If you are looking for a professional acoustic guitar this is the right one. The AC-01 is a stunning guitar, you'll love the neck, really thin and comfortable for this kind of guitar, the sound, bright and rich of harmonics. Of course, also the BBend is a standard equipement. No need to spend a lot of money, this is the instrument with the best value for price. Very hard to find a guitar with similar features on the market. Each guitar will be setted up by Davide Garbujo, tested and approved by Filadelfo Castro before shipment.
New definition of guitar amps. Until today, guitarists could only choose between two types of amplifiers: heads and combos. Now, we are introducing a completely new breed: The Stomp-Head.
It is a pure analog design with unprecedented light weight and small size. The amplifier can be placed either on a stage floor just beside the effects, in a traditional way on the top of the speaker cabinet, or set up on an effect board. It features a built-in foot switches which allow fast channel and sound shape changes during the performance. When the Stomp-Head is used as a head amp, an external standard foot switch or controller can be directly connected in order to access all of the amp’s features. Anywhere you go take your sound with you!
Stomp-Head 4.SL (4 foot-switches)
Power output: 70W RMS with a power brake to 40/7/4W
Gurus Naked Mini Live 33/44W, intelligent Tube Guitar Amp
SEXY TONE It’s an innovative passive tone control that simultaneously manages three different filters: high, medium-high, low. Its features offer great advantages, especially when use amplifier for clean sounds. Indeed, it is in this condition that expresses the maximum detail, variation and efficiency. Increasing the volume the Sexy Tone is more focused on the section of medium and high and was able to reduce their effectiveness. As shown in the figure, the filters exclude themselves when entering the control range for the next filter, thereby concentrating the Tone Stack on the desired frequencies. It will be possible in this way, obtain a very fine control of your gear, especially using stompboxes, where the intervention required to amplifier’s tone control is a fine correction of the general sound.
• Single control, simple and effective.
• High spatial and richness in sound details
• Improved reading and easier search of their sound with a pedal setup.
This new series is the result of the application of Manne’s ideas into a traditional and classic looking instruments.
The result is a quality update with a brand new modern features of playability and performance.
With our neck/body joint system, the shape of the body allow more upper frets accessibility with a sleek profile. One of the feature that sports the Manne production is the neck/body jointer, a system that allow the neck to be installed very near the body edge without the need of a heel, giving a great access and a solid connection. We applied this system with the result of a unique upper frets access. Manne quality neck provide fast and precise playability, commonly considered one of the best necks on the markets.
Wilkinson Traditional bridge 5+1
Alnico V pick-ups (available also Manneblade minihumbuckers)
Reduced thickness resin fretboad neck, maple neck with laminate core
Asymmetrical neck shaping
Direct bolt on body (no steel plate on back of body)
Multichambered body on the bodies with tops
Blackbird guitars are available in models Satin Special (satin with top), Satin (satin), Gloss Special (hi-gloss with top), Gloss (hi-gloss).
22 (6110 Dunlop) jumbo frets.
628mm scale (24 3/4″).
400mm fretboard radius (15,75″).
Nut width: 43mm (1″11/16)
String spacing at bridge: W:10,8mm; F:10,6mm
Thin “F resin” fretboard to give a precise attack without dead notes (info).
Double way working truss-rod steel bar, allows favorite neck relief adjustment.
Hardened multi laminated neck, made up with 0,8mm. thick wood plies.
Asymmetrical (helicoidal) neck shape for comfortable playing .
Satin finish on body and satin finish on the neck or hi-gloss finish for the specified models.
Jerry Donahue, doyen of the string benders, and founder member with Will Ray and John Jorgensen of the legendary Hellecasters, is a player whose outstanding talents have seen him feature with artists as diverse as Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, Joan Armatrading, Gerry Rafferty, Robert Plant, Elton John, The Proclaimers, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Warren Zevon, Bonnie Raitt, Hank Marvin, Roy Orbison, Nanci Griffith, The Beach Boys and The Yardbirds. Jerry knows a thing or two about tone, and when the opportunity to cooperate with Fret-King and Trev Wilkinson to create a guitar he could be 100% happy with arose, the gauntlet was thrown down. With its single coil pickups custom wound to Jerry's exact recipe, and five way switch wired and tuned to his specification, the JD meets his vision of a single guitar which really can sound like all of the most instantly recognisable solid-body sounds of the last 50 years. Country twang, to rich, dark midnite jazz chords, to that elusive `in-between quack-tone' in just the flick of a switch, and more, it's all there in spades.
