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WATCH: Moon Duo Covers The Stooges’ ‘No Fun’

Iggy Pop turned 70 last Friday, April 21. To celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest frontmen in Rock’n’Roll, Moon Duo covered The Stooges’ ‘No Fun’ on BBC Radio 6.

On this video, Moon Duo singer / guitarist Ripley Johnson uses, as usual, his Airline 59 3P Ripley Custom, his own signature guitar and also an unique model in the Airline 59 family, as it features our Transwarp Drive boost.

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Airline 59 3P Ripley Custom

Rock on, Ripley!

 

Moon Duo’s worldwide tour continues in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re around to catch one of those dates, don’t miss it!

21/4/17 Chicago @ The Empty Bottle w/ Jackie Lynn 
22/4/17 Detroit @ El Club w/ Jackie Lynn 
23/4/17 Toronto @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Jackie Lynn 
25/4/17 Montreal @ La Sala Rossa w/ Jackie Lynn 
26/4/17 Boston @ Great Scott w/ Jackie Lynn 
27/4/17 Brooklyn @ Rough Trade w/ Jackie Lynn 
28/4/17 Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Jackie Lynn 
29/4/17 Washington DC @ DC9 w/ Jackie Lynn 
30/4/17 Cleveland @ Beachland Tavern w/ Jackie Lynn

More info:

Moon Duo official website

View Airline 59 3P Ripley information

Canada sale

CANADA SALE – No Taxes – No Duties – Dollar at PAR

Canadians can save over 35% with NO TAXES, NO DUTIES and Canadian Dollars at PAR! All items are brand new stock.

We only have one of each of these in stock, so pull the trigger NOW:

*** ALL PRICES IN CANADIAN DOLLARS  *** 

Liberty MS-150 –$529 CAD was $799 CAD + tax Save over $300*

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Sidejack HB DLX Black – $549 CAD was $729 CAD + tax Save over $225*

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Deerhoof DLX (includes trem) – $799 CAD  was $929 CAD + tax Save over $175*

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Norma EG 512-4 Sunburst – $699 CAD was $929 CAD + tax Save over $280*

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Microfret DLX Martian Green – $979 CAD was $1599 CAD + tax Save over $700*

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Airline Swingmaster STD – $979 CAD was $1299 CAD + tax Save over $380*

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Ichiban K2-L Metallic Red – $599 CAD was $799 CAD + tax Save over $250*

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Deerhoof DLX(includes trem) – $699 CAD was $1129 CAD + tax Save over $500*

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Airline H59 – $699 CAD was $749 CAD + tax Save over $85*

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Astrojet Tenor DLX – $799 CAD was $1069 CAD + tax

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Classic 4 Orange – $499 CAD was $729 CAD + tax Save over $280*

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Classic 6 Blueburst Red – $579 CAD was $769 CAD + tax Save over $240*

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Classic 6 DLX Walnut- $649 CAD was $869 CAD + tax Save over $270*

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Classic 6 HB Cherry – $549 CAD was $729 CAD + tax Save over $200

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Mandocaster Black – $399 CAD was $499 CAD + tax Save over $130*

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RD Artist Sunburst – $699 CAD was $929 CAD + tax Save over $260*

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Sidejack HB DLX Cherry – $549 CAD was $729 CAD + tax Save over $200*

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Warren Ellis Mandostang – $399 CAD was $529 CAD + tax Save over $160*

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Sidejack Baritone 1P – $499 CAD was $669 CAD + tax Save over $200*

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* Savings include between 9%-17% taxes and duties.
Playing a wide neck guitar

All You Need To Know About… Wide Neck Guitars

Wide neck guitars – what’s it all about? Do you need one? Here’s a look at all you need to know about this niche (for now) market which is increasingly growing…

Playing a wide neck guitar

A few years ago, Gibson announced their 2015 range of electric guitars, which featured several changes that didn’t please many of their core customers – and one of those changes was a wider neck. The move proved a big PR fiasco, with many players thinking that Gibson had finally lost the plot, and that the wide necks were one of the most visible signs of that.

