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Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony

Feb
26

Gibson Limited Run SG Special '60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

What do Pete Townshend, Carlos Santana, and Tony Iommi all have in common? Back in the ’60s, each of these legendary guitarists played a Gibson SG Special with P-90 pickups—and made music history in the process. To bring this beloved rocker back to guitarists in the 21st century, Gibson USA introduces the SG Special ’60s Tribute, a guitar that honors the beloved SG Specials of nearly 50 years ago, in an instrument primed with the tone, versatility, and playability demanded by modern musicians.

Since its arrival on the scene in 1961 (originally as the Les Paul/SG Special), Gibson’s dual-horned, double-cutaway SG has been an iconic rock axe, and has become known for solid performance and tonal versatility that is unparalleled in the guitar world. The SG Special ’60s Tribute is based around the same revered tonewoods, glued-in neck, and Alnico-magnet P-90 pickups that made its predecessor legendary, with the same SlimTaper™ ’60s neck profile that is behind some of the fastest-playing guitars in history. Stripped-down and ready for business, the SG Special ’60s Tribute has the look and feel of a well-played friend right out of the gigbag (included), and comes in at a price that any hard-working player can afford.

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run SG Special ’60s Tribute Left-Handed Electric Guitar Worn Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $999.00.

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Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar Restock Ebony

Feb
2

Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar Restock EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar Restock Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The semi-hollow design of the Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar uses a solid center block and hollow "wings" to give it the fat, mellow tone of a jazz guitar and the sustain of a solidbody. It has an arched maple top, back, and rim; laminated maple neck; gold-plated hardware; multiple bound body, neck, peghead, and f-holes; and vine inlay on peghead with mother-of-pearl and abalone fingerboard inlays. Includes two humbucker pickups and separate tone and volume controls. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

You can pick up the Epiphone Sheraton II Electric Guitar Restock Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $399.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware

Jan
23

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tonethe hallmark of the Les Paulpours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded models), which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case (Faded and satin finish models come with a gig bag) and a limited lifetime warranty.

Body and Finish
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good mid-range presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar’s tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body’s chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.

Pickups
Gibson’s 498T and 490R pickups (“T” for treble, and “R” for rhythm) have the traditional characteristics of the original “Patent Applied For” pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades. These pickups take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, therefore lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R’s ideal complement.

Taking the 490R one step further, the 498T is wound a little hotter and also swaps the Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, giving it more punch and greater emphasis on midrange and highs. The 490R/498T is one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available. In the neck position, the former yields juicy, warm vocal tones with outstanding clarity, while the latter in the bridge position excels at everything from bright jangle through a clean amp to wailing overdrive with near-infinite sustain through a high-gain amp. Selected together, the pair gives you everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings.

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You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Satin Ebony Chrome Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro Electric Guitar Spalted Ebony Fretboard

Jan
19

B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro Electric Guitar Spalted Ebony FretboardToday’s featured guitar is the B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro Electric Guitar Spalted Ebony Fretboard. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro Electric Guitar looks amazing with its Onyx finish and offers professional features such as classic B.C. silver painted bevels, neck-through construction and an active EMG-81 humbucker. The Ironbird Pro guitar has the fire-power needed to heat up any stage.

Introduced in 1983, the Ironbird’s angular lines and striking appearance have earned many loyal followers throughout the years. This guitar combines all the professional you’ve come to expect from B.C. Rich, such as neck-through design, 24-5/8″ scale length, an EMG-81 pickup, Grover tuners and Floyd Rose Original tremolo.

B.C. Rich is known as one of the pioneers in Neck Through construction. They utilize it on many of their guitars, because it provides the best possible sustain, resonance, comfort and access to higher frets. Neck-through has long been considered the premium construction method for high-end guitars. This construction starts with premium maple or mahogany and runs from the tip of the headstock to the end of the guitar. This means that the headstock, fingerboard, pickups and bridge all are mounted to this single sound foundation. Sonically it is a difference you can hear.

Using a ceramic magnet, the EMG-81 active humbucker is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you’re playing power rock and roll, or overdriving your amp, there’s a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you’re looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one.

Most of B.C. Rich body styles employ a beveled edge around the shape. In many ways bevels on a top are similar to facets on a cut stone. They catch the light and reflect at different angles giving the instrument more of a three dimensional look. Some of the B.C. Rich top bevels are extreme and wide while others are subtle and narrow. Occasionally the shape of the instrument is accented by painting the bevels a contrasting color.

Other appointments on this awesome shredder include C neck shape, 24 jumbo frets, 1-11/16″ nut width, 12″ radius, Floyd Rose Original bridge, Grover tuners, and a gloss finish.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro Electric Guitar Spalted Ebony Fretboard at Musician’s Friend for $699.99.

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Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony

Jan
17

Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Explorer Melody Maker is one the Limited Run Series as Gibson USA re-introduces the Melody Maker as the budget-friendly entree to Gibson solidbody electrics.The Melody Maker was introduced by Gibson 1959 as their budget solidbody model. It had a single-cutaway Les Paul Junior shape with a thinner body and distinctive, narrower Melody Maker headstock. The one single-coil pickup was controlled by one volume knobsound familiar? In later years, a double-cutaway and then an SG-shaped Melody Maker were released.

The new Melody Maker is available in four iconic body shapes: Les Paul and, SG, and now for the first time for the Melody Maker: Flying V, and Explorer. The Melody Maker is now powered by a Seymour Duncan HB-103 humbucker to produce the punch and roar that modern guitar players demand. The maple body comes in a choice of grain-textured satin finishes while the set-in, 1-piece mahogany neck has the slim Melody Maker profile. The wrapround tailpiece, with its tight and solid design, offers the sustain and resonance that many rockers seek. The Gibson USA Melody Maker comes with deluxe gig bag.

