Samick Motherlode

December 2014

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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Headbangers Brawl: Four Metal Machines for $750 or Less Reviewed

November 26, 2014
B.C. Rich, Blakhart, EVH, and PRS prove you can get heavy—and surprisingly refined—on a budget.
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Zemaitis Generation 2 MFA-101 NT Review

November 13, 2014
Rock’s original bling six-string at a more affordable price.
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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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Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic Review

October 19, 2014
A Gretsch semi-hollow for high-gain fiends.
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McInturff Spitfire Review

October 17, 2014
This high-end solidbody is a very skilled jack-of-all-trades.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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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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