REVIEW: Mayones Regius 6

Regius 6Poland’s Mayones has been around for quite a while, but they’ve only recently really gained a foothold on the world stage, helped in large part by the high visibility of players such as Periphery’s Misha Mansoor and Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw. There are several base models to choose from in the Mayones range, including six and seven-string variations, your choice of pickups by DiMarzio, Bare Knuckle, EMG and Seymour Duncan, and even the Djentlemen range of 7 and 8-string axes aimed at the the rapidly solidifying dent movement. The Regius is a particularly popular shape for Mayones, a little more offset and rounded compared to the equally droolworthy Setius.

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NEWS: Parker Fly Mojo MIDI

This is interesting. Parker has launched the Fly Mojo MIDI guitar, which features a Roland GK-KIT-GT3 divided pickup kid so you can plug the axe into various synth-type gadgets.

It’s also interesting to note that this one has Seymour Duncan pickups, and that Parker chose to use the Roland pickup instead of the piezo elements in the saddles for the MIDI information. Perhaps doing it this way keeps costs and complexity down, which is good news for buyers as well as techs.

So what do you think about Parker guitars? One of the best guitars I’ve ever played was a Fly back in about 1998 or so  – I was told that that very guitar was later bought by guitarist Ben Fink of Aussie band The Whitlams, and every time I saw him use it live I got a little bit more jealous.
Here’s the press release:
Parker Guitars announced today the availability of the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar to their stellar line of electric guitars. Designed for the professional player, the Fly Mojo MIDI combines cutting edge MIDI technology with the innovative breakthroughs pioneered by Parker Guitars.

The Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar features a Roland GK-KIT-GT3 Divided Pickup Kit, which allows for full integration with the Roland V-Guitar System, GR-20 Guitar Synthesizer or any BOSS GK- Effect Series Pedals. Utilizing plug and play connectivity, the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar allows players to create a world of unique tones with the simplicity and quality that musicians have come to expect from Parker.

Along with the MIDI capability, the guitar features Seymour Duncan Jazz (N) and JB (B) pickups, Sperzel Trim-lok tuners and an exclusive Fishman Piezo electronics system. The Fly Mojo MIDI is constructed from a carbon glass epoxy fretboard fused to a single solid piece of Mahogany.

“The addition of the Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar to our Fly Series further strengthens our position as a leader in innovation within the guitar industry,” said Jody Dankberg, Director of Marketing and Artist Relations at Parker Guitars. “The Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar combines the MIDI innovations pioneered by Roland with the signature style and technology unique to our Fly line of guitars. Once again, Parker Guitars have set the industry-wide bar for simplicity and innovation.”

The Parker Fly Mojo MIDI Guitar Features:

MIDI Support utilizing the Roland GK-KT-GT3 Divided Pickup Kit
Seymour Duncan Jazz (N) and JB (B) pickups, Exclusive Fishman Electronics System
Solid one piece Mahogany body with a carbon glass epoxy fretboard
Sperzel Trim-lok tuners
Plug and Play integration with Roland V-Guitar System, GR-20 Guitar Synthesizer, or any BOSS GK- Effect Series Pedals
The Fly Mojo MIDI is currently available at Parker retailers. To locate a Parker retailer, please visit http://parkerguitars.com/code/dealer/dealer.asp

For more information, visit their web site at www.parkerguitars.com.

NEWS: Paradise Guitars USA Jason Becker complete specs

Full specs, pricing and pre-order package deals for the Paradise Guitars USA Jason Becker signature guitar have now been released. The Deluxe Package sells for $US2,699 and includes various goodies. The Standard Package is $US2,499, and still includes a lot of goodies.

The following is from Paradise Guitars:

The Jason Becker signature guitar from ParadiseGuitarsUSA.com is offering two special Pre-Order “PACKAGE DEALS” for the serial numbers 10-70. There will be the “Deluxe Package” and the “Standard Package”. Also, we want everyone to know that the headstock was mainly designed by Jason Becker himself and he had a huge amount of input into the entire design of the guitar. This was definitely a complete collaborative effort of talents from Jason Becker and the entire Paradise Guitars USA team.

