Worldwide trade distributors JHS will be once again be exhibiting at Frankfurt MusikMesse, with many products having their European debut.
Fret-King Fluence Guitars
Available in three of the most popular Fret-King models – the Fret-King Corona ‘Fluence’ (FKV6F-OCB), Fret-King Country Squire ‘Fluence’ (FKV2F-BS) and the Fret-King Esprit V ‘Fluence’ (FKV75F-BK) – these new models are all fitted with Fishman’s amazing Fluence pickups systems which are based on the most iconic pickup designs of the last 70 years, with the additional advantage of optional voicing at the flick of the switch. Free of the noise and interference problems of vintage pickups these new guitars offer the modern guitarist a whole range of classic tones, all wrapped in incredibly playable and responsive package.
Additionally, the two latest Artist models for Gordon Giltrap (FKV3HGG) and John Jorgenson (FKV25JJ) will also be on show.
Having already created a stir in the music world with the re-introduction of the Supro amplification range, the newly recreated Supro Guitar Collection updates the playability of these classic designs while meticulously capturing the period-correct electronics and unique construction details of the original Chicago-made models. Comprising two lines – the Island Series and the Americana Series – with a total of fourteen individual instruments, the Supro guitar range takes 21st century playability and performance and mates it perfectly with retro looks and iconic tones.
Bohemian Oil Can Instruments
Designed in the US, and built using recycled materials, all Bohemian instruments have an hollow body with removable back panel. Using a basswood frame for increased amplification and structural integrity, the maple neck features an extended tenon design that reaches to the end of the can. This makes them much lighter than a standard guitar with exceptional balance due to the wood frame and a smaller body shape that allows increased access to the higher frets. Available in six-string guitar, bass and ukulele versions, Bohemian guitars are a quirky addition to any guitarist’s arsenal.
Brand new from quirky manufacturer Italia are three new guitar and bass models, including possibly the most tonally diverse guitar ever. The six-pickup Imola Vario has some fresh, clean design changes, a redesigned body cavity for better tone as well as weight reduction, and even more tonal variation in the pickup configurations. The Maranello Cavo Bass features a chambered Mahogany body construction with Italia’s signature f-hole design, resulting in a stunningly classic vintage look. Finally, following on from the success of his 12 string model last year, Italia are pleased to add the new ITFJ6 Jeff Foskett Signature 6 String.
On show from high-end US manufacturer Pigtronix will be a selection of effects pedals including the Echolution 2 Ultra Pro, Infinity Looper, Philospher’s Tone Micro and the brand-new Disnortion Micro.
Last, but by no means least, is a range of amps from the award winning Supro line, including their latest offerings, the 1610RT Comet and 1600 Supreme, with JHS demo guy Gav Coulson on hand to demonstrate the entire range.
Visit the JHS stand in Hall 11.0, Booth G94
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