Yamaha Debuts Wes Borland Guitar

- Press Release

Yamaha Guitars adds another new signature to its roster with the NAMM introduction of the CV820WB Wes Borland signature electric guitar. Designed in cooperation with Yamaha Guitar Development and Limp Bizkit axeman Borland, the CV820WB delivers contemporary features in a uniquely classic design.

Borland worked hand-in-hand with Yamaha master luthier John Gaudesi on all specifications for the guitar and was heavily involved in every aspect of the design process from conception to completion. “Designing and building this guitar along with Wes was a pleasure,” states John Gaudesi, senior design engineer, Yamaha Guitar Development. “It allowed me to incorporate some very traditional hollowbody construction techniques that give this guitar a unique tonal palette.” The end result stayed very true to Wes’ original vision and compliments his individual playing style.

The CV820WB is constructed using a dual-chambered alder body leaving a solid center block for sustain and structural integrity. The top is a fully-carved traditional, maple top with a classic recarve. The neck is three-piece quarter-sawn maple with a 25.5” scale, 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard. It comes standard with jumbo frets and a bound and inlayed 12-degree angled headstock. Other classic styling and features include bound F-holes, fully bound contoured body, and two custom-designed dual split humbucking pickups.

“It was a great experience to partner with Wes and add his signature to our product line,” states Bryan Savage, marketing manager, Yamaha Guitars. “Wes has left an indelible mark on the guitar industry in his relatively few years and, looking at the near future, he has only begun.”

After a three-year break from Limp Bizkit, Borland rejoined the group in August 2004. The band’s latest album, a greatest hits collection aptly entitled Greatest Hitz, was released in November 2005. Additionally, Borland is fronting his own band called Black Light Burns. Friend and producer Danny Lohner of Nine Inch Nails fame is assisting Borland and his band on a record slated for release in the first quarter of 2006. Borland has also been a member of bands Big Dumb Face, Eat the Day, and Goatslayer.

The CV820WB carries an MSRP of $1,499.99 and ships April 2006.

Website: www.yamahaguitars.com

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