6C vibrato tailpiece, Schaller strap locks, Grover Imperial tuners and gloss black nitrocellulose lacquer finish.</p> <p>For more information, go to <a href="http://www.gretschguitars.com/">gretschguitars.com.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Gretsch%20G6120SS%20Brian%20Setzer%20Nashville%20%281%29.jpg" width="620" height="234" alt="Gretsch G6120SS Brian Setzer Nashville (1).jpg" /></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="/brian-setzer">Brian Setzer</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm2015-gretsch-releases-updated-professional-collection-brian-setzer-guitars#comments Brian Setzer FMIC Specialty Brands Gretsch NAMM 2015 Electric Guitars News Gear Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:02:34 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23344 NAMM 2015: Jackson Guitars JS32TQ, JS32Q and JS32 Dinky — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-guitars-js32tq-js32q-and-js32-dinky-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>With the 2015 Winter NAMM Show on the horizon (It's next week, folks), the gang at Jackson Guitars has posted a demo video for its JS32TQ, JS32Q and JS32 Dinky models. </p> <p>For more information on the JS32 Dinky, visit <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/guitars/dinky/models/js32-dinky-arch-top-rosewood-fingerboard-satin-black/">jacksonguitars.com.</a></p> <p>See you at NAMM!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MoOUJ4BX04E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-guitars-js32tq-js32q-and-js32-dinky-demo-video#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars NAMM 2015 Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:02:38 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23274 NAMM 2015: Fender Announces Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-dee-dee-ramone-precision-bass-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>Fender has announced its Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar, based on the instrument Dee Dee played with seminal punk rock band the Ramones.</p> <p>The bass, which was debuted at the Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition at New York City’s Hotel Chelsea from December 10 to January 1 (See the video below), will be available for sale at authorized Fender dealers and on <a href="http://www.fender.com/">fender.com</a> January 22, which ties in with the 2015 Winter NAMM Show.</p> <p>From Fender:</p> <p>Punk bass starts with Douglas “Dee Dee Ramone” Colvin. As the pounding heart of the Ramones, he pioneered a no-frills sound and style that left a permanent mark on rock music. On a white Fender Precision Bass slung impossibly low, he defined punk bass with simple but breakneck bass lines delivered with such pulverizing sound, speed and conviction that he singlehandedly set the template for generations of punk bassists to come.</p> <p>The Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar honors him with reverence and authenticity, just like any bassist since who’s ever planted his feet in a wide stance, slung a P Bass below the beltline and yelled a manic “1-2-3-4” count-off.</p> <p>Features include an Olympic White gloss finish, maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets, split single-coil pickup, three-ply black pickguard and vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles.</p> <p>Additional features include Dee Dee Ramone’s signature on the back of the headstock, special “Dee Dee Ramone One Two Three Four” inscribed neck plate, vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, Seventies Fender logo decal and a single disk string tree.</p> <p>Finally, the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar includes an exclusive 40-page full-color scrapbook featuring never before seen photos of Dee Dee, as well as his personal illustrations, artwork and doodles, and a biography and quotes from musicians and personal friends of Dee Dee. It also includes a sticker and 18” x 24” color poster of Dee Dee playing his P Bass live with the Ramones.</p> <p>“Dee Dee is the very definition of a punk rock icon,” said Justin Norvell, vice president, marketing for Fender. “He exemplified that fact, that all you need is the desire and will to pick up an instrument, and you can change the world. We are incredibly honored to recreate his bass guitar and to help edify his place in musical history in a way that fans can share.”</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.fender.com/">fender.com.</a></p> <p><em>Photo: Ed Perlstein</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hNL1PTR9sII" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fender-announces-dee-dee-ramone-precision-bass-guitar#comments Dee Dee Ramone Fender FMIC Specialty Brands NAMM 2015 Ramones Videos Bass Guitars News Gear Wed, 07 Jan 2015 21:45:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23237 Guitar World and The Music Zoo Announce Guthrie Govan Master Class, Clinic, Q&A and Gear Demo http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-and-music-zoo-announce-guthrie-govan-master-class-clinic-and-gear-demo <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Guitar World</em> and <a href="http://www.themusiczoo.com/">the Music Zoo</a> invite you to the event of a lifetime. </p> <p>Together, we’re granting you an all-access Master Class with Guthrie Govan. </p> <p>Famed for his super-versatile ability to play just about any style under the sun and his impeccable improvisational skills, Govan is hailed as one of the most skilled guitarists of this generation. </p> <p>Ever since his playthrough of his instrumental track “Fives” went viral around six years ago, Govan has remained in the spotlight among guitar players around the world and continues to push the boundaries of guitar music with his band, the Aristocrats.</p> <p> At 6 p.m. February 23, Govan will appear at <a href="http://www.themusiczoo.com/">the Music Zoo</a> in Roslyn (Long Island), New York (less than an hour outside of Manhattan), to host a Master Class followed by a clinic and gear demo. The night also will include a Q&amp;A session moderated by <em>Guitar World</em> contributing editor and columnist Andy Aledort. The evening will culminate with a meet-and-greet for everyone in attendance.</p> <p>Govan also will talk about his <a href="http://www.themusiczoo.com/category/6900/Charvel-Guitars/">Charvel Guitar signature models.</a> </p> <p>This is one of very few Master Classes Govan has hosted in the U.S., so don’t miss this rare opportunity! </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/23325">Tickets are available here.