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Acoustic

Factory Tour: Fender Acoustic Custom Shop • Guild Guitars • Ovation

June 18, 2013
On the shores of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut, three legendary acoustic brands have amassed a formidable army of guitar-building talent that seems destined to take flattops into a new golden age.
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Cort Announces Limited Edition Stephen Jensen Models

Cort Announces Limited Edition Stephen Jensen Models

June 18, 2013
Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of artist Stephen Jensen.
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Inside Ovation's Acoustic Pickup Evolution

Inside Ovation's Acoustic Pickup Evolution

June 16, 2013
Under the hood of Ovation's innovative pickup system from 1973
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Humphrey Espresso 15 Acoustic Amp Review

Humphrey Espresso 15 Acoustic Amp Review

June 11, 2013
A stylish, EL84-driven acoustic amp with touch and tones aplenty whether you’re a technique-obsessed finger-stylist or a simple strummer.
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Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

May 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.

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Cordoba Guitars Releases the C9 Dolce and Master Series

Cordoba Guitars Releases the C9 Dolce and Master Series

May 30, 2013
Cordoba Guitars have announced their C9 Dolce, a 7/8-sized guitar and the new Master Series.
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5 Small-Body Flattop Acoustics Under $1000

5 Small-Body Flattop Acoustics Under $1000

May 30, 2013
Five guitars representing the better percentage of classic small-body styles: Epiphone EL-00 Pro, Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Parlor, Guild M-120, Loar LO-215, and Martin 000X1AE.
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Epiphone EL-00 Pro Acoustic Guitar Review

Epiphone EL-00 Pro Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The Epiphone version of the Gibson L-00 captures much of the barking, husky sonic appeal that grabbed the ears of everyone from Robert Johnson to Bob Dylan.
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Guild M-120 Acoustic Guitar Review

Guild M-120 Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The beautifully balanced M-120 feels a little less soft in its response than most mahogany guitars this size and delivers lots of low-end output when you least expect it.
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Interview: Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel: Duo de Swing

Interview: Martin Taylor and Tommy Emmanuel: Duo de Swing

May 28, 2013
Taylor and Emmanuel discuss the art of solo guitar, ’70s pop music, and why guitar education is near and dear to both of them.
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Martin 000X1AE Acoustic Guitar Review

Martin 000X1AE Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The 000X1 sounds like it was made for fingerpicking and it rewards a nuanced touch and inventive fingerstyle techniques.
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Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Parlor Sunburst HG Acoustic Guitar Review

Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Parlor Sunburst HG Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The diminutive Woodland Pro parlor generates a bottom end full of overtones, body, and dimension, with mind-blowing sustain.
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Loar LO-215 Acoustic Guitar Review

Loar LO-215 Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The LO-215 is a country-blues machine that's percussive and snappy with a nice midrange honk that’s just plain funky.
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Seagull Guitars Announces New Excursion Series

Seagull Guitars Announces New Excursion Series

May 23, 2013
Montreal, Canada- May 22nd, 2013- Montreal based Godin Guitars is very pleased to introduce a new series of incredibly affordable, Canadian made guitars to its Seagull acoustic line-up.
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Ultrasound Announces AG15M Acoustic Amplifier

Ultrasound Announces AG15M Acoustic Amplifier

May 21, 2013
Ultrasound Amplifiers today introduces the Ultrasound AG15M acoustic amplifier. The amp features two channels: one to accommodate a mic XLR input with separate volume and a second designed to amplify fiddles, mandolins, guitars and any other acoustic instrument.
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Schertler Introduces New Jam Series Acoustic Amps

Schertler Introduces New Jam Series Acoustic Amps

May 15, 2013
Schertler has introduced a line of high fidelity acoustic amplifiers to be shown at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Eastman Guitars booth #1512.
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, Pt. 3

Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, Pt. 3

May 11, 2013
Some of the cosmetic aspects you’ll need to determine for your custom instrument.
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Taylor 518E Acoustic Guitar Review

Taylor 518E Acoustic Guitar Review

May 11, 2013
For players who use a dynamic and generally light fingerstyle approach, the Taylor 518e is a wonderland of color, overtones, and rich, low-end throb that can make a solo composition sound massive and lend body to a spare band mix.
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Taylor Guitars Mahogany 500 Series, 2013 Spring Limited Series, and Koa Grand Orchestra Demos

April 23, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Taylor booth for a demo of their Mahogany 500 Series, 2013 Spring Limited Series, and Koa Grand Orchestra guitars.
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GALLERY: Dallas International Guitar Festival 2013

April 23, 2013
Looking for a guitar that costs more than your car? The Dallas International Guitar Fest had more than a few, including some of the rarest of the rare.
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