with both new and old guitar products and
“It was exciting to upload the SPG Guitars
website. It was amazing how in a short time
there were thousands of guitars created and
built under the SPG umbrella—the website was
a monster ready for rebirth,” commented Rick
Welch. Since there were so many models sold
from 2005–2007, what is currently up on the
website is going to be used for archival purposes. “We are in the planning stages of building
a few limited edition SPG models that were our
best sellers during that time period.”
What has changed and will not fall under
the SPG lineup is what was formerly known
as the SPG Custom Guitar Shop. Rick Welch
and Master Luthier Eric Brown renewed their
partnership early this year to establish a custom, build-to-order, made by hand, custom-crafted guitar offering now called New England
Custom Guitars. This new venture will be
primarily focused on unique professional player
instruments, built to order, made solely in the
Farmingdale, Maine Guitar Custom Shop. From
time to time, New England Custom Guitars will
offer exclusive, one-of-a-kind instruments for
sale on their website.
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In 2007, SPG was sold to an independent
guitar company in Seabrook, New Hampshire.
Rick Welch bought the company back in June
of 2009 for an undisclosed amount.
Black Cat Pedals was founded in the heart of
Texas by Fred Bonte in 1993, at the dawn of
the boutique pedal era. The original Black Cat
company ceased production in late 2007 and
has since been restructured from the ground up
to make way for a newly revamped line of Black
Using the same great designs, the next generation of Black Cat Pedals has received a
boutique makeover, featuring high-quality
components and PCBs, top-notch build quality
with consistent production, eye-catching graphics and deluxe packaging. Not everything has
changed, however—Black Cat Pedals are still
individually handwired and made in the USA.
Black Cat will be relaunching its entire line
of products, starting with the OD- 1 (a.k.a.
Freddie Fuzz), OD-Fuzz, Super Fuzz, and Bass
“These cables sound great.
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I use them everyday.”
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