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Mar
14
2014
Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights
Posted by John Priest

The amazing new Guild Orpheum series are coming into stock very soon. The whole idea behind these guitars were to imagine that Guild had a blank canvas back in the late 1920's and 1930's and their master luthiers were set the task of designing a complete new guitar line........

These instruments are totally incredible and they really do offer incredible value for money, when you compare them to Collings Guitars and higher end Martins. These have great specs including Hot hide glue and Adirondack spruce tops. Half a dozen pieces will be in very shortly, including this amazing OM model.

Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights

The new Taylor 1 series 12 string is just amazing - The Taylor 150E model, the spec is ridiculously good, as it has the full expression system which works amazing on a 12 string guitar, as with traditional piezo systems, it can be really hard to balance out the volume differences between the different 12 strings, when amplified. The expression system amplifies this guitar perfectly. This guitar is set to become the best value for money 12 string on the market as it only sells for £587!

Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights

Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights

Continuing along our acoustic guitar theme, it would be silly not to mention some amazing new Martin guitars that were shown at the Messe. The 000-18 has been given a once over, like the D18 was in 2012, Martin have replaced the black binding and pale looking lacquer top, with a gorgeous faux tortoiseshell binding and a beautifully tinted sitka spruce top.The 24.9” short scale model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with Performing Artist taper, with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability. Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo.

Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights

Also Martin have released the OM28 as a non electro version of the amazing OM28 Retro model, so aging toner and a polished gloss finish are applied to the Sitka spruce top which features ¼” “X” scalloped bracing.  The polished gloss East Indian rosewood body is edged with ivoroid binding.  Like the 000-18, the model’s neck features a modified low oval profile with performing artist taper with a width of 1-3/4” at the nut and 2-3/16” string spacing for easy playability.   The 25.4” long scale produces powerful notes which are great for a variety of playing styles.  Nickel open-geared tuners with butterbean knobs are found with a rosewood headplate, which displays a large old style Martin logo. Sexy stuff!

2 New electro's have debuted at a great sub £2000 price point - 

DC-Aura GT and GPC-Aura GT: The new Dreadnought and Grand Performance are special models consisting of East Indian rosewood bodies with a satin finish and a polished gloss Sitka spruce top featuring a two ring pearl rosette.   Added features for both models include certified African blackwood bridges and fingerboards with hexagon pearl inlays.  The chrome ratio tuners with skeleton knobs allow each string to have its own gear ratio, making tuning easier.  The skeleton button adds a jewel like appearance and lessens the weight of the tuners.  Both models come equipped with Fishman F1 Aura Plus electronics and a hard shell case.

Frankfurt MusikMesse Day 2 Highlights

 

John Priest
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John is one of the company directors and has been involved with Peach since 1998, so the things that he doesn't know about the products we sell, aren't worth knowing, sometimes he knows too much, quite sad really.

John handles a lot of our top end sales. On regular trips to the USA, when attending the NAMM show, or seeing his friends at Suhr, PRS, Gibson Custom and Taylor guitars to name but a few, he'll often hand pick beautiful figured woods for our own special run guitars.

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