JD Pickup Selections
“My JD cranks out five of the blazingest tones associated with the three most popular solid body guitars ever.
ONE: This neck pickup yields the rich, sparkling tone of the traditional three-pickup guitar. The result: that unmistakable single-coil sound that echoes the soaring, majestic blues tones of the '60s and '70s.
TWO: The neck pickup (now with a special cap engaged) affords this position a special tonal quality you would ordinarily expect to hear from a full-body jazz guitar! Engage an overdrive and you capture that classic late '60s `Woman Tone'.
THREE: The neck and bridge pickups are in a customised parallel wiring, producing an enhanced, more contemporary version of the customary middle position timbre on the classic two-pickup guitar.
FOUR: By combining both pickups with a capacitor and resistor in a controlled degree of reversed phase, this position offers the popular `in-between quack tone' found in this position on three-pickup guitars.
FIVE: This is an updated stock-style bridge pickup with symmetrically staggered polepieces for great string balance and a special wind for increased sustain. It captures that amazing gutsy lead sound found on the very best of those traditional two-pickup guitars!
Of all the special guitar projects I’ve ever been involved with in my quest for the perfect guitar, the JD beats them all – at any price, it’s the best, and the most affordable… I couldn’t be happier!” Jerry Donahue.
TheManneDesignFalconRSpecial isan electric guitarwith an unusualretro-shape anda simple, elegantfinish.The soundcharactermakes it aninterestingalternative for manydifferent kinds of rock, pop andjazzstyles.
Two humbuckerswithmetalcovers are fitted totheFalcon R.Thecleanmodeinthe testamplifier(LabogaAlligatorVollröhrencombo)initiallyshowthe moderateoutputof the pickups.This isa beutifully clean and undistortedsound.Theneck pickupisslightlydarksoundingwith a distinctvintage touch.In combinationwith the solidone-piecemahogany bodyguitar it producesa sound thatis similar to thesemi-acousticelectric guitars.Thiscan beused without problemsforthe accompanimentofjazzmusic, orstyles likerock and pop.Toget the soundof the cleansmore modern you can activateboth pickupsat the same time.Thewarmtonethen gets some presenceandupper mids,which provides aharmonicandbalanced sound.
If thebridge humbucker is used for soloingthe sound isverywirywitha tidylowrange.With thebridge pickup used as overdriven anddistorted You can obtain very tight and goodsounds.Inpositions of theGain controlon about ¼atidierandmore presentdistortion soundis achieved,which isa good choice forbluesandindie styles.When increasinggainlevel thesoundbecomesmore open andcovers awider frequencyrange.Forpositionsat½,harmonioussounds areavailable,which thereforecomeverymellow with aproperproportion ofpresences.If thegain knob is downinmaximum position, the result isan evenmore opensound that isverysuitable forhard rock, rock andAmericanpunk.The pickupsof the guitararenotconstructed for extremedistortion.Together with thestrongvibration behavior of theone-piecemahogany bodythepickups respondparticularly well todynamic playingwithdistortion.A simple buteffectivesound control is obtained by a master volume and tone knobs.
Theplayability of theFalconRSpecialis really very good.The canadianrock mapleneckis connected to the bodyin a waythat just a smallpartof therosewood fretboardis slotted in thebody.In this way, theguitarcan be playedcomfortablyevenat highest frets.In addition, theneck profile gives a comfortable and relaxed playability. Althoughtheneckis done relatively wide, it has a relatively flat profile which allowsguitar playerswithshort fingersoptimal gripandplayability.
Workmanship and materialqualityof the guitarare at avery good level. the design and finishtogether with thewell-executedwhitebinding give theinstrumentan attractive and sophisticatedappearance.