ARIA VM-85F

Aria VM-85F Mosrite Ventures electric guitar

The Aria VM-85F is a budget version of the VM-2013 Ventures Model. It does not have the Seymour Duncan pickups or custom vibrato tailpiece of the VM-2013 and the body is basswood with a flame maple veneer top.

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ARIA (PRO II) VM-2013

Aria Pro II VM-2013 Ventures Mosrite electric guitar

Aria updated their Ventures Series in 2013 with the VM-2013 model. The VM-2013 has the classic Ventures Mosrite body shape but has a flame maple carved top, chambered alder back, transparent "Ventures" pickguard and two Seymour Duncan SP90 pickups. Finish was cherry sunburst.

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ARIA (PRO II) VM-02

The Aria Pro II VM-02 similar to the VM-2002 Ventures Custom model but is a more affordable version. Available in candy apple red, metallic blue or pearl white

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ARIA (PRO II) VM-2001

Aria Pro II VM-2001 Mosrite Ventures style electric guitar in brown sunburst finish

The Aria Pro II VM-2001 has the classic Mosrite Ventures design. The VM-2001 has "40th Anniversary" and "The Ventures" on the headstock, as well as "The Ventures" on the pickguard. Finish was Candy Apple red or brown sunburst. The VM-2001 features German ABM hardware and a custom made vibrato tailpiece.

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ARIA (PRO II) VM-2002

Aria Pro II VM-2002, Ventures Mosrite style electric guitar

The Aria Pro II VM-2002 is the 2002 Japanese made Ventures Custom model, as used by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle. It has the classic Mosrite design. The VM-2002 has "40th Anniversary" and "The Ventures" on the headstock, as well as "The Ventures" on the pickguard. Finish was Candy Apple red only.

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Panama Guitars

Panama Guitars was established in Boquete, Panama around 2012. Initially Panama offered a range of speaker cabinets, but a range of amplifiers was launced in 2015.

NORTHWOOD OO-14

Northwood OO-14, grand concert acoustic guitar

The Northwood OO-14 is a grand concert style acoustic with 14 frets to the body, large sound hole and a 24.9" scale length. The Northwood OO-14 is available with deep-body, pyramid bridge and various custom wood choices.

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MARTIN 1 SERIES

Martin introduced the 1 Series in 1993. Priced well below what you would expect to pay for legendary Martin hand-craftsmanship and tone, the "1 Series" guitars represented value as well as innvoative design. While retaining traditional Martin size and appointments, all key structural components were redesigned.

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ALVAREZ YAIRI DYM 90 reviewed by Bob M

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

2004 Slope Shoulder Dreadnaught (only year made) "Masterworks" Model. Solid Cedar top Solid Ovangkol back and sides Satin Finish Ebony fretboard and bridge Abolone shell rosette Ivory-colored binding Gold die-cast tuners Simple, but beautiful guitar. All materials seem to be of the highest quality. Very light-weight, but incredibly well-built. Sound/tone is extremely warm and pure. Plays like a dream. Took it in to have setup checked and there was nothing to do. Original retail price was $2149, but paid $700 at a Pawn Shop in Nov. 2012.

GIBSON X-PLORER STUDIO (DSXS) reviewed by Jake / Saigon Pharmacy Band

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Review: 

2003 Gibson X-Plorer Studio , Only made 2003-2004 Very kewl little axe, the 70's profile neck is comfortable and my back wasn't breaking after 90 mins on stage with this little beast. The mini-hums were surprisingly hot. Not what I expected from these ceramics. Very much a Firebird-esque tone. At a hair over 7 Lbs. it's light, not like my old Mahogany Explorer which killed me after 4 or 5 songs on stage. Matthias Jabs (SCORPIONS Guitarist) did an awesome job on the cut down redesign.

FENDER CD-140SCE

Fender CD-140SCE single cutaway dreadnought electro-acoustic guitar

The Fender CD-140SCE is a dreadnought cutaway with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The CD-140SCE has a tortoise shell pickguard (on natural finished model) or a black pickguard (for black finished model), new mother-of-pearl rosette design, rosewood bridge with compensated Graphtech Nubone saddle, aged bridge pins with black dots, mother-of-pearl Fender logo headstock inlay, and small (3 mm) dot fingerboard inlays.

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GIBSON 335-S (Reissue)

Gibson 335-S solid bodied electric guitar with sunburst finish

Gibson reissued the 335-S Standard model in 2011 as the 335-S. The 335-S is a solid maple bodied version of the ES-335TD, with slightly smaller and thinner body but with the same hardware and controls. Desgined for players who want the look and feel of the legendary ES-335, but need a smaller, sleeker, solidbody guitar. The 335-S is finished with nitrocellulose Vintage Sunburst or Silverburst finish, pickups are "reverse-zebra-striped" burstbuckers.

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GIBSON 335-S SERIES (SOLID BODY)

The Gibson 335-S Series are solid body versions of Gibson's legendary ES-335TD.  Although they have the "Mickey Mouse eared" double-cutaway ES-335 shape, the 335-S bodies are smaller and thinner, but they have the same scale length and controls layout as the ES-335TD.

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YAMAHA FG410 A reviewed by Garfield.Birmingham,England

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Review: 

One fine day in April 1986 I read a full page colour advert in a guitar magazine.Not that many about in those days.It read, accompanied by a full page photo of an FG410...buy this beautiful guitar and in twenty five years you will realise you made a fine investment.So I went out and bought one.The best thing I ever bought.The most wonderful tones imaginable.Stick some earthwood bronzes on and it sings.If you own one of these ,keep it.Please keep it. I play mine every day.It still has original frets and it's wonderful to play.It has matured.Go buy one and you'll still have it in twe

TAYLOR T5 CUSTOM

Taylor T5 Custom electro-acoustic guitar with koa top

The Taylor T5 Custom (introduced in 2005) is a hollow bodied electro-acoustic hybrid. The first T5 Customs had a spruce top as standard with optional flamed maple top (extra $500) or koa top (extra $700) - but the current model has a koa top. The T5 Custom has a three-pickup setup with an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker. Controls are five-way pickup switching and onboard tone controls, giving players access to the full range of the T5 Custom's electric/acoustic tones.

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FROGGY BOTTOM D12

Froggy Bottom sloped shouldered dreadnought acoustic guitar with 12 frets to the body

The Froggy Bottom Model D12 Guitar is a full sized model based on the traditional 12-fret, slope-shouldered dreadnought body shape. According to Froggy Bottom Guitars their Model D combines the powerful bottom end sound of the traditional dreadnought while retaining clarity and tonal complexity.  As with all Froggy Bottom instruments you can choose the body wood from their standard, deluxe and limited ranges - the price you pay will vary accordingly. For example a mahogany back & sides is the cheapest whereas highly figured Koa from their limited range is the most expensive.

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HAMER XT SERIES (IMPORT SERIES)

In 1997 Hamer began to move its Korean made import models from the Slammer Series into the Import Series - and moved production of the entry level Hamer Slammer models to Indonesia. The Hamer Import Series, also called the Hamer Guitar, was Hamer's mid-line offering, bearing the Hamer logo but no "USA".

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