Press Release:  Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, has a number of exciting activities in store for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show on January 22-25. Exhibiting in their new booth #4659 in Hall C of the Anaheim Convention Center, MI will have a variety of activities for prospective students, alumni and music manufacturers. In addition, the school will present two sessions in The H.O.T. Zone on music technology and artist endorsement deals.
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research unveils the new Banshee Elite Series for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. This new line will be showcased in Schecter’s upstairs Room 210-D. The new Banshee Elite Series features: a Swamp Ash body with a Flamed Maple top, 9 piece Maple/Walnut neck with an Ebony fingerboard, 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel frets, Mother of Pearl offset/reverse dot inlays with brass circles, and a Neck-Thru construction with Ultra Access for seamless playability and easy access to the higher frets. The Banshee Elite is offered in 6, 7, and 8 string options and also offers the choice of a Hipshot Hardtail Bridge, or the Schecter Exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 Series Bridge which features stainless steel parts, new push-in arm, and knife points that are re-tooled for better tuning and smoother tremolo play. One of the coolest features is that the Banshee Elite comes loaded with Schecter’s own hand-made USA SuperCharger pick-ups with an option of a Sustainiac in the neck position (Sustainiac offered only in 6 and 7 string models). The Banshee Elite is a guitar that truly plays itself, and offers remarkable versatility and tone that players relish.
Famed guitarist Muriel Anderson was the first woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship, has worked with some of the finest guitarists in the world including Les Paul and Chet Atkins, to name a few, toured the world, and released albums, videos and instructional books. She continues to teach and tour extensively, as well as host the All Star Guitar Night.
Press Release: Schecter Guitar Research unveils the Custom Series and the new S-II body shape at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in their upstairs Room 210-D. Offering a cutting edge look to a timeless classic, the Custom Series features: a Mahogany body with a Flamed Maple top, Set 3-Piece Mahogany neck with Ultra Access, Compound Radius Ebony fingerboard, and 22 X-Jumbo frets. The Custom Series comes loaded with Schecter’s own handmade USA Pasadena Plus/Pasadena pick-ups, that deliver fullness with a slight upper mid boost, which makes the Custom Series suited for everything from Classic Rock to full blown Metal!
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research is proud to introduce the Platinum Series and debut of the new S-II body shape for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in their upstairs Room 210-D. The Platinum Series features: a Mahogany body, 3-piece set Maple neck with Ultra Access for seamless playability and effortless access to the higher frets, Platinum ‘Tempest’ Crown inlays, and 24 X-Jumbo frets on an Ebony fingerboard. The Platinum Series comes loaded with the very popular active EMG 57/66 pick-ups, which offer a more organic tone than the standard active pick-up. The domineering new S-II body shape delivers a modern edge to a classic look which classic rockers and metal-heads alike will revere. The sonic versatility and aggressiveness of the Platinum Series will raise your sound to platinum status!
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research unveils the new Diamond Plus Series for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in Schecter’s upstairs Room 210-D. The Diamond Plus Series features: a choice of Swamp Ash or Alder body, a 6 Bolt-on Maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement rods, Maple or Rosewood fingerboard, and 22 Narrow-Jumbo frets. The Diamond Plus Series comes loaded with Seymour Duncan SMB-4D/Quarter Pound SPB-3 (Diamond-P Plus) or Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound SJB-3 Set (Diamond-J Plus) pick-ups and features a Series-Parallel Push-Pull (Diamond-P Plus) or Phase Push-Pull (Diamond-J Plus) with a 4-way Rotary Pick-up Selector, and Seymour Duncan 2-Band EQ; makes these basses perfect for any musical setting!
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research is proud to introduce the new Hellraiser Passive Series for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in their upstairs Room 210-D. The Hellraiser Passive features: a Mahogany body, a set 3 piece Mahogany neck with Ultra Access (C-7 includes Carbon Fiber Reinforcement rods), Rosewood fingerboard with gothic cross inlays, 24 X- Jumbo frets, and offered with an option of a fixed T-O-M bridge, or the Schecter Exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 Series bridge which features stainless steel parts, new push-in arm, and knife points that are re-tooled for better tuning and smoother tremolo play. The Hellraiser Passive Series comes loaded with Schecter’s handmade USA Brimstone pick-ups, which provide ground shaking tone with attack and gain, while retaining clarity and definition.
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research adds the Model-T body shape to the popular Session Series for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in Schecter’s upstairs Room 210-D. The Model-T Session bass features: a Swamp Ash body, Maple neck, Maple fingerboard with Ebony side blocks inlays, and loaded with EMG Active P/J set pick-ups. Whether you’re in the studio or playing live, The Model-T Session offers a big sound fit for any musical setting.
Press Release:  Schecter Guitar Research adds the Dream Machine-II to the USA Production Line for the 2015 Winter NAMM Show, which will be showcased in Schecter’s upstairs Room 210-D. Featuring: a choice of a Walnut or Black Limba body, Contoured 4-bolt figured Bird’s Eye Maple neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods, Pau Ferro fingerboard, 22 Jescar Stainless Steel Frets, and a Schecter 6-Point Vintage Trem. The Dream Machine-II is offered in a S/S/S or H/S/S pick-up configuration and is loaded with Schecter’s handmade USA Monstertone pick-ups (S/S/S) or Schecter USA Supercharger Mach-6/Monstertone pick-ups (H/S/S). The Dream Machine-II is the ultimate “throwback” to yesteryear. A modern take on Schecter’s original California Custom Guitar!