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The New Original Collection For Players Who Want Iconic Looks and Tone!
The Music Zoo was thrilled at NAMM 2019 to see and hold the brand new Gibson 2019 lineup, and now we can bring you details of what's in store! These guitars felt and sounded rock solid, and we've been excited ever since January to bring them into the Zoo! The Original Collection sees Gibson's most iconic designs such as the Les Paul, SG, Flying V, and Thunderbird Bass in a variety of finishes and spec options, all keeping in tradition of the Golden Era of the 1950s. Some of our favorites include the Les Paul Standard '50s - complete with a Goldtop finish, a Vintage '50s neck profile that rhythm players have adored for decades, and a set of Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbuckers, complete with a hand-wired harness and Orange Drop caps! Another must-have in the Original Collection is the Les Paul Standard '60s, with - you guessed it, an AA-grade flame top over a solid mahogany body complete with '60s specs that include a slim-taper neck profile and silver reflector knobs.
New For 2019 Round Shoulder Dreadnought Featuring V-Class Bracing
The 2019 NAMM Show was a ton of fun, but even the most dedicated gear heads will be worn out by the constant white noise of every guitar, drum and amp in the entire venue sounding at once. As we made our way to the Taylor Guitars booth, we found some peace and quiet tucked away in the back dealer-only meeting area where we were able to finally get our hands on the new Grand Pacific models. With the quietness of the room washing over us, we took turns putting this impressive new model through its paces, listening only to the joyful sound of the instrument that Andy Powers has developed. This new round-shoulder dreadnought is familiar, yet unique. It takes queues from wartime guitars while remaining quintessentially Taylor in its modernity. It is a welcome, fresh addition to their lineup and in our opinion the first unique take on the classic shape in decades.
New Fender FSR Amps Coming To The Zoo, Including the '65 Princeton Reverb Western, Bassbreaker 007 LTD, & More!
Fender has released another batch of Limited Edition FSR amplifiers for 2019! These special-run versions of your favorite tone machines, including a Pro Jr. IV Fiesta Red, '65 Princeton Reverb Western, '65 Deluxe Reverb Fawn, Bassbreaker 007 LTD, Blues Jr. IV Alligator, and Hot Rod Deluxe Buggy, marked by non-standard touches inside and out. These will be coming to The Music Zoo soon, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us to pre-order yours now!
Yamaha Updates Their Revstar Line with Limited Edition Finishes on their RS702B, RS720BX, RS720B, & RS502TFM!
Yamaha has released updates to some of their most popular electric guitars! In the 700 series, Yamaha is introducing two models: the RS702B in Black and the RS720BX in Vintage White. The RS702B takes the popular RS720B with Bigsby vibrato tailpiece and replaces its humbucker pickups with P-90 pickups.The RS720BX enhances the FilterTron look of the pickups with more traditional chrome pickup covers for a classic, elegant look.
2019 Ernie Ball Music Man Products
The Music Man booth unveiled some exciting things including a new John Petrucci Majesty 2019, Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass 7, Dustin Kensrue Artist Series Stingray, Hunter Hayes Artist Series Cutlass, a short-scale Stingray bass, and some new colors in their existing models!