Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Viking LP

HGC Viking LPHutchinson Guitar Concepts has just released its third Viking concept, based on a Gibson Les Paul Custom. With detailed knotwork carved into the top and arching shiplap style panelling, it looks ready to invade the shoreline. The Zakk Wylde EMG 81/85 pickups feature engraved knotwork and a worn metal finish matching the Evertune bridge. As with all HGC designs, the weight and tone of the original guitar is left unaffected. More designs are available through the Hutchinson Guitar Concepts website, which feature a portfolio of finished instruments inspired by wide ranging themes and executed through hundreds of hours of intricate wood carving, masterful finishing and state of the art electronics. Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: EHX Tortion

The EHX Tortion uses JFET overdrive for tube-like response and tone, has a Boost switch with independent Volume and Gain for two-channel flexibility, and features a four-way Pre-Gain selector plus Treble, Middle and Bass for complete sound control. It also has a balanced XLR output with cabinet emulation if you wish to use it as a preamp.  More info here.