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Reviews: Guitars

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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Ibanez GB300 George Benson Signature Guitar Review

May 23, 2012
Outside of a few minor tweaks in body shape, neck size and pickups, the essence of the GB remains.
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Jason Z. Schroeder Chopper TL "T-Pine" Electric Guitar Review

May 11, 2012
The Chopper TL is a more classic, mid-century riff on the Chopper concept that marries Schroeder’s aura of handcrafted loveliness with semi-hollow tones.
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Reverend Sensei RA Electric Guitar Review

May 2, 2012
Sporting the company''s innovative new Railhammer pickups (half pole-pieces, half rail), the Sensei RA represents the heavier side of Reverend''s lineup.
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Epiphone Ultra-339 Electric Guitar Review

April 18, 2012
Epiphone adds a blendable NanoMag pickup and USB output to Gibson''s small-bodied semi-hollow form.
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Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
When Fender gave Marr a chance to come up with his own version of the design, he responded with a smart, thoughtful, superbly executed take on this much-misunderstood, and ultra-expressive instrument.
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Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
A more Strat-style three-pickup/tremolo configuration that gives you enough versatility to cover a musical range as wide as Anderson’s.
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Squier Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review

April 4, 2012
A hot-rodded machine ready to churn out anything from cutting, reverb soaked surf crescendos to crisp old-school bluesy bite.
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BilT Guitars El Hombre Electric Guitar Review

March 20, 2012
Fusing influences from pawn shop prize to 1970s Fender and more, the El Hombre is both bold and familiar.
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M-Tone Slipstream Electric Guitar Review

March 9, 2012
Light-emitting diodes, freeze-dried ice cream, and amazing new foams were among the many Space Race spin-offs that trickled down to consumers and ultimately enriched their lives (well, maybe not
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BilT Guitars S.S. Zaftig Electric Guitar Review

March 9, 2012
Fender’s also-ran guitars of yesteryear aren’t such also-rans these days. While vintage Stratocasters and Telecasters are out of reach for most folks who don’t have a CEO after their
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Washburn USA Custom Shop Nuno Bettencourt N7 Electric Guitar Review

February 22, 2012
The latest collaboration between Washburn and Nuno is an updated version of the classic N4 with a low B string that shines for shred.
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Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT Electric Guitar Review

February 10, 2012
A dual humbucker model with Bigsby vibrato and several clever design decisions that give it an impressive modern feel and a wider array of sounds than you’ll find elsewhere in the 5th Avenue line.
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Echopark Downtowner Custom Koa Limited Electric Guitar Review

February 10, 2012
The Downtowner is a simultaneously stunning and understated instrument that cleverly fuses design elements from a few famous vintage guitars—the curvy bout of the Les Paul and simplicity of the SG Classic—with funky Supro- and Silvertonelike lines.
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