December 2016

Reviews: Acoustic

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Alvarez Delta00EDLX/SHB Review

August 11, 2016
A pre-war style blues machine with a modern-leaning sound.
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Cole Clark FL2EC-BLBL-AE Review

June 14, 2016
This Australian blackwood dreadnought dishes distinctive flattop tones with style.
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Martin D Jr. Review

June 13, 2016
Martin shrinks its signature body shape, upending expectations of what a travel guitar can deliver.
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Quick Hit: DiMarzio Black Angel

June 12, 2016
Simplicity, functionality, and tone are nestled together in DiMarzio’s passive pickup solution for acoustic guitarists.
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Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String Review

June 7, 2016
A high-end 12-string built for comfort and speed.
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Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
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Faith FNCETB Neptune Baby Jumbo Cutaway/Electro Review

December 11, 2015
Boutique design touches and silky playability distinguish this Baby Jumbo from the mid-price pack.
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Acoustic Roundup: Small-Bodied Smash Hits

June 5, 2015
PG tests three astoundingly versatile acoustics from Taylor, Martin, and Larrivée.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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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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Veillette Avante Gryphon Review

January 20, 2015
It’s a mandolin. It’s a 12-string. No, it’s a do-it-all double-string zing machine.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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Taylor 150e Review

November 17, 2014
This entry-level 12-string is multifaceted and finessed.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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