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Rotosound's Super Bronze Acoustic Strings Make A Comeback

Rotosound have been around for a long time, over 50 years in fact, and during that time they've come to be regarded by many as one of the better string manufactures in the guitar world.

Five New Guitars From Martin

Just before sending out this week's edition of Guitar News Weekly via email we received a media release from Martin Guitar. I haven't had time to take a detailed look at their new guitars, but knowing the quality of their past efforts I'm sure these will be worth taking a look at - so here's the release they sent us:

Taylor's Fall Limiteds

On par with many of fall's familiar traditions, Taylor Guitars is readying one of its own - the release of its anticipated Fall Limited Edition models.

70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E

Seventy years after his birth and three decades after his untimely passing, John Lennon's message of peace continues to touch the masses, and his songs still resonate in the hearts and minds of fans around the world. At the request of Yoko Ono, Gibson Guitar is offering three 70th Anniversary John Lennon J-160E acoustic guitars to celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary artist. Accordingly, only a very limited number of these handmade acoustics will ever be available.

Martin Guitars to unveil first series of 'Art Guitars' at Weekend Music and Arts Celebration

Where do guitars that are damaged during shipping go when they die? Eight assorted Martin guitars were lucky enough to avoid their uncertain fate after being rescued by an angel in search of a new medium for her artistic endeavors.

The Fender Villager 12-String returns

It’s like the summer of ’65 all over again. That’s because Fender has just resurrected its classic Villager acoustic guitar, once again available and once again bringing you lush 12-string sound.

Córdoba releases the new all-solid Nylon-Steel Hybrid Guitar

Combining the feel and playability of a steel-string with the warm sound and feel of a nylon-string, Cordoba’s new all-solid 12 Orchestra Pro, a nylon-string guitar with traditional Spanish bracing and the thinner neck and radiused fretboard of a steel-string, is the newest addition to the ground-breaking Fusion Series. Featuring the same specifications as the Fusion 12 Orchestra, the first full-body (non-cutaway) model in the Fusion Lineup, the 12 Orchestra Pro features the choice of a solid Canadian cedar or European spruce top with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and Mahogany binding. The guitar comes equipped with BBand A2.2 pickup system.

Córdoba releases new 1/4 and 1/8 Size Guitars to the Iberia Series

New to Cordoba’s price-friendly Iberia Series of entry and student-level nylon-string guitars, the Requinto 480 (1/8 size), and Requinto 520 (1/4 size) are ideal for children just learning to play the guitar, or any player looking for a smaller model to take on the road. Both handmade models feature solid cedar tops with mahogany backs and sides, hand-inlaid wood rosettes, and Indian rosewood detailing, making these standout as exceptional values at the entry-level price point.

Taylor artists showcase new GS Mini in Web Video Feature

Since its debut at the Summer NAMM show, the Taylor GS Mini has been widely heralded with descriptions like "small but mighty" and "full of sound."

Martin introduces the 00-15M Guitar

In response to suggestions from Martin Owners Club members, the new 00-15M offers an authentic blues-type guitar reminiscent of small bodied Martins of the 1930's. Favored by legions of blues players, these mahogany bodied guitars have a warm tone and clear voice all their own.

Taylor introduces the GS Mini Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Taylor Guitars has introduced the GS Mini, the next generation in the company's line of ultra-portable and playable acoustic-electric guitars. Featuring a scaled-down version of Taylor's popular Grand Symphony body shape, the GS Mini boasts a bold voice and impressive tonal depth that belie its compact size, and comes ready to amplify with new, Taylor-designed pickup accessories, making it the "play anywhere" guitar for life on the go.

Martin Guitar unveils the CFMIV 1955 D-18

Like the recent CFM IV 1955 D-28, the CFM IV 1955 D-18 commemorates the 55th birthday and ongoing contribution of Christian Frederick "Chris" Martin IV to the company that bears his name. But this is not just the mahogany version of the CFM IV D-28.

Daisy Rock now shipping the Serenade Parlor and Butterfly Jumbo

Daisy Rock has announced the arrival of two new 2010 acoustic guitar models! Daisy Rock is now shipping the new Serenade Parlor acoustic guitar. Constructed from a mahogany body and topped with a solid cedar top with a beautiful herringbone binding, the Serenade Parlor sounds as amazing as it looks. The 19-fret, 24 1/4” scale, set-in “Slim & Narrow” mahogany neck is easier for girls with smaller hands to play and boasts a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Daisy Rock chrome tuners and D’Addario EXP 11 strings ensure a great sound with stable tuning that no serious guitarist should be without. Available in a golden Cinnamon Girl finish, the Serenade Parlor acoustic is now available at a retail price of $359 and a street price of $279.

Introducing the Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Standard

When you’re unwilling to compromise your art, you need an uncompromising instrument to accompany you. Crafted by the acclaimed luthiers of Gibson’s acoustic guitar facility in Bozeman, Montana, the new Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Standard blends the artistry of the great pre-War flat-tops with the playability and versatility of the finest acoustic guitars of the 21st century. In short, it’s a guitar to take you to the top, and keep you there.

