December 2016

Articles by Premier Guitar Staff

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: In Loving Memory of Alan Vincent

November 15, 2016
A PG fan pays tribute to a beloved son, gone too soon but never forgotten.
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Staff Picks: Dream Rigs

November 10, 2016
As we cross the 300 mark on number of Rig Rundowns filmed, Premier Guitar columnist Pete Thorn joins editors in naming our favorite gear-geek-out vids.
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Staff Picks: Note to Self

October 27, 2016
Mitski and PG editors go back in time and give guitar counsel to their younger selves.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Grassfire Phoenix

September 23, 2016
A reclaimed Epiphone Firebird rises from the ashes.
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Staff Picks: Leaving Footprints

September 18, 2016
Marcus King joins PG editors to discuss the stomps that changed the guitar world forever.
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Staff Picks: Monster Bassists

August 22, 2016
We’ve discussed underrated guitarists, but what about those holding down the groove? Jazz virtuoso Rez Abbasi joins in the conversation.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 3

June 25, 2016
We scoured the NAMM floor during the final day to dig up some wicked-cool gear from Wampler, Chase Bliss, B.A. Ferguson, JAM Pedals, and more.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 3

June 25, 2016
The final day of NAMM is in the books and here's a final look at the latest and greatest from the show floor.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 2

June 24, 2016
Highlights from the second day at Nashville's gear extravaganza include new offerings from 3rd Power, EVH, Pigtronix, and more.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 2

June 24, 2016
There was no shortage of ear–and eye–grabbing gear on the second day of NAMM. Here's a look at what got our editorial team drooling.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 1

June 23, 2016
Read about the best guitars, amps, effects, and gizmos the editors dug during the first jam-packed day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 1

June 23, 2016
Here's a taste of the gear we came across during the first day of Summer NAMM, with tone toys from Fender, Seymour Duncan, Bullhead Amplification, and more.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: SinnerBoy Deuce

June 19, 2016
This Bo Diddley plank-style guitar was built to honor the musical bond between a father and son.
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Staff Picks: Best Guitar Performance

June 13, 2016
Guitarist Daniel Kongos catches lightning in a bottle with us as we discuss the best live guitar we’ve seen this year.
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Staff Picks: Hair-Raising Solos

April 21, 2016
The Suffers’ Kevin Bernier joins us in saluting our current faves in scorching guitar.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Yellow Submarine Strat

April 18, 2016
A Beatles fan enlists a young artist to handpaint the guitar of his dreams.
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Tools for the Task: Pedalboard Amps

March 18, 2016
If you like to keep things light and easy (and save your back in the process), having an amp on your pedalboard might just be the ticket.
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PRS Guitars and John Mayer Introduce Limited-Edition Private Stock Super Eagle

March 11, 2016
The guitar features a scale length of 25.375”, specially-wound 58/15 JM treble and bass pickups with a specially-wound Narrowfield JM pickup in the middle position, and a JCF Audio preamp.
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The Chain Gang: Reader Pedalboards 2016

February 29, 2016
Another year means another chance to show off your pedal playground.
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