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Fender Player Series Explained

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The  Fender Player Series consists of the Player Series Stratocaster, Player Series Telecaster, and Player Series basses. It is the 2018 update to the former Standard Series. The Stratocasters feature maple modern "c" shape necks with either maple or pau ferro fretboards. They also have added a 22nd fret, and have changed the bridge to a 2-point tremolo system. This system has less friction which increases tuning stability. Other features include master volume and tone controls, a 5-way pickup switch, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, sealed tuning machines and four-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate. The Telecasters again feature a maple modern...

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Break resistant strings from Ernie Ball - Paradigm Guitar Strings

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Are you tired of breaking guitar strings? Imagine you're onstage and about to play a killer guitar solo, and you know without a doubt your strings will be there for you. Not only do Ernie Ball Paradigm guitar strings sound good, but they are also engineered to be break resistant. Using a new state-of-the-art wire drawing process coupled with Ernie Ball's patented RPS (reinforced plain string) technology dramatically increases tensile strength by up to 35% and provides up to 70% more fatigue strength than traditional strings. We have tried them out, and yes we have found them to be highly durable, but...

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Why should you buy a Chapman Guitar from Octave Music

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Chapman Guitars represents a great value return for your money. Many of the features on Chapman guitars can only be found on higher end guitars. The Pro Series offers stainless steel frets, locking tuners, and a hardshell case. The Standard Series offers an even more budget-friendly guitar with great playability. All guitars are inspected on delivery to Octave Music. When you purchase your Chapman Guitar from us we inspect it again for any flaws. We then do a basic setup on the guitar. We do a final tuning and then package it for delivery to the customer. Chapman Guitars was...

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What makes Music Man Ball Family Reserve guitars great?

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Music Man Guitars has a special limited edition of their guitars called Ball Family Reserve. These limited edition guitars that were once reserved for their family and artists are now available in limited edition runs for the public. Each of these Ernie Ball Music Man guitars comes with a beautiful hardshell case and a certificate with the number of the guitar and how many total were produced. These guitars are made with some of the finest woods and finishes available. When you own a Ball Family Reserve model you know that you have a guitar that is truly unique. Many of these...

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NAMM 2019 News - PRS Announces New Silver Sky Colors

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Expanding on the popularity of it's Silver Sky guitar, PRS announce today that it will add four new colors to the Silver Sky lineup. These colors will begin shipping in the second quarter of this year. The new colors are

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