Looking back, perhaps Gibson had the right idea, but just dealt it the wrong way, by having all their 2015 models being made with wide necks – thus depriving their customers of choice: there is indeed an increasing market for wide neck guitars, no question about that… but it’s not for everybody!

Why play a Wide Neck guitar? Is it for YOU?

The fact is, if we’re honest, that a good chunk of the population is, well… getting chunkier! To be totally blunt about it – fatter people have fatter fingers, and it can (sometimes, for some players) make it harder for  them to play a guitar which has a narrower neck. But also, anyone who’s bigger and thus got bigger hands might find it a bit troublesome to deal with a standard, narrow neck guitar…

For those players, opting for a wide neck guitar can make a huge difference! It’s in fact quite remarkable that for so many years, the industry has not focused on this problem, but now guitars with wide necks are not such a rarity anymore.

Please bear in mind that when we say “wide neck” we don’t refer to the thickness of the neck, which is something else altogether – as most players will be aware, different guitars my have different neck profiles, with different shapes and different thickness (which is a subject that’s itself worth a separate blog!)

We are, of course, talking about the actual width of the fingerboard. Visually, at a quick glance, many people might not notice any difference in some cases, but the relationship between the player’s hand and the fretboard is so crucial and subtle, that just a matter of tiny millimetres can make a huge difference – the difference in fact, between you loving a guitar or maybe even loathing it!

Take two very similar guitars, such as the Airline Tuxedo, and the new Airline Tuxedo WN Wide Neckrecently announced:

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1) Airline Tuxedo

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2) Airline Tuxedo Wide Neck

The first picture is of an original Tuxedo, with a width at nut of 1 11/16″, while the second one is a Tuxedo WN, with width at nut of 1 7/8″.

We’re talking about minimal differences here, but which play a crucial factor on how much playable you will think a guitar is – depending on how comfortable either of them feels on your hand!

Going back to Gibson, here’s another comparison: the maligned 2015 Les Paul had a width at nut of  1.795″, whereas “normal” Les Paul Standard has a width at nut of 1.695″. That’s right – 0.1″ of difference that’s enough to make someone simply hate an instrument!

But that’s the crux here – it’s not about the instrument, because there’s nothing wrong with a wide neck, it’s just a matter of: do YOU actually need one?

Other Guitar Companies Who Make Wide Neck Guitars

Eastwood / Airline is the latest brand to embrace wide necks, but the Airline Tuxedo WN is currently still just a custom shop project. There are other brands who’ve been adopting the wide neck design too, over the years, besides Gibson.

The Zarley Wide Neck Guitars was founded by Tracy Todd, who decided to make wide neck models after years struggling with playing standard guitars, and their instruments have been welcomed by players who fancied wide necks:

Zarley Wide Neck

Zarley Wide Neck

Many “Heavy Rock” brands such as Ibanez, Jackson, BC Rich also make guitars with necks wider than the usual Fenders, Gibsons etc you see around. 

Best Fingerpicking (“Fingerstyle”) Guitars?

Another common use for wide neck guitars is for those who play guitar “finger-picking” style… whatever the size of your hand! Though most fingerpicking guitarists use acoustic guitars, you can also use electrics for that style, and wider necks offer a distinct advantage, due to the wider width at nut and string spacing.

Wide Neck Guitars: for Beginners, too?

Perhaps another angle we could look at, is that wide neck guitars are also perfect for beginners and less experienced players, as it may be easier to try chords. Many people start on guitar playing a cheap Classical acoustic guitar (also known as Spanish or flamenco guitars) which are usually about 2″ wide (approx 49-52mm).

So we can’t see why wouldn’t beginners opting for an electric guitar not enjoy a wide neck model, in fact it could make learning even easier.

Is wide neck right for you? Well… first look at your hands, then let us know!

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Limited Edition Twin Tone Double Cut – only 24 Made

 

Limited Edition Airline Twin Tone Double Cut – only 24 Made. (Reg Price $499)

Airline Guitars has produced a limited edition Twin Tone Double Cut. Order yours TODAY!

