Senin, 29 Oktober 2007
Mahogany body with quilt maple top. Quartersawn maple speed neck, ebony fretboard with Abalone Sharkfin inlays. Tunomatic brodge with strings thru the body. Bone nut, Gotoh tuners, gold plated hardware, Abalone knob tops & logo.
Alder body, ¾” flame maple carved top, quartersawn maple speed (thin profile) neck, flame maple headcap, 25.5” scale length, 24 Jumbo frets, Mother of Pearl & Sterling Silver Grim Reaper Scythe inlays on ebony fretboard, black hardware, Original Floyd Rose non-recessed tremolo, Jackson Gotoh tuners, EMG-81 pickup, .09-.42 string guage, 1 volume control, Trans Black stained finish, Mother of Pearl Jackson logo.
Sabtu, 27 Oktober 2007
Jumat, 26 Oktober 2007
Created by luthier Linda Manzer for guitarist Pat Metheny, the instrument took 2 years to build (approximately 1000 hours), and when the 42 strings are strung up to high tension, the Pikasso is under approximately 1000 lbs pressure. It weighs 6.7 kg or 14 3/4 lbs.
The body is tapered so that the side closest to the player is thinner than the side that rests on the players knee, thus leaning the top back towards the player for a more aerial view. This is also more comfortable under the player's arm.
The instrument is outfitted with a complete state of the art piezo pickup system. (Designed and installed by Mark Herbert, Boston)
This included a hexaphonic pickup on the 6 string section that allowed Metheny to access his Syclavier computer system thus triggering any sound including sampled sounds.
Two mounting holes on the treble side (knee side) so that the guitar can be mounted on internal brass insets attaching to a stand, leaving hands free for playing or viewing.
Minggu, 21 Oktober 2007
Rabu, 03 Oktober 2007
Most PGM model guitars have the same body shape as the Ibanez RG guitar models with removed tone knob and volume knob placed to Paul Gilbert's personal prefrence. Although PGM guitars come in various colors they all have two fake F-holes that make them easily distinguishable from an Ibanez RG.
series guitar, Ibanez mass-produces several of the guitar's sub-models.
The Ibanez JEM series is heavily influenced by the superstrat concept, which is about a more aggressive guitar in terms of shape and specifications compared to the Stratocaster. Moreover, in the production process, Ibanez and Steve Vai compared the specifications of the Stratocaster, Ibanez RG and Steve's older guitars.
The Stratocaster XII, although made in Japan was designed in the United States. An earlier model featured some slight differences compared to the model made in 2005; it had a larger bridge and saddle system similar to that of an Electric XII and an altered headstock shape with raised machine heads. It also used a 22-fret neck with a rosewood fingerboard and pearloid dots. The current version features a modified hard-tail Strat bridge, a pao ferro fretboard with 21 frets and clay dot inlays.
It attained cult status in the 1990s largely as a result of its use by a number of alternative rock bands. Early examples are generally seen as the most collectable of all the short-scale Fender guitars.
The Fender Mustang is an electric guitar by the Fender Musical Instruments Company, introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender's student models then consisting of the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic. It was produced until 1982 and reissued in 1990.
The Showmaster is hence its most recent foray into the superstrat niche, and was introduced in 1998. Gene Baker, the masterbuilder of Fender's custom shop at the time, was responsible for the creation of this set-neck, carved top instrument. Early Showmaster models (prototypes) were originally labeled as Stratocasters on their headstocks and are very rare.
Senin, 01 Oktober 2007
The Stratocaster has been widely copied; as a result "Stratocaster" or "Strat" is often used when referring to any guitar that has the same general features as the original, regardless of manufacturer.