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Reviews: Acoustic

Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Review

July 13, 2011
This solid wood, Canadian-built acoustic is impressively priced around $750. However, it''s the interesting body size and neck profile that have the potential to drive your playing to new places.
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Boucher Guitars AVT Spruce Goose OOO Acoustic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
Boucher has taken his Adirondack fascinations a step further, building the top, back, and sides entirely out of spruce.
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CD Review: Bruce Cockburn - "Small Source of Comfort"

March 15, 2011
Bruce Cockburn Small Source of Comfort True North Fans of Bruce Cockburn’s extraordinary acoustic fingerpicking will be thrilled with Small Source of Comfort, his 31st studio album. Cockburn’s shimmering arpeggios,
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Book Review: "Guitar Lessons" by Bob Taylor

March 15, 2011
Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons Wiley Publishing Guitarmaker Bob Taylor has become synonymous with acoustic guitars since his early days of working out of a small San Diego workshop, fittingly named
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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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CD Review: Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - "Little by Little"

February 15, 2011
Little by Little is an ambitious double album full of everything from delicate Beatles-inspired fingerpicking to the barn-burning instrumentals that have become a cornerstone of Tommy Emmanuel''s live shows.
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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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Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
The D-50 Standard is one of two dreadnoughts in Guild’s Standard series—a line of New Hartford-built guitars the company introduced as more affordable alternatives to the more feature-laden Traditional series guitars.
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CD Review: Harvey Reid - "Capo Voodoo: Solo Guitar"

January 17, 2011
Featuring 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar, resonator slide, mandolin, 6-string banjo, autoharp, and other stringed instruments, these collections offer stirring interpretations of folk ballads, Delta blues, sea shanties, Celtic tunes, ragtime, bluegrass, and classical music.
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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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CD Review: Pierre Bensusan - "Vividly"

December 21, 2010
On Vividly, Pierre Bensusan defends his title as the all-time king of DADGAD tuning.
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Recording King RD-327 Acoustic Guitar Review

December 3, 2010
The RD-327 offers vintage styling and all solid wood for under $1000
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CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

October 20, 2010
Los Lonely Boys deliver a different flavor of their "Texican" music
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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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Recording King Century Studio Series ROS-626 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
The ROS-626 is built for old-time music and stays faithful to the 1930s era at a reasonable price.
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Kala U-Bass Review

July 20, 2010
Kala''s Ukulele Bass is a unique instrument that''s capable of producing a number of different type of bass tones
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Breedlove American Series C20 Acoustic Guitar Review

June 25, 2010
The Breedlove American Series packages the elements of Breedlove''s higher-end tone into a more affordable US-made product.
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Guild F-512 Jumbo 12-String Acoustic Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
Guild''s latest Jumbo 12-string lives up to the company''s F-512
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