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M4000D-3NEW - Since its presentation in 2010 the digital Mellotron has been very popular at the trade shows Namm and Frankfurt Musikmesse, being selected as Mix Certified Hit at the 2010 NAMM show. It has been developed by us here at Mellotron. It is solely our own product and has features rarely seen in today's keyboards.

Painstakingly recreated, the M4000d offers all the classic 60’s and 70’s melltron sounds in a elegant digital package. The 37-note wooden keyboard offers depth sensitivity and polyphonic touch, as well as midi output. Original Mellotron and Chamberlin lead sounds from the original archives, are present to create the sounds of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, with goose bump inducing results. An on board expansion slot allows you augment the stock sound set with additional flash card sounds sets (sold separately). Balanced gold plated XLR outputs allow crystal clear audio for direct recording.

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Price: $2,799.00


What Makes The Mellotron M4000D A Must Have For Your Collection?

  • Digital Mellotron with an insanely popular following, used on stage and in the studio by numerous musicians and producers including: FooFighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Eels, Jackson Browne, Bruno Mars, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Sean Lennon, Brendan Benson, Air, Kooks, Train, Elbow, Michael Beinhorn, Bob Rock, Raphael Saadiq, Noel Gallagher, Gotye.
  • A one of a kind product, unique from anything else available on the market with features rarely seen in other keyboards available.
  • Features a Mellotron style wooden keyboard complete with polyphonic aftertouch via a MIDI out and depth sensitivity.
  • Immediate access to 100 original Mellotron and Chamberlin lead sounds.
  • Expansion slot offers the ability to access 100 extra sounds on specially designed compact flash cards- all derived from the original archives.
  • Sound quality is the same as the original Mellotrons from the 60’s and 70’s, acheived by referencing the original first generation tape library recognizeable on countless recordings.
  • Advanced, in house designed streaming technology offers uncompressed 24 bit audio reproduction.
  • Exceedingly beautiful, furniture quality cabinet with hinged lid.
  • 2 TFT displays and backlit laser cut front panel for extreme visibility
  • 3 gold plated balanced XLR outputs.
  • All connectors gold plated to maximize reliability
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 34"x19.5"5.25" (86x50x13.5cm) (WxDxH)


Maton_SRS808c_Acoustic_Electric_Guitar_Blackwood_Solid_Road_Series_748659NEW - A forward shifting of the X braces and the shifting of scallop peaks to nodal points around the soundboard help to enhance the vibration of the top. The shifting of the X braces also allowed the inclusion of a second, parallel tone bar which allows the scalloping of both tone bars, and spreads the load while reducing mass. Adjusted bracing heights as well as a locked15 foot radius for the arch of the back, gave us the plate resonance separation we were looking for between top and back. 

Maton now has the full, open, lower frequency response players were looking for as well as a crisp, well defined treble response. The new 808 series sounds a whole lot bigger than a small bodied guitar should. We were hoping the end of this journey would produce a guitar that amazes the player at first strum, then continues to impress as each aspect of the sound of the guitar meets and surpasses the player’s expectation.

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Price: $1,999.99



  • Model: SRS808C
  • Body Shape: 808 W/Cutaway
  • Soundboard: "A" Grade Western Red Cedar
  • Rosette: Sapele Ring
  • Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
  • Soundhole Diameter: 95mm
  • Back and Sides: Blackwood
  • Outer Binding: Black
  • Inner Binding: None
  • Neck: Queensland Maple
  • Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
  • Headstock Veneer: Sapele/Standard
  • Fingerboard & Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
  • Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
  • 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 6mm Pearl Dots
  • Back & Sides Finish: Satin/Natural
  • Top Finish: Satin/Natural
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
  • Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
  • Pickguard: Tortoiseshell With Gold M
  • End Pin/Strap: Chrome
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
  • Pickup: AP5 PRO
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.


Martin_C_F_CF_Martin_CFMARTIN_2018_D-35_35_D_D35_Y18_Acoustic_Guitar_version_676790435NEW - The workingman's Dreadnought. A distinctive three-piece back and antique white binding around the fingerboard set it apart. Expressive quarter-inch straight bracing gives it balance and power for any situation. Premium East Indian rosewood, Sitka spruce, and a timeless Dreadnought shape have made it the choice for pickers, strummers, and players from Johnny Cash to Seth Avett. Also available in Sunburst and Ambertone finish.

