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Sony ZX300 Walkman

The newest iteration of the Sony Walkman is a far more complex and full-featured audio playback device than its cassette tape-playing, AA battery devouring original could have ever imagined. The…

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Fusion Guitar

Fusion has just reinvented the electric guitar by blending quality electric guitar construction with the power of the Internet via an integrated iPhone dock.  At heart, the Fusion Electric Guitar …

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Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner

Boss has just solved the problem solo acoustic musicians have with finding an adequate percussion machine.  Their new DR-01S Rhythm Partner ($330) was designed specifically to compliment acoustic players whether it…

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UGears Hurdy Gurdy Kit

In just 3 years Ukrainian startup, UGears, has swept Europe and the world with their delightful and imaginative self-propelled wooden mechanical model kits.  All their models are made of sustainably…

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Elbow Cassette Tape Player

The humble cassette tape has become a cultural icon with its sturdy compact shape made for portability and ease of use in a small package.  Until now (read: the 90’s)…

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Metal Skull Microphones

Von Erickson Labs is dedicated to the production of original Gothic jewelry.  Peter Von Erickson is the artist/designer of such classic pieces as the ‘Stitches’ and ‘Blood Drip’ necklaces, or…

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Love Turntable by Yves Béhar Designs

With the reemergence of the turntables and vinyl records from the past, it is sometimes regrettable that these old sound recordings can’t get a modern update.  Well, Swiss designer and…

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Fender American Professional Guitars

For thirty years Fender’s American Standard Series has been the go-to instrument for serious and professional musicians.  But all good things must come to an end and now the company is…

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Little Wonder Guitar Amps

Canadian-born Rob Robson admits the inspiration for his line of semi-assembled Little Wonder Guitar Amps ($1,770) is legendary rocker David Bowie, especially around the time of Ziggy Stardust. Named after a…

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Prisma Skateboard Guitars

If you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed a love of guitars and music with a passion for skateboarding then you might get something like this.  Self-taught woodworker…

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Crosley Dansette Turntable

Back in the 1960’s vinyl was king and the British Dansette record player was almost a household standard.  Now with the reemergence of vinyl’s popularity with music collectors and fans,…

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Shinola Runwell Turntable

When Tom Kartsotis, owner of Dallas-based Bedrock Manufacturing Co. bought the name of the defunct shoe shine maker Shinola in 2011 he had in mind a company that would put…

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KEF LS50 Wireless Audio System

Since Raymond Cooke founded KEF in 1961, the company has stayed on the top of the market with numerous innovations in acoustical technology.  Their “Total System Design” methodology came out…

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Roland Boutique Portable Synths

A reproduction line of classic synthesizers from the 80s, the Roland Boutique Portable Synths ($299+) retain the feel, sound character and user interface of the originals, but receive modern upgrades.…

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Stash Stainless Bass Guitar

The Stash Stainless Bass Guitar ($2,300) is a radically unique musical instrument made from stainless steel – with unified frets and a curvy, sexy tubular neck. Every individual piece, from…

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MB&F Musicmachine 3

Remember the beautifully odd Space Pirate Watch by MB&F? This year, the Swiss manufacturer behind it, is celebrating their 10th anniversary, releasing a sophisticated music box that boasts the same…

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