</a> Each ticket allows one person to enter the event, so please buy one ticket per attendee. The event will take place at the Haute/Durvo event space within the Music Zoo complex. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.themusiczoo.com/guthrie-govan-event.php">themusiczoo.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7mMBhCAzUlg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-and-music-zoo-announce-guthrie-govan-master-class-clinic-and-gear-demo#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands Guthrie Govan The Music Zoo News Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:52:32 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23220 Whitesnake Guitarist Joel Hoekstra Demos EVH Striped Series Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/joel-hoekstra-demos-evh-striped-series-guitar-video-whitesnake <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's a brief demo video that was created and posted earlier this year by guitarist Joel Hoekstra.</p> <p>In the humorous clip, which you can watch below, Hoekstra demos EVH Gear's Striped Series Guitar, which also was reviewed in 2014 by <em>Guitar World</em>'s Paul Riario and Chris Gill. <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-evh-striped-series-guitar">You can watch Riario's video and read Gill's review right here.</a></p> <p>Hoekstra is known for his work with Whitesnake (where he recently replaced Doug Aldrich), Night Ranger (as mentioned in the video, which was shot before he joined Whitesnake), Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Broadway musical <em>Rock of Ages.</em> </p> <p>Check out our full <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitarist-joel-hoekstra-discusses-his-new-gig-whitesnake">2014 interview with Hoekstra right here.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7zgVU3_fluU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/joel-hoekstra-demos-evh-striped-series-guitar-video-whitesnake#comments EVH EVH Gear FMIC Specialty Brands Joel Hoekstra Whitesnake Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:59:31 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23158 Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature Guitar — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/charvel-guthrie-govan-signature-guitar-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a new demo video of Charvel's Guthrie Govan signature model guitar.</p> <p>The video was created and posted by the gang at <a href="http://www.mattsmusic.com/">Matt's Music Center</a> in Weymouth, Massachusetts. I discovered Matt's Music because they're selling—via eBay—my next guitar. I won't tell you what it is because I don't want you guys swooping in on it before me! </p> <p>Anyway, it was nice to find out they also post quality gear demos—and for some uncommon brands.</p> <p>Here's some information on the guitar: </p> <p>• Caramelized basswood body<br /> • Available with bird’s–eye maple or flame maple top<br /> • Bolt–on "caramelized" flame-maple neck with two graphite rods for enhanced neck stability<br /> • Compound–radius (12″–16″) flame–maple fingerboard with 24 extra jumbo stainless steel frets<br /> • HSH pickup configuration featuring Charvel Custom MFB pickups for clear and transparent tone.</p> <p>For more information about the guitar, <a href="http://www.charvel.com/featured/2014-signature-model">head here.</a> To follow Matt's Music Center on Facebook, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mattsmusiccenter">head in this general direction.</a> Don't buy my guitar!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1F_GkeQ2mQg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Follow Guitar World's Damian Fanelli on <a href="https://twitter.com/DamianFanelli">Twitter.</a> He's a swell fellow.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/charvel-guthrie-govan-signature-guitar-demo-video#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands Guthrie Govan Matt's Music Center Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:24 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23132 EVH Wolfgang Special Guitar in Vintage White — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-wolfgang-special-guitar-vintage-white-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the video below, Dave Nassie demos an EVH Wolfgang Special model with an arched top basswood body. </p> <p>From the company: </p> <p>The EVH Wolfgang Special was crafted in EVH's Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever.</p> <p>Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.</p> <p>The Wolfgang Special is available in three solid finishes (Vintage White, Stealth and Gloss Black), as well as in four flame maple top finishes (Tobacco Sunburst, Burnt Cherry Burst, Natural and Three-Tone Cherry Burst).</p> <p>For more product details, visit <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/gear/subpage/?partno=5107701586">evhgear.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qIgjkYCZBjk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/evh-wolfgang-special-guitar-vintage-white-demo-video#comments Dave Nassie EVH EVH Gear FMIC Specialty Brands Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:31:51 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23131 Jackson Releases Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro Guitar http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-phil-demmel-demmelition-pro-guitar <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular Pro Series, the Phil Demmel Demmelition Pro guitar.</p> <p>Jackson’s Demmelition Pro model puts Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel’s devastating style and double-cut King V specs right in your hands. </p> <p>Features include a three-piece through-body maple neck with graphite reinforcement, compound-radius (12”-16”) bound ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid piranha inlay at 12th fret, EMG 60 (neck) and 81 (bridge) humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, Floyd Rose locking nut and recessed double-locking tremolo, and black hardware. </p> <p>Now available in Black Tide Fade and Red Tide Fade finishes.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/">jacksonguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Jackson%20Phil%20Demmel%20620.jpg" width="620" height="232" alt="Jackson Phil Demmel 620.jpg" /></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="/machine-head">Machine Head</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-phil-demmel-demmelition-pro-guitar#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars Machine Head Phil Demmel Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:46:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23125 Joe Bonamassa Shreds on 1978 Black-and-Yellow Stripe Charvel — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassa-shreds-1978-black-and-yellow-stripe-charvel-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Late last week, Joe Bonamassa posted the following video on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa">his Facebook page.</a></p> <p>"Here is some a backstage partying with an original 1978 Charvel black-and-yellow stripe guitar just like Mr Van Halen's," Bonamassa wrote as part of the post. </p> <p>"No red M&amp;Ms, no dancing girls, just a bunch of Diet Cokes and reverb."</p> <p>What do you think?</p> <p><strong>P.S.: Be sure to give the Facebook video a few seconds to load in the space below.</strong></p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <script>(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/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152867714354659" data-width="620"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152867714354659">Post</a> by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a>.</div> </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="/joe-bonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/joe-bonamassa-shreds-1978-black-and-yellow-stripe-charvel-video#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands Joe Bonamassa Videos News Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:58:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23053 Review: Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS and Telecaster HH Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-fender-american-standard-stratocaster-hss-and-telecaster-hh-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 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-january-15-ac-dc?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=January2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Whether you’ve been playing guitar for only two years or more than 20, you probably already know that Fender’s American Standard Series Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars are a great value. </p> <p>Thousands of guitarists rely on these workhorse axes on a daily basis, and odds are good that you already own one if you’ve ever shopped for a new Strat or Tele. </p> <p>However, many guitarists may not be aware that Fender offers American Standard Stratocaster and Telecaster models that stray from the traditional three- and two-single-coil pickup designs, respectively. </p> <p>The Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS features a full-size bridge humbucker in addition to middle and neck single-coils, while the American Standard Telecaster HH swaps a pair of humbuckers for the bridge and neck single-coils. Recently, Fender introduced new pickups for both models to offer the performance of a hot-rodded custom guitar while retaining the value and versatility that has made Fender’s American Standard series so popular.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3E7xDwMnlZE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-fender-american-standard-stratocaster-hss-and-telecaster-hh-guitars-video#comments Fender FMIC Specialty Brands January 2015 Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Magazine Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:24:55 +0000 Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23001 Review: Charvel Guitars Jake E. Lee Signature Model Guitar — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/review-charvel-guitars-jake-e-lee-signature-model-guitar-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 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-january-15-ac-dc?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=January2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>It must have been a Herculean task for Jake E. Lee to take over the guitar-playing slot in Ozzy Osbourne’s band after the singer’s beloved rising star guitarist, Randy Rhoads, perished in a plane crash back in 1982. </p> <p>But that’s exactly what Lee did. With blazing riffs and ripping solos in songs like “Bark at the Moon” and “Rock N’ Roll Rebel,” Jake E. Lee became an overnight guitar hero for many aspiring guitarists who wanted to copy every nuance of his wicked vibrato and incendiary technique. </p> <p>To perform those and other songs, he relied on heavily modified mid-Seventies Fender Stratocaster that many assumed was a Charvel guitar. </p> <p>Affectionately dubbed “Whitey,” the guitar originally had a tobacco sunburst finish until Lee’s roommate, who worked as a painter at Charvel, shaved down the headstock and painted it white. The guitar’s most noticeable modification was to the middle and neck single-coil pickups, which were slanted in reverse, a Hendrix-inspired configuration that made it distinctively cool and which makes it all the more surprising that Charvel never seized an opportunity to offer the guitar as a signature model or a variation thereof, despite the company changing hands.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AsYtE9tVQYc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/review-charvel-guitars-jake-e-lee-signature-model-guitar-video#comments Charvel FMIC Specialty Brands Jake E. Lee January 2015 Videos News Gear Magazine Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:52:09 +0000 Paul Riario http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23003 Jackson Releases Pro DK2M Dinky Limited-Run Guitar in Yellow Tiger http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-pro-dk2m-dinky-limited-run-guitar-yellow-tiger <!--paging_filter--><p>Jackson has announced the latest addition to its Pro Series, the Pro DK2M Dinky Limited Run guitar featured in Yellow Tiger.</p> <p>The DK2M Pro Series Dinky features an alder body, flat-sawn graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck with wrap-around heel, 24-fret compound radius (12"-16") maple fingerboard with offset black dot inlays, black neck and headstock binding, direct mount Seymour Duncan JB Zebra (bridge) and '59 Zebra (neck) humbucking pickups with five-way blade switching, Floyd Rose bridge, black hardware and Dunlop strap locks.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.jacksonguitars.com/">jacksonguitars.com</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/yellow%20620.jpg" width="620" height="194" alt="yellow 620.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jackson-releases-pro-dk2m-dinky-limited-run-guitar-yellow-tiger#comments FMIC Specialty Brands Jackson Guitars Electric Guitars News Gear Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:21:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22848