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Metalin has released two new standard models, which will act as their base for all AOC customs to come. Both guitars feature a full solid billet aluminum bodied closed chambered system. Two standard milled finish options adorn the instruments. Specialty 24 fret Moses graphite necks and Seymour Duncan Phat Cat pickups make playing smooth. Customizable finishes and anodizing are available, and the solid aluminum bodies are lightweight. Street: $2,899.

metalinguitars.com

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Booth #4878

B.C. Rich unveils the new Mockingbird Contour and Contour X production models. Although it is not the first production Mockingbird to have an arched top, it is the first to come close to what was being done in the handcrafted shop. Dubbed as the “sharp arch mock,” the steep contoured top is combined with an even thinner and lighter body. MAP starts at $399.99.

bcrich.com

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AweSome Musical Instruments has released their Next Generation “Life-T” guitar model. Sporting the familiar Tele-style body shape, it features a maple neck with modern “C” profile and satin finish, compound-radius maple fingerboard with 21 frets with iridescent white pearloid inlays, no-load tone control, long-life Kill Switch, plus a range of 35 pickup tones.

awesome-guitars.com

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Booth #4878

Michael Kelly Guitars debuts the new line of Triad acoustics for 2015. Consistent between all four models are the exotic wood, three piece backs, a solid spruce top, flamed okoume sides, zero-endpin bridge, the Triad three circle inlay elements, built-in Fishman active electronics discretely installed within the soundhole, and two additional ports on the side of each model for extra sound dispersion and audibility to the player. MAP start at $299.99.

michaelkellyguitars.com

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Eventide released an addition to the H9 Harmonizer stompbox line: the H9 MAX, and the H9 MAX Limited Edition Harmonizer dipped in 24-carat gold. Available now, the H9 MAX comes pre-loaded with all the effects from each of Eventide’s TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor, and Space stompboxes, including the new Looper, plus all H9 exclusive algorithms. H9 MAX comes with 45 effect algorithms and over 500 factory presets.  H9 MAX is chock full of Eventide’s handpicked algorithms of effects.

Read more: Eventide H9 MAX

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The River F mandolin features a bearclaw Sitka spruce top, hand scalloped tone bar bracing, silver Waverly turners with Ebony buttons, a quilted maple body and neck, as well as a hardshell case. The lines of the River F are accentuated by tortoise/ivory/black binding in addition to the mother-of-pearl “river” inlay and Scarlet Fire double-stained finish. MAP: $9,199.

Webermandolins.com

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Booth #3589

The HSS 060 is a one piece constructed 25.5 inch scale electric guitar, equipped with a Seymour Duncan TB-11 humbucker in the bridge, and Seymour Duncan APS-2s in the middle and neck position. A five-way switch combined with a single volume control and single tone provide for a variety of pickup configurations. All components are MEC Electronics. The C shaped neck is 1.65” wide at the nut and topped off with a compound (12”-16”) radius fretboard in either maple, rosewood, or ebony fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets.

Read more: Aristides 060 HSS Guitar

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Booth #5972

Kingston will be premiering its new Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass at Winter NAMM 2015. The Saratoga Deluxe can operate in either an active or passive mode and has all the features that MTD Kingstons are known for – including an ergonomically carved body. The neck is asymmetrically shaped for faster playing. The basses come in three different finishes – the limited edition satin honey burst, the satin dark cherry burst, and the gloss transparent black. It comes with stock pickups, and a Bartolini upgrade option is also available. MSRP: $999.

danabgoods.com

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The “Makapu’u” and “Manana,” two chambered body acoustic/electric ukuleles are the first instruments of their kind to be introduced into regular production in Hawaii. The Makapu’u features a solid Mahogany neck and chambered tenor body with a solid Koa wood top, solid Rosewood fingerboard, and a piezo pickup with volume knob. The Manana bears the same features, but features a solid Hawaiian Mango top. The new Lanikai Makau Series models will launch at Winter NAMM 2015 and will begin shipping shortly thereafter. The Solid Koa top Makapu’u retails for $1375, and the Solid Mango top for $1299.

lanikaiukuleles.com

 

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Booth #1875

Lipe Guitars are hand-crafted one at a time by Mike Lipe. The fully customized guitars feature a myriad of additional options and upgrades, high quality tone wood choice, the Lipe exclusive neck bolting system, Amalfitano hand wound pickups, and Pat Wilkins color finishes. Lipe carries a variety of different models of guitars like the Virtuoso, the Classic Virtuoso, the Ivo, the Soldato, the Twisted Soldato, the El Capo, and the Amcio Nostro. Guitars can be made with either six, seven, or eight strings.

lipeguitars.com

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