Fender Eric Johnson Thinline Stratocaster

Great looking guitar from Fender.

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The EJ Signature model brings something special in a sense that semi-hollow construction isn’t a common feature with Strats.

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2-colour Burst shown above

Co-developed with the man himself, this one combines attributes such as lighter weight and added resonance with the chambering made to the alder body.

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Vintage White shown above

Other features include 12″ fretboard radius, custom quarter-sawn V profile neck, and Eric Johnson Single Coil pickups.

The two classic finishes are beautiful and should please any Strat fan. Retails at US$1999.

Read more:

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/stratocaster/eric-johnson-signature-stratocaster-thinline/0113602703.html

*photos from http://www.digimart.net and pick–up.com/eric-johnson-breakfast/

 

 

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Emerald Guitars Select Series Feb 2018

February sees lacewood veneers featured as the select topwood.

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Nice looking grains all around,  but it seems that they come in only bass and 12-string models.

These should go fast as usual.

*photo from Emerald Guitars

 

Alvarez-Yairi Honduran

New release from Alvarez. These guitars feature Honduran mahogany seasoned for minimum 40 years.

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DYM60HD pictured above. A look at the seasoned mahogany back below.

http://alvarezguitars.com/guitar/dym60hd/

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The FYM60HD (below) has s shorter 25″ scale.

http://alvarezguitars.com/guitar/fym60hd/

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And the FYM66HD (below) sports an all mahogany construction.

http://alvarezguitars.com/guitar/fym66hd/

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These are all premium models that come with Gotoh 510 tuners and deluxe hardshell cases. Not exactly affordable but one can be sure anything from Alvarez-Yairi are winners.

*photos from Alvarez

 

 

Charvel Guitars New Pro-Mod Models

Charvel Guitars launched some new and interesting models at the recent NAMM.

Pro-Mod DK24

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This new model to the series comes with beautiful quilted tops and gold hardware.

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Pickups are Seymour Duncan Jazz neck and Full Shred bridge – popular combination for superstrats.

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A host of other features include locking tuners, compound neck radius and easy access truss rod adjustments make this Mexican model an interesting consideration to the typical ST-type guitars.

Updates to the Style 1 and Style 2 models

The Style 1 and 2 guitars get new finishes and hardware for 2018.

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Gold hardware makes the new San Dimas HH HT (pictured above) look really good.

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The So-Cal HH FR (above) gets a new finish called Matt Blue Frost.

The Style 2 has an okoume model added to lineup.

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The San Dimas Style 2 HH FR Okoume (above) looks pretty cool with the stripped-down look.

Nice guitars that offer something different. I’d say it’s a smart way for FMIC to run their sister brands.

*photos from Charvel Guitars

 

 

Gibson Modern Flying V

Gibson brings radical to a new level by rolling out the Modern Flying V.

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The new guitar looks rightfully like an evolved Flying V with a contoured top and a curvier silhouette. Scale length remains typically Gibson (24.75″), while controls are rather simple here with only two knobs and a selector.

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Comes in three finishes – Ebony Prism, Silver Prism and Gold Prism. These are Custom Shops Ltd Runs and retail at US$4499.

Guitarbear listened and watched plenty of Scorpions so the Flying V has a special place. Perhaps a more regular version (and more affordable price) would be attractive enough to give this a try.

Read more:

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2018/Custom/Modern-Flying-V.aspx

*photos from Gibson