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Elrick Bass Guitars, Ltd. Receives Premier Guitar’s Premier Gear Award
Expat Series New Jazz Standard has been awarded Premier Guitar’s distinguished “Premier Gear Award”
By: Premier Guitar
The Premier Gear Award is an honor bestowed upon a piece of gear—whether guitar, amp, effect, or other gear— that has been extraordinary enough to impress the staff of Premier Guitar. Despite the high quality of all gear reviewed by Premier Guitar, only exemplary items earn the award.
“Receiving the Premier Gear Award is a great validation of our original intention for the Expat Series of basses,” says Rob Elrick. “The Expat NJS is the first in a planned series of instruments offered as a respectable alternative to our hand carved US line of basses. Our plans for the Expat Series are to guarantee the quality of materials and components our customers have come to expect, while working with the experienced craftsmen of our partners in the Czech Republic, to present an instrument of prestigious quality at a mid-market price.”
“To find a bass that has escaped CNC-machine cloning,” says Premier Guitar reviewer, Dan Berkowitz, “You’ll need to travel beyond the mom-and-pop and big-box music stores to a bass boutique… These basses are clearly not for every player—both because of their price and their sound—but if you’re hankering for a bass beyond the ordinary, you might soon hear them calling to you in the soft breezes of the night.” Premier Guitar awarded the NJS a rating of 5.0, the highest-possible rating. The full review can be accessed at: http://www.premierguitar.com/
“At Premier Guitar we want our reviews to focus on premier instruments and equipment for discerning gearheads, professional players and tone chasers, so we're always on the lookout for the best guitars and gear we can get our hands on,” says Chris Burgess, Editor-in-Chief for Premier Guitar. “Occasionally, our reviewers come across something that positively distinguishes itself from the rest.”
Elrick Bass Guitars is a one man shop continuing to be one of the few boutique manufacturers that still hand-carves each instrument. Each bass is custom-built to client specifications from a large selection of seasoned hardwoods. All necks and body profiles are individually carved by hand, without the use of shapers, copy carvers or CNC mills. More information can be found online at http://www.elrick.com.
About Premier Guitar:
Offering guitarists a multimedia source for news, gear info and education/instruction, Premier Guitar is the media home for players who are serious about their tone. PG's gear-centric print magazine has a monthly circulation of 30,000 complemented by the industry's only complete, freely accessible online magazine (http://digital.premierguitar.com) that attracts more than 25,000 monthly visits; a Web site (www.premierguitar.com)
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Premier Guitar offers guitarists a multimedia source for news, gear info and education/instruction, PG is the media home for players who are serious about their tone.