Introducing the Vintage Gordon Giltrap Signature Electro-Acoustic Guitar

This crossover Grand Auditorium/000-style electro-acoustic is based on a hand-crafted instrument that Rob Armstrong made back in 1980 and Gordon plays today. Featuring a high-grade solid North American cedar top with mahogany back and sides the signature "small waist" body is complemented by Rob Armstrong's trademark headstock design.

Washburn announces 40 and 55 Acoustic Series

Washburn Guitars has introduced their 40 and 55 acoustic series. Both series feature solid woods and cutaway or non-cutaway options and are the high-end offering in a number of new acoustic series from Washburn.

Introducing the Brad Paisley J-45 Signature Acoustic

Regarded by many players and fans alike as the savior of genuine country guitar picking and known for his fiery electric twang, Brad Paisley is also an unparalleled singer and songwriter whose acoustic moments are every bit as powerful as his amped-up excursions. Songs like “Letter to Me”, “Who Needs Pictures”, “He Didn’t Have to Be”, and “Two People Fell in Love” speak to the hearts and souls of listeners like few others on the country charts—and throughout these mellower moments, Paisley’s choice of accompaniment to that molasses-rich voice has always been a Gibson flat-top guitar.

Taylor Strums into Spring with Exotic Limited Editions

To celebrate spring's arrival, Taylor Guitars is readying the release of its always anticipated Spring Limited Edition models. This year's Limiteds feature an exciting array of exotic tonewoods - Hawaiian koa, Brazilian imbuia, Tasmanian blackwood and Claro walnut - and boast a unique twist, as the company's newest Specialty guitar, the 12-Fret, joins the springtime fun.

Taylor Guitars adds 12-Fret Model to Specialty Line

Taylor Guitars has debuted an inspiring new acoustic voice, the 12-Fret, as one of several new Specialty guitars in the company's 2010 lineup. Named for the point where the neck meets the guitar's body, the 12-Fret revives an acoustic design concept from yesteryear, refining it with signature Taylor craftsmanship to deliver a sweet, warm, vintage sound with a surprisingly robust voice.

Dave Matthews sonically inspires with new Signature Model Guitar

Known for his rhythmic genius, longtime Taylor player Dave Matthews is a man who needs little introduction to fans of popular music. As the lead singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar savant of the Dave Matthews Band, Matthews' deft ability to elicit intricate melodies from his Taylor 914ce has endeared his compositions to legions of fans around the world. To share his passion for playing and to capture his own signature style and tone, Taylor Guitars, in collaboration with Matthews, is releasing the Dave Matthews Signature Model (DMSM) guitar.

Cordoba partners with Donavon Frankenreiter to release it's first steel string guitar

Cordoba Guitars has partnered with famous surfer/musician Donavon Frankenreiter to release its first steel string guitar model: La Playa Travel SS. The ½ size cutaway travel guitar is designed for adventurous musicians to take on the road, and comes equipped with a 2band pickup, battery powered amp and tarpaulin-insulated gig bag.

Introducing the Cordoba Fusion 12 Orchestra Guitar

Merging the best aspects of both nylon and steel string guitars, Cordoba Guitars’ Fusion series models are nylon-string guitars for steel-string musicians.

Martin Guitar expands Acoustic-Electric line to all X Series models

Given the continued success of acoustic-electric guitar sales in the marketplace, Martin Guitars has announced all non-cutaway X-Series models will now feature Fishman Sonitone electronics as standard equipment at no up charge in addition to all acoustic-electric cutaway X Series models that currently feature onboard Fishman Presys Plus electronics.

Schecter Guitars releases Solid Wood Acoustics

Schecter Guitars has a penchant for everything heavy and heavier but with the release of their new Solid Spruce Top Acoustics, they may be offering up a softer side. The Royal and The Orleans showcase stunning looks and Fishman Prefix Plus-T pickups at an affordable price in a choice of Vintage Sunburst or Gloss Natural over Solid Spruce tops.

Announcing the John Hiatt J-45 Acoustic

From his first hit penned for Three Dog Night while working as a Nashville songsmith (1974’s Billboard No.16 “Sure As I’m Sitting Here”) to his highly acclaimed new album, The Open Road, John Hiatt has long been celebrated as one of the most potent songwriters in the business, and as a solo artist in his own right, his voice is known for its unparalleled power. While his songs have been recorded and performed by Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & B.B. King, Rosanne Cash, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, and many others, few experiences are quite as moving as sitting in a packed house while a lone Hiatt and his acoustic guitar belt out “Have a Little Faith in Me”, “Perfectly Good Guitar”, or “Crossing Muddy Waters”. In celebration of Hiatt’s achievements, Gibson Acoustic is pleased to present the John Hiatt J-45, a custom-appointed acoustic guitar from the luthiers of Bozeman, Montana.

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