Music Inc Magazine May 2024


Gibson has unveiled cus- tom versions of four of its most popular acoustic guitar models: the J-45, Humming- bird, SJ-200 and the Songwrit- er EC acoustics. Pictured here, the Hummingbird was Gibson’s first square-shoulder acoustic model. Now, the Gibson Cus- tom Shop has introduced the new Hummingbird Custom. It builds on the classic Humming- bird features, including a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a 24.75- inch scale mahogany neck with a round profile, and adds Les Paul Custom-inspired cosmet- ics, including an ebony nitrocel- lulose lacquer finish. {}


STADIUM EDITION Lowden Guitars’ partnership with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has continued with its latest collaboration, the Stadium Edition acoustic guitar in its Sheeran by Lowden line. The Stadium Edition is the first fully handmade guitar from Sheeran by Lowden. The Stadium Edi- tion acoustic guitar features Lowden’s WL or Wee Lowden

body size with a thin body to minimize feedback, mak- ing it equipped for the big stage, with a hand-carved soundboard featuring Lowden’s stadium voicing carve. {}


ENKI USA has launched the ENKI X 2-Gui- tar Case. The new X Case design is stronger, more durable and completely streamlined for maximum instrument protection and tour- ing convenience. It also boasts a burley, two-latch design, providing a tight weather seal and strong failsafe mechanism for in- struments during transport. {}


The new Spark Control X next-generation wireless Bluetooth foot controller from Posi- tive Grid offers hands-free control for the entire Spark family of smart amps, includ- ing the recently announced Spark Live. Its six switch design with multi-color LEDs lets users easily swap presets, toggle effects and more. Spark Control X also features rechargeable battery power, expression pedal inputs, and a rugged, ultra-compact alu- minum build for on-the-go use. Spark Control X connects to Spark series amps through the Spark app, while Spark Live users have the added benefit of direct hardware con- nectivity. Players can plug in an electric guitar, electric-acoustic or bass and use the six customizable foot switches to assign or change presets; assign/toggle effects; and start or stop music, backing tracks and the Spark app’s Smart Jam. {}

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