List Price $4199

You are looking at Serial Number #2154060


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Price: $3,099.00



  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Natural, Aging Toner
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood: East Indian Rosewood
  • Body Bracing: Forward Shifted X-bracing, non-scalloped
  • Binding: Antique White
  • Neck Wood: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval, High Performance Taper
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-pearl Style 28 Dots
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed Gear
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Case Included: Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 10Y18D35


Fender_Jimi_Hendrix_Montery_Stratocaster_2017_Limited_Edition_50th_anniversary_Stratocaster_Strat_1NEW - It's been 50 years since Jimi Hendrix took the world by storm with his incredible Monterey Pop Festival performance, which he concluded with the sacrificial burning of his now-iconic hand-painted Stratocaster. Destroyed during the fiery culmination of his set, this one-of-a-kind guitar survived only in photos and film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone in music history, Fender created the limited-edition Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster. A trio of vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups give this Strat® its classic Fender sound. Bell-like and articulate, it has plenty of singing sustain for soloing.

The “C”-shaped maple neck bears a vintage-style 7.25”-radius pau ferro fingerboard with 21 vintage-sized frets for a playing feel just like the original. The six-screw synchronized tremolo is perfect for unleashing dive-bombs and other sonic expression. An homage to Hendrix’s spectacular Strat, right down to the hand-painted nail-polish artwork that burned its way into our memories, the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster also features an exclusive etched Hendrix neck plate.


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Price: $899.99



Gretsch_G6636T_Players_Edition_Falcon_Center_Block_Double_Cut_with_String_Thru_Bigsby_White_Falcon_Gold_947NEW - Gretsch Players Edition features are designed to instill complete confidence in the instrument—ultimate stability and maximum comfort from tailpiece to tuners. Players Edition guitars can be trusted on every song, every night for powerful sound, total flexibility and full control of that classic Gretsch sound.

The G6636T Players Edition Falcon™ Center Block Double-Cut with String-Thru Bigsby® is an innovative new version of the venerable Falcon, with a slightly smaller 16” double-cutaway body and a chambered spruce center block that enhances body resonance for more organic tone and comfortably lighter weight. Built to perform, it rocks dual High-Sensitive Filter’Tron™ pickups for authentic Gretsch power and articulation, and a host of other classic Falcon design elements.


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Price: $3,499.99



  • Body Type: Semi-hollowbody
  • Body Shape: Falcon Doublecut
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Material: Laminated Maple
  • Top Material: Arched Laminated Maple
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color: White
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Standard U
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Thumbnails
  • Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24.6"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Nut Material: Tusq XL
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Anchored adjusto-matic with Bigsby B7GP string-thru vibrato tailpiece
  • Tuners: Grover Imperial locking
  • Neck Pickup: High-Sensitive Filter'Tron Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: High-Sensitive Filter'Tron Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 x independent volumes, 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle switch
  • Strings: 10-46
  • Case Included: Hardshell case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 2400900805


Fender_American_Professional_Stratocaster_Antique_Olive_Electric_Guitar_2017_NAMM_345NEW - Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved. V-Mod Stratocaster pickups are engineered using a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types for the neck and middle pickups. Each pickup is voiced specifically for its position, creating high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend. The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.

The new pop-in tremolo arm securely stays in position, no matter how hard you play. The arm tension can also be adjusted for a perfectly dialed-in feel that matches any player’s preference. Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders—somewhat between a “Modern C”- and “U”-shaped profile. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike. Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation. The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport.

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Price: $1,399.00




  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®


  • Neck Material: Maple 
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Modern "Deep C" 
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22 
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Truss Rod: Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series


  • Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge and Middle Pickups)
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration: SSS


  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm 
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered 
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic 
  • Switch Tip: Aged White
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt


  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)


  • Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
  • Included Accessories: Elite Molded Case


Duesenberg_Imperial_Black_Guitar_Hollow_Body_Electric_Guitar_82629USED LIKE NEW! - The Duesenberg Imperial throws open the door to a time when rock was still celebrated “around the clock”, a time when jazz cats were starting to grease their hair and think about finding new sounds. This classic hollow body guitar with its deep sides and double f-holes is both a jazz and a rock’n’roll/rockabilly instrument. At the same time, however, it insists on exerting its own entirely unique character.  The greatly-appreciated Duesenberg pickup assembly with two Domino P90  is here enhanced by our “Mid-Shift” twang pot, which extends the range of our already impressive Duesenberg sound spectrum. Marking the end of an all too mellow, pre-fab jazz sound, the Imperial is assisted by a highly functional Deluxe Tremola – here, of course, with a lengthier bar.

