Samick Motherlode

December 2014
Charles Saufley

Charles Saufley

Gear Editor Charles Saufley is a career writer and editor from San Francisco. Before joining Premier Guitar he served as Associate Editor at Acoustic Guitar magazine (where his predecessor was esteemed PG Editor in Chief Shawn Hammond.) He became music obsessed not long after birth—thanks in no small part to older siblings who ‘babysat’ him with a set of headphones, Revolver, and Sticky Fingers. Charles still spends a lot of time listening to records. And his many git-fiddle heroes include Roger McGuinn, Pete Townshend, Tom Verlaine, Eddie Phillips, Nokie Edwards, Gabor Szabo, John Cippolina, Randy Holden, Erkin Koray, Greg Ginn, and Sonic Youth.

ARTICLES

Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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Quick Hit: Maxon FV-10 Fuzz Elements Void

November 11, 2014
Enhanced Scrambler-type circuit dishes deliciously dangerous and glitchy fuzz.
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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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Quick Hit: EarthQuaker Devices Arrows

October 9, 2014
Stupidly simple booster is a magical tone masseuse.
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Caroline Guitar Company Haymaker Review

October 3, 2014
This wildly versatile overdrive ranges from organic amp OD to tough and fuzzy sounds.
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Black Cat Pedals Vibe Review

September 19, 2014
Killer photocell-driven homage to the Uni-Vibe sounds deep, organic, and authentic.
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EarthQuaker Devices Pitch Bay Review

September 18, 2014
This polyphonic pitch harmonizer’s intuitive design makes it doubly rewarding.
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Neo Instruments Mini Vent Review

September 17, 2014
A gorgeously realistic faux-Leslie swirl in a compact package.
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MXR Custom Shop La Machine Review

September 15, 2014
This re-imagined classic octave fuzz is mean, massive, and musical.
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Stomp Under Foot Serenity Overdrive Review

September 13, 2014
This simple twist on the TS template delivers a clean-to-mean OD that sings—loud!
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