Joué introduces the Grand Fretboard for all your MIDI fingering needs

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Following on from the Grand Clavier Joué has produced the not unexpected Grand Fretboard. It transforms their Joué Board MPE/MIDI controller into a squishy guitar fretboard controller for playing licks and chords over a greater range. Grand Fretboard The Joué controller is a weird thing. If offers a different but very expressive way of generating […]

Subfretboard System Project: A fretboard unlike any you’ve ever seen

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The new Subfretboard System Project is a new approach to building guitar fretboards. Its designers are now trying to raise funding via Kickstarter to get this off the ground. So what is the Subfretboard? Basically, it’s a fingerboard, but unlike any standard guitar fretboard you’ve ever seen. Rather than a piece of wood with metal frets embedded […]

How to make a cheap Squier play like an American Fender

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The difference between expensive American made Fender guitars versus their cheaper import counterparts from the Squier range is often time. What I mean by this sweeping statement is that US-built guitars often benefit from more time spent on the finer details. We could argue over tonewoods, hardware and pickups all year long. It won’t get […]

Possible CITES U-turn: Is Rosewood set for a comeback?

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In January, the International Coalition Meeting involving trade bodies from all over the world discussed the proposal to exempt rosewood used in instrument manufacture from CITES regulatory controls. If adopted, this would have a huge impact on guitar makers all over the world.  In May 2019, the CITES board will meet in Sri Lanka to discuss […]

Improve your guitar fretboard with Jef’s secret walnut trick!

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Christmas is upon us and many of you may well have bowls of nuts laying around your home during the festive season. So I figured now would be a good time to share this little guitar trick… Walnut fretboard treatment The humble walnut has many properties – including reducing the risk of heart disease and supposedly […]

PRS Limited Edition SE Stealth series hitting PRS dealers in Europe

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The new limited edition PRS SE Stealth Series consists of a whole slew of regular SE models, just in a new hand-rubbed finish in a cool grey colour. And they are finally reaching the grubby hands of players in Europe. PRS SE Stealth Series This range includes the PRS SE Custom 22, Custom 24 (also […]