The Martin ALternative II Resonator was the resonator-cone version of the Alternative II and was introduced in 2003 as a special edition. This unique 000 round neck cutaway is the first resonator guitar ever offered by C. F. Martin & Co. Designed for the person who wants the resophonic sound, both acoustically and plugged in. It is untraditional in the sense that it is constructed with a unique shallow soundwell and incorporates a traditional braced acoustic guitar back.
The Ovation UK II (Ultra Kamen II, model #1291) has a distinctive double cutaway body made from Urelite (urethane). This tough and light Urelite body is molded over a rigid aluminum frame to create an integral unit from the bridge to the bonded neck joint and on to the nut. The arched-top body is carefully balanced for comfort and control and shaped to hug the body ergonomically. The volume, tone and pickup selector controls can all be adjusted within the hands normal playing arc. Unique SPS switches afford fingertip control over the high output bar-style pickups.
CHARVEL produced the CX390 between 1992 and 1995. It was a basswood bodied Japanese made superstrat. Pickups were HSS configuration - a Jackson J-55 humbucker at the bridge and two J-110 single coils. The bridge was a double locking
Introduced in the early 1990s the Charvel CX291 is a stratocaster style electric. The CX291 had a basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, three Jackson J-110 single coil pickups (some have Charvel branded pickups) and a JT480 tremolo bridge.
The Charvel CX-391 was a Japanese made superstrat introduced in the early1990s. Pickups were HSH configuration: 2 Jackson J-55 humbuckers and a J-110 single coil. The bridge was a JB-580 double locking tremolo.
PEAVEY produced the PREDATOR PLUS between 1999 and 2002. The design was a combination of stratocaster and Wolfgang. The Peavey Predator Plus had a short 3-on-a-side headstock with ergonomic tuner placement and straight string pull. To balance up the reduced neck weight, the solid poplar body was styled for better ergonomics and balance by reducing the length of the lower body horn. Other features included:
The Electa brand name was used for a range of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and basses distributed in Australia. It was first used in the 1970s but it has been used recently as 2009. The 1970s models were made in Japan by the Fujigen Factory (where Ibanez guitars were made), for many of the Electa models there is an identical Ibanez branded model. This brand should not be confused with the similar sounding "Electra" brand of the same period which were made by the Matsumoku factory in Japan.
The Gibson SJ-100 was first introduced in 1939 as a more affordable, less fancy cousin to the company’s SJ-200 but it was discontinued in 1941. Gibson has issued various J-100 models since then, but in 2013 they re-introduced the 1941 version of the J-100 as the "1941 SJ-100", closely based on the original specifications. This 1941 SJ-100 reissue has the large (and loud) Super Jumbo body measuring 425mm wide, 535mm long and 119mm deep.
The X-79 SKYHAWK was made between 1981 and 1985. The Guild X-79 had a futuristic asymmetrical mahogany body with set mahogany neck. Pickups were two Guild XR-7 humbuckers controlled by two volume, one tone controls and a 3-way selector switch. Coil tap or phase switch were optional. According to Guild production figures, 1790 were made in total.
The Guild F-212XL was made between 1970 and 1985, as a larger bodied version of the F-212. A similar model - the JF-212XL was made from 1989 to 1994. The Guild F-212XL was reintroduced in 1999 (following the Fender take over) and made until Guild closed their Rhode Island factory in 2001 and moved production to California. The F212X's made in Westerly Rhode Island up to the year 2001 had ebony fingerbaords.
The Magnatone X-5 Zephyr was an American made three-quarter sized solid body electric guitar. It was aimed at professional musicians needing a smaller instrument, as well as for students. The X-5 Zephyr shared many of features found in Magnatone's top of the range X-20 Typhoon.
PICKUPS: 2 Magna pickups
WOOD: Appalachian fine grained poplar bodies, Northwest Canadian maple necks, imported rosewood fingerboards.
The ESP Skull and Bones was a limited production George Lynch signature model, available in 1999 only. This model was based on George Lynch's own custom instrument (which had a body hand carved by Johnny "J. Frog" Garcia). The ESP Skull and Bones also had a hand carved skull & bones maple body, bolt-on maple neck with ebony fretboard, Floyd Rose locking vibrato and Seymour Duncan Screamin Demon humbucker.
The Washburn EA45S was made between 2000 and 2003. It was the cedar topped version of the Washburn EA45. The EA45S featured: Solid Cedar top, Koa back and sides, Multi lam bindings, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Pearl diamond inlay, Abalone rosette, Exclusive gold Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners with ebonite buttons, B-Band tape mic and preamp and Buzz Feiten Tuning System.
The Duesenberg Starplayer Bass displays the classic look of Duesenberg with its distinctive spruce arched top with an arched flamed maple back. The vintage looking semi-hollow body bass has specially designed dual Duesenberg Bass-Bucker humbuckers.
The Kent model 540 (Polaris) was introduced in 1964 and made until around 1966. Model 540 had shaded mahogany finish and the otherwise identical model 1540 had red laquer finish. It was the entry level Kent solid body of the 1964=66 period. Kent described the 540 as follows: