Hagstrom Swede 6 string electric guitar in black. When their production stopped in 1983, Hagstrom guitars became instant collectors items. For decades they maintained their market value so well that Hagstrom resumed production in 1996 to rave reviews. The Swede electric guitar is one of their most cherished models
The Simon & Patrick Songsmith delivers incredible value, impeccable craftsmanship and a sound that will inspire players and fledgling songwriters to get that tune inside of their heads out to the masses. With a very responsive and extremely well balanced dreadnought sound, the Songsmith is an honest and true acoustic guitar. With a Varnish Burst finish and a select pressure tested solid top, its sound will only get better the more the guitar is played overtime.
The MR710F boasts the sort of solid Sitka soundboard usually reserved for more costly guitars. Our review model sports a particularly attractive example, with a warm reddish hue and fine grains punctuated by occasional bearclaw figuring. The laminated back and sides and three-piece neck are made from a luminous selection of mahogany, but the rosewood used for the fingerboard and bridge is a tepid brown.
Visually, the MR710F is not particularly distinctive but it is conventionally handsome. The fingerboard and body are trimmed with single-ply ivoroid binding, echoed in the heel cap. The top is wrapped with a fine brownwhite- brown border, and a ring of abalone, along with a series of concentric black-andwhite rings, encircles the soundhole. An oldfashioned tortoise-style pickguard is a nice touch here, too. Micro-dot position markers stud the fingerboard, and the headstock is embellished with the Cort logo in mother of- pearl, along with a triangles-and diamond motif.
The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul himself suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. From that point on, the Les Paul Custom has often been referred to as the "tuxedo" Les Paul. And with its gold appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock and pearloid inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom is "dressed to kill".
The Ibanez RG350QMZ-TRB is the perfect guitar for shredders and whammy aficionados. The Ibanez RG350QMZ-TRB features an ergonomic and light-weight basswood body. The 3-piece maple neck of the Ibanez RG350QMZ-TRB offers super-fast playability and is fitted with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard whose high positions can be easily reached. The pickup configuration of the Ibanez RG350QMZ-TRB with two humbuckers in bridge and neck positions and a single-coil in the middle position leaves nothing to be desired. The Edge Zero II tremolo system of the Ibanez RG350QMZ-TRB offers very smooth action and high tuning stability.
The essential Hagstrom pro features packaged together for today’s modern player in the most affordable platform we’ve ever offered. Of course, the ESN is equipped with Hagstrom’s exclusive H-Expander Trussrod for the ultimate in neck stability. Our Sustain-Block Tailpiece uses six massive brass blocks to individually couple each string directly to the body, generating a clear, bell-like sustain way beyond the ESN’s price-class. Added to the mix is a matched pair of Hagstrom-designed Custom 62 open-coil humbucking pickups for a tight, controlled modern tone suitable for a wide spectrum of musical styles. A solid carved mahogany body bolted to a maple neck featuring Hagstrom’s UltraSlim-D profile, one of the fastest you’ll ever play, completes this value-priced yet feature-rich package.
Cedar top, mh back and sides, 12-fret mh neck with slotted headstock, rosewood peghead overlay, 19-fret rosewood fretboard with side dot markers on frets 5, 7, and 9, rosewood bridge, 14-1/2" lower bout, 657mm scale, 2-1/16" nut width, 3-11/16" to 4" body depth, chrome tuners.
The Epiphone SG Pro solidbody electric guitar is a faithful reproduction of the legendary Gibson SG. One of rock 'n' roll's mainstays since the beginning, the SG is a lean, mean music machine known for its sustain and fat tone. Just ask Pete Townshend of the Who, Angus Young of AC/DC, or Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath — and don't forget the legendary SG Double Neck that Jimmy Page favored for Led Zeppelin's live performances of "Stairway to Heaven"! With its solid mahogany body, SlimTaper neck, and separate volume and tone controls for each of the high-output humbuckers and delivers the bite, tone, and comfort you need for serious rockin'.
The Epiphone Dot is based on the ES 335, and has a continuous sustain block under the strings. This makes it much more patient with feedback and also very useful for distorted sounds; known for example from Alvin Lee, but also from jazz rock greats such as Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour. The term 'Dot' refers to the dot inlays on the neck in contrast to the block or crown inlays more commonly found on Gibsons.
Epiphone honors the historic SG, one of the most original designs in rock, with the G-400 PRO, which now features Alnico Classic PRO pickups and push/pull coil-tapping. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Scores of rock, hard rock and metal guitarists embraced the original SG and made it a classic. Now, the G-400 PRO gives you the sound of a true SG without the vintage price tag and with the added tonal variety that you've come to expect from Epiphone.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard (left hand) is the world’s most popular electric guitar at a price anyone can afford, each made to the same specs and attention to detail as vintage Les Pauls. Available in Ebony, Faded Cherry Sunburst, Metallic Gold, Pelham Blue with Epiphone designed Alnico Classic™ humbuckers and Grover® machine heads.
Only the highest grade and finest of tone woods are chosen for the Studio Series models and the ST68 is no exception. Many players say the combination of solid Rosewood back & sides and a Solid Spruce top is the ultimate acoustic tone wood pairing. Upon hearing the ST68, it's easy to hear why.
YAMAHA ERG121 is firmly in the super strat mould with a basswood strat style body with deep cut-aways for easy access to the upper frets. The body is nicely contoured, as you would expect from the style of guitar, which makes the guitar comfortable to hold and play. There is a re-assuring feel to the guitar, it is not too heavy but you know that there is sufficient weight to it which provides a re-assuring sense of quality. The paint job is basic but good and adds to the sense that Yamaha have not cut back on the attention to detail to produce a cheap guitar.