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Reviews: Guitars

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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Forrest Custom Guitars DB Boost B and G Bender Review

September 2, 2014
Double-bender T-style delivers seemingly infinite tones and textures.
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Quick Hit: Danelectro 59 M-NOS

August 7, 2014
A new 6-string inspired by a cache of 15-year-old pickups.
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Novax 25th Anniversary Sweet Annie Review

August 4, 2014
This commemorative version of Ralph Novak’s original Fanned-Fret wonder is easy to play and sounds fantastic.
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Ruokangas Mojo King Review

July 3, 2014
An immaculately crafted Finnish T-style that dishes tasty clean tones in abundance.
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Born Guitars OG Carve Review

June 25, 2014
Sustainable materials come together in a superlative electric.
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GJ2 Shredder Review

May 20, 2014
An aggressive, responsive, and well-crafted machine from the godfather of shred guitar design.
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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MTD Kingston Rubicon 6-22 Review

April 15, 2014
The famed bass builder designs a super-playable solidbody.
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Aristides 070 Review

April 3, 2014
Unparalleled playability and rugged stability from a sweet-sounding, boldly styled composite 7-string.
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