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Pre-War Perfection: The Martin D-45

April 10, 2014
The 91 D-45s that Martin produced between 1932 and 1942 may be the most coveted flattops ever made. What makes them so special?
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Musikmesse '14 - Eko Guitars Profumosa, Nxt, and Mia Demos

April 8, 2014
See and hear three new acoustic models--including a bass--from the Italian company.
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Musikmesse '14 - Martin GPC-Aura GT, 000-18, and OM-28 Demos

April 2, 2014
The acoustic guitar titan introduced three new delicious models at this year's show--see and hear them in action!
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Musikmesse '14 - Alvarez Masterworks MGA70E, MGA66ESHB, and Elite BE70C Demos

April 1, 2014
See and hear the company's three newest acoustic models, including an archtop.
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Breedlove Premier Auditorium Rosewood Review

March 24, 2014
The acoustic experts from Bend, Oregon, deliver a versatile, luxurious-sounding jack-of-all-trades.
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NAMM '14 - Lâg Guitars Tramontane T77PE, Occitania OC300CE & T500DCE Demos

March 14, 2014
The French guitar company unveiled a trio of new guitars for 2014.
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Martin Guitars Introduces the OM-28, 000-18, DC-Aura GT, and GPC-Aura GT

March 12, 2014
The 000-18 and OM-28 highlight distinct vintage design and include features that can be found on coveted Martin pre-war era guitars.
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Cort Guitars Expands Earth Series of Acoustics

March 5, 2014
The Earth 300V features a solid Adirondack spruce top with Adirondack bracing, a solid mahogany back, and mahogany sides.
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Lowden 32 SE Review

February 16, 2014
A subtly luxurious, rock-steady, and stage-ready medium-sized flattop.
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Fender Kingman Pro Review

February 13, 2014
Fender reimagines a vintage acoustic and creates a new classic.
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Fender Acoustics Introduces 2014 Winter Collection

January 25, 2014
The lineup includes artist signature models, folk music instruments, electro-acoustic models with USB connectivity, and more.
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NAMM '14 - Martin OM-ECHF Eric Clapton Navy Blues Demo

January 24, 2014
Watch the demo of newest collaboration between Martin and Eric Clapton, the OM-ECHF.
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Ovation Guitars Expands Celebrity Standard Series

January 23, 2014
The new models have a mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body style and a quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing design.
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Lâg Guitars Releases Dark Series and Occitania Nylon String Series

January 23, 2014
Occitania range guitars are outfitted with a StudioLâg Plus Nylon preamp featuring an onboard tuner or DirectLâg Plus Nylon preamp.
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Washburn Announces 2014 Lineup–Including Ola Englund Signature Model, Idol Series, and Parlor Guitars

January 22, 2014
Originally introduced 15 years ago, the WI64 was the very first Idol model.
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Musicon Valley: The Home of German Lutherie

January 16, 2014
PG’s German correspondent guides us through the storied town of Markneukirchen in the heart of Germany’s “Music Corner,” where centuries-old instrument-making traditions live on.
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Eastman Guitars Announces the 00 Acoustic and “Lil’ Smokey” Thinline Electric

January 15, 2014
Eastman Guitars celebrates their 10th anniversary with the debut of the Eastman 00 and "Lil' Smokey" thinline.
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Larrivée D-40R Review

December 31, 2013
Impressive value, quality and traditional dreadnought sounds with a Larrivée touch.
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Breedlove Guitars Unveils Premier Series

December 18, 2013
The Premier Series includes four body shapes: auditorium, concert, dreadnought, and jumbo.
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Cordoba Guitars Introduces Steel-String Models, New Parlor Guitars, and Updated Crossover Series

December 13, 2013
The Acero series will consist of six steel-string dreadnought models, a first for Córdoba.
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