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Feb 09

 

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Be one of the first to play new Taylor models, including 12-strings,12-frets, the revoiced 500 Series, one-off custom guitars, and the redesigned Maple 610e Dreadnought at our Taylor Sales Event on Friday, February 12th 2:00PM – 6:00PM at our shop (55 Lumber Road, Roslyn, NY 11576)

We’ve handpicked some of our favorite new Taylor 2016 models below and they’ll be here to play at the event!

510e/520e – $2299

Tortoise shell binding, new bracing pattern, and new rosette! The 510 and 520 Dreadnaught models get a unique feature set in 2016. Lutz spruce top on the 510 (all mahogany on 520), short scale (24 -7/8), slotted headstock, and a soft v-carve neck. This package makes for a unique Taylor model that will appeal to traditional players!

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562ce/552ce – $2699/$2599

Yes, a 12 fret, 12 string!  Grand Concert body shape, the 562ce is all mahogany, the 552ce has a cedar top with mahogany back/sides. These are unlike anything out there in the acoustic world! A compact, small body, short scale, 12 fret, 12 string guitar.  Warmer than you expect with all the comfort of our Grand Concert body style… one of the biggest hits at the NAMM Show!

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254ce Deluxe – $1299

The first 200 series 12 string Taylor has ever produced.  This is a Grand Auditorium body shape, with all the Deluxe features (hard shell case, all gloss, matching inner veneer, ES2).

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458e/858e –  $2099/$3399

Grand Orchestra 12 strings.  Andy Powers designed a bracing pattern for Grand Orchestra models that would work on a 12 string platform.  This was born out of customer requests for a BIG 12 string.

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Feb 04


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Amidst all the violence in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “The Hateful Eight” is the scene in which John Ruth, played by Kurt Russell, grabs a guitar from Daisy Domergue, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, and smashes it, eliciting horror.

“The Hateful Eight” is set in the years just after the American Civil War, which ran from 1861 to 1865. While the film earns points for authenticity in terms of the guitar, the song played by Domergue is the traditional Australian folk ballad “Jim Jones at Botany Bay,” which was published in 1907, almost four decades after when the film was set.

“What was supposed to happen was we were supposed to go up to that point, cut and trade guitars and smash the double,” explains the film’s Academy Award-winning sound mixer Mark Ulano, as quoted in SSNInsider.com. “Well, somehow that didn’t get communicated to Kurt, so when you see that happen on the frame, Jennifer’s reaction is genuine.”

The victim was an authentic Martin from the 1870s, on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum, Ulano said, and everyone was pretty freaked out when they realized what happened. “Tarantino was in a corner of the room with a funny curl on his lips, because he got something out of it with the performance,” Ulano added.

You can view our selection of new Martin Acoustics here to help you recover from this tragic event!

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Feb 02

Here’s a quick rundown on Martin’s new Americana Series guitars. These 6 new short scale models are constructed with Mahogany back and sides, a Sitka Spruce top, Guatemalan Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge, 24.9″ scale length, open geared tuning machines, and a modified low oval neck shape with high performance taper for easy playability. These are priced at a modest $1859 and are available in 3 different body types (000-17, 00-17S  and the 00L-17) and 2 color options (Black Smoke and Whiskey Sunset). Want to be the first to get your hands on these? Contact us at sales@themusiczoo.com or 516-626-9292 to pre-order yours today!

 
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Jan 28

NAMM2016 A number of new and interesting models were at the Taylor booth this year, so we made sure we got the full scoop on what to lookout for in 2016. Our very own Nick Post sat down with Mark Seal of Taylor Guitars to discuss what new models and trends you can expect for 2016! 12-strings, 12-frets, and a redesigned 500 series were among the great things showcased at their NAMM booth!

Interested in any of the models discussed in the video? Contact us at 516-626-9292 or email sales@themusiczoo.com!

Click here to see our Taylor Guitars in stock!

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Jan 22

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NAMM2016 Just in time for the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, Martin Guitar continues its tradition of innovation by enhancing its iconic 18, 28 and 35 Standard Series and introducing new cutaway models featuring the new Aura VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman.