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20% OFF this week only. Just $399 while supplies last plus FREE SHIPPING

 




 

Specifications:

  • Colours: White
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4″
  • Width at Nut: 1 5/8″
  • Pickups: Two Hot-Rail Humbuckers
  • Switching: 3-Way
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Bridge: Fully adjustable Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware: Gotoh style Nickel/Chrome
  • Strings: 10-46 D’Addario
  • Case: extra – gigbag $39, hardshell case $99
  • Unique Features: Limited Edition – only 24 available

Watch this product demonstration by Keith McFadden:

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NEW Limited Edition Airline ’59 2P in Gold Metal Flake

Only 24 Made in Gold Metal Flake

Each year we bring out a few limited edition color schemes for the Airline ’59 series. Here is the first for 2014! Gold Metal Flake, black neck and headstock, black body binding and all the ’59 trimings. Please take a close look at the photos down below to see closeups of the finish, it is killer!

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This ’59 2P Limited Edition Model is only $999 including DLX Form-Fit Airline Tweed case (optional Bigsby B-50 add $139).

North American shipping $49, UK/Europe $149, Australia and Japan $189. $289 Elsewhere.




 

Specifications:

  • Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
  • Colours: Gold Metal Flake
  • Pickups: 2 Airline Vintage Voiced Single Coil
  • Switching: 3-Way, Vintage Switchplate
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 1 Master Volume
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic, Custom Chrome Tail
  • Neck: Bound Maple, Bolt-on
  • Finger Board: Rosewood, Block Markers
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 11/16″
  • Hardware: Tone Pros. Tune-O-Matic, Custom Chrome Tail. Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • Strings: D’Addario #10
  • Case: Deluxe AIRLINE Case INCLUDED
  • Unique Features: Rubber Body Binding, Striped Pickguard. LIMITED EDITION of 24.
  • Suggested Retail: $1249.00 US

 

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Airline Tuxedo (pearloid)

RARE Airline Tuxedo Pearloid Top and Head – One of only 3 made

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Airline Tuxedo (pearloid)

These are normally a custom shop pre-order with 3-5 month lead time, but we have one in stock NOW. This is a spectacular guitar and quite a collectors item. Grab this one today and have it in your lap in 5 days, or order one later and wait a long time to get it.  $1,750 includes hardshell case.




SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Body: Hollow-body, Maple Top, Back, Mahogany Sides
  • Colours: Hand Crafted Mother of Pearl Top
  • Pickups: Two Custom Hi-Output P-90’s
  • Switching: 3-Way
  • Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Bridge: Trapeze Tail, Tone Pros Bridge
  • Neck: Set Neck, Bound Maple
  • Finger Board: Rosewood, Block Markers, Pearloid Headstock
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2″ (648mm)
  • Width at the Nut: 1 11/16″
  • Hardware: Vintage Style Open Back Tuners
  • Case: included

 

 

Here are some more photos:

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MAPbariDLX9-550

New Airline MAP Baritone – 27″ Scale – B to B Tuning

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STD model with Stop Tail only $779

DLX model with Bigsby only $899

(optional hardshell case $99. VAT extra for UK and EU).


Choose One:



SPECIFICATIONS:

Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
Scale Length: 27″, 22 frets
Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
Pickups: Dual Humbuckers
Switching: 3-way Vintage Tone Control
Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: Tun-o-matic Roller Bridge, Bigsby B-50
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Strings: 13-62
Case: extra
Unique Features: Tone Chambered Mahogany Body

More pictures:

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Here are some photos of the STD Stop Tail model:

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For comparison, here is the Baritone model next to the standard 24 3/4″ scale guitar. You can see the bridge is further back on the body and the overall neck length is longer, but the body size/shape is identical. The Baritone model is extremely well balanced and will add a new dimension to your playing, tuned B-B. Enjoy!MAPbariDLX7-550 MAPbariDLX8-550 MAPbariDLX9-550

 

New Shipment of Airline Folkstar SKY BLUE – Now Shipping

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Feast your eyes on this new Limited Edition Airline Folkstar in Sky Blue. Available TODAY, only 12 in this production run, so don’t wait too long to pull the trigger.

only $749 (optional hardshell case $99. VAT extra for UK and EU).





