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New Products from Balaguer, Ibanez, Fender, and Bergantino
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BALAGUER
Hyperion 4-string

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Balaguer’s new beast boasts a mahogany body, three-piece mahogany neck with graphite reinforcement rods, ebony fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays, 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets, two J-style humbuckers, two volume knobs, and a blend. Choose from satin silverburst (shown) or satin trans black finishes, or pick your woods, scale length, and much more with a Semi-Custom series.
Street $1,000
Contact balaguerguitars.com

IBANEZ
SRMS800 Basses

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Looking for a fanned-fret/multi-scale option without breaking the bank? Ibanez’s SRMS800, adorned with black matte hardware and a Mono-Rail VS Bridge, features a 34.5"–33.5" scale length, poplar burl/mahogany body, five-piece jatoba/walnut neck, panga panga fingerboard, medium frets, and custom fanned inlays. There’s also Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch and mid frequency switch, and Bartolini BH2 pickups.
Street $950
Contact ibanez.com

FENDER
’51 Telecaster PJ Bass

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This time-machine-approved wonder brings the thunder with a host of vintage stylings—ash body, 20 frets, dot inlays, 41.3mm bone nut, a HiMass Vintage bridge with nickel-plated brass saddles, as well as an American Vintage “’63 P-Bass”-shaped profile, and a modern 9.5" fingerboard radius. Two pickups get the job done: a ’60s Jazz Bass single-coil at the bridge and ’60s P-Bass split-coil in the middle.
Street $2,000
Contact fender.com

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BERGANTINO
HG410 4x10 cab

With its tweeter and four 10" neo woofers—including one in the rear, to create a broader sound field—this diminutive (31" x 18.5" x 15") monster rocks 700 watts at 4Ω, with a 42Hz–15kHz frequency response. The sealed cabinet, made of lightweight Italian poplar with a Baltic birch baffle, is covered in black Bronco Tolex. A high-impact metal grille helps ensure durability. Best of all, it weighs only 47 pounds.
Street $1,600
Contact bergantino.com

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