June Issue

Humbucker-equipped

Framus Pro Series Teambuilt Television Review

June 7, 2018
The shape of a ’60s German oddity returns in a high quality, ultra-playable, and versatile modern electric.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The One That Got Away

May 31, 2018
After a decade of dreaming of a special blue Les Paul, a guitarist’s wife brings it home.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Albor Guitars Orpheus VI Demo

May 28, 2018
Mexico City luthier Lizet Albor shows off a pair of handcarved solidbodies, one with a 7-piece neck and stone fretboard inlays, and one featuring traditional Huichol-style beadwork.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - iVee Guitars iVee#13 "TTT Bass" Misery 3030 & iVee#107 "es" Wayang Demo

May 25, 2018
Indonesian luthier Ivan Mulia demos 6- and 4-string instruments with meticulously hand-etched metal parts—the bass’ fretless fingerboard.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - H Guitars H Cutaway Demo

May 24, 2018
Chicago luthier and Hamer Guitars founder Paul Hamer bursts back on the scene with the exquisitely ornate—and surprisingly rocking—H Cutaway.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Teuffel Guitars Naked Birdfish and Niwa Prodigy

May 23, 2018
German boutique guitar icon Uli Teuffel shows off even more refined versions of two heralded models—the Naked Birdfish and Niwa Prodigy.
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Trash or Treasure: Les Paul’s Artisan

March 5, 2018
Is there greater value associated with a vintage Les Paul that was previously owned by Les Paul? Um….
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Standard

February 21, 2018
A vintage signature model benefits from “the Grohl Effect.”
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NAMM '18 - Sublime Guitars Tomcat Standard, Tomcat Deluxe & Chieftain Standard

February 15, 2018
A unique global parts-sourcing model yields three compellingly priced new electrics.
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NAMM '18 - Vola Guitars Blaze X Guitar Demo

February 13, 2018
A hot-pickup shred machine with a distinctive layered “glow.”
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NAMM '18 - Alquier Guitars Space Wow and Cosmic Demos

February 12, 2018
A high-end French luthier with a preference for bamboo-bodied builds debuts at NAMM.
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NAMM '18 - Mayones Regius CoreGuard 6 Master Builder Demo

February 8, 2018
The innovative Polish crew demos a range of elegant shred machines—including one whose carved top seamlessly incorporates a beautifully sculpted pickguard.
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NAMM '18 - Guild F-55 Jumbo & Jetstar Demos

February 7, 2018
The last of the company’s unissued acoustic models takes a bow, and a new solidbody electric embraces the hot-rod designs of the late ’50s.
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Hagstrom Fantomen Review

February 7, 2018
A legendary Swedish axe maker teams with Swedish metal merchants Ghost to deliver a thunderous and surprisingly adaptable solidbody.
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NAMM '18 - Eastman T64/V & SB59/v GB

February 6, 2018
The California outfit highlights a P-90-packed hollowbody and a beefy solid body.
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NAMM '18 - Ormsby Guitars Goliath Headless GTR Demo

February 1, 2018
A Perth-based guitar builder designs a new line of sans-headstock 6-, 7-, and 8-string hot rods.
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NAMM '18 - Charvel Satchel Signature Pro Mod DK Demo

January 28, 2018
A shred machine so over-the-top it could only belong to Steel Panther's Satchel.
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NAMM '18 - Zemaitis Chameleon, Greco BG Guitar & A22 Demos

January 28, 2018
Three new designs that put the accent squarely on classic tone and playability.
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NAMM '18 - D'Angelico Bedford, Atlantic & Ludlow Demos

January 28, 2018
A storied American brand name writes a new chapter with its first three solidbody axes: the Ludlow, the Bedford, and the Atlantic, in two tiers.
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NAMM '18 - PRS Mark Tremonti MT15 and 2018 S2 Studio Limited-Edition Demos

January 26, 2018
A fire-breathing 15-watt beast and a new S2 model packed with interesting tones.
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