Guitar Gear Gems rounds up the new ergonomic Ghostron Traisia guitar that is currently trying to crowdsource some funding. Plus, we have a quick look at the new Cordoba Stage and finally a peek at the new LPD Pedals Fifty5 Overdrive.
Guitar Gear Gems
This week on Guitar Gear Gems we check out two new interesting guitar designs and an all new boutique 50’s American Tweed style overdrive pedal. The guitars are both certainly something different, and one of them, the Ghostron Traisia, I’m not quite so sure about the actual design. Though I think its aesthetic will certainly divide opinions amongst guitarists.
The Ghostron Traisia is billed as an ergonomic design with a simple aesthetic and is currently attempting to launch via a Kickstarter campaign. The guitar’s design is the result of a collaboration between a Japanese design company and craftsmen, apparently. I must say that personally, I find it really ugly and that already puts me off the design, without even hearing it.
Supposedly, they analysed the playing posture of more than 100 guitarists and this was the result. This design they claim offers the best posture for musical whether seated or playing in a standing position. They are offering the Ghostron Traisia in 16 colour combinations for the body, pickguard and pickup covers, for a grand total of 192 different designs! Though, I really think they perhaps should have taken more time on the main guitar design, as it is not a looker.
If you have ever been looking for an acoustic guitar in the low to medium price point, then you should check out US guitar manufacturer Cordoba Guitars. The controls consist of Volume, EQ, and Body Blend knobs and the onboard the Stage Pickup System allows guitarists to dial in their preferred acoustic tone.
They belong to the Guild Group and have now presented a thin nylon electro acoustic guitar with the Stage, which is supposed to be particularly suitable for the stage, without sacrificing the characteristic nylon sound.
MSRP –699 euros*.
Cordoba Stage Guitar Edge Burst w/Bag
LPD Pedals Fifty5 Overdrive
The LPD Pedals Fifty5 Overdrive offers what they describe as 50’s American Tweed style tones and it uses an all-analogue design to do so. The pedal has controls which include Level, Drive and Tone knobs, plus Voice and HDRM toggle switches.
That Voice toggle is very interactive and works with the Tone control offering more or less low mids and bass. Then the HDRM toggle gives you more high and low headroom. Again this control is interactive and works in conjunction with the Drive control to give you more or less power amp drive. As ever with modern pedals, this overdrive is true-bypass and you can unit from a standard 9 V power supply.
MSRP – USD 199.99
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- Ergonomic design : Kickstarter
- Colour Combinations: Kickstarter
- Thinline acoustic: Cordoba
- Fifty5 Overdrive: LPD