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Eight new electric and acoustic guitars for May 2018

Eight new electric and acoustic guitars for May 2018

Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to electric and acoustic guitars.

Cort X500

Cort X500

Here’s a bargain of a six-string: The X500 sports quality after-market pickups, high-quality construction and premium hardware—and it’ll set you back only about a grand.

Caparison Horus-M3 CC

Caparison Horus M3 CC Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox, guitarist of The Iron Maidens, receives a signature axe that’s a shred-friendly version of Caparison’s Horus-M3 model.

Ernie Ball Music Man 2018 Cutlass RS

Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass RS SSS

A gorgeous roasted figured maple neck is the key highlight of the 2018 Cutlass models.

Fender Parallel Universe Strat-Tele Hybrid

Fender Strat-Tele Hybrid Parallel Universe

Classic Tele looks plus a Stratocaster’s features equals this hybrid guitar that looks as though it emerged through a portal from an alternate timeline.

Framus D-Series Diablo Supreme

Framus’ new D-Series of electrics runs the gamut from budget to premium—and the Diablo Supreme is the most spec’ed-out of the lot.

Ovation Richie Sambora Signature Series Elite Double Neck

Ovation Richie Sambora

This twin-necked axe—popularized in Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” video—is a six- and 12-stringer with a solid Sitka spruce top, ebony fretboard and star inlays.

Ball Family Reserve Axis Super Sport Buckeye Burl Top

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Super Sport Buckeye Burl

This über limited-edition Axis Super Sport has an incredible buckeye burl top, among other exotic tonewoods.

Strandberg USA Select

Not a guitar per se, this line of bespoke headless guitars is meant to be an alternative answer to the Swedish brand’s Made to Measure series.

Read our picks of the latest pedals here and the latest amps here.