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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

C.R. Alsip Vintage WTF Terzetto, (Review)...

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $3,699 USD with case + shipping 

About: 
C.R. Alsip Guitars is a manufacturer of handcrafted, American made, custom, boutique electric guitars by master luthier Jake Willoughby, in Arkansas City, Kansas. 

This Vintage WTF Terzetto model has a Honduran Mahogany body that seamlessly flows into a 25.5 scale/14" radius Honduran Mahogany through body 60's C approaching 50's D/U shaped neck topped with a bone nut and a StetsBar.  

Hardware: 
Chrome Grover 18:1 machine heads, chrome knobs, chrome pickup mounting rings, FU-Tone PMS (pickup mounting system) and a chrome StetsBar Tremelo System. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Knaggs Keya T2 Forest Green #147... (Review)

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $4,400 USD with case + shipping

About:
Knaggs Guitars is a manufacturer of handcrafted, custom boutique electric guitars made by master luthier Joe Knaggs based out of Greensboro, MD. 

This Knaggs Keya T2 #147 has a set mahogany 24.75" scale neck with a 12" radius rosewood dance-floor featuring 24 frets separated by Knaggs morningstar inlays topped with a bone nut that meets a mahogany body capped in "Forest Green" quilted maple.

Hardware:
Goldtone Knaggs one piece bridge/tailpiece, goldtone Gotoh open back 3/3 machine heads, (1) volume (1) tone knob and a goldtone 3-way selector switch with black toggle.

Monday, June 16, 2014

EVH D-Tuna by FU-Tone (Review) ...

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $51.50 USD + shipping & tax

About: 
FU-Tone EVH D-Tuna Upgrade

FU-Tone, formerly known as Floyd Upgrades, is the Manufacturer of aftermarket high-performance guitar parts designed to optimize a guitar's voice, sustain, playability, and tone.

In the words of the manufacturer:
The EVH D-Tuna is a unique patented device that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant. D-Tuna has been standard equipment on Eddie Van Halen's personal guitars as well as signature series locking tremolo-equipped guitars since the early 90's. Since then thousands of D-Tuna's have been sold all over the world.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Indigo Amplification McD 20 1x12 Combo,... (Review)

Reviewed By: Jac Harrison
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $2,995.00 USD + Shipping 

About: 
Indigo Amplifiers is the manufacturer of boutique, hand-crafted, all-tube guitar amplifiers based out of New Jersey.

The McD 20 watt 1x12 combo is a (2) channel all hand-wired tube amp that is based around a pair of matched 6V6GT power tubes with a cascaded preamp section that is driven by (2) 12AX7's, (1) 12AX7 phase inverter, and a solid state rectifier with custom wound transformers, fixed bias and features a buffered (1) 12AX7 based FX loop that is pushing a custom made 12" speaker that was made just for Indigo Amplification, with switchable output impedance and external speaker cab hook up that is all wrapped up in a flamed maple cab. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Chili Custom Guitars 5S Five String Electric Bass Guitar, ... (Review)

Reviewed By: Kevin McAleer
Purchased from: Manufacturer
Street Price: $2,349 USD with case + shipping 

About: 
Chili Custom Guitars is a manufacturer of handcrafted, custom boutique electric guitars and bass guitars by master luthier Horst Weinelt, in Austria.

This 5S (5 string) bass has a one-piece mahogany through body neck that features a makassar 24 fret fingerboard dressed in alu strip inlays that meets a solid mahogany body topped with a one piece walnut cap.