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Reviews: Guitars

D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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PureSalem El Gordo Review

October 12, 2015
A vintage-styling mash-up—and a versatile rock ’n’ roll machine.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Asher GT-3 Review

September 20, 2015
This boutique single-cut’s deceptively simple recipe yields tones that are equal parts Teisco, Tele, Strat, and even Gibson.
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Quick Hit: JGS T3 Africaster Review

August 13, 2015
An exotic-wood T-style with a bevy of nice tones courtesy of Kent Armstrong pickups.
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PRS S2 Vela Review

July 24, 2015
Paul Reed Smith chases the offset crowd with an expressive and dynamic solidbody.
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Ibanez Eric Krasno EKM10T Review

June 19, 2015
Classic lines, quality workmanship, and versatile vintage-style pickups distinguish Eric Krasno’s semi-hollow signature model.
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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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