Hanson Musical Instruments has announced a full line of electric guitars available in August 2009. Branded as ‘Hanson Guitars’ the initial offerings include 4 solid-body models: The Cigno and Cigno ST based on a set-neck triple-P90 design, and the Firenze and Firenze ST which are triple mini-humbucker equipped, bolt-on neck models.Aesthetically, the Hanson designs recall the Italian side of the late 50’s early 60’s electric guitar explosion. However, from a practical design standpoint, the new models are appointed with professional-grade hardware and components that experienced guitarists expect from a modern instrument, but usually at a much higher price point. Hanson’s extensive pickup design experience produced an electronics array that sonically competes with the best pickup offerings at any price.
Additional models, including 2, dual-PAF set-neck models, the “Gatto” and “Gatto ST” and semi-hollow body “Chicagoan” model will all be available in October 2009. Pricing on the “Gatto” and “Chicagoan” models are yet to be announced.