Fender has officially announced Ltd Ed Troublemaker Tele.
The fourth release from the Parallel Universe series features bound maple top on a mahogany body, rounded off with Gibson-ish dual humbucker, stop tail and 4 knob controls.
The big headstock and Cabronita pickguard completes the total mish-mash look and feel of the guitar.
Both the Ice Blue Metallic and Ice Tea Burst look really good and should please players who are into Telecasters loaded with humbuckers.
*photos from Fender
New signature model from PRS.
The Ltd Ed SE Mark Holcomb in Whale Blue Satin finish has some special features such as a 25.5″ scale and a hand-rubbed satin finish.
Great-looking quilted maple top that looks right at home among more expensive PRS models. Cool.
*photo from PRS Europe
Yet another cool release by Fender.
The ’68 Paisley Relic is a tried and tested favourite among collectors so expect this to sell well.
Plenty of vintage elements like 21 frets and vintage style trem, yet modern features like 9.5″ fret radius and Texas Special pickup are thrown in to complete the package.
Both pink and black look equally mouth-watering.
*photos from Fender Custom Shop
Beautiful new ltd ed model from Furch.
Featuring Alpine spruce top and Tasmanian blackwood body (close cousin to koa), this one gets further dressed up with padauk bindings and ziricote fingerboard.
Limited to only 75 pieces and only in OM shape.
Fingerstylers should take note. 🙂
*photos from Furch
Epiphone has launched a slew of new guitars at Summer NAMM, with some new and cool finishes seen on the latest additions.
Le Paul Tribute “Prism”
Multi-colour finishes on flamed maple seems the trend this past year with Ibanez, Cort and PRS joining the bandwagon. The Les Paul Tribute here is seen as a high-end model that comes with premium features such as Gibson pickups and hard case included. Expect a higher price for this.
New Colours for existing models
Cool finishes such as Turquoise, Aquamarine and Blueberry Burst are added to popular models.
The Turquoise family
Les Paul Studio
Limited Ed Dot Deluxe in Aquamarine
Mahogany top AJ-220s
Interesting addition to the entry-level acoustic family. The spruce top version has had good reviews over the years so it’s a good idea to add the mahogany version for players seeking a “darker” or bluesy sound.
The Trans Blue finish looks cool too.
Let’s see if they reach SG with affordable prices.
*photos from Epiphone