John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. (JHS) the worldwide trade distributors for their proprietary Fret-King™ electric and bass guitars, Vintage® and Encore® electric, acoustic and bass guitars and Pilgrim® Folk Instruments, are looking forward to a successful NAMM Show 2016.
Having secured representation in North America through Texas-based RBI Music back in June 2015, their Fret-King, Vintage and Encore guitar brands will all be on show in Hall B Booth 5279, along with a comprehensive range of the Paul Tebbut designed Pilgrim Folk Instruments range, including the brand new Morning Star series with their superb ‘tubaphone style’ tonerings.
Fret-King guitars will see the official launch of the new Black Label ‘JJ’ John Jorgensen Signature model, designed by Trev Wilkinson in conjunction with the former Hellecasters and session supremo. John’s model will join the ranks of Fret-King Signature models alongside former band mate Jerry Donahue, jazz supremo John Etheridge, Queensryche’s Parker Lundgren, former Michael Jackson guitarist Gregg Wright, Procul Harum’s Geoff Whitehorn and UK blues guitarists Danny Bryant and John Verity.
There will also be a select number of one-off Fret-King guitars pre-fitted with the groundbreaking Fishman Fluence pickup systems on display and ready to try.
The very popular Vintage electric guitar range has taken on 8 new models, including its very first seven-string the V7HTBB, an homage to the ‘80s rock guitars with the V624M which has been honoured to receive 5 star reviews from a number of UK guitar magazines. Finally, the V72, V6P and V6H models provide an elegant upgrade to some classic designs with flame tops and great pickup arrangements.
Vintage have also had their Dreadnought V501 acoustic and VEC501 electro-acoustic models upgraded to include Graph Tech NuBone saddles, solid Sitka Spruce or Mahogany tops and Fishman Sonicore underside pickup and Isys+ USB onboard preamps on the electro-acoustic models.
Another addition to the growing range of Vintage Paul Brett designed acoustic guitars is the VTR800PB-USB Viator travel guitar with Fishman Sonitone USB pickup, making a superb blend of classic and modern design that is ideal for recording on the move.
Finally the JHS/RBI Music booth will feature daily demo’s at 12 noon and 4pm from world acclaimed guitarist Jerry Donahue with his Fret-King ‘JDD’ guitar and at 2pm from German guitar virtuoso Thomas Blug demoing his Vintage V6MRTBG and V6MRHDX models through his amazing AMP1, so make sure you make time to visit and check out all these brand new guitars and much, much more!
Other new launches to look out for at NAMM 2016 will be from Fishman, Supro Amplification, Pigtronix, Danelectro, Hughes & Kettner, Snark and HK Audio, so visit their respective booths to check out the new products JHS will soon be distributing in the UK and Eire as exclusive territory representatives.
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