Paul Reed Smith launches its first singlecut electric guitar with a korina body, a wood similar to the mahogany for his sound depiction. Very light, the SE Singlecut Korina possesses simple finishes and is less expensive, it is particularly due to the used woods, but it does not prevent a versatility underlined by the brand. We find a classic configuration with the PRS Designed hardware, and because of the price, we can see that PRS become more and more open to a wide public while keeping its aesthetic usual line. The public price is about $900, but we can easily find this guitar between $500 et $600.
The strangest Guitar Heroes Buckethead is not an artist that I listen all the time, but there are few nice songs that you have to know and appreciate like Soothsayer, Nottingham Lace or Jordan. One thing that I always liked are his personal guitars, and Gibson launch at last a signature model of his Les Paul Alpine White. We are surprised that the pickups are not two DiMarzio humbuckers, but they are replaced by a 496R (neck) and a 500T (bridge). But it keeps the “Arcade Buttons” killswitchs and a modified electronic that will be enjoyed by Rock, Metal, and Shred lovers. Price: $4311. (via)
Few days ago, AC/DC Backtracks launched a Deluxe box of the band in limited run (cf. this news on @Guitarwink‘s Twitter account). Now, it is Gibson‘s turn to satisfy Rock’n'Roll fans, unveiling three new signature models SG Angus Young. These look great, even if the high-pitched inlays of the SG Ebony leave something to be desired… The tone of each model was edited to reproduced the original Crunch and Punch of Young’s guitar, but I was left wanting more when I listened the audio extract of the Standard SG. Despite this, these models are regardless more coherent than Gibson Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix models, even if prices are higher: $3617 for the SG Ebony, $6115 for the SG Standard Angus Cherry VOS, and $9409 for the aged and signed version. (via)
Here are new Paul Reed Smith guitars that you will enjoy for sure. They announced the availability online of the big 25th Anniversary series. These 13 models are in a very limited edition, and use PRS’s classics and signatures, with few visual and sonorous changes. For example, inlays are better drawn on the 25th 305 than on the PRS 305, each colour is unique, and the neck in Maple become in Rosewood. But we can also see a new head, signed by the eagle of the brand. Your eyes will also notice the extravagant Dragon model, with a meticulously made neck. You will find the list of all 25th Anniversary Models in the rest of the post.
I just discovered Bell Custom Guitars, and I was lured by their transparent guitars. The last SS series is just launched and contains 3 models with curves that we know, but with this Plexi material more, giving an interesting charm to each instrument. In the order, here is the SS-V, a maple Flying V which has “punch, growl and style”, the SS-E if you prefer the Explorer forms, and the SS-ER, red version in mahogany. As you can see, this last is a little bit more aggressive, but also very class. For this series, prices are from $1200 to $1300 if you do not customise electronics, hardware or paint. But is it really necessary?