Acoustic Centre Exclusive

New NXT ACTIVE Double Basses Arrive

14 March 2017  |  Admin

New from NS Design - and exclusive in the UK at The Acoustic Centre - the NXT ACTIVE range of double basses combines world-class design and flawless craftsmanship with a radical new dual mode electronics that takes the versatility and performance capability of the Czech built NXT Series to another level.

Using the supplied charger, the NXTa circuit connects to any AC outlet for 60 seconds, allowing the capacitor-powered active circuit to run for up to 16 HOURS of performance time! The instrument can then be plugged straight into any low or high impedance device, with no direct box necessary. Since there is no signal loss over the full frequency spectrum of the instrument, the fundamentals of every note remain clear and strong, even with extra-long cables.

The NXTa can also be played in passive mode when using a direct box or an amplifier with a high impedance input.

Best of all, the eco-friendly operation means NXTa instruments are battery-free, eliminating the hassle and cost of batteries while helping protect our environment.

The new NXTa double bass models are available in 4 and 5 string configurations with a choice of Black Satin and Sunburst Flame Maple Finishes.

NXT ACTIVE Violin, Viola Cello and Omni Bass will be available from The Acoustic Centre SOON.

  << Buy HERE • Acoustic Centre Price from £1,495

  << Download the NXTa Catalog

John Sebastian & The Avante Gryphon

7 April 2016  |  Dave Good

American singer-songwriter, guitarist and folk/blues legend., JOHN SEBASTIAN with his Avante Gryphon at a recent visit to the Veillette Guitars workshop in Woodstock, NY.

The Lovin' Spoonful founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is a huge fan of the unique high-strung 12 string...  as he enthuses, "Oh man, it's so much fun. I was playing notes that I didn't know that I knew!".

  << Click HERE for full details on the Avante range, exclusive to The Acoustic Centre

The Babicz Steven Wilson Signature Guitar

20 February 2016  |  Dave Good

Steven Wilson - Porcupine Tree frontman and successful solo artist - has long been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of Jeff Babicz guitars, with the revolutionary Identity Series Dreadnought famously being his main acoustic instrument for over a decade.

To celebrate, the "king of prog rock" was invited by the USA's most forward thinking guitar builder to help create a brand new signature instrument.

Based on Steven's preferred cutaway design and engineered to his exacting standards, the result is a striking guitar that combines slick good looks with consummate construction, superior performance and unparalleled versatility, employing the full complement of cutting edge Babicz innovations to maximum effect.

This model is the very same instrument that Steven Wilson currently uses on the current marathon world tour in support of his wildly acclaimed 2015 solo album, the soulful and immersive masterpiece, "Hand. Cannot. Erase."

As the exclusive UK/Europe stockist of this superb instrument, The Acoustic Centre is pleased to announce that the inaugural production run of the new Babicz Steven Wilson Signature Model is now available to pre-order on a strictly "first come, first served" basis.

These limited edition guitars will have a recommended retail price of £1,995 but - for a initial period only - are available to pre-order at the special introductory price of £1,595 (Price includes custom hard shell case and free UPS shipping within the UK and mainland Europe).

We have had an enormous outpouring of interest for this remarkable instrument and we anticipate that the initial production run (due to land March/April 2016) will sell out very quickly... so please, call now to reserve your guitar!

  << Please call the Acoustic Centre now on +44 (0)1276 453 079 to pre-order

  << Click HERE for full details on the Babicz Guitars range, exclusive to The Acoustic Centre

Brian May & The Veillette Avante Gryphon

1 January 2016  |  Dave Good

The latest musician to be smitten with an Avante is Acoustic Centre regular, Brian May, pictured here with the amazing Gryphon.

Designed by veteran American luthier Joe Veillette, this striking, travel sized, electro-acoustic 12-string plays just like a regular guitar but - tuned to high D - delivers a lush, colourful, mandolin-like sound with a shimmering, naturally chorused top end character.

Describing the instrument as "a joy in itself", Dr. May has been using the Gryphon in the studio for a new project with Kerry Ellis.

  << Click HERE for full details on the Avante range, exclusive to The Acoustic Centre

Acoustic Magazine Reviews The AC Stadium

11 October 2015  |  Dave Good

In the October edition of UK publication, Acoustic Magazine,  Sam Wise gets to grips with the brand new Stadium model from the Acoustic Centre's very own Acoustic Collection, and we're happy to say, finds plenty to love about its idiosyncratic styling and rich tone.

"It gave its best when we picked it, with plenty of space to hear the honeyed sweetness of those harmonics"

  << Read the the full review

  << Check out the Acoustic Collection range

The New Acoustic Collection Arrives

11 June 2015  |  Dave Good

Designed by The Acoustic Centre, London, England, The Acoustic Collection is a brand new range of pro-grade, electro-acoustic instruments featuring solid, seasoned tone woods, cool, classical stylings and premium quality Fishman® Electronics, making it a compelling and affordable choice for the modern acoustic musician.



With their striking period appointments, this distinctive quartet is clearly inspired by instruments from a more polite age, but the rugged build quality, uncompromising tonal response and thoroughly up-to-date Fishman pickup system make these guitars perfect for today's road warriors... garage blues wailers, rootsy singer songwriters, full-on country blasters, power pop balladeers, edgy indie rockers and alt-folk troubadours will all find a model to suit them here.

Each of the four models sports all-solid wood construction and astutely balanced tonal response, designed to fulfill the requirements of artists of all musical persuasions and to deliver superb natural acoustic sound in any unplugged setting, from coffee bar to festival field. For the additional demands of modern high volume, high definition performance environments, the loaded Fishman under-saddle pickup and on-board preamp ensure excellent reproduction whether you're tearing it up on stage or tracking in the studio.

  << Check out the full Acoustic Collection HERE