SUmmer NAMM | 2021

The Year's Most Anticipated Summer Tradeshow Returns!

It’s back! Summer NAMM makes Music City its home for 2021, taking over downtown Nashville with the great gear you have to hear this year. Of course, we’ll be there, providing you with all the urgent updates on new lines, new brands, new releases, and more. So stay tuned for the low-down on NAMM’s new and noteworthy, right here on the Soundboard Blog

THE LATEST GEAR NEWS!

Epiphone |  Slash Collection

Gibson | Non-Reverse Thunderbirds

Fender | J Mascis Telecaster

Fender | Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang

Fender | Cory Wong Stratocaster

Squier | Paranormal Series

Gretsch, Jackson, Charvel, & EVH | New Releases 2021

Fender | 2021 Summer Releases

Squier | Affinity Series

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NEW FOR 2021: JOHN MAYER'S ROXY PINK PRS SILVER SKY

Sob Rock is finally here, but who’s ready for Roxy Pink? You might’ve seen it with John Mayer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Now, PRS Guitars makes it the newest color available on their collaborative Silver Sky model, available for preorder today!

PRS Electric Guitars / Solid Body PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink
PRS Electric Guitars / Solid Body PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink
PRS Electric Guitars / Solid Body PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink
PRS Electric Guitars / Solid Body PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink
PRS Electric Guitars / Solid Body PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink

PRS Silver Sky John Mayer Roxy Pink

$2,549.00
The PRS Silver Sky is the result of a close collaboration between Grammy Award-winning musician John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith. More than two and half years in the making, the Silver Sky is a vintage-inspired instrument that is at once familiar but also newly PRS through and through. This model was based off of Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 vintage instruments, resulting in an idealized version of a vintage single-coil guitar. The attention that was paid to every detail sets this guitar apart.

Some of the more distinctive specifications include, the headstock shape, tuners, neck and fretboard, bridge, and pickups and electronics. The headstock shape is based on PRS’s trademark design, but inverted to both accommodate Mayer’s playing style and also to keep a consistent length of string behind the nut, which makes staying in tune easier. The tuners are a traditional vintage-style, closed-back tuner, but with PRS’s locking design. The neck shape was modeled after 1963/1964 vintage instruments, and the fretboard has a 7.25” radius. The moment your hand grabs this neck, it just feels right. Like the tuners, the steel tremolo takes a classic design and incorporates PRS’s trem arm and Gen III knife-edge screws. The bridge on the Silver Sky is setup flush to the body in the neutral position so that the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch. By keeping the bridge in contact with the body, the guitar itself is acoustically louder, which improves the signal to noise ratio of the single-coil pickups. The 635JM single-coil pickups are very round and full, with a musical high end that is never “ice-picky” or brash.

Other high-quality specifications include a bone nut, a molded metal jack plate that is curved and makes plugging and unplugging a guitar cable hassle-free, retooled knobs, fretwire that is slightly smaller than what you’d find on most PRS electric guitars (but larger than most vintage frets), and PRS’s double action truss rod (accessible from the front of the headstock for ease of use).

Body Wood: Alder

# of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 25.5”
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Neck Shape: 635JM
Nut Width: 1 21/32”
Neck Width at the Body: 2 7/32”
Neck Depth at the Nut: 53/64”
Fretboard Radius: 7.25”
Inlays: Small Birds

Nut: Bone
Bridge: Steel Tremolo
String Spacing: 2 9/64”
Tuners: Vintage Style, Locking
Hardware: Type Nickel

Treble Pickup: 635JM
Middle Pickup: 635JM
Bass Pickup: 635JM
Pickup Switching: One Volume & Two Tones with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
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GIBSON BRINGS THE THUNDER IN 2021!

The ‘Bird is back! New non-reversed Gibson Thunderbirds are here, available for preorder in Faded Pelham, Inverness Green, and Sparkling Burgundy! Can you feel it?

Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green

Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green

$1,799.00
Ever since it was first released back in 1965, the Non-Reverse Thunderbird has been THE choice for forward-looking bassists who want to make their own path and steadfastly refuse to follow the crowd. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird's distinctive styling and huge, thunderous tone make it a standout on stage and in the studio. Now you have the opportunity to make one of these relatively rare 'birds your own with the release of the new Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird. Equipped with a Non-Reverse mahogany body and mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and 20 medium jumbo frets, each of the two Thunderbird pickups has a volume control, allowing you to use them separately, or to blend them in any amount you prefer. A master tone control rounds out the simple yet highly effective control layout. The three-ply white pickguard features the iconic Thunderbird graphic. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird is equipped with a Graph Tech nut. A 3-point adjustable bridge provides a full range of adjustment for action and intonation, while Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines hold down the strings at the other end and deliver accurate and stable tuning while keeping headstock weight low to improve balance.

Body Shape: Non-Reverse Thunderbird
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Scale Length: 34"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.6"
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Joint: Glued In

Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuner Plating: Chrome
Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Hipshot Ultralite
Pickguard: White 3-ply with Thunderbird Graphic
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Control Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver inserts
Control Covers: Black
Strap Buttons: 2 - Bottom and Shoulder
Mounting Rings: Trim Ring (Lead Pickup Only)
Pickup Covers: Chrome

Neck Pickup: Thunderbird Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: Thunderbird Lead
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Master Tone
Output Jack: 1/4"

Strings Gauge: .045, .065, .085, .105
Case: Hardshell Case
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Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy

Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy

$1,799.00
Ever since it was first released back in 1965, the Non-Reverse Thunderbird has been THE choice for forward-looking bassists who want to make their own path and steadfastly refuse to follow the crowd. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird's distinctive styling and huge, thunderous tone make it a standout on stage and in the studio. Now you have the opportunity to make one of these relatively rare 'birds your own with the release of the new Gibson USA Non-Reverse Thunderbird. Equipped with a Non-Reverse mahogany body and mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and 20 medium jumbo frets, each of the two Thunderbird pickups has a volume control, allowing you to use them separately, or to blend them in any amount you prefer. A master tone control rounds out the simple yet highly effective control layout. The three-ply white pickguard features the iconic Thunderbird graphic. The Non-Reverse Thunderbird is equipped with a Graph Tech nut. A 3-point adjustable bridge provides a full range of adjustment for action and intonation, while Hipshot Ultralite tuning machines hold down the strings at the other end and deliver accurate and stable tuning while keeping headstock weight low to improve balance.

