New Cort Earth 50

Cort has introduced a 7/8 sized dreadnought in their popular Earth series.

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Comes with a solid spruce top and laminated mahogany body. The main attractions here are undoubtedly the smaller size and shorter scale (24.75″).

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With its matte finish and and non-bound top, this actually looks like a smaller version of the Earth Grand OP.

It’s obvious that the Earth 50 is out to compete with guitars such as the Martin DJR and Taylor’s GS Mini and Big Baby. But we can expect a more pocket-friendly price for the Cort. 🙂

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*photos from Cort

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Faith Guitars New Models

Faith Guitars have launched some new guitars to their lineup.

  1. Nexus Series

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The new Nexus Series features full mahogany construction with gloss finishes and all black hardware. Available in great-looking Cognac and Copper Black finishes.

Comes in two bodyshapes – Neptune (SJ) and Venus (OM) – they should be popular with players looking for different tonal qualities from the more common spruce topped guitars.

Read more:

https://www.faithguitars.com/guitars/by-series/nexus-series

2. Naked Black Stain and Cedar/Mahogany

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These two new guitars will be parked under the Naked Series which feature less bling than other series.

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Naked Neptune Cedar/Mahogany pictured above

The Cedar/Mahogany variants again look interesting for players who are seeking a different tone from the usual spruce top guitars.

Read more:

https://www.faithguitars.com/news/new-black-stain-cedar-mahogany-naked-series-guitars

*photos from Faith Guitars

 

 

Solar Guitars by Ola Englund

Looks like he’s going the Chapman Guitar route in launching his own brand of guitars.

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Solar guitars draw much inspiration from Ola Englund’s Washburn signature guitars and materials include high quality parts from Floyd-Rose bridges and Grover tuners.

Model names are rather straightforward – the V and E would indicate their respective shapes whereas the A and S models are most likely named after the Strat styles.

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The E1.6ET in White Matte pictured above

Looks promising for players who prefer a slightly different take on traditional shapes.

Guitars are now available direct at:

https://www.solar-guitars.com/

*photos from Solar Guitars and MusicRadar

Seagull Guitars SWS Series 2018

Seagull has announced new models in the SWS Series for 2018.

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The all-solid SWS Series have offered great value for solid timber guitars that are made in Canada and the trend seems to continue into the new year.

New features for 2018 include Richlite freboard, ebony bridge and shadowburst headstock and body.

Here’s a look at the new shadowburst headstock. The Seagull headstock has drawn polarising opinions and Guitarbear stays in the “Like It” camp.

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Four new guitars are added. These include a smaller Concert Hall Semi-Gloss with Q1T pickup (pictured below) and three other dreadnought style guitars.

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It’s a pity these guitars don’t get much attention here in SG.

*Photos from Seagull Guitars and Australian Musician