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April 2015
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 618e Review

April 9, 2015
The re-voiced flagship of Taylor’s maple-backed line delivers dazzling versatility and big bass tones.
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Quick Hit: Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah

April 8, 2015
The microscopic new wah sounds huge, feels natural, and offers multiple voicings.
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JHS Alpine Reverb Review

April 1, 2015
A high-quality, dual-mode digital reverb with smooth sounds and simple functionality.
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John Renbourn: 1944-2015

March 27, 2015
The prodigiously talented and influential British guitarist helped shape modern folk through his fusion of jazz, blues, psychedelia, medieval song, and ethnic music.
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Dawner Prince Viberator Review

March 10, 2015
Whole worlds of Uni-Vibe-style swirl in a compact stomp.
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Quick Hit: Greenchild Tribus Drive

February 27, 2015
Triple-threat industrial-strength boost/OD/distortion.
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Acoustic A20 Review

February 25, 2015
This super-affordable amp for flattops exhibits surprising tonal range.
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NAMM '15 - Carvin Amplifiers S600 Stagemate Portable P.A. System Demo

February 21, 2015
Get the lowdown on their newest acoustic amp/PA system that's designed for performers on the move.
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NAMM '15 - Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker 7-String and Fluence Classic Humbucker Demos

February 20, 2015
See and hear a demo of their latest electric-guitar pickups by Unearth's Ken Susi and the comedic Greg Koch.
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NAMM '15 - B.C. Rich BCR6 and Mockingbird Contour Deluxe Demos

February 20, 2015
See and hear from a sub-$500 acoustic and svelte 6-string remake in action.
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