Seen at the Guitar Show in Birmingham yesterday this new MIM version based on the classic Mustang “Offset” shape expands the range. Retailing in the UK at around £490 for the single coil MP90 pickups with the more conventional single coil model a little cheaper.
First introduced in the 1950’s this guitar came with a much shorter scale (22.5″) aimed perhaps at the younger player or people with smaller hands. The body style, known as “Fender Offset” is similar to the Mustang.
You may have heard of the Nashville Tele with a Texas Special™ or normal Strat pickup in the middle position, and a five-way pick up selector but this instrument takes it a step further. With the addition of a device linked to the strap button that enables a player to mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone …
In 2014 Gibson introduced Les Paul and SG models called Futura. If you have not heard of them you are not alone. I stumbled across one while in Spain.
This new release for 2015 comes in four finishes with either Rosewood or Maple fingerboard.
Spent a great day here with James learning the ‘proper’ way to dress frets and set up a guitar.
This new Strat Plus looks and plays no different but features interchangeable “personality cards” which rewire the guitar without the hassle.
While in Spain last week I came across a luthier who has a small workshop in Plaza Santa Monica at Las Chapas near Marbella on the Costa del Sol. His name is Alberto Martin Ramos and he allowed me to try out a few of his custom built concert and flamenco guitars which are outstanding.
This version of the popular Gibson ES335 comes with a Curly Maple/Poplar/Maple laminated top, back, and rims, joined together with a single solid maple center block, mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard.
Fender electric four-string mandolins of the 1950s and ’60s were not too popular but here we have new release (20122/13) for your Fender collection.