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Gigbag: December 1999

Guild-Benedetto’s La Venezia Guitar

The La Venezia is one of three guitars designed by world renown luthier Bob Benedetto for Guild Guitars. The instrument features a carved, hand-graduated and tuned top of select, aged European spruce; a hand-carved back of very select, highly flamed European maple; and sides of matching flame maple. The La Venezia also features the ebony Benedetto finger-rest and tailpiece. For more information call 615-742-9094.

JoMama Blues Special Amp

The JoMama Blues Special amp sports a stainless steel chassis with hand-wired phenolic boards, custom-made transformers and porcelain tube sockets. The amps contain one ten- inch and one twelve-inch “JoMama-Tone Cone” speakers, which are enclosed in hand-made, selected pine wood cabinets. Each amp will accept a variety of rectifier and power tubes to customize the output section

from 15 to 50 watts. For more information call 505-832-0464.

Kradl “Stepped Ledge” Picks

Kradl offers two styles of picks-the “Classic” and the “Ribbed.” Both have a “Stepped Ledge” design that provides guitarists with maximum flexibility for playing both lead and rhythm parts while also increasing speed and precision. Crafted with a structured gripping element, the Kradl pick comes with a moderated “bite” on the contact edges of the patented stepped ledges. Increased “bite” can be achieved by sharpening the ridges and/or corners. For more information, call 815-741-3989.

Marshall’s Acoustic Combo Amp

Marshall’s new AS50R Acoustic Combo Amplifier is a 50 watt 2X8″ unit specifically designed for use with acoustic guitars. Featuring two independent channels with Master Volume and separate volume, bass and treble controls, the AS50R reproduces the sounds of Piezo or magnetic pick-up guitars using two specially engineered 8″ speakers and a high efficiency tweeter. The combo amp also has a unique anti-feedback circuit containing a Phase switch. For more information call 516-333-9100.

Fender’s Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass

The Jaco Pastorius Jazz Bass is a faithful reproduction of the instrument the legendary bassist used on tour with Weather Report and in the studio with Joni Mitchell. The model features a ’62 style Jazz Bass body with a 3-color sunburst finish, special neck shape, P-Bass knobs, and comes with a brown Tolex Fender case, strap and a cable. Fender has also designed a fretless version of the model. For more information call 602-596-9690.

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