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Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry

Mar
6

Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage CherryToday’s featured guitar is the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Inspired by the 1960s SG Special, the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups re-creates the look and sound of the most influential guitar in both Britain and the U.S. during the psychedelic era. It has the original all-mahogany body, dual P-90 pickups, and a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.

A Little SG History

In 1961, the Les Paul was redesigned with a thinner body and 2 sharp cutaway horns that making the upper frets more accessible while lowering production costs. The new guitar was popular, but Les Paul the guitarist did not like it and asked to have his name removed. Gibson renamed the model the “SG” which was short for “solid guitar”. Though Les Paul’s name was officially removed from the model in 1961, the plastic Les Paul nameplates (positioned between the rhythm pickup and fingerboard) were in abundance in the Gibson factory and SG models having these nameplates were built and sold by Gibson up to end of 1963. SGs have been the choice of world-class artists such as Pete Townsend, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Angus Young.

You can pick up the Gibson SG Classic Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Heritage Cherry at Musician’s Friend for $999.00.

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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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PRS SE Orianthi with Zebra Pickups Electric Guitar Red Sparkle

Aug
12

PRS SE Orianthi with Zebra Pickups Electric Guitar Red SparkleToday’s featured guitar is the PRS SE Orianthi with Zebra Pickups Electric Guitar Red Sparkle. Below is the complete description of the guitar.

Orianthi Panagaris has been playing PRS guitars since 1997 when she traded acoustic for electric guitar after seeing Carlos Santana in concert in her native Australia. In addition to her solo career, Orianthi has jammed with and supported such acclaimed musicians as Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, ZZ Top, and Michael Jacksonmore than earning her spot as a guitar great.

A Classic PRS sound with white pearloid birds and red sparkle finish, the SE Orianthi electric guitar is the very first signature model instrument bearing the guitar goddess’ name. It comes standard with a korina back and maple top, 24-fret wide-thin maple neck with 25″ scale length, and an ebony fretboard featuring white pearloid birds and an “O” at the 12th fret. The PRS Orianthi signature guitar also features PRS-designed tremolo and PRS-designed tuners with nickel hardware and two zebra humbucking pickups to give new and seasoned players alike a shiny new axe to grind.

"This PRS is perfect for anyone who wants an awesome quality, versatile, rockin’ lookin’ guitar at an affordable price I love it. Try it out! " Orianthi

You can pick up the PRS SE Orianthi with Zebra Pickups Electric Guitar Red Sparkle at Musician’s Friend for $709.00.

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