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GUITAR CHORD SONGBOOKS

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - October 17, 2014

This fantastic series from Hal Leonard features convenient 15cm x 23cm books (guitar case size) with complete lyrics and chord symbols above the lyrics for dozens of great songs. Each song also includes chord grids at the top of every page and the first notes of the melody for easy…

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NEW MATON SRS808

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 21, 2014

The Maton SRS series of guitars is the culmination of years of development and fine tuning by Maton’s senior luthiers and production designers. Maton have improved the neck geometry, bracing patterns and body construction of their acoustic guitars with stunning results and improved production methods have made it possible to…

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EPIPHONE PRO-1 ACOUSTIC COLLECTION

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - September 7, 2014

As seen at AMAC this year, Epiphone has released four new groundbreaking acoustic guitars fitted with innovative features that simplify playing and tuning. At last, someone is seriously thinking about the beginners! The PRO-1 Acoustic Collection was designed by Epiphone luthiers in consultation with professionals from every musical genre. More…

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AMI GIBSON AT AMAC 2014

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - August 30, 2014

Australian Musical Imports has gone through an incredible expansion over the last couple of years with the acquisition Musiclink’s wholesale brands and also the Allans & Billy Hydes retail stores. AMI has been around for 25 years and is best known as the Australian distributor of Gibson guitars and Orange…

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PRO MUSIC AUSTRALIA AT AMAC

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - August 25, 2014

Pro Music Australia’s walls were jammed packed with guitars at AMAC 2014 on the Gold Coast. Taking pride of place were the fabulous Takamine guitars. Richard Douglas shows us the G Series in a video below, as well as the latest Fiesta student classical from ARIA. Also impressive on the…

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NATIONAL MUSIC AT AMAC 2014

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - August 22, 2014

The guys from Brisbane based wholesaler National Music  were busy on stand talking retailers through the company’s fine range of gear at AMAC 2014. On hand to assist Managing Director, Mike McMahon were guests Tony Flatt from Tanglewood guitars and Warren Redman from Elixir strings. Warren told Australian Musician that…

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AMAC 2014 – THE YAMAHA MUSIC STAND

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic), Percussion    //    Post Date - August 17, 2014

Australian Musician continues to give you a blow by blow account of gear exhibited at AMAC this year. This time we take a more detailed look at the Yamaha exhibit. Yamaha Music revived their 2013 spot at the back of the AMAC hall, displaying a wide range of gear. The…

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WATCH / MATON EMM MAHOGANY MINI

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - July 20, 2014

The New Maton EMM Mahogany Mini features solid sapele face, back and sides and produces a rich, warm tone while the ebony fingerboard and bridge contribute a smooth, glassiness to the overall tone. A mahogany neck generates classic, crisp neck tones tones and is effortless to play. This is a…

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WATCH/TAYLOR’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY 800 SERIES

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - July 6, 2014

Taylor has made a tradition of celebrating milestone years by looking forward rather than back. Taylor’s 40th anniversary year is no different. Guided by the design strokes of luthier Andy Powers and the manufacturing expertise of Bob Taylor, Taylor has re-conceived its flagship rosewood/spruce 800 Series, infusing it with a…

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YAMAHA’S ACOUSTIC RESONANCE ENHANCEMENT (ARE) EXPLAINED

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - June 23, 2014

The warmth of tone found in mature woods is sought out by guitarists worldwide. Yamaha has developed a process that can produce the ‘sweet sound’ found in mature woods in its brand new guitars. With the sonic properties of wood changing, often improving as it ages, Yamaha embarked on an…

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