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Gretsch, Jackson, EVH, & Charvel | NEW RELEASES 2021
Our favorite family drops a huge wave of exciting new signatures and more performance-minded models to turn up the heat in 2021!
Gretsch debuts a new Richard Fortus Signature Falcon, complete with center block and your choice of bridge, along with a handful of Players Edition models perfect for chicken-pickers and lovers of hot hollow bodies, available in both lefty and righty versions!
With a multitude of projects over the years headlined by a nearly two-decade stint with rock powerhouse Guns N’ Roses, Richard Fortus is one of the most respected guitarists in the world.
True to his dreams, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon™ Center Block with V-Stoptail checks all the boxes. It begins with a resonant 1.75”-deep, 17”-wide double-cutaway maple body with a lightweight chambered spruce center block running throughout, reinforcing the arched laminate top while eliminating undesired feedback for volume-friendly performance that fits modern stages.
The 24.6” scale length, “U” shaped maple neck and 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets provide easy playability with enhanced sustain and tone, perfect for deep bends and soaring leads.
Guitarists with Fortus’ shape-shifting talents demand versatility in their instruments to remain on top of their game, which is why a set of Custom Wound Filter’Tron™ pickups in the bridge and neck positions fit perfectly.
A master volume with treble bleed circuit allows you to throttle your amp without sacrificing your dialed-in tone, while a master tone with a no-load pot provides that organic vintage ‘Tron feel at the twist of a knob. Switch between pickup combinations with a three-way toggle switch, while a V-stoptail couples with a TonePros® Tune-o-matic Bridge with standard saddles to offer rock-solid tuning and stability. A Graph Tech® TUSQ® XL nut also minimizes friction between string and nut.
A player-centric instrument ready to rock any genre, the G6636-RF Richard Fortus Signature Falcon Center Block with V-Stoptail comes in a striking Black finish and is decked out with nickel hardware including the jeweled G-arrow knobs, pearloid Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and headstock logo and tortoise pickguard, pickup bezels and binding.
COMING NOVEMBER 2021.
Charvel pops off a pair of signature models, one for UK guitarist Rick Graham and another for countryman Guthrie Govan.
Less than one year gone, the late Eddie Van Halen’s EVH brings back the 5150 in the Iconic Series, accessibly-priced amps, cabs, and combos, finished in black or ivory, remembering the great guitarist.
And Jackson stays true to its high-performance reputation with six- and seven-string Pro Series Chris Broderick Soloist models.
If that doesn’t have you sweating, well, we’re just getting started. Shop the formidable foursome’s new releases now, and stay tuned for more mid-summer product announcements!
Gibson Custom Shop has announced its 2023 follow-up to last year’s Collector’s Edition run with the new Murphy Lab Replica 1959 Les Paul Standard “Greeny” Aged guitar models, featuring an Indian rosewood fretboard, giving players around the world the opportunity to experience the magic of “Greeny” for themselves!View Details
Now introducing the Chicago Synth Exchange - Synth 101 Soundboard Blog! In addition, to our ongoing Synth 101 series of in-store seminars hosted by our resident Synth expert, Roland Chira, which covers everything from the basics of sound synthesis to the virtually endless variety of sounds and functionalities available from synth products in the store—along with an audio demonstration, so you can hear each of the sounds you can create, yourself—we’re devoting a section of CME’s Soundboard Blog to provide an additional online resource and reference for all musicians, on the fundamentals of sound synthesis!View Details
Further proving the brand’s namesake claim, the new Gamechanger Audio Motor Synth MKII offers electronic music makers the world’s first analog synthesizer that lets you see being generated using electro-mechanical oscillators! Shop yours today at Chicago Synth Exchange!View Details