Body: Tone Chambered Mahogany
Neck: Maple, Bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Dot Markers Scale
Scale Length: 24 3/4″ (628mm) 20 frets
Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
Pickups: NY Mini Humbucker neck, Piezo bridge
Switching: none – Blend Potentiometer
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Blend, 1 Tone
Bridge: Biscuit Bridge Single Cone
Hardware: Grover Style Nickel/Chrome
Strings: 12 – 54 Phosphor Bronze Resophonic Guitar
Case: extra
Unique Features: Rubber Body Binding, Pickup Blend
Suggested Retail: $949.00 US

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Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

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Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

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Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

Airline Folkstar Limited Edition Sky Blue

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Left-Hand Players – Limited Edition Models – Going, Going, Almost Gone!

UPDATED Nov 16, 2013: All the planets have aligned for the LEFT-HAND crowd this month, as a strange fluke in production has created some EXTREMELY Rare limited left-hand models. Seriously, most of these have never been made before and will not be made again. On top of that, for some of these models, we only have three of each!! Yes, THREE. So, enough said, if you want one, don’t mess around.

NOW SHIPPING (cases extra):

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LEFT-HAND Eastwood Nashville 12 Flamed Cherry – $879 12 at this priceSOLD OUT

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LEFT-HAND Airline 3P ’59 Metallic Blue – $1199 4 at this price ONE in stock. Includes DLX hardshell case.

(yes, this is a mirror image photo of the righty, the actual lefty has the correct logo and has black rubber body binding)

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LEFT-HAND Airline Espanada Black includes case $999 – 8 at this price ONE LEFT

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LEFT-HAND Airline MAP Red – $879 – 4 at this price SOLD OUT




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LEFT-HAND Airline ’59 Town & Country DLX Vintage Cream (includes DLX hardshell case) – $1199 8 at this price SOLD OUT




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LEFT-HAND Sidejack BASS VI Vintage Cream – $699 18 at this price2 left at this price




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LEFT-HAND Eastwood Wandre Tri-Lam Red – $879 – 6 at this price2 left at this price



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LEFT-HAND Airline Coronado ’59 STD SKY BLUE – $999 – 8 at this priceSOLD OUT

Airline Coronado '59 STD Left-Hand Sky Blue

Airline Coronado ’59 STD Left-Hand Sky Blue




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Left-Hand Players – Limited Edition Models – Going, going, almost gone!

UPDATED Nov 4, 2013: All the planets have aligned for the LEFT-HAND crowd this month, as a strange fluke in production has created some EXTREMELY Rare limited left-hand models. Seriously, most of these have never been made before and will not be made again. On top of that, for some of these models, we only have three of each!! Yes, THREE. So, enough said, if you want one, don’t mess around.

NOW SHIPPING (cases extra):

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LEFT-HAND Eastwood Nashville 12 Flamed Cherry – $879 12 at this priceonly 2 more at this price

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LEFT-HAND Eastwood Breadwinner – $749 4 at this priceonly ONE left at this price

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LEFT-HAND Gretsch G5420 Electromatic Aspen Green $695 –  SOLD

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LEFT-HAND Airline MAP Red – $879 – 4 at this price SOLD OUT




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LEFT-HAND Airline ’59 Town & Country DLX Vintage Cream (includes DLX hardshell case) – $1199 8 at this price SOLD OUT




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LEFT-HAND Sidejack BASS VI Vintage Cream – $699 18 at this price7 left at this price




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LEFT-HAND Eastwood Wandre Tri-Lam Red – $879 – 6 at this price2 left at this price



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LEFT-HAND Airline Coronado ’59 STD SKY BLUE – $999 – 8 at this priceSOLD OUT

Airline Coronado '59 STD Left-Hand Sky Blue

Airline Coronado ’59 STD Left-Hand Sky Blue