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Hanson Musical Instruments; a top U.S. manufacturer of guitar and bass pickups whose clients include Lakland Basses, and ESP; announces a full line of electric guitars available in August 2009. Branded as "Hanson Guitars," the initial offerings include 4 solid-body models: The "Cigno" and "Cigno ST" based on a set-neck triple-P90 design, and the "Firenze" and "Firenze ST" which are triple mini-humbucker equipped, bolt-on neck models. Retail price points range between $799-$899 (Est. $575 — $650 Street price). Aesthetically, the Hanson designs recall the Italian side of the late 50's early 60's electric guitar explosion. However, from a practical design standpoint, the new models are appointed with professional-grade hardware and components that experienced guitarists expect from a modern instrument, but usually at a much higher price point. Hanson's extensive pickup design experience produced an electronics array that sonically competes with the best pickup offerings at any price. Additional models, including 2, dual-PAF set-neck models, the "Gatto" and "Gatto ST" and semi-hollow body "Chicagoan" model will all be available in October 2009. Pricing on the "Gatto" and "Chicagoan" models to be announced. For additional info, please visit Complete specifications:
  • "Cigno" & "Cigno ST"
  • Body: Bound Mahogany
  • Neck: Set neck bound Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Pearl Block Markers
  • Scale: 24.5"
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 3. Hanson P90s
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic
  • Tail Piece: Cigno: Bigsby "horse shoe" top mounted vibrato tail piece Cigno ST: TonePros stop tail piece
  • Tuners: Enclosed full-size chrome
  • Controls: Master Vol. Master Tone, 5 way pickup selector
RETAIL PRICE: Cigno: $899.00 ($650 street) Cigno ST: $799.00 ($575 street)
"Firenze" & "Firenze ST"
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: bolt-on Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Hanson "Blade" Mini-humbuckers
  • Bridge: TonePros Tune-o-matic
  • Tail Piece: Firenze: Bigsby "horse shoe" top mounted vibrato tail piece Firenze ST: TonePros stop tail piece
  • Tuners: Enclosed full size chrome
  • Controls: Master Vol. Master Tone, 5 way pickup selector
RETAIL PRICE: Firenze: $899.00 ($650 street) Firenze ST: $799.00 ($575 street)
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