Magazine article Guitar Player

New Gear

Magazine article Guitar Player

New Gear

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1. C.B.I.

C.B.I. and Neutrik teamed up to produce the new GA1 Gold guitar cables ($25). The professional grade, 18' cables are available in nine different colors, and feature Neutrik gold-plated 1/4" connectors, Belden 20-gauge wire, and a layer of beat shrink under the barrels of both connectors for added reinforcement. (315) 337-8540; cbicables.com.

2. HERITAGE

The Gerry Gessie Signature model Little One RWB guitar ($1,215-$1,290) is a small solidbody electric with a full-sized, 24 3/4"-scale set neck. Constructed from a laminated "color wood" composite, the Little One is equipped with your choice of one or two standard Heritage or HRW pickups, one or two push/pull volume knobs, a toggle switch, chrome or gold hardware, and mother-of-pearl dot position markers. (269) 385-5721; heritageguitar.com.

3. GIBSON

Slip into your silk pajamas, light the pipe, do your best Hef impression, and make beautiful music with the Gibson Playboy Bunny CS-356 ($6,154). The 24 3/4"-scale, limited edition Bunny features a book matched maple top, mahogany back and sides, an ebony fretboard with a pearloid "Playboy" inlay, two '57 Classic humbuckers, an ABR-1 bridge, and a metallic silver bunny head logo. Custom case and certificate of authenticity included. (615) 871-4500; gibson.com.

4. GATOR

Available in Strat/Strat ($169) and Les Paul/Strat ($179) models, Gator's Twin guitar cases are for double fisted players tired of schlepping multiple cases to gigs. The Leathertex-covered plywood Twins hold two guitars and allow access to both without having to flip the case over. Other features include deep pile plush-lined interiors, offset carrying handles, built-in wheels, and skid bars for easier transport (813) 221-4191; gatorcases.com.

5. SIEGMUND

The Missing Link ($249) is a 25dB clean boost preamp featuring a shock-mounted miniature vacuum tube encased in a 20-gauge, polished stainless-steel dome. …

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