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  • Takamine Unveils Limited-Edition LTD2022
    by PRESS RELEASE on January 28, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    New for 2022, and in conjunction with their 60th anniversary, Takamine debuts the LTD2022. The Takamine LTD2022 draws design inspiration from the early days of Takamine history, based on a model that adapted a classical body to an x-braced concert steel string with a cutaway, with koa back and sides. It was one of the guitars that helped Takamine first gain recognition as a steel-string acoustic guitar manufacturer. The LTD2022 uses this design as a starting point, featuring a stunning figured spruce top and gorgeous figured koa on its back and sides.A brand new CTF-2N preamplifier comes with the LTD2022. This FET preamp revives the warm, dynamic sound of Takamine’s early FET preamp model, affectionately known as the “Brownie”. The CTF-2N has that legendary sound, while adding the modern functions of a chromatic tuner and a versatile notch filter. To honor the landmark 60th anniversary of the company, the LTD2022 features a diamond-shaped inlay on the 12th fret. The guitar is also adorned with abalone purfling and matching rosette. The position markers feature a colorful abalone circle-within-a circle motif.The Takamine LTD2022 is designed for both serious players and instrument collectors alike, and will be available through select Takamine dealers in the USA. More information on the LTD2022 is available at www.esptakamine.com.

  • Which Zep Album Still Schools Metal Engineer Kurt Ballou After All These Years?
    by Premier Guitar on January 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Plus, how the song order on his original cassette version changed his view of the rock legends.

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  • The Changing Digital Landscape of Classical Guitar
    by Simon Powis on August 30, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    If there is one constant in life, it is change. In the past 18 months with the appearance of Covid 19 we have seen an inflection point in the classical guitar world that may have altered how our musical ecosystem functions. Our world has gone digital, much more than ever before. In this episode we […]

  • CGC 105 : Sor Study in Bminor – Singing and Playing the Melody
    by Simon Powis on January 31, 2021 at 5:11 am

    This famous study by Fernando Sor gives us the the challenge of separating melody from harmony and bass while all being bundled up into continuous eighth notes. One of the most powerful techniques you can use to clarify the melodic part is to isolate the melody, play it separately and even sing the melody too. […]

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  • MADDIE & TAE RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM, THROUGH THE MADNESS VOL. 1 TOMORROW (1/28).
    by GGM Staff on January 28, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Maddie & Tae release their new album, Through The Madness Vol. 1, on Friday (January 28th). The duo co-penned each song on Through The Madness Vol. 1, leading with heart-wide-open vulnerability, exuding familiarity and truth. The project follows their critically acclaimed No. 1 debuting The Way It Feels album. The duo took the title of their new project from the song “Madness,” The post MADDIE & TAE RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM, THROUGH THE MADNESS VOL. 1 TOMORROW (1/28). first appeared on Guitar Girl Magazine. The post MADDIE & TAE RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM, THROUGH THE MADNESS VOL. 1 TOMORROW (1/28). appeared first on Guitar Girl Magazine.

  • Authentic Heroes and Maestro Entertainment Enter into Joint Venture to Create Vinyl Records and Music NFT Bundles
    by GGM Staff on January 28, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Global Fiber Technologies, Inc., (OTC PINK: GFTX) subsidiary Authentic Heroes, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with Maestro Entertainment, LLC., to create music driven opportunities. Global’s President Chris Giordano stated, “Our joint venture with Maestro Entertainment is a watershed deal for both sides. The post Authentic Heroes and Maestro Entertainment Enter into Joint Venture to Create Vinyl Records and Music NFT Bundles first appeared on Guitar Girl Magazine. The post Authentic Heroes and Maestro Entertainment Enter into Joint Venture to Create Vinyl Records and Music NFT Bundles appeared first on Guitar Girl Magazine.

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  • Luthier on Luthier: João Cassias
    by Michael Bashkin on January 27, 2022 at 9:47 pm

     João Cassias makes electric, acoustic, and archtop guitars out of his three-person shop in São Paulo, Brazil. For Episode 62 of the podcast, João tells us how he got bit by the luthierie bug and about his early guitar studies in São Paulo. He also recounts how, with the support of his family, he was able The post Luthier on Luthier: João Cassias appeared first on Fretboard Journal.

  • Bench Press: Bozo Cardozo’s 3D-printed unnamed mandolin-guitar hybrid
    by Jason Verlinde on January 26, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    We’re lucky enough to see a lot of gorgeous guitars around these parts… incredible handmade instruments revealing the most intricate levels of woodworking imaginable. Once in a while, our eyes must blur up from all that beauty, because the instrument that stopped us in our tracks this week was made Bozo Cardozo of Rainy Day The post Bench Press: Bozo Cardozo’s 3D-printed unnamed mandolin-guitar hybrid appeared first on Fretboard Journal.

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  • Gibson Transition year of 1964
    by newallgood on September 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Around the middle of  1964  major changes occurred. The info below is very useful for dating a Gibson guitar in cases where serial numbers were repeated or unclear. 1. Neck width at the Nut was reduced from 1 11/16 inches to 1 9/16 inches (you will see cases of 1 10/16 inches during this transition … Continue reading Gibson Transition year of 1964 The post Gibson Transition year of 1964 appeared first on All Good Guitars.

  • Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969
    by newallgood on February 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    1951  The Precision bass was the first production run solid body bass released by Fender in late 1951.  The bass was equipped with a one piece maple fretted neck and one single coil pickup. The production color was Blonde. There are two bridge saddles, and the strings are loaded through  back of the body. The … Continue reading Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969 The post Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969 appeared first on All Good Guitars.