Gear

Fretted

Walden’s new Sollana guitars incorporates their modern neck joint and neck reinforcement system.  The Sollana series will also feature premium tonewoods such as Engelmann Spruce, Sitka Spruce, and Western Red Cedar top options, and Mahogany or Indian Rosewood back and sides.   Besides the standard classical models, there will also be four cutaway models with electronics for the player looking to plug in on stage.

Read more: Walden Guitars Sollana Series Classical Guitars

Fretted

Yamaha’s new three-quarter size APXT2 guitar is designed for travel, practice, busking, and even gigging.

The new model includes Yamaha’s proprietary Acoustic Resonance Transducer (A.R.T.) System68 pickup system with built-in tuner, Spruce top, Meranti back and sides, Mahogany neck, and a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It also comes with a sturdy, padded gig bag.

Read more: Yamaha APXT2 Small Body Guitar

Fretted

Housed in Maxon’s new Compact Series chassis, both of these new models include easy-access battery door; LED Status Indicator; 9-Volt Battery or AC power options; Buffered Bypass switching.  The Maxon AD10 Analog Delay features include a 600 millisecond analog delay, organic delay tone with low noise, Delay Time, Blend and Repeat controls, proprietary noise filtering circuit for delay repeats, and self-oscillation effects.

Read more: Godlyke Maxon AD10 Analog Delay

Print & Digital

The Rickenbacker Electric Bass – 50 Years As Rock’s Bottom provides hundreds of color photos and descriptions, along with the history to sort out the legend from the lore. This book is for people like author and Rickenbacker aficionado Paul Boyer: bass players and collectors. But musical instrument dealers, pawn shops, and auction houses will also find the book useful when assessing instruments.

Read more: Hal Leonard’s ‘The Rickenbacker Electric Bass - 50 Years as Rock’s Bottom’

Drums & Percussion

The Xs20 series from SABIAN now includes three key new models. Designed for low-volume settings, the dB Control Crash is a bright, extra-thin model that is quick, quiet and gets out of the way fast. Best-selling Sabian HHX and AAX X-Celerator Hi-Hat design will also now be available in the Xs20 series as a 14” pair. Their innovative Air-Wave bottom is designed to eliminate air lock for maximum clarity.

Read more: Sabian Xs20 Cymbals

Gear

First Place for Jazz is a comprehensive jazz curriculum by noted educator, Dean Sorenson. Suitable for group or individual instruction, the book is divided into three sections by key: Concert Bb, F, and Eb. Within each section, the major, Mixolydian, Dorian, and blues scales and correlated chords of the key are introduced through aurally-presented Jazz Starters that prepare students to perform twelve original grade 1-2 Jazz Ensemble Charts and Lead Sheets.

Read more: ‘First Place for Jazz’ from Kjos

Fretted

Amati has introduced three ukulele models from Koa built with retailer profits in mind, with a designed 45 point gain for dealers at MAP pricing.  These ukuleles feature Aquila strings from Italy and include a 10mm padded gig bag. Also new for Amati is a solid Mahogany Ukulele with an engraved design of a Goldfish.

Read more: Amati Koa Ukuleles

Print & Digital

Band & Orchestra

Pro Audio

Equipped with newly developed XY stereo microphones, Yamaha’s new PR7 captures high-resolution stereo recordings and offers practice functions such as an onboard tuner and metronome. It comes with 2GB of internal memory (with the ability to expand the capacity with micro SD/SDHC memory cards) and features long battery life, mic line inputs for microphones or instruments, 24bit/96kHz recording and a built-in speaker.

Read more: Yamaha POCKETRAK PR7 Digital Recorder

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