You can pick up the Gibson Limited Run Explorer Melody Maker Electric Guitar Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $539.00.

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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware

Jan
8

Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome HardwareToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Limited Edition Les Paul Custom adds a flashy, glamorous touch to the “Black Beauty” with a chromed plastic pickguard, chrome mounting rings, chrome hardware, and chrome knobs. Open-coil Alnico Classic pickups deliver wicked tone. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.

You can pick up the Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Ebony Chrome Hardware at Musician’s Friend for $599.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain

Jan
3

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony StainToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and made-in-the USA construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is available in two worn finishes, Blue Satin and Ebony Satin. Combine all this with a pair of humbucking pickups with Alnico V magnets, a ’50s rounded mahogany neck with black obeche fingerboard, and a classic hardware complement, and you have a no-nonsense classic for rock, blues, fusion, or any musical style you care to apply it to.

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar Ebony Stain at Musician’s Friend for $799.00.

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Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar Ebony

Dec
8

Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Introduced in 1958, the Gibson ES-355 was the deluxe version of the ES-335, boasting gold hardware, multi-ply body and neck binding, as well as an ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl neck and headstock inlays. Like that original model, this Epi version also comes with a Bigsby tailpiece. It’s powered by 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers with Alnico V magnets, patterned after the original Gibson ’57 Classics. Premium features include a SlimTaper ’60s D-profile neck, Grover 14:1 tuners, and LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge.

Epiphone brings back what many guitarists think of as the ultimate players axe, the ES-355. The ES-355 is one of the most iconic guitar designs in rock and Epiphone has brought it back in all its glory with the Limited Edition 355 in three beautiful finishes; Alpine White, Ebony, and classic Cherry.

The ES-355 Story: When it was first introduced in 1958, the ES-355 style was the worlds first thinline archtop semi-electric guitar, a bold new design that combined the cutting, bell-like sustain of a solid body with the darker, complex tones of an archtop. The ES-355 also incorporated the humbucker pickup, a relatively new design that would also be quickly embraced by both rock and blues players. Many think of the ES-355 as one of the best electrics ever made and its found in the collection of all discriminating guitarists including B.B. King, Keith Richards, Jorma Kaukonen, Chuck Berry, and Noel Gallagher. Now with the Ltd. ES-355 you can have one in your collection, too.

Groundbreaking Design: The Ltd. Edition ES-355s unique tonal range was the result of its groundbreaking design. A wood block runs through the center of the body so the pickups are mounted much the same way as in a solid body guitar allowing for two hollow chambered areas over the violin style f -holes and in the double cutaway wings.

Classic Vintage Styling and Unique Features: The Ltd Edition ES-355 body is constructed of 5-layer laminated Maple and is available in three beautiful finishes: Alpine White, Ebony, and classic Cherry. The solid Mahogany 24.75 SlimTaper 1960s D profile neck features an Ebony fingerboard with a 12 radius and a 1.68 nut width. The neck has classic Mother-of-Pearl Block inlays and a vintage style Mother-of-Pearl Split Diamond headstock design. To top off the vintage styling, Epiphone included a Tortoise style pickguard with multi-binding. Tuning stability is assured with gold Grover 14:1 ratio machine heads, a gold Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and a gold Bigsby Tremolo. The volume and tone knobs, one for each pickup, are Black Speed with pointers for easy reference while on stage.

Premium Electronics: No detail of the original ES-355 has been missed. The Ltd Edition ES-355 incorporates Alnico Classic humbuckers in the neck and bridge position. Patterned after the original Gibson ’57 Classics, the Alnico Classic pickups use Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to gi

You can pick up the Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355 Electric Guitar Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $699.00.

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Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony

Dec
5

Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin EbonyToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is built on a solid tradition. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments’ reduced ornamentationlacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer topshas helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul’s hardware, pickup, and construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is handcrafted by Gibson artisans in Nashville, Tennessee starting with a time-tested selection of tonewoods: a Les Paul mahogany body with a maple top that is graced with a grain texured satin finish. A mahogany neck with a ’60s profile has a 22-fret baked maple fingerboard while a pair of P-90 provide the snappy biting tone. TonePros Kluson-style tuners and the Nashvillel Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning and intonation right where it should be.

Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!
Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a baking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows its no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically live and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, its environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!

You can pick up the Gibson Les Paul Studio 60’s Tribute Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Satin Ebony at Musician’s Friend for $849.00.

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B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird Electric Guitar Amber Ebony Fretboard

Nov
7

B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird Electric Guitar Amber Ebony FretboardToday’s featured guitar is the B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird Electric Guitar Amber Ebony Fretboard. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

The B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird electric guitar features a deeply arched top made from maple. It is equipped with Rockfield SWV (Select Wound Vintage) pickups that provide a classic tone with an edge. The Special X Mockingbird has a neck-thru body design, 24-3/4″ scale, and an ebony fingerboard. The body wood is nato, producing clear tone and strength through the instrument. The mahogany neck and ebony fretboard complement the clear sustain, and the Grover Super Rotomatic tuners keep the instrument in precise tuning from song to song. Other premiere appointments on the B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird guitar include white multi-ply body binding, B.C. Rich headstock design, Special X truss rod cover, cloud white fretboard inlays, stained neck, chrome hardware, TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge, TonePros stopbar tailpiece, 22 jumbo frets, chrome hardware, and a gloss finish that rounds out the package.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

You can pick up the B.C. Rich Special X Mockingbird Electric Guitar Amber Ebony Fretboard at Musician’s Friend for $599.99.

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