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Reviews: Guitars

PRS 408 Maple Top Electric Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
With its comfortable but substantial neck, artfully and precisely built body and hardware, and vast array of timbres, the PRS 408 Maple Top is an amazing tool for carving out a very individual tone.
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Campbell American Guitars Space Biscuit Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Beautifully playable and feeling perfectly broken-in right out of the case, the Space Biscuit from Campbell American Guitars is a space-age looking, rock-solid instrument that can sound gloriously traditional when you want it to.
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Fender Cabronita Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Putting the basic recipe of a Custom Shop Cabronita Especial within reach of players on a humbler budget, Fender has shown that it’s heard the pleas of Tele forum members by introducing the Mexican-made Cabronita Telecaster.
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Eastwood Airline ’59 Coronado Electric Guitar Review

November 27, 2012
The latest retro creation from Eastwood channels vintage Supros with a voice that''s all its own.
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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
For fans of modern blues and/or classic rock looking for a quality axe that can take them from slicing bridge-pickup leads to funkier dual-pickup sounds and gristly neck-pickup tones, the Bluesboy is well worth checking out.
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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Review

October 16, 2012
The Jazzmaster is relatively en vogue these days, thanks in no small part to once-fringe players like Nels Cline, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and a host
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PRS Stripped 58 Electric Guitar Review

October 10, 2012
Since their 2001 debut, Paul Reed Smith’s Singlecut electric guitars have been one of the company’s biggest success stories. Sure, they’re clearly influenced by Smith’s love of the tones
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TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Electric Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody doesn’t disappoint in any regard other than the semi-steep price.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Review

August 10, 2012
The 2012 Les Paul Standard is a superb all-around axe that combines archetypal styling with some genuinely smart performance enhancements that make it one of the most versatile Les Paul’s ever and about as varied an electric guitar as you’ll find.
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Deimel Firestar Electric Guitar Review

August 10, 2012
The artistically executed Deimel Firestar is an amazing rock ’n’ roll guitar that was also built with the limitless possibilities of noise rock in mind.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Review

August 1, 2012
The new Les Paul Studio continues to be a fantastic choice for budget-minded players looking to get a piece of the Gibson USA pie.
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Fender Select Stratocaster Review

July 25, 2012
With figured wood and premium features, the Select Strat is as close as you can get to Custom Shop at USA production prices.
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Hahn Model 1229 Electric Guitar Review

July 9, 2012
About 30 miles north of Manhattan lies the sleepy village of Suffern, New York, which in the last few years has become a hotbed of T-style-oriented activity. Whether the
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Cort Sunset 1 Electric Guitar Review

July 9, 2012
Though not exactly a household name, Cort is one of the biggest guitar manufacturers in the world—building axes under its own name and working as an original equipment manufacturer
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Roland G-5 VG Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review

July 4, 2012
See what''s new, what''s improved, and how close it comes to being the only guitar you''ll ever need.
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Affordable Resonator Roundup: Gretsch, Recording King, Washburn, Wechter

June 27, 2012
We take a look at four sub-$1000 offerings to help you find the right fit for dipping your feet into the resonator pool.
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AXL USA Bulldog AL-1090 Electric Guitar Review

June 19, 2012
The Bulldog is heavily influenced by the single cut Gibson Les Paul Junior with some pretty cool improvements on the form and a great price tag.
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Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
The RG1XXV 25th Anniversary model reviewed here could be the ultimate evolution of the form
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Fender Select Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
Highly figured tops, necks crafted from carefully procured woods, warmer-sounding pickups, and improved electronics and hardware.
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Fretlight FG-421 Electric Guitar Review

May 30, 2012
Well-known for providing a unique learning tool with LED-lit fretboards, Fretlight''s latest models bundle even more software and tools for beginners while aiming to simultaneously provide a gig-worthy instrument.
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