Martin’s 2016 lineup also includes the new 17 Series, which showcases stunning Black Smoke and Whiskey Sunset burst finish designs, plus two new cutaway models in the 15 Series that include the new Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman.

You can find details on Martin’s new-for-2016 models below.

Complete product specs can be found atmartinguitar.com/new. Learn more about the new Aura VT Enhance (with Acoustic Imaging) and Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification by Fishman atmartinguitar.com/VTEnhance.

OK, here are the 14 new models! You can see photos of all of them below.

If you are interested in any of these models, don’t hesitate to contact us at 516-626-9292 or sales@themusiczoo.com!

STANDARD SERIES

Featuring New Aura VT Enhance acoustic amplification system with Acoustic Imaging


35 SERIES

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DC-35E: A Sitka spruce top is paired with East Indian rosewood sides and three-piece back in a classic combination called the DC-35E. This acoustic-electric Dreadnought cutaway features a black ebony fingerboard and bridge with a matching black pickguard, and is equipped with Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze strings. Plug into the new, state-of-the-art Aura VT Enhance electronics by Fishman for an added benefit and slide into another dimension. The D-35 is the base for this model and is the preferred instrument of choice for artist Seth Avett. (MSRP: $4,299)

 

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OMC-35E: A narrow waist, small bodied guitar that produces a remarkable full sound, the OMC-35E is a must have for players of all levels. This Orchestra, acoustic-electric cutaway model features a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood sides and three-piece back, black ebony fingerboard and bridge and a matching black pickguard. The Aura VT Enhance electronics with discreet tone and volume controls inside the soundhole and a battery box integrated into the endpin jack for easy access make this guitar perfection amplified. Plug in and slide into another dimension. (MSRP: $4,299)

 

 

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GPC-35E: Slightly smaller than a Dreadnought, the GPC-35E still packs a tonal punch. This is a Grand Performance, acoustic-electric cutaway model, featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood sides and three-piece back, black ebony fingerboard and bridge and a matching black pickguard. Introduced this year, the Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics complete this model and enhances the tone that fuels your musical journey. (MSRP: $4,299)

 

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28 SERIES

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DC-28E: This Dreadnought, acoustic-electric cutaway takes advantage of the full tonal qualities of East Indian rosewood and pairs it with a solid Sitka spruce top. A black ebony fingerboard and bridge with complementing black pickguard complete this beautiful model. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Martin introduces the new Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics, the perfect addition to elevate the legendary Martin tone you’ve come to love and expect. D-28 style instruments have been played by many musical legends including Elvis Presley and Marcus Mumford. (MSRP: $4,199)

 

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OMC-28E: An Orchestra, acoustic-electric cutaway, the OMC-28E is crafted with solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, black ebony fingerboard and bridge and a complementing black pickguard. Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics make this the guitar that reminds you why you fell in love with us in the first place. (MSRP: $4,199)

 

 

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GPC-28E: The GPC-28E is a Grand Performance, acoustic-electric cutaway, featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, black ebony fingerboard and bridge and a complementing black pickguard. This combination of features and new Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics make this the guitar that will simply get better with time. (MSRP: $4,199)

 

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18 SERIES

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DC-18E: The warm tones of the genuine mahogany back and sides combined with a Sitka spruce top make this Dreadnought, acoustic-electric cutaway model truly sing. A solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge, tortoise color binding and matching pickguard adorn this model. Martin introduces the new, Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics on this model. Aura VT Enhance electronics uses the most advanced technology with discreet, soundhole-mounted controls for volume and tone preserving the pure and unique acoustic tone of each model. This is a classic Martin with contemporary playability, a modern take on the classic D-18 that was the instrument of choice for Hank Williams. (MSRP: $3,899)

 

 

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OMC-18E: The OMC-18E acoustic-electric cutaway model is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides and solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge. Tortoise color binding and matching pickguard are also featured on this model. Fishman Aura VT Enhance electronics make this guitar everything you’ve ever wanted from a Martin and more. The Aura VT electronics system provides you, the player, with added dimensions to customize your sound creating the ultimate Martin guitar experience. (MSRP: $3,899)

