Gibson DG-335 Inspired by Dave Grohl, Released

Gibson DG-335 Inspired by Dave Grohl Electric Guitar PictureGibson a famous electric guitar manufacturer, in September 2007 announced new electric guitar product, DG-335 Dave Grohl Model. This is the latest edition to the inspired by series. 

This DG-335 is inspired by Dave Grohl, and available to Foo Fighters fans and other guitarist players. 

    

Features 

  • Model: DG-335
  • Pickups: Burstbucker 1 (neck); Burstbucker 2 (bridge)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Fingerboard: 22-fret rosewood with split diamond inlay and white binding
  • Scale: 24-3/4″
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16″
  • Bridge: ABR-1 and stop tailpiece
  • Neck Material: Rounded neck profile
  • Body Material: Laminated maple top, back, rims
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch

  

Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27 — Gibson Guitar, the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, announced the release of the new Dave Grohl model guitar, the DG-335, that will be available to Foo Fighters fans and guitarists, alike, on Thursday, October 4th, 2007. This new guitar is inspired by Grohl’s much loved Trini Lopez signature model. The new model, created by the artisans at the Gibson Custom Shop with the input of Grohl himself, will provide rock fans a chance to channel the Foo Fighters’ renowned lead singer.

Grohl has always been a long-time fan of the Trini Lopez signature model guitar that Gibson built from 1964-1971. The Trini Lopez model was a striking take on Gibson’s classic ES-335 semi-hollow body guitar, which is a hybrid between a solidbody and a hollowbody. Grohl has a particular love for the Trini Lopez in a rare Pelham Blue color that was used by the Gibson Custom Shop in producing this limited model.

Grohl’s Inspired By DG-335 has the classic Firebird-style headstock with six-on-a-side tuners set into an ES-335 style semi-hollow body. The body of the guitar has stylish diamond f-holes and a double cutaway design. The inlays on the rosewood fretboard are acrylic split diamond, which is a unique feature that remains from the original Trini Lopez model. Grohl’s taste is even expressed through the pickups, which are Burstbucker 1 in the neck and Burstbucker 2 in the bridge. These pickups are within the original Patent Applied For humbucking spec, known for their ability to create clean and articulate distortion and responsible for helping to deliver the amazing tones that Grohl has become famous for while fronting the ever popular Foo Fighters.

The guitar is offered in Grohl’s favorite Pelham Blue. An Ebony version is also available. The MSRP is $4,468 for the blue and $3,880 for the ebony. Each guitar includes a Custom Shop case and special certificate of authenticity signed by Grohl, himself.

Gibson Custom Shop’s Inspired By Dave Grohl DG-335:

  • Model:   DG-335
  • Pickups:   Burstbucker 1 (neck); Burstbucker 2 (bridge)
  • Hardware:   Chrome
  • Fingerboard:    22-fret rosewood with split diamond inlay and white  binding
  • Scale:  24 3/4″
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16″
  • Bridge:  ABR-1 and stop tailpiece
  • Neck Material:  Rounded neck profile
  • Body Material:  Laminated maple top, back, rims
  • Controls:  2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Color:  Pelham Blue and Ebony
  • Date Available:  October 4, 2007
  • MSRP:    $4,468 (Pelham Blue); $3,880 (Ebony)

For more information about the Gibson Inspired By DG-335, including hi-res images, please visit http://www.gibson.com/press.

  
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DeVillain Centerfold Foldable Electric Guitar

DeVillain Folded Electric Guitar PictureFoldable Electric Guitar

The new innovation from guitar manufacturer from Sweden, is foldable guitar axe. The founder Fredrik Johansson, a guitarist and pilot airplane, feel uncomfortable when carry guitar in his plane. The guitar take much space in the plane. With crazy idea, Fredrik researching and after that make this revolutionary guitar.

At first some people laugh when hear folded guitar. After they saw, they don’t laugh again. It’s amazing. This guitar is easy to carry and need less space.

DeVillain Folded Electric Guitar Picture
Frankfurt am Main, March 28 2007

PRESS RELEASE

INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST FOLDING ELECTRIC GUITAR

The world’s first folding electric guitar will be introduced at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt on March 28 2007. The Centerfold guitar solves a transport problem that every guitarist has experienced.

”The ’magical’ thing is that the guitar can be played directly after it’s been unfolded and it’s just as tuned as when it was folded away”, says Leif Rehnström, Managing Director of the newly started DeVillain Guitar Company in Skellefteå, Sweden.

Behind the development of the folding guitar, patent applied for in Europe, Japan and USA, is SAS airline pilot Fredrik Johansson. He is a devoted guitarist but couldn’t take his instrument with him on flights around the world. During the last ten years, Fredrik has been working on the development of a folding guitar that could easily be taken on a plane.

”The resulting product not only solves the problem he was experiencing but also that of all the other guitarists who are fed up carrying their cumbersome guitar cases on buses, subways, bikes…”, says Leif Rehnström, who has sworn over these transport difficulties many times after several years as a professional musician, with power pop group The Drowners among others.

You don’t even have to take the strings off when you fold the neck of the Centerfold, as they are rolled up by the guitar.

”Other guitarists can’t believe it when I tell them. I didn’t believe it either before Fredrik showed me his prototype.”

Cooperation with international performers

At the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, the leading fair in the world for music instruments with exhibitors from around 50 countries, DeVillain will come into contact with industry people from around the world.

”The electric guitar is one of the world’s most popular instruments and the market is gigantic. This can be really big”, believes Rehnström.

The DeVillain Guitar Company will be announcing their cooperation with a number of world famous stars at the Musikmesse.

”The first series produced Centerfold will then be presented to rock group Sahara Hotnights’ guitarist Jennie Asplund. Many guitarists are standing in line to buy a guitar from us.”

The DeVillain Guitar Company is based in Skellefteå, northern Sweden, and besides Fredrik Johansson and Leif Rehnström, Skellefteå company B-park is also a partner.

”Manufacturing of the parts for the guitar is all being done at businesses in the north of Sweden.” One of the leading guitar makers in Sweden, Leif Jakobsson, is hand-making all the wooden parts to Centerfold. ”That’s a guarantee for high quality work throughout”, Leif Rehnström concludes.

DeVillain’s folding electric guitar will be shown for the first time at stand 4.0 J59 at the Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main on the 28-30 March.

For more information contact: Leif Rehnström, Managing Director, the DeVillain Guitar Company, +46 (0)70 2567573  Press images: www.devillain.com