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Reviews: Guitars

G&L Detroit Muscle Series Fallout R/T Review

April 30, 2015
Sonic versatility and showstopping looks from a muscle car-inspired solidbody.
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Quick Hit: Danelectro '63 Dano

April 5, 2015
An incredibly playable reissue of Dano’s classic offset body style.
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Relish Jane Review

March 18, 2015
Elegance and attitude with a Swiss twist.
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Slick SL50 Review

March 9, 2015
Designed by Bowie collaborator Earl Slick, this incredibly affordable T-style delivers surprisingly up-market tones.
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Quick Hit: Ibanez RGKP6

March 1, 2015
Far from a gimmick for shredders, multi-effect nuts, or Muse fans, a “Kaoss Pad axe” is one of the most fertile new fields for sonic exploration.
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Eastwood Airline H78 Review

February 12, 2015
Can this modern take on Dan Auerbach’s famed Harmony match the original’s vintage mojo?
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Veillette Avante Gryphon Review

January 20, 2015
It’s a mandolin. It’s a 12-string. No, it’s a do-it-all double-string zing machine.
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Schecter PT Fastback II B Review

January 11, 2015
This affordable T-style boasts impressive extras and extraordinary build quality.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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D’Angelico EX-59 Review

December 2, 2014
Archtop luxury for the rest of us.
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Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.
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Zemaitis Generation 2 MFA-101 NT Review

November 13, 2014
Rock’s original bling six-string at a more affordable price.
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The Loar LH-301T Review

October 29, 2014
This traditional thinline archtop excels at old-school jazz and blues styles and realms beyond.
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Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic Review

October 19, 2014
A Gretsch semi-hollow for high-gain fiends.
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McInturff Spitfire Review

October 17, 2014
This high-end solidbody is a very skilled jack-of-all-trades.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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Forrest Custom Guitars DB Boost B and G Bender Review

September 2, 2014
Double-bender T-style delivers seemingly infinite tones and textures.
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Quick Hit: Danelectro 59 M-NOS

August 7, 2014
A new 6-string inspired by a cache of 15-year-old pickups.
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Novax 25th Anniversary Sweet Annie Review

August 4, 2014
This commemorative version of Ralph Novak’s original Fanned-Fret wonder is easy to play and sounds fantastic.
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Ruokangas Mojo King Review

July 3, 2014
An immaculately crafted Finnish T-style that dishes tasty clean tones in abundance.
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