NAMM19 – Ibanez adds lots of new AZ signature guitars

New AZ models for Andy Timmons, Marco Sfogli, Tim Henson, Scott LePage, Mario Camarena & Erick Hansel

After introducing the AZ line of electric guitars at last year’s NAMM show, with Tom Quayle and Martin Miller being the first signature artists, it seems like more Ibanez players are liking the AZ style and features. Andy Timmons and Marco Sfogli are adapting to AZ models and Polyphia’s guitar players Tim Henson & Scott LePage are getting their own AZ signatures as well.

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NAMM19 – Ibanez PGM333 Paul Gilbert 30th Anniversary

30 Years of shred!!!

We are currently in a period of time, where many Ibanez artists celebrate anniversaries due to the companies history and influence in the iconic 80’s. Shredmaster and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert celebrates his 30th anniversary with a really special model, sporting the body and neck design of his very first Ibanez signature.

The PGM333 comes with three DiMarzio PG-13 mini humbuckers, which have been designed for Paul who seems to use this pickup format most of the time recently. Further specs are:

  • African Mahogany body
  • 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh MG-T locking tuners
  • Gotoh GTC101 bridge
  • Volume control, 3-way lever switch
  • Gold hardware

pgm333_00_01It wouldn’t be a PGM model, if it didn’t have the classic f-hole designs on top, so of course this one does.

Now that I think about it…I was just 7 years old when Paul started his relationship with Ibanez Guitars. 30 years with one company definitely says a lot about the player and the company.

 

Current info says that the PGM333 will be available in late June this year and should sit around 2600€.

 

All info on Ibanez’ website and oh…did I mention that he also talked about this new model in a recent video? Check it out below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAMM19 – Ed Sheeran launches own guitar brand

Globally-acclaimed singer-songwriter hits the world with a surprise

Award-winning musician Ed Sheeran and highly respected luthier George Lowden came together with guests at a private event yesterday at NAMM 2019 to present a new range of guitars with the Sheeran name on. The brand is called “Sheeran by Lowden” and aims to make quality guitars in Ireland with great features, playability and tone at accessible prices.

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