 

 

 

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GPC-18E: The GPC-18E Grand Performance, acoustic-electric cutaway model has been finely crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides and solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge. A sleek modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper give you greater ease of play up and down the fingerboard. Tortoise color binding and matching pickguard embellish this model. The all-new Aura VT Enhance electronics make this guitar the complete package for players of all levels. With Aura imaging specifically made for each guitar model, you can plug in and enhance the sound you fell in love with in the first place. (MSRP: $3,899)

 

 

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17 SERIES

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00L-17 Black Smoke: A solid Sitka spruce top and Mahogany back and sides are the foundation for this sloped shoulder Grand Concert model. The grained ivoroid binding and pickguard are beautiful against the satin black smoke finish. A modern straightline Guatemalan rosewood bridge and a modified low oval neck with Performing Artist taper complete the 00L-17 Black Smoke. Also available in Whiskey Sunset burst finish. (MSRP: $2,299)

 

 

 

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000-17 Whiskey Sunset: The 000-17 Whiskey Sunset Auditorium model boasts a rich, warm sunburst finish that will delight any player with its aesthetic beauty. It is crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a comforting, warm tone. The Guatemalan rosewood fingerboard and bridge pop against the rich, sunburst finish. The comfortable body size and modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper make this guitar easy to play. Also available in a Black Smoke finish. (MSRP: $2,299)

 

 

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00-17S Black Smoke: A Grand Concert addition to the 17 Series, this model features a beautiful satin black smoke finish with contrasting grained ivoroid binding. Despite its small size, this guitar projects and resonates beautifully. The model is constructed with a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a Guatemalan rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Also available in a Whiskey Sunset burst finish. (MSRP: $2,299)

 

 

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15 SERIES
Featuring Matrix VT Enhance acoustic amplification system

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DC-15ME: With an all mahogany body, the DC-15ME produces a warm, rich, full tone. This Dreadnought acoustic-electric cutaway model is complete with an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The beauty of the fingerboard is enhanced with diamonds and squares position inlays. New Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics complete this model and make it a very affordable and versatile instrument for players looking for a classic, timeless model. This model is a variation on the D-15 played by Chris Martin of Coldplay. (MSRP: $2,249)

 

 

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OMC-15ME: The warm tones of mahogany pair beautifully with this small-bodied Orchestra model guitar. The OMC-15ME is an acoustic-electric cutaway featuring a mahogany top, back and sides and an East Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The fingerboard is enhanced with diamonds and squares position inlays. The sleek modified low oval neck with a Performing Artist taper allows for greater ease when playing up and down the fretboard. The all-new Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics complete this model to give you the tone you fell in love with in the first place. (MSRP: $2,249)

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Jan 22

NAMM2016 The newest member of the family is the Godin Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass. Part of the upscale Passion series, it features 5 tuned, Synchronized Resonance Chambers interconnected inside the body that allow for optimal air transfer, exceptional resonance and a lightweight, vibrant body.

The bass sports an comfortable contoured body made of Red Cedar with a carved Swamp Ash top and is powered by a set of Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pound PJ pickups, 1x volume, 1x tone and a 4-way switch, all housed in a 5-ply tortoise shell pickguard. Rosewood or maple finger- board options are available on a rock maple neck with large clover style high-ratio tuning machines.

Redesigned carved top Godin Core CT and Summit Classic CT models.

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Both models feature a 24 3⁄4” scale, chambered mahogany bodies and mahogany set necks. The Core CT includes the Graphtech ResoMax wraparound bridge, and available pickups options include 2x Seymour Duncan P90s (neck: Vintage SP90-1 / bridge: Classic SP90-3), or 1x Godin GHN1 (neck) & 1x Seymour Duncan 59’ humbucker (bridge).

The Summit classic CT features a beautifully bound Richlite fingerboard & headstock, large dot inlays, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer system, and Graphtech ResoMax bridge. Available Seymour Duncan pickup options include a P90 model (neck & bridge: Vintage SP90-1), Humbucker HB model (neck: Alnico 2 / bridge: 59’) and Convertible model with P-Rails, which allows the player to select between humbucker, single-coil or P90 tones. New color options on the Summit Classic CT HB include: Black HG, Burgundy HG and Cherryburst HG.

