Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Goes Online

custom shop storeEver wanted to own a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop pickup? Contrary to what you might think, the Custom Shop isn’t just for the rich and famous: anyone can have them build them a pickup – and they make a lot of different kinds of pickups. I recently had them build me my own custom 7-string humbucker, the Magnetar, which is an absolute beast. Well now Seymour Duncan has launched an online Custom Shop store where you can order  all sorts of Custom Shop pickups, and you can specify various options depending on the model. Warren Demartini RTM with vintage long legs? Done. Charlie Christian humbucker? Easy. ’78 Model? No problem. Pearly Gates for Tele? Hells yes. Didn’t know SD did Wide Range humbuckers? Now ya do.  Read More …

PRS Introduces Affordable US-Made S2 Range

cu_mcAin’t no way around it: US-PRS guitars are pricey. And with good reason: they’re made to very high standards and their quality control is legendary. Not to mention the playability, the tone, the looks… you know you’re getting your money’s worth when you buy a PRS. The SE line does a great job of putting affordable instruments in the hands of players, but there was still a bit of a gap there in terms of an affordable US-made PRS. Well no more! The S2 series offers three models (Custom 24, Starla and Mira) which are made alongside their pricier brethren in Maryland, USA but with a few concessions made to lowering the price, such as clever use of bevelling instead of the more labour-intensive top-carving process.  Read More …