December 2019

Review Demo

Quick Hit: Vox MV50 AC Review

June 30, 2017
Can a pint-sized hybrid head cop the arena-rocking tones of an iconic amp?
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Dunable Cyclops Review

June 27, 2017
A stripped-down, solid workhorse for those about to rock.
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Flattop Finesse: Acoustic Steel-String Review Roundup

June 15, 2017
Three new acoustics from Guild, Cort, and Art & Lutherie.
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Trace Elliot ELF Review

June 7, 2017
The wee ELF is small enough to fit in your back pocket, but possesses a voice that defies its size.
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AER Compact 60/3 TE Review

June 6, 2017
Aussie fingerstyle wizard Tommy Emmanuel gets a clear, lush, and expansive-sounding signature acoustic amp.
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Titan KR1 Review

June 1, 2017
A thinking player’s “budget boutique” guitar.
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Prestige NYS Deluxe MC Review

May 25, 2017
A glitzy, affordable ES-295 homage that's packed with way more tones than its rockabilly image implies.
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Review

May 22, 2017
A refresh of one of the most iconic bass designs brings some new flavor for the modern player, but keeps its Jazz soul intact.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Electro-Harmonix Blurst Review

May 12, 2017
This fun and multifaceted filter goes way beyond wah.
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Strymon Riverside Review

May 10, 2017
A hybrid JFET/DSP gain machine invites creative, unorthodox playing and defies preconceptions about digital distortion.
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Carr Mercury V Review

May 3, 2017
A Brit-flavored beauty with remarkable range.
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Breedlove Premier Concerto Review

May 1, 2017
A subtly luxurious, fingerstyle-focused flattop that excels across styles.
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Mooer Ocean Machine Review

April 26, 2017
“Ocean” is the perfect metaphor for the watery soundscapes you can create and manipulate once you combine the four effects.
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Michael Kelly CC50 Deluxe Review

April 17, 2017
A classy-looking T-style that has tons of tones on tap.
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Reverend Mike Watt Wattplower Review

April 13, 2017
A four-year artist and manufacturer collaboration results in a lean, mean, short-scale machine.
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Taylor Academy 10e Review

April 7, 2017
Meet another very refined entry-level Taylor.
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Rivolta Combinata Review

April 6, 2017
The latest from luthier Dennis Fano is a festive salad of vintage influences.
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Marshall 2525C Mini Jubilee Review

April 4, 2017
A legendary brute is reborn as a bantamweight bruiser.
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Gibson EB 4 Review

March 30, 2017
While it doesn’t summon visions of yesteryear’s Gibson EBs, the newly reimagined EB 4 offers up impressive construction, playability, and modern tones.
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