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We are pleased to announce that SOUNDISLANDMUSIC is the first USA dealer appointed to represent the Benedetto CARINO line of archtop Jazz guitar amplifiers. It's beyond exciting and quite humbling to be part of the Benedetto family of musical instruments. As always please contact us for hands-on insights and counsel on these great amps, guitarist-to-guitarist.

Henriksen JazzAmp & SOUNDISLAND partnership | the ALFRESCO Custom

It seems that we just can't sit still for too long around here at SOUNDISLAND before our minds start wandering toward yet another new amp project. And so it's happened yet again! Introducing the ALFRESCO Custom. Solid state. 1x12. 120w @ 8-ohms. Open back. Really compact. Low weight. Upgraded cabinet. Clear-yet-dark-and-rich sound.So what's the Alfresco all [...]

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Raezer's Edge & Acoustic Image Clarus | ONE-6 COMBO

"I can’t believe how good that amp sounded last night!!! Every note was as clear as a bell. I can’t believe how it handled the bass with that 6” speaker! It sounded better than the 10" in my [alternate brand]. WOW!!!!"It started one evening while sharing a late night Thai dinner with Randy Napoleon. Randy had [...]

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Vintage Sound JZ series Jazz Tube Amps | JOHN STOWELL MODEL

John Stowell. Unique in every respect. As Herb Ellis was credited with saying: "if anybody else could play like John Stowell, they surely would!" We like to say he has "yoga hands" with those amazing stretches to grab chord voicings the rest of us have never considered...but John makes them work so amazingly well.When John [...]

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SeQuel Amplifiers Jazz Tube Amps | The RAVINE

Enter the SeQuel RAVINE.I'll admit that I'm extremely interested in the sound of late 1950s archtop guitar recordings. In part it's the music of the time that was pushing many boundaries both artistically and socially. But then too there was something special in the sheer sound of the archtop that was clearly different than the mellow [...]

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SeQuel Amplifiers Jazz Tube Amps | The TRIBUTE

Jim Hall is often called the Father of Modern Jazz Guitar and for good reason. He was an influence on so many...including me.Besides his wonderful approach to music it's hard not to fall in love with his sound, especially earlier in his career when he played that mutt Gibson ES-175. A while ago I was [...]

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SeQuel Amplifiers Jazz Tube Amps | INTRO

Leo Fender was a hugely influential figure in amplifying electric guitar. His circuit designs, arguably perfected in the mid-1960s, became the industry standard for clean sound. And even today aspects of Leo's circuitry are found in the vast majority of tube amplifiers.But that wasn't always the case especially in the Jazz world. From the late [...]

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SOUNDISLANDMUSIC.COM. The jazz guitar amp specialists.About SOUNDISLANDMUSIC.COMIf you're searching for THAT Jazz guitar amp, acoustic guitar amp or acoustic double bass amp to complement your special instrument, you've come to the right web stop: SOUNDISLANDMUSIC.COM.Here we play the products we offer so we can help guide your selection...whether you're across town in our home City of [...]

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Vintage Sound JZ series Jazz Tube Amps | INTRO

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NO LONGER AFFILIATED WITH VINTAGE SOUND AMPS.I grew up playing archtop Jazz guitar and double bass on Polytone amps. Efficient solid state tools. They were THE amp, or so I thought. Most any instrument I plugged in sounded fine in a generic "Jazz" way. Plus Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Ray Brown [...]

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