Suhr Finish Over Finish

Suhr has announced the new limited finish over finish guitars. It’s an odd name for sure, but there are plenty of players who dig the relic look.


The new guitars essentially has two layers of finishes and special ageing process is done to exposed the undercoat to achieve the worn-in look.


Fiesta Orange seems like a cool colour this time.


Limited to only 200 pieces world-wide, let’s hope this one isn’t priced too high.

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*photos from Suhr

Taylor go with copafera in 200 Deluxe guitars

In yet another move to overcome the CITES regulation, Taylor has introduced Copafera as the body woods for the 200 Deluxe guitars sold outside America.


The new guitars will be coded with suffix CF to denote copafera for back and sides.


a look at the copafera grains on the 214e-CF DLX

Since the 200 series guitars have layered body woods, the move to include copafera should mean minimal effects on tone. If anything, it is the core wood poplar that we are hearing. 🙂

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*photos from MusicRadar and Taylor Guitars

Yamaha LS16BC Billy Corgan

The new model LJ16BC announced at NAMM features special headstock inlays, inner label, brass pins and Gotoh tuners.

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The LJ shape has been the “quietest” in terms of popularity among the 3 body shapes in the L Series. Let’s hope this one can revive some interest, especially for players who feel the LL shape too big and unwieldy.

Guitarbear had the pleasure of playing all 3 L Series shapes extensively and it’s my guess that most players will either take the LS for fingerstyle and the LL for strumming and volume. The LJ sits between the two and is usually overlooked.

Although curvier than the LL, the LJ is still a big guitar as it has about the same body thickness. It is also slightly longer in its overall length since it has really round lower bout.


Comes in vintage natural or burst finishes.



*photos from Yamaha

Epiphone Ltd Ed Lee Malia RD Custom

Hot on the heels of the recently launched Lee Malia Explorer, Epi has rolled out another interesting RD shape signature model.


Using the same woods as the other Lee Malia models, this one has mahogany body/neck and a maple cap.


That’s a really classy headstock.


Comes with special shape gigbag and signed certificates. I’d say it’s rather cool looking.

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*photos from Epiphone