Licensed Star Wars Guitar and Gear from Peavey
Peavey introduces a new line of licensed guitars and accessories that feature graphics based on the Star Wars franchise.
Looks like the Force is strong with Peavey, as they are set to debut the Star Wars themed gear at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International event.
Aside from being great additions to anybody's Star Wars collection, Peavey ensured that the instruments and gear are fully operational. Included in this new line are two types of Rockmaster electric guitars, a full size and a 3/4 size version. There will also be half-size acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories.
Peavey’s Tony Moscal comments, "Star Wars is a giant in the world of film, TV and video games, and the same can be said of Peavey in the music industry – so this collaboration just makes sense. I can’t wait for movie fans and musicians to see what we’ve come up with."
The Star Wars Rockmaster is a double cutaway superstrat style guitar that has a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Other than that, not much information about the guitar specifications were provided, but it should follow the same 25.5" scale length and 1.6%" nut width of the regular Rockmaster model.
The guitar is equipped with a single humbucker, sealed tuners and an adjustable bridge. Each Rockmaster guitar will feature the various Star Wars characters in high gloss finish. A three-quarter (3/4) size student version of the Licensed Star Wars Rockmaster is also available. Both the full size and 3/4 size Rockmaster come with a cable and picks.
Suitable for beginners or as a compact alternative to your acoustic guitar is the half-size licensed Star Wars Peavey acoustic. The graphics on this guitar will feature special scenes from the Star Wars films. Not much info is provided other than having steel strings and being made of genuine wood. It comes with a removable headstock cover with matching graphics that protects fingers from the string ends. This small acoustic guitar is bundled with Peavey picks and a strap.
20" Ukuleles decorated with Star Wars characters will also be available. These are equipped with nylon strings and feature locking tuning pegs. In addition to these instruments, Peavey is set to release a selection of licensed Star Wars picks and straps.
The press release says that, "The line will be on display at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, at Peavey’s booth (#2913-P) in the Star Wars Pavilion. Peavey’s regular line of Star Wars products will be available for purchase, in addition to two exclusive light side/dark side collector model guitars. Only 50 guitars have been created for each of these exclusive collector models."
This new licensing agreement adds to the already extensive film, TV and comics licenses that the company have acquired, which include Marvel, DC Comics, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Walking Dead and others. For more information on the new Star Wars line, head over to Peavey.
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