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  • A Family Affair: Jackson Randy Rhoads Tribute Model

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    One of the most exciting moments yet at NAMM 2010 for us was the unveiling of the Jackson Randy Rhoads Relic Tribute Model. Randy’s bother Kelle and sister Kathy (pictured above, along with the Tribute prototype) as well as guitarist Scott Ian were on hand to talk about Randy’s legacy and his impact on music. It got a bit emotional with the family there clearly feeling Randy’s presence in the...

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  • New Suhr Pro Series Guitars: NAMM 2010

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    We are pleased to see some new John Suhr Pro Series guitars at the Suhr booth.  Two new models, the T1 (shown above) and the C1 (after the jump), add two very familiar body styles to the poplar Pro Series. These guitars are built with the same level of craftsmanship as the custom series, but with set specifications, which include alder bodies, a 9″-12″ fingerboard radius, and a 1.650″ nut width....

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  • NAMM 2010: Abigail Ybarra Winds Some Up

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    Since 1956, Abigail Ybarra has made some of the best and most sought after Fender pickups available. She has made custom pickups for guys like Eric Clapton, and still winds pickups for production guitars as well. Fender brought her out to the NAMM show this year and she did a live winding of a pickup in front of a crush of cameras and reporters. It was cool seeing her in action working that...

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  • NAMM 2010: Gretsch Eddie Cochran Tribute Model

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    Update: Gretsch officially announced the unprecedented case candy that is coming with the Limited Edition Cochran model. Some reproduction memorabilia, of course, but some things, like the the autographed Christmas card, the 8″x10″ promo photos, and the Fan Club stationary and buttons are authentic, vintage items from the Cochran family. These items were on display at NAMM, and will actually be...

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  • NAMM 2010: Live Coverage From Anaheim

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    NAMM 2010 Coverage From The Music Zoo

    The Superbowl of the music industry is blasting off this week in Anaheim, California: The Winter NAMM Show. Once again we are going to shake off our New York winter coats and brave the sunshine of the west coast for what is sure to be a dizzying display of new guitars, amps, pedals, stars, and live performances. Unfortunately the NAMM show is not open to the public, but you can come along with...

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