October 2016

Steel String

NAMM '16 - Cordoba Leona 9M and Master Series Esteso Demos

February 24, 2016
Get a glimpse of the company's new Spanish-inspired, steel-string parlor guitars.
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Breedlove Announces Legacy Concert Koa LTD

December 9, 2015
The Legacy Concert LTD has a voice that’s mellow and sweet while projecting with clarity, depth and volume.
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Framus Expands Legacy Acoustic Series

November 30, 2015
The new instruments feature solid spruce tops with East Indian rosewood back and sides.
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Ibanez Expands Artwood Vintage Lineup

September 9, 2015
This new trifecta, comprising a Dreadnought, Grande Concert, and Parlor model, features solid mahogany tops with Mahogany back and sides.
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B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Acoustic Roundup: Small-Bodied Smash Hits

June 5, 2015
PG tests three astoundingly versatile acoustics from Taylor, Martin, and Larrivée.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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Taylor 618e Review

April 9, 2015
The re-voiced flagship of Taylor’s maple-backed line delivers dazzling versatility and big bass tones.
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NAMM '15 - Santa Cruz Custom PJ, Custom 1929 OOO, and Tony Rice Pro Demos

February 15, 2015
Richard Hoover shares his building philosophy and inspiration behind three new handmade models.
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NAMM '15 - Martin Guitars D-35 50th Anniversary, OM-45, Dreadnought Jr & CEO-8 Demos

January 27, 2015
The forefathers of acoustic guitar show off five new exquisite flattops.
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Guitar Shop 101: Tips for Buying a Used Flattop

October 24, 2014
Thinking about buying a used flattop? These tips will help you avoid costly mistakes.
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Kala Reintroduces the Thinline Guitar Series

September 11, 2014
The models will be available in in both steel-string and nylon-string versions.
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Epiphone Announces the PRO-1 Acoustic Collection

July 29, 2014
The Gibson-owned brand unleashes four new acoustics geared towards beginners.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Gibson J-15 and J-29 Reviews

June 27, 2014
Two new “slope-shouldered” acoustics offer new variations on a classic design.
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Córdoba Acero Review

May 27, 2014
Do Spanish-guitar design elements mean a better dreadnought?
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Factory Tour and Luthier Interview: McPherson Guitars

May 20, 2014
Matt McPherson’s twin passions—flattops and archery—led him to revolutionizing the compound-bow industry and creating some of today’s most forward-thinking boutique acoustics.
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Takamine Expands the G Series

May 14, 2014
The four new models include the GN10, GN10CE, GN20CE and GD20CE.
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Builder Profile: Veillette Guitars

April 22, 2014
After a life-affirming medical scare, the Woodstock-based luthier refocused his business and is launching an international boutique line.
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