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660 Guitars Marches into Winter NAMM with New Patriot Guitar

(PRESS RELEASE): 660 Guitars announced today the introduction of their new Patriot model guitar for 2016. The Patriot, as well as 660 Guitars, will make their debut at the 2016 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California this January. Customers can place orders directly from the factory while they work to establish dealers and distributors worldwide. The Patriot launches 660 Guitars’ up and coming robust line of American-made instruments, featuring all-aluminum bodies.

The 25.5” scale Patriot design captures bold engineering and modern playability, while maintaining the principle build features consistent in all 660 Guitars. Handcrafted with USA parts, the Patriot’s body is constructed from one piece of aircraft-grade aluminum, paired with a shallow-oval 16” radius solid graphite/carbon fiber neck. The finish is a resilient powder coat, available in multi-color options. The bridge on the Patriot is a TonePros wraparound bridge that is piezo loadable. The pickups are 16.50K Dimarzio Dominion Humbuckers with ceramic magnets, mounted on ‘mini-rails’ to allow for numerous user-adjusted tonal variations. Smoked acrylic black glass is standard for the rear cover plate with optional red glass available. Hennessy NSL-7200 strap locks are standard, and the guitar ships in an RB Aero low-profile case.  

660 Guitars was forged on the friendship of builders Drew Emory and Myke Wilkerson, both independent builders who found they shared the same ideas in constructing guitar bodies out of metal, namely aircraft-grade aluminum. Aluminum is an extremely rugged and durable building material, and offers the guitar world a change from traditional wood construction. The results are warm and resonant guitars with tank-like construction, and minimal weather-related issues.

Traditional instruments are subject to many issues ranging from humidity, airline handling, and general use. The Patriot, along with all of 660 Guitars’ instruments, is handcrafted with pride in the USA, precision engineered, and built to exacting standards to minimalize maintenance and downtime, while ensuring the instruments are around for generations.

For more information 660 Guitars' New Patriot Guitar.

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