Odessa Rose tries her hand at the Loar LH-309 Archtop Acoustic/Electric, while Rayland Baxter noodles on the PRS SE Angelus Custom Cutaway.
Odessa Rose does her best Chet Atkins impression with this snow-crest white Gretsch Electromatic G5422TDCG hollowbody.
With a street price of $859, the PRS SE Angelus Custom Cutaway acoustic-electric is one of the best guitars in this price range on the current market.
Peavey has incorporated the technology of Antares (the folks responsible for Auto-Tune) into this double-cutaway electric to create a guitar that tunes itself.
Calling the AER Domino 3 an acoustic guitar amp is like calling a Ferrari a car — true, but not nearly the whole story. The Domino 3 features two 100-watt power amps pumped through a dual 8″ twin cone speaker system for true stereo sound.
The Roland AC-40 acoustic amp is great for songwriter nights, writing sessions, a live band setting, or jam sessions wehre an acoustic guitar might not match the volume of louder acoustic instruments like banjos.
The Dean Markley UltraSound Acoustic CP-100 amp is a two-channel, 100-watt RMS amp with a good sound that kicks big-time. Nicknamed the “Little Brute,” this amp can get a lot louder than one might think given its relatively small size.
The P4DC is yet another good workingman’s guitar from a company whose axes are wielded by hard-driving performers like Toby Keith and Garth Brooks.
Archtop guitars reflect a style of the 1930s (think Charlie Christian) before solidbody guitars and humbuckers came along. The Loar LH-309 Archtop is a nice axe that holds its own as an acoustic, sounds even better when plugged in, and is affordable.
Rayland gets cozy with the Korg SP-280 88-key digital piano. Players who appreciate the feel of a real piano will be pleased with the weighted action and its responsible piano sounds.
Rayland cradles an Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom (Outfit) electric. This guitar was popular among West Coast bands, but was most famously associated with rising garage idols like the MC5.
Rayland samples the Shure BLX24/SM58 Handheld Wireless mic system. With an entry-level price of $349, this mic system has a powerful simplicity that will make the novice even feel like a pro.
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