Dean introduce new MAB signature 7-string for 2013 – the Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB7 Warrior. Comes in Classic Black or stunning “ArmorFlame” artwork over its alder body. The graphic was designed by Stephen Jensen from F3 Studios who also did the MAB1 (which LixXxi thinks is the greatest artwork ever put on to a guitar). The bolt-on 24-fret Maple neck is shaped and spec’d exactly the way Michael likes it with a super fast neck contour. Also features dual EMG 707 pickups, Alder body & top and a Floyd Rose bridge.
Jackson announces new models for the (northern) summer season. The JS32-7Q JS Series seven-string features an arch-top basswood body with a dazzling quilt maple top, bolt-on maple neck, 16″-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and “piranha” inlays, 26.5″ scale length, stylish fingerboard and headstock binding, dual high-output Jackson seven-string humbucking pickups, single volume and tone controls, direct-mount Jackson HT-7 hard-tail bridge, and die-cast tuners.