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Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the 2013 Guitar World Buyer’s Guide photo shoot, featuring 2012 Playmate of the year Jaclyn Swedberg, and Miss September 2011 Tiffany Toth!
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Creative collaboration: James Weaver and Lucy Wilma, both of Seattle, get a close look at a Fender Stratocaster with artwork by Alan Aldridge during the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Signature Series Edition 29 merchandise including T-shirts and pins at the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle on Thursday. The artwork for the guitar began as a collaboration between artist Alan Aldridge and Jimi Hendrix in 1970. (more…)
Roland launches the Fender Roland VG Stratocaster G5 Electric Guitar at NAMM 2012.
This NAMM update from Music Radar. Winter NAMM 2012 takes place near LA in Anaheim, California from 19-22 January 2012. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings together all of the major hardware and software manufacturers and a host of celebrities for an industry-only convention.
Alongside the most exciting and revolutionary new music-making products of 2012 from market leading exhibitors like Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Line 6, Peavey, Avid and many more, there will be an array of celebrity appearances and the usual helping of weird and wonderful sights and sounds from the basement.
As usual, MusicRadar will be reporting live from the show floor. We’ll be bringing you up-to-the minute news, pictures and videos of the latest product announcements, star appearances and anything else that catches our eye.
Be sure to keep checking the site and follow MusicRadar on Twitter and Facebook where we’ll be posting live updates, pictures and videos from the moment that the doors open on Thursday 19 January. In the meantime, here are some of the hottest rumours and what we know so far…
The story so far (updated daily):
A cryptic message on Nord‘s website says that “Soon the world will dance to the beat of a different drum”, indicating that the company may have a new rhythmic product on the way.
The show will see the worldwide unveiling of the new Fret-King Black Label electric guitar and bass range – designed in cooperation with Trev Wilkinson – including select signature models for a number of big name players
Carlsbro is launching its new VAC series, consisting of three valve guitar combos and a separate head and cab
Line 6 is set to unveil “the most significant product announcements in the history of the company.”
Martin Guitar is set to unveil 15 new instruments
See the video here!
The 2012 show will see Brian Wilson receive NAMM’s Music For Life award for his musical achievements and support of music education. Last time the former Beach Boy showed up we witnessed a very special, intimate live performance.
Joe Bonamassa signature Cry Baby wah pedal for NAMM 2012
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Fender is set to launch another beautiful recreation of a legendary artist’s guitar
That’s all we can say for now, but it’s going to be very cool indeed!
PG’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California with Fender CEO Lary Thomas. In this video Larry Thomas takes Rebecca on a tour of the new Fender Visitor Center and explains the pride and dedication that goes into the crafting of Fender’s guitars.
PG’s Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Crimsontone Amps SE mini.
In the second Rolling Stone interview with the judges of The Voice, Cee Lo Green opens up about why he decided to become a part of the hit singing competition. “I knew this would be a means of giving the fans something tangible when other times I can be very enigmatic and elusive,” says Green. He’s also very invested in working with up-and-coming singers. “I know people have their assumptions about the way television is done and TV land, but I can attest to this show being completely genuine. Everything has been completely organic up until this point.”
Via: Rolling Stone