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Acoustic-Electric

Saddle Up, Amigo

September 5, 2012
We’ll now look at the specific elements in the amplification signal chain in more detail.
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Krusa Guitars

May 11, 2012
With more than 20 years of guitar- building experience now under his belt, Krusa has become a formidable presence in the world of custom acoustics.
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My Gibson J-45 Skull Guitar

March 9, 2012
This was once a Gibson J-45—we think. Now, it looks like a cross between Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” and the townspeople in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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1955 Gibson J-160E

December 20, 2011
The J-160E was introduced in 1954 and had the more conventional look of the popular J-45 and Southern Jumbo models.
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Gibson J-160E “Norwegian Wood”

July 19, 2011
The famous Beatles song off of Rubber Soul—as well as many others—was played on a J-160E during the mid ’60s.
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Acoustic Amplification, Pt. 1

July 19, 2011
A quick look at today’s guitar market shows that acoustic guitars are still outselling electric guitars, and that roughly half of the acoustics being sold have pickup systems already installed by the manufacturer.
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Trash or Treasure: Alvarez 9-String Guitar

March 15, 2011
Hey Zach, Here’s an oddball for you—an Alvarez 9-string acoustic. This axe came into one of the pawnshops I frequent, and as soon as I saw it I had to
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Taylor Guitars Doyle Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
An acoustic/electric with a solid spruce top and laminated maple back and sides, and a slick, fast feel that will make any aspiring Doyle feel ready to roll.
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Martin GPCPA1 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
A Grand Performance from Martin''s Performing Artist series with live performance friendly features such as the Fishman Aura F1 system
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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE NA Acoustic Guitar Review

December 21, 2010
The cutaway DR-500MCE comes with a Shadow NanoMag and eSonic 2 preamp at a street price of about $600.
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Festival Series Washburn

November 16, 2010
The background of the Festival series from Washburn
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Carvin Cobalt C770T Acoustic/Electric Guitar Review

October 20, 2010
All-mahogany, playable acoustic under $1000
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Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar Review

September 2, 2010
The GS Mini is a smaller-sized guitar that doesn''t sacrifice tone or playability
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Murray Kuun Design & Lutherie

June 16, 2010
Traditional-style classical and archtops from South Africa
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Lâg Tramontane T400DCE Acoustic Guitar Review

May 18, 2010
The T400DCE, an acoustic with flexible electronics from French guitar company Lâg''s Tramontane line of steel strings, is reviewed.
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Martin OMC-16OGTE Acoustic Guitar Review

March 18, 2010
Martin''s OMC-16OGTE acoustic uses Roland COSM modeling for a stage-ready guitar
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Taylor Baritone 8-String Acoustic Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Taylor grows up and takes risks with the new Baritone 8-String acoustic. The result is one of 2010''s early must-haves.
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PRS Tonare Grand Acoustic Guitar Review

November 18, 2009
The PRS Tonare Grand acoustic lives up to expectations as an extremely high-quality, versatile acoustic
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The Word of the Day is Hybrid

September 18, 2009
Doing double duty with an acoustic-electric
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Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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