New Seagull Acoustic Models

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The Seagull S8 Mandolin, and S6 Original QIT, S6 Original Slim Concert Hall GT QIT, Performer CW Concert Hall QIT, and Maritime SWS Mahogany GT QIT models, all available in the stunning new Burnt Umber finish.

Also making it’s debut at NAMM 2016 is the Simon & Patrick line will see the new S&P Songsmith Concert Hall A3T and S&P Songsmith Sunburst Folk GT A3T making their debut at Winter Namm. The Art & Lutherie line will see the debut of the paired 6-string Cuban style steel string acoustic in the A&L Tres. Godin will also have the latest TRIC cases and Italian-made Godin Acoustic Solutions.

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The newest member of the family is the Godin Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass. Part of the upscale Passion series, it features 5 tuned, Synchronized Resonance Chambers interconnected inside the body that allow for optimal air transfer, exceptional resonance and a lightweight, vibrant body.

Lastly, Godin’s Acousticaster and A6 Ultra Baritone below are here to stay for the year 2016!

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The A6 Ultra Baritone continues with the innovative concepts found in all Godin A-series guitars, such as combining amazing plugged-in acoustic sound with the feel of an electric neck, along with a chambered body design that virtually eliminates feedback in live & loud settings.

Interested in any of these new models? Pre-order by ontact us at 516-626-9292 or click the button below!

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Jan 21

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NAMM2016  One of our first stops here at NAMM 2016 is with Taylor Guitars to get a breakdown of their newest models for the upcoming year.

Here’s some of the higlights:

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Check out the awesome 2016 Custom models below!

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You can pre-order any of these Taylor guitars by emailing our sales team at sales@themusiczoo.com or by calling 516-626-9292.

 

 

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Jan 20

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NAMM2016 Being one of the top Taylor Guitars dealers in the country certainly has it’s perks, and one of them is access to an Exclusive Taylor Custom Event prior to NAMM 2016! We were able to get a sneak peak at some of the latest Taylor Custom Shop guitars that are being offered this year and we’re extremely excited to share them with you! Also worth noting, beginning in 2016, Taylor Custom Shop will begin using gloss 3.5 finishes and protein glue.

If you’re interested in any of these Taylor Custom Shop guitars, feel free to contact us at sales@themusiczoo.com or by calling 1-516-626-9292. Don’t forget to check our collection of Taylor Custom Guitars that we have in stock as well!

Here’s some of the highlights:

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The following guitars are on their way to The Zoo!

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Jan 05

NAMM2016

The D-222 Anniversary Edition and D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Edition to Commemorate Milestone Birthday

NAZARETH, Pa., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — (NAMM, Hall B, Booth 5454) – Martin Guitar (www.martinguitar.com) will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their iconic Dreadnought model (1916-2016), known worldwide as the most copied body size in the world. To launch the year-long celebration, Martin Guitar will unveil two distinctive limited edition models during the 2016 Winter NAMM Trade show in Anaheim, CA:  the D-222 Anniversary Edition and D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary Edition. The two limited edition models pay homage to the highly influential instrument which shaped the sound of American music.

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Martin Guitar will also be showcasing two beautiful new models in its successful Authentic Series, the 000-42 Authentic 1939 and the 00-18 Authentic 1931, as well as a stunning new limited edition Custom Shop model, the CS-OM True North-16.  

Details on the products to be featured are below and complete product specs can be found at http://www.martinguitar.com/new.

LIMITED EDITIONS:

  • D-222 ANNIVERSARY EDITION: 

The very first Dreadnought guitars were designed and crafted by C. F. Martin & Co. in 1916, but marketed in Boston and New York exclusively under the Oliver Ditson brand. After Ditson went out of business in the early 1930s, Martin introduced the D-1 and D-2 Dreadnoughts for standard playing style that would soon become Martin’s iconic D-18 and D-28 models. Over the past 100 years, the Martin Dreadnought has defined what an acoustic guitar can and should be, and subsequently, it has become the most popular acoustic guitar design in the world.