Just email us at info@ParadiseGuitarsUSA.com and we will send you all the Pre-Order Package information immediately.

The two different Pre-Order “Package Deals” are as follows:

“DELUXE PACKAGE” includes a Jason Becker Signature Guitar with a SERIAL NUMBER from 10-40. The numbers will be given out in a first come, first served, basis.
The DELUXE PACKAGE includes the following:
1) A Jason Becker signature guitar from ParadiseGuitarsUSA with a serial number starting at 10. (Numbers will be given out on a first come, first served, basis)
2) A GuitarWheel from GuitarWheel.com
3) Jason’s upcoming NEW CD-The Jason Becker Collection – CD
4) An 8” x 10” Photo of Jason with his NEW Signature Guitar
5) A laser engraved, Guitar Pic shaped “Jason Becker” wall clock in mirror
6) A letter from Jason, written personally to you, thanking you for your order and loyalty
7) A Jason Becker pic
A “Letter of Authenticity” from Paradise Guitars USA confirming your serial number and authenticity of your guitar
This DELUXE PACKAGE sells for $2699. The guitar includes a custom form-fitted hardshell case. Add $35, for Standard Shipping via UPS Ground to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states and this includes insurance at no additional cost to you.
If outside the U.S., please email or call with your exact address and we will calculate shipping for you. Orders will start shipping in approximately 6-7 weeks from order date.

“STANDARD PACKAGE” includes a Jason Becker Signature Guitar with a SERIAL NUMBER from 41-70. The numbers will be given out in a first come, first served, basis.
The STANDARD PACKAGE includes the following:
1) A Jason Becker signature guitar from ParadiseGuitarsUSA with a serial number starting at 41. (Numbers will be given out on a first come, first served, basis)
2) A GuitarWheel from GuitarWheel.com
3) A letter from Jason, written personally to you, thanking you for your order and loyalty
4) A “Letter of Authenticity” from Paradise Guitars USA confirming your serial number and authenticity of your guitar
This STANDARD PACKAGE sells for $2499. The guitar includes a custom form-fitted hardshell case. Add $35, for Standard Shipping via UPS Ground to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states and this includes insurance at no additional cost to you.
If outside the U.S., please email or call with your exact address and we will calculate shipping for you. Orders will start shipping in approximately 6-8 weeks from order date.

The specs are as follows:

BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® DP116 HS-2 : Green Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS:
500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch

Photo by Paradise Guitars USA.

NEWS: Paradise Guitars Jason Becker specs

The specs have been released for the Paradise Guitars USA Jason Becker signature guitar I reported about on the weekend.

ParadiseGuitarsUSA.com is offering a special pre-order package deal for the serial numbers 10-50. The pre-order package will include several unique items, many personalized by Jason himself. The package will be announced later this week.

The specs are:

BODY: Genuine Alder
NECK: Maple neck with steel 2-way truss rod
FINGERBOARD: Maple-16”radius
FRET: 24, 6100 Jumbo thin fret
INLAY: Colored numbered fret markers
BRIDGE: Authentic Floyd Rose® Pro Style Tremolo floating (Black) with Floyd Rose® Tremolo stop
TUNERS: Sperzel® Red Satin Tuners
PICKUPS: Neck: DiMarzio® P.A.F. Pro-Custom Colored: Yellow/Red
Middle: DiMarzio® HS-2 Green
Bridge: DiMarzio® Tone Zone-Custom Colored: Blue/Pink
FINISH: Tung oil
HEADSTOCK & BACKPLATES: 14 degree tilt-back headstock with Inlaid “Black” Paradise logo and matching tremolo and electronics plates
ELECTRONICS: 500K volume pot with Purple 1-11 volume knob and 5-way blade switch

To order the guitar, contact Paradise Guitars here.

Photo by Paradise Guitars USA.