We’re delighted to announce that the Burns brand is 50 years old this autumn.
The specialist press is pulling out all the stops to celebrate this Golden Anniversary. Already we have a six page feature in Guitar Buyer and three in Bass Guitar Magazine with more to come in most of the other guitar titles, including outside front cover pictures. (more…)
Sutherland took on distribution of Aquila Nylgut Ukulele Strings in 2007. We knew that they had a good reputation amongst ukulele players but never imagined that they’d be the roaring success that they’ve turned out to be. It’s the clear brand leader and an easy sale because customers ask for them. All in all, it’s a good business to have. (more…)
The Tailfeather microphone company have created the TF40 model to complement the existing Tornado and Torpedo range of unusual and specialist microphones.
The TF40 is a stunning microphone that has been designed to create maximum impact by accurately recreating the design of the Astatic WR40 from the 40`s and 50`s. (more…)
The latest shipment of Fernandes guitars has just arrived with some interesting variations to familiar models. They are now equipped with EMG pickups, have different bindings, abalone etc. One new model to the UK is the Vortex Elite Flying V which sports the striking Urban Camouflage design that is seen on the front cover of the current Fernandes catalogue. (more…)
The July issue of Bass Guitar Magazine carries a very favourable review of the Kala U-Bass, a bass with polyurethane strings built on the body of a baritone ukulele. The review was written by bass and ukulele player Sam Wise who, after describing the instrument, says:
“Plug it in and this little bass is a revelation; we had been thinking of it as a travel bass but, in reality, it’s also a travel upright bass! The tone is naturally deep, rich and just as thudding as it was unplugged. (more…)