Limited to only 100 fine instruments, the D-222 commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Dreadnought (1916-2016). A 12-fret Dreadnought crafted from a Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System (www.martinguitar.com/VTS), mahogany back and sides, grained ivoroid binding, slotted headstock, and an ebony fingerboard and bridge, this guitar will be a cherished instrument for years to come  (MSRP: $4,999)

  • D-28 JOHN LENNON 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION:  

“This guitar celebrates John’s life and songwriting. May it inspire all who play it to carry the torch of peace and light that John embraced through his own life and music.”  ~ Yoko Ono

To commemorate John Lennon’s 75th Birthday, this model is limited to only 75 instruments. This amazing Dreadnought will be highly sought after for many years and is sure to be a wonderful addition to any guitar enthusiast’s collection. A solid Adirondack spruce top with Vintage Tone System (www.martinguitar.com/VTS) is combined with Madagascar rosewood back and sides for a strong and powerful bass resonance – the back being inlaid with HD-28 style zig-zag peace sign marquetry. The Madagascar rosewood headplate is adorned with John Lennon’s famous self-portrait illustration that rests beneath the Martin script logo. This beautiful mother-of-pearl, John Lennon themed design is inlaid throughout this model to make this a truly unique instrument. (MSRP: $11,999)

CUSTOM SHOP:

  • CS-OM True North-16: Limited to only 50 instruments, this Orchestra model features an ebony fingerboard, bridge and headplate, a solid Adirondack spruce top and exceptionally figured Koa back and sides, which produces a beautiful, well-balanced tone. The back features a spectacular compass design inlaid with flamed jarrah, Claro walnut, waterfall bubinga and Paua pearl. The ebony headplate also has a True North design inlaid with mother of pearl. While this limited edition Custom Shop model is not a Dreadnought style, it demonstrates how a manufacturer with 183 years of tradition and premiere craftsmanship can continue to introduce innovative design elements while remaining authentic to our illustrious history. (MSRP: $12,999)

AUTHENTICS:

  • 000-42 AUTHENTIC 1939: Remaining true to its origins, the 000-42 Authentic 1939 is meticulously crafted with hide glue construction, dovetail neck joint, solid Adirondack spruce top with Vintage Tone System (www.martinguitar.com/VTS), solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides and black ebony fingerboard and bridge. This is a 000 model that will reward players with its rich sustain and crisp tone for generations. (MSRP: $14,999)
  • 00-18 AUTHENTIC 1931: Faithfully reproduced with hide glue construction, dovetail neck joint, Adirondack spruce top with Vintage Tone System (www.martinguitar.com/VTS), genuine mahogany back and sides and a black ebony fingerboard and bridge, this 00-12 fret guitar will appeal to a broad range of players and musical styles with its well-balanced tone. (MSRP:$7,499)

Click here to view our entire stock of Martin Acoustic Guitars!

 

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Jan 04

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Practicing unplugged electric can be boring and not always practical due to low sound feedback. Electric guitar is designed to be played with some kind of electronic amplification. The DelSonix passive amplifier provides a convenient option of practicing unplugged electric guitar. It converts and amplifies guitar headstock vibrations into acoustic sound waves. It basically converts any electric guitar into a low volume acoustic guitar.

DelSonix amplifier design is the result of two years of research. It is designed to deliver maximum performance from a unit with a practical, fold-able size for storage and transportation. It consists of a spring clamp, an upright pick-up, and a thin, conical plastic resonator. The upright pick-up is made of selected, clear wood, hollow on the inside and has a specifically designed resonating gap at the bottom. The pick-up is firmly clamped to the guitar headstock with a spring clamp.

DelSonix resonator is attached to the top part of the upright pick-up. It consists of a thin Polyester film cut out into a square shape. When folded and attached to the upright pick-up, the resonator assumes a conical shape with a Delta shaped base. Headstock vibrations are transferred via pick-up to the resonator, which vibrates and generates sound waves like a speaker. The specifically designed pick-up with two stage hollow structure and bottom resonating gap significantly contributes to the device’s loudness.

Click here to learn more!

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