Body Shape: Non-Reverse Thunderbird
Body Material: Mahogany
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Mahogany
Profile: Rounded
Scale Length: 34"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.6"
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Joint: Glued In

Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuner Plating: Chrome
Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
Tuning Machines: Hipshot Ultralite
Pickguard: White 3-ply with Thunderbird Graphic
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Control Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver inserts
Control Covers: Black
Strap Buttons: 2 - Bottom and Shoulder
Mounting Rings: Trim Ring (Lead Pickup Only)
Pickup Covers: Chrome

Neck Pickup: Thunderbird Rhythm
Bridge Pickup: Thunderbird Lead
Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Master Tone
Output Jack: 1/4"

Strings Gauge: .045, .065, .085, .105
Case: Hardshell Case
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SYNTH AND DRUM EXCHANGE PARTAKE IN THE 2021 FESTIVITIES

Take your pick between Ludwig snare drums, featuring Brushed Brass and Brushed Copper Ludwig Acro snares, new for 2021, & Sequential’s Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 Desktop Modules downsize the historic Dave Smith-designed Prophet series of polysynths into compact, connectable studio staples made to fit right in!

Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum
Ludwig Drums and Percussion / Acoustic Drums / Snare Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum

Ludwig 6.5x14 Acro Brushed Copper Snare Drum

$699.00
  • Seamless USA made Copper Shell
  • 10 Small Twin Lugs
  • Brushed finish
  • P88 Throw / P35 Butt Plate
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Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module
Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module

Sequential Prophet-5 Desktop Module

$2,599.00
Fast on the heels of the reintroduction of its legendary Prophet-5 synthesizer, Sequential has created a desktop version of the acclaimed instrument. It features the same authentic vintage sound and front-panel controls as the Prophet-5 keyboard, but in a smaller form factor designed for portability and space-conscious studios.

Like the original, the new Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 modules feature two multi-waveform analog oscillators, analog resonant low-pass filters and amplifiers, and a filter and amplifier envelope per voice. Modulation is provided by a multi-waveshape LFO and Poly Mod, a ground-breaking modulation scheme for its time that allowed the filter envelope and oscillator B to be routed to a variety of destinations including filter cutoff frequency, oscillator A frequency, and oscillator A pulse width.

And just like the new Prophet-5 Rev 4 keyboards, the modules feature genuine Curtis VCOs and filters as used in the Prophet-5 Rev 3, as well as the Dave Rossum-designed SSI 2140 filter — the modern counterpart of the original SSM 2040 Rossum designed in the Prophet-5 Rev 1 and Rev 2. A Rev switch on the front panel allows users to switch between the two as desired.

Also present is the new Vintage knob, which loosens up the oscillators, filters, and envelopes from voice to voice as they typically are in vintage Prophet-5s. Users can dial in progressively more vintage character from a very stable “4,” as in Prophet-5 Rev4, all the way to “1,” as in Prophet-5 Rev1, which was the most temperamental of all Prophet-5s. The original factory sound set is included as well.

Other modern enhancements include velocity sensitivity and aftertouch to increase expressiveness, as well as MIDI and USB connectivity. Control voltage and gate ins/outs are also present for connecting modular synths and other gear. The new modules are housed in a premium-quality, steel case with hand-oiled sustainable black walnut heartwood trim.
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SHOP 2021 SUMMER NAMM

Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst

Squier Paranormal Toronado 3-Color Sunburst

$429.99
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Artist Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang LEFTY Fiesta Red
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Artist Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang LEFTY Fiesta Red
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Artist Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang LEFTY Fiesta Red
Fender Electric Guitars / Solid Body Fender Artist Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang LEFTY Fiesta Red

Fender Artist Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang LEFTY Fiesta Red

$1,249.99
Squier Electric Guitars / Baritone Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Baritone Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Baritone Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster 3-Color Sunburst
Squier Electric Guitars / Baritone Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster 3-Color Sunburst

Squier Paranormal Baritone Cabronita Telecaster 3-Color Sunburst

$429.99
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Shell Pink
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Shell Pink
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Shell Pink
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Shell Pink

Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster Shell Pink

$429.99
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Blue Sparkle
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Blue Sparkle
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Blue Sparkle
Squier Electric Guitars / Solid Body Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Blue Sparkle

Squier Paranormal Super-Sonic Blue Sparkle

$429.99
EVH Amps / Guitar Heads EVH 5150 Iconic Series 80W Head Black
EVH Amps / Guitar Heads EVH 5150 Iconic Series 80W Head Black

EVH 5150 Iconic Series 80W Head Black

$899.99
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez QX52 Quest Standard Black Flat
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez QX52 Quest Standard Black Flat
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez QX52 Quest Standard Black Flat

Ibanez QX52 Quest Standard Black Flat

$999.99
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez ICHI10 Ichika Signature White
Ibanez Electric Guitars / Solid Body Ibanez ICHI10 Ichika Signature White
Ibanez Ibanez ICHI10 Ichika Signature White

Ibanez ICHI10 Ichika Signature White

$999.99

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