New Year, New Gear! Feat. PRS, Hamstead, Ibanez & Schecter

So we all know that 2016 was a rough period, BUT never-mind that, it’s 2017! We’re only two months in and we’re already excited at the awesome new gear that has appeared on music scene. Along with Winter NAMM releasing some of the coolest gear we’ve seen in some time, GAK will be taking on some the hottest brands around. See 2017 is already looking pretty good!

With a New Year comes New Gear, & GAK has got you covered. If you’re after a complete new rig, an upgrade or just looking for that next guitar to add to your collection, we’ve compiled a list of the best new Guitars and Amps on the market that will seriously up your gear game.

PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 LTD, Brazilian Rosewood, 10 Top, Copperhead

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Taken from the PRS Wood Library, the McCarty Brazillian Rosewood is a stunning AAA-flame Maple Top, Mahoganny back and sides guitar featuring a Brazillian Rosewood fretboard. The PRS McCarty guitar’s were originally launched in 1994 inspired by the legendary 50/60’s guitars designed by Ted McCarty, a mentor to iconic guitar designer Paul Reed Smith.


PRS Wood Library McCarty 594 LTD, Brazilian Rosewood, 10 Top, Charcoal Cherryburst

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Taken from the PRS Wood Library, the McCarty Brazillian Rosewood is a stunning AAA-flame Maple Top, Mahoganny back and sides guitar featuring a Brazillian Rosewood fretboard. The guitar features the PRS 58/15 pickups which will give you the classic PAF tone but with the ability to cut through with those killer lead riffs. You’ll also find a pair of the modified LT’s, featuring fewer turns and perfectly suited for rock and blues playing.


PRS Sonzera 50 Valve Head

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The PRS Sonzera 50 is a 50-watt combo amplifier with two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for maximum versatility and in the spirit of vintage amps that allowed you to control your tone instead of the amp being in control. The Sonzera 50 comes as both a head and a 1×12 combo. With robust construction, a wide range of tones, and steadfast controllability, the Sonzera 50 is a solid gig- and studio-worthy amplifier.


PRS Sonzera 20 1×12 Valve Combo

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The PRS Sonzera 20 is a 20-watt combo amplifier with two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for maximum versatility and in the spirit of vintage amps that allowed you to control your tone instead of the amp being in control. In addition to its versatile tone, the Sonzera 20 Combo is also designed for reliability and serviceability. The power tube sockets are mounted directly to the steel chassis, and no push-on connections are used – all wires are soldered. With robust construction, a wide range of tones, and steadfast controllability, the Sonzera 20 Combo is a solid gig- and studio- worthy amplifer.


Ibanez RG6PCMLTD-BRG Electric Guitar (Blue Reef Gradation)

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“Designed to Inspire”, all Ibanez Premium series are manufactured with select tone woods, high-profile electronics, hardware and dedicated skills of craftsmanship and care in details for your musical journey. 
The richness of sound, stunning appearance and unrivalled playability of the Ibanez Premium series will open the gate of your reservoir of inspiration. One of the representative Premium models, RG6PCMLTD-BRG, comes with a range of distinctive features that will inspire any guitarist.


Ibanez SRAS7-DEB Ashula Hybrid Fretted / Fretless 7 String Bass Guitar (Dragon Eye Burst)

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Well Ibanez went all out for this one! Their bass R&D department may have had something in their water supply- or they could simply be gifted visionaries able to think outside of the box of regular bass playing mortals! It is fair to say this remarkable instrument has a creative potential quite unlike any other and that, allied to Ibanez’s fantastic quality of construction and extremely attractive price, makes it a compelling bass guitar.


Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MkII 1×12″ Combo (Cream)

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The Hamstead Artist 20 has been designed from the ground up to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It’s powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types. Built without compromise in the UK it is destined to become a modern classic!


Hamstead Soundworks Artist 20+RT MkII 1×12″ Combo (Haze Snake)

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The Hamstead Artist 20 has been designed from the ground up to encompass maximum tonal versatility, without compromising on tonal quality. Delivering everything from shimmering cleans to warm, natural, harmonically rich overdriven tones. It’s powerful, portable, and it loves pedals and guitars of all types. Built without compromise in the UK it is destined to become a modern classic! This custom ordered example is the first of its kind to be offered in this stunning ‘Haze Snake’ custom covering!


Schecter 2017 Sun Valley Super Shredder FR, Sea Foam Green

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Introducing the Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder FR. Released as part of Schecter’s stunning 2017 series, the Sun Valley Super Shredder is exactly that; a guitar built from the ground up for the technically advanced shred-master. Everything about the aesthetic, the incredible build quality and features lend itself to the fingers of one knowledgeable in the ways of guitar chops!

Featuring EMG’s vintage styled, active Retro-Active pickups, a Mahogany body, Floyd Rose ‘Hot-Rod’ locking bridge, and 14″ radius maple neck, this guitar is a monster of gargantuan proportion. Looking for a new shred machine? Look no further, for this. Is. It!


Charvel Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH, Satin White

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Charvel proudly honors Duplantier in 2017 with a new, distinctively elegant and ferocious signature model worthy of those musical pursuits. The Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas® Style 2 HH is designed with the latest in Charvel high performance, Duplantier’s preferred style and specs, and monster tone equal to his band’s name from dual Duncan Designed™ HB humbucking pickups.