Seven new electric and acoustic guitars: April 2019

Our favourite new guitar announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Best guitars April 2019

Every month, we compile a few lists of guitars fresh out of the oven. Here’s one dedicated to the latest electric and acoustic guitars.

1PRS limited-edition SE Tremonti Standard

PRS Limited-Edition Mark Tremonti Standard

PRS has launched a limited-edition version of Mark Tremonti’s signature axe for the European market. Despite its affordable price tag, it shares some similar features to the SE Tremonti Custom, including a rosewood fingerboard and Tremonti ‘S’ pickups.

2Cort Gold Mini

Cort Gold Mini feature

The Cort Gold Mini is a smaller version of the brand’s Gold-D6 dreadnought model. Apart from its travel-friendly features, the guitar also boasts a torrefied solid Adirondack spruce top, as opposed to Sitka spruce one, for broader dynamics and increased note expression.

3Framus Diablo II Supreme X Masterbuilt

Framus Masterbuilt Diablo II Supreme X
The Framus Masterbuilt Diablo II Supreme X

First announced at NAMM earlier this year, the Diablo II Supreme X Masterbuilt is now available. The beautiful axe features a swamp ash body, carved AAAA flamed maple top and a “bolt-in” flamed maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. In terms of electronics, it has a trio of Seymour Duncan pickups, providing plenty of range.

4Duesenberg Alliance Series Dropkick Murphys

A must-have for fans of the Boston punk rockers, this hollowbody axe was designed in collaboration with Jeff DaRosa. It features the brand’s Domino P90 and Grand Vintage humbucker pups, and has a beautiful Catalina Green Burst finish.

5Solar Guitars E1.7FBB

Solar Guitars E1.7FBB and V1.7FBB
The E1.7FBB (left) and V1.7FBB (right)

Yet another seven-stringed beast from Solar Guitars’ corner, the E1.7FBB comes ready for metal. A pair of Duncan Solar humbuckers serve as the engine for heavy tones, Luminlay glow-in-the-dark side dots provide reference on dark stages, and a flame trans black burst matte finish completes its menacing look.

6Fender Powercaster

Fender Powercaster feature

This is the forerunner of Fender’s Alternate Reality series, which is similar to last year’s Parallel Universe series. The Powercaster features a Gibson-style 24.75-inch scale length and Adjusto-matic bridge with stop tailpiece. Tone is provided by a P-90 neck/Atomic humbucker bridge combo that’s also not something you see on a Fender everyday.

7Abasi Concepts Larada 8

Abasi Concepts Larada 8

The Larada line-up is Abasi Concepts’ first foray into electric guitars. Larada 8, the flagship model, has a multi-scale fingerboard and two Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi signature humbuckers. It has also been touted by the brand as the guitar Abasi uses live and in the studio.