Paco de Lucia, who has been described as one of history's greatest guitarists, has died aged 66. The son of a flamenco guitarist he was born Francisco Sanchez Gomez in Algeciras in south east Spain. He was in Mexico where he had lived for five years in the late 1990s relaxing on the beach on holiday with members of his family when he suffered a heart attack.
Introduced in the fall of 2011, the PRS Collection Series from Private Stock is comprised of a very limited number of instruments each year. These instruments incorporate a balance of PRS traditions and innovations and are made with the most prized components in the company’s possession, using PRS’s most exacting methods. Paul Reed Smith, along with the Private Stock team, designs and oversees all aspects of production, including the selection of all woods.
Dean Guitars, in collaboration with the estate of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, has introduced the Dean Dimebag Darrell Signature Roots ML. This very special guitar, limited to only 200 individually numbered pieces, features an oak razor blade inlayed directly into the body of the guitar. The 200 razor blades were cut from a branch of an old oak tree, located right outside the studio window in Dimebag's backyard where PANTERA recorded most of their now-legendary albums.
The all-new Orange Dual Dark Series is a range of high-end dual channel amps. Put simply, these amps showcase Orange Amplification at their most innovative. The new amps build on the brand’s reputation for creating the ultimate British guitar tone. Bringing a new dimension of sound that delivers potent combinations of tone and the highest levels of gain the brand has ever offered.
Marshall Amps announces the launch of four new Handwired Amps. The Handwired Series of all-valve amps celebrates Marshall's legacy of influencing the sound of rock and blues for more than fifty years. Handwired is an ongoing series which feature painstaking reissues of revered, historical, Marshall products that were originally completely wired by the human hand.