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Price: $3,389.00




  • Type: traditionally glued in
  • Wood: 1-piece maple
  • Width: 42,5 mm / 1.67" (nut), 52 mm / 2.05" (12th fret)
  • Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
  • Shape: D
  • Fingerboard: indian rosewood
  • Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
  • Inlays: saturn-shape pearloid
  • Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
  • Scale length: 650 mm / 25.6"
  • Trussrod: steel dual-action
  • Headstock: black veneer (trans-orange), matching color (red-burst)



  • Type: arch-top jazz guitar, bent sides, f-hole
  • Top: laminated spruce
  • Back, sides: laminated flamed maple
  • Size: 51,5 x 41 x 9 cm / 20.27" x 16" x 3.68"
  • Binding: cream, 5-layer purfling
  • Pickguard: transparent
  • Finish: PUR lacquer



  • Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
  • Bridge: Duesenberg steel saddle bridge
  • Tremolo: Duesenberg Deluxe Tremola
  • Strap pins: Kluson Multi-Lock
  • Hardware color: nickel
  • Strings: Duesenberg DSA10 (010-013-017-028-042-050)
  • Electrics Pickup (neck):Duesenberg Domino P-90 
  • Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Domino P-90


Katanasound_Furious_Man_Fuzz_Red_4Fab Gear Is The Official U.S. Distributer Of Katanasound Pedals!

NEW - Introducing the new FURIOUS MAN MULTIFACETED FUZZ from Katansound Effects pedals, a new type of fuzz pedal that can bring crazy intense sounds accompanied by oscillation, to solid thick distortions, to crisp crunches like a small tube amp. Good for players seeking a wide range and good response fuzz pedal, to players integrating multiple effects and switchers, or players building up their own sounds systems. Control the “Fuzz” (amount of distortion) and the “Bias” (balance between input sensitivity and bass) to dial in your ideal drive and then shape it’s expression with the “Duty” control.

The crazy FURIOUS MAN has it’s roots in the characteristic analog fuzz sounds of the 1960s. Although it was developed to reproduce and expand on these sounds over a wide range, for stability of performance regardless of temperature fluctuations caused by weather or lighting temperature, silicon transistors instead of germanium transistors.

Price: $349.99



BIAS Control

You can adjust the balance between the input sensitivity and bass. Used in combination with the volume control of the instrument itself it’s possible to create more versatile and practical sounds. By using the Bias control, you can adjust the points and tone characters at which the sound begins to distort when you open the volume of the guitar while matching the output of your guitar or bass. In the case of a guitar with a thick tone characteristic, you can shape the bass by rolling back the bias control from the fully open state, thus sharpening the fuzz sound without narrowing down the volume on the guitar side, scraping the bass without dropping the volume to create a “bell tone" that highlights the upper range.


This is a changeover switch for the input impedance. There is no longer a need to figure out which equipment can or can’t in front of your fuzz. By turning it ON, it minimizes the loss of high-frequency and the deterioration of volume which occurs when connecting a buffered output effector or active circuit guitar in front of a conventional vintage style fuzz. It is a revolutionary function which allows you to get the original raw fuzz sound.

DUTY Control

Adjust the sound interval and density. With the Duty knob you can create a variety of sounds such as hard overdrive type fuzz with grain uniformity, to a rough scorching dirty drive, from a rich fuzzy sound full of rich sustain, down to a dying-battery 8-bit broken attack with oscillation. We created the Duty function to allow you to really adjust the fuzz sounds for uniqueness. Set up your distortion with the Fuzz and Bias Controls, and then find your “expression of sound” with the Duty control. It’s up to you!

Katanasound Furious Man

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Dangelico_SS_Premier_EX-SS_EXSS_Single_Cut_Walnut_Stain_Archtop_Red_Wine_Red_8461123NEW - D'Angelico's celebrated SS model has arrived in the Premier Series. A 15-inch-wide, single-cutaway archtop strapped with custom D'Angelico humbuckers, the Premier SS delivers a warm, full-bodied tone that is still crisp and clear. From clean jazz to soulful rock grit, its versatility is unmatched. Available with our signature Stairstep tailpiece and only a post behind the bridge; a traditional stop tailpiece with a full center block; or in a closed-top no f-holes option. D’Angelico’s proprietary humbuckers are built for rich tone and balanced output, designed to pair exceptionally with each Premier Series model. A classic cream binding lines the Premier Series for a traditional, vintage look. Each Premier Series model is equipped with chrome hardware for a striking aesthetic unique to the series.


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Price: $749.99


  • Body Style: Semi-Hollow with Center Block
  • Body Shape: Single-Cutaway
  • Body Depth: 1.75"
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Top Material: Laminated Maple
  • Back Material: Laminated Maple
  • Side Material: Laminated Maple
  • Pickups: D'Angelico Humbuckers
  • Scale: 25"
  • Binding: Single Ply
  • Pickguard: Scalini
  • Bridge: Chrome Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Controls: 2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-Way Toggle
  • Knobs: Speed Knobs
  • Tailpiece: D'Angelico Stairstep
  • Tuners: Rotomatic Stairstep
  • Logo: Mother of Pearl Premier Shield
  • Headstock Veneer: Ebony
  • Nut Material: PPS
  • Nut Size: 1 11/16"
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Aluminum Skyscraper
  • Neck Shape: C-Shape
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Side Position Marker: Black Dot
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo
  • Strap Pin: Two Chrome
  • Case: Gig Bag