Music & Sound Retailer April 2020, Vol 37 No 4

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Feeling Blue

Godin Guitars launched the Imperial Laguna Blue GT EQ acoustic guitar as part of its Godin Acoustic Series. Its body is made up of solid mahogany back and sides, and it sets itself apart through its unique dreadnought shape and concert hall depth, stated the company. Dressing the body is a Laguna Blue gloss top made of solid Sitka spruce. In terms of playing, an end user’s left hand will feel right at home on the rich mahogany neck, which is topped off by a smooth Richlite fretboard, added the manufacturer. Other key features include the discretely-placed LR Baggs Anthem system, ebony bridge, custom 12th-fret inlay, Godin Acoustic pickguard with matching headstock, and the impact-resistant and lightweight deluxe TRIC case. MAP: $1,395 Ship Date: Contact company Contact: Godin Guitars,

Strap In

Levy’s has debuted its signature Saxophone strap series. Available in both leather and neoprene, the two-ply saxophone straps have 1/8-inch padding wrapped in Levy’s softest garment leather. The straps also feature an “easy slide” medallion for cord adjustment, extending up to 25 inches. The easy slide allows for single-handed adjustment while the plastic snap hook on the end creates a secure fit to the instrument. The luxury embossed leather straps are available in Deluxe Jade, Deluxe Geranium, Deluxe Black Rose and Black. The four printed neoprene straps include the same easy slide and adjustment length. The neoprene straps also disperse the weight of the instrument evenly across the neck and include artistic printed polyester webbing. The neoprene straps are available in Feather, Plaid, Beale Street and Black. MSRP: Contact company Ship Date: Contact company Contact: Levy’s,

Sweet Virginia

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. released the Eric Johnson “Virginia” Stratocaster guitar. As part of this unique collaboration with the singer, songwriter and guitarist, Fender has recreated Johnson’s 1954 “Virginia” Stratocaster in the Fender Custom Shop in limited quantity and on the Fender production line for one year only. For the first time, Fender has replicated and released Eric Johnson’s beloved ‘54 “Virginia” Stratocaster, the instrument he used to record the “Tones” record and “Ah Via Musicom” albums. Built in Corona, Calif., these “Virginia” Stratocaster guitars combine extraordinary history and exceptional tone, stated the company. The rare sassafras body, custom switching and special setup will thrill players and collectors by showcasing the guitar’s unique silky tone and distinct fine-grain appearance, the company added. Models include the Eric Johnson “Virginia” Stratocaster and Fender Custom Shop Eric Johnson “Virginia” Stratocaster. MSRP: $2,499.99, Custom Shop Version: $9,000 Ship Date: Now Contact: Fender,


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