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[4 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on Gibson Goes Downhill Fast… | 2,946 views]
Gibson Goes Downhill Fast…

…Not really, of course.  It’s a ski joke… Downhill… Get it?
Gibson have collaborated with, ski manufacturer, Marker Völkl to produce a couple of ski-culture (my words) guitars.  Some new skis from Völkl were inspiration for the Black Les Paul Custom below and the V above is inspired by Marker’s Rule The Mountain slogan.
The guitars will be built at the Custom Shop in Nashville and will be on display through the winter before being auctioned at the SIA Show in January.  The proceeds from the Les Paul will go to Protect …

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[22 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Washburn Ship Cracked Mirror Guitars | 5,650 views]
Washburn Ship Cracked Mirror Guitars

Washburn are now shipping two production models with a cracked-mirror top.
Previously only available on the super-expensive Paul Stanley signature PS2000, you can now get this finish on the V-style WV1800CM and the Idol-style WI1800CM (the CM is, we assume for Cracked Mirror).
Both guitars have a mahogany body and glue-in neck.  The Idol has a rosewood board while the V has ebony.  Both feature split pearl/abalone inlays.
Randall pickups feature in both.  These were designed with Randall Amplifiers specifically for contemporary rock/metal sounds.
Lastly, and this is a nice touch, both have been …

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