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Taylor 814ce Review

February 4, 2014
A re-imagined, re-braced Taylor classic delivers super balance and power
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Larrivée D-40R Review

December 31, 2013
Impressive value, quality and traditional dreadnought sounds with a Larrivée touch.
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Alvarez

Summer NAMM '13 - Alvarez Yairi DYMR70SB & AD66SB Demos

July 30, 2013
Hear demos of Alvarez's two newest acoustic models -- Yairi DYMR70SB & AD66SB.
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Review Demo - Takamine Pro Series P3MC Acoustic

February 25, 2013
Read the the review online, in its entirety, for free -- click here.
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Washburn Announces Warren Haynes Signature Model Acoustic

Washburn Announces Warren Haynes Signature Model Acoustic

February 19, 2013
Washburn have announced the addition of Warren Haynes to their artist roster along with a new signature model acoustic.
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Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
Recording King’s new Adirondack-spruce-and-mahogany RO-310 is almost a greatest-hits fusion of popular OM and 000 features.
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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Larrivée OM-10

Larrivée OM-10

October 8, 2012
TOP: With its quality tonewoods, high-end appointments, and detailed inlay work, a pre-owned Larrivée OM- 10 is a relative bargