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Prestige Guitars introduces new Devin Townsend Empath acoustic

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We’ve reported on plenty of Devin Townsend signature Framus electric guitars, and now fans can get their unplugged Townsend on with Prestige Guitars’ latest run of his acoustic model, the Empath.

The hand-built dreadnought acoustic guitar boasts a torrefied Adirondack spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides and 3A flame maple bevels on the armrest, backrest and cutaway. 

There’s also a hand-carved mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, bone nut and saddle and a natural satin finish.

The Empath is limited to just 100 guitars worldwide, and each one includes a numbered, handwritten autographed letter from Townsend hidden inside the soundhole.

The guitar is available for preorder for $2,699. A 50% deposit is required upon placing an order, with the balance collected prior to shipment in October 2020.

For more information, head to Prestige Guitars.

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.