December 2016

Reviews: Guitars

Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
Made in Japan, the guitar features all the custom appointments that differentiated Harrison’s guitar from other Duo Jets of the late ’50s and early ’60s.
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Collings 290 DC S Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
This is a Collings through-and-through—a guitar that significantly refines one of the most elegantly simple templates in electric-guitar history.
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Dingwall Custom I Electric Guitar Review

September 13, 2011
A boutique blend of Tele twang with Filter''Tron-style pickups and Bigsby.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
Richmond’s latest, the Empire, rocks with a no-frills, budget-lux combination of appointments and playability that’s the stuff of pawnshop sleepers and minor classics like the Gibson Melody Maker.
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ToneNation Guitars Heartland Standard Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
ToneNation’s Heartland Standard is a set-neck, dual-humbucker electric that unites traditional construction principles and more personal, player-oriented design optimizations.
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Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
The new G.V. Wood single-cutaway model is very much a product of Vigier’s evolutionary impulses—with a fantastic array of tones and an innovative, super-slick fretboard.
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Ibanez RG920QM Premium Electric Guitar Review

August 9, 2011
The Premium series aims to bring the features and quality of a high-end Ibanez to a new line of Indonesian-made guitars.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Fernandes Guitars V-Hawk Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
The new V-Hawk Deluxe is built to give metal players aggressive tones, fast playability, and radical styling in a quality package that won’t break the bank.
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Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 29, 2011
Fender’s tribute to one of their most renowned instruments is a fantastic blend of old school, don’t-fix-what-isn’t-broken mentality and current, more reliable technology.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Artinger Custom Guitars Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
A Semi-Hollow model with twin humbuckers and Brazilian rosewood appointments.
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AXL Badwater USA 1216 Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bridge Pickup Download Example 2 Neck Pickup Clips recorded using Fryette S.A.S. distortion pedal, Fender Pro Junior amp, Planet Waves Custom Pro cables, and Apogee Duet
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Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Electric Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, bridge pickup coil-tapped Download Example 2 Dirty, bridge and middle pickups Clips recorded with a 1981 Marshall JCM800 head into a Marshall JCM800 4x12 cabinet
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Hallmark Guitars Johnny Ramone Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
No one ever mistook Johnny Ramone for Django Reinhardt. But while Johnny wasn’t the most technically adroit guitarist ever, it would be hard to overstate his impact on popular
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TV Jones Model 10 Electric Guitar Review

April 14, 2011
A single-cutaway solidbody with a Bigsby and TV Jones Custom Wound pickups
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PRS Studio Electric Guitar Review

April 13, 2011
The PRS Studio is specifically targeted to players who need to cover a lot of musical ground without sacrificing the satisfying tones the company is known for.
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Fender Road Worn Player Series Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

March 23, 2011
The Player Series Tele marries vintage look and affordability with modern features
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RS Guitarworks TeeVee Custom Electric Guitar Review

March 15, 2011
A V-shape body paired with the handsome, classic appointments of an early-’60s Telecaster Custom
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