NEWS: Manzer-Metheny Signature 6

Check out this gorgeous Manzer-Metheny Singature 6, a collaboration between Canadian luthier, Linda Manzer and legendary jazz guitarist, Pat Metheny. The guitar is a recreation of Pat’s Linda 6 guitar, which was made in 1982.

This info is from Manzer’s website, but I first saw this story on the very excellent Premier Guitar website:

The Metheny-Manzer Signature 6 features the same craftsmanship of the original model including:
German Spruce Top/Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony Fingerboard, Bridge, Peghead Plate
Pearl Engraved Banner with Black Pearl Inlays spilling down the fingerboard based on artwork by Pat Metheny
The “Manzer Wedge” (originally designed for the Pat Metheny Pikasso guitar)
Copper Neck Side Markers with Phosphorescent Center featuring a Diamond 7th Fret Side Dot
Ebony Binding
Thumb Rest/Neck Groove

Only 30 guitars will be made. Each will be numbered and signed by Pat Metheny and Linda Manzer, along with a signed certificate, a deluxe handmade Calton Case and a signed and numbered photo book documenting the creation of the instrument/

If you want one, you’ll need a $10,000 non-refundable deposit. The total price is $32,000.

NEWS: Drummer Michael Lee dead at 39

Drummer Michael Lee, who played on Robert Plant’s ‘Fate Of Nations’ album as well as Plant’s work with Jimmy Page on Unledded: No Quarter and Walking Into Clarksdale, has died at age 39. 
I always loved Michael’s playing, and this freaking sucks. There’s a great post about Michael and his accomplishments at the Lemon Squeezings blog: Lemon Squeezings: Led Zeppelin News: Sad news: Drummer Michael Lee has died.