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Sound Affects

02/10/2018
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7 Reasons not to miss the Liverpool Guitar Show!

On Sunday 14th October, the Liverpool Guitar Show takes place from 10:30am – 4pm in the Park Hotel in Netherton, Aintree. It promises to be a brand new guitar event that the North West of the UK has yet to see. With most guitar shows focusing on independent traders and local shops to fill up their stands, we have decided to break from the norm and bring you an event that is less of a guitar show, and more of an experience. Here are 7 reasons why you should already... Read More

31/08/2018
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The LIVERPOOL GUITAR EXPERIENCE – Brought to you by Sound Affects

On Sunday 14th October, we will present the first annual Liverpool Guitar Experience at the Park Hotel in Aintree, Netherton, L30 6YN. The experience will play host to some of the biggest brands in the guitar industry, who will be there presenting you with their latest and greatest products at specially discounted prices – for one day only!. Product demonstrators, brand representatives and live performers will be situated throughout the venue, alongside some very special guests and the hotel bar will be open throughout the day. …Not Just Another Guitar Show The guitar experience is a small event... Read More

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A look at our PRS DGT Wood Library Exclusive Run

  Wood Library 10-Tops These guitars have highly figured 10-Tops from the PRS wood library, which hosts some of the finest timber at their Maryland factory – wide flames and quilts with deep contrasting figuring, from the horns to the base of the guitar. Matching Necks this run of guitars also has beautifully figured curly maple necks that pair beautifully with the top. necks like this add a sense of luxury to the guitar, a special something-something for you, the player to enjoy. Plus, the necks match the colour of... Read More

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An Evening with Paul Reed Smith and Paul Miles from PRS Guitars

We are delighted to welcome Paul Reed Smith back to Sound Affects Paul Reed Smith returns bringing Paul Miles, the head of Private Stock at the company. The pair will discuss the company’s history, its current projects, and will provide insight into the private stock program, where you can specify a custom order PRS guitar of your own. There will be opportunities to meet them both, who will gladly take pictures and do signings if you wish to do so. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to see one of... Read More

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Groundbreaking acoustic guitar re-design from Taylor. Brace yourselves…

The Traditional X-bracing has forever been part of the internal structure of an Acoustic guitar. there have been subtle changes in the design over the last 2 centuries, incorporating fanned bracing (See PRS’ New SE range), as well as forward-shifted bracing, (Martins Updated, Re-designed standard series) all with the goal of improving the tonal response, sustain and stability of the Acoustic guitar. Though subtly changed, we have never truly seen a radical shift in design – and why would we change a design so close to perfection? Enter Andy Powers, master Luthier... Read More

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NAMM 2018 PRS Announcements!

There have been some huge announcements from PRS in the run-up to the NAMM show, covering both production and private stock electric guitars, SE acoustics, and amplifiers. We are known for our PRS collection here at Sound Affects, so naturally, we feel obligated to share these announcements with you. let’s take a look… PRS SE Angelus and Tonare PRS launched a new suite of SE Angelus and Tonare acoustics earlier this month, with a brand new hybrid bracing and some other updated appointments. These guitars are already in our store and online,... Read More

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Martin unveil Re-imagined standard line-up in time for NAMM 2018

C.F Martin & Co. is a Guitar company with tradition, innovation, and heritage as part of it’s DNA – It has remained a family-run company, passed down from Father to Son since 1833, and is an icon of Western music and American ideology. When you pick up a Martin, you can hear the company’s history – a company that has survived and evolved with America itself over the last 185 years. Martin, Re-imagined “I challenged my co-workers to help me with the significant task of modernizing guitars whose origins go... Read More

2018 PRS SE Angelus and Tonare Models

Exciting announcements from the SE camp – A number of Angelus cutaway and Tonare models. These elegantly designed models feature some fantastic appointments, tonewoods and detailing, ready to suit all acoustic players. Angelus and Tonare Bodies The Angelus is PRS’ cutaway acoustic guitar. the soft carve cutaway is elegantly shaped and compliments the curve of the upper and lower bouts nicely, scooping as low as the 17th fret for access to those higher registers. The Tonare model is the more traditional, full body shape. Both models have a slim center for... Read More

09/03/2017

Announcing: Strymon Sunset Dual Overdrive

INTRODUCING THE STRYMON SUNSET DUAL OVERDRIVE The Sunset Dual OD provides six classic circuits – and effectively two pedals! – in the space of a single Strymon enclosure. With two channels, three circuits per side, it makes for a versatile pice of kit for any OD lover. Each side has been designed by Strymon to function perfectly well solo, or they can be routed to work together and create huge tones with their complimentary voicings. Split between Channel A and B, the circuits are placed as follows: A: Ge   –   Texas  ... Read More

19/01/2016
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Come and CE what’s just arrived with us from PRS…

Sorry. . . I like puns. . . . Moving on! We’ve had some new arrivals from PRS which have landed in-store. January always prompts the imagination of musicians and gear lovers with the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, which sees the biggest brands in the guitar and technology industry unveiling their exciting and interesting new releases for the year to come. PRS have kicked things off in their 2016 schedule with the reintroduction of their CE model, which numerous players will remember from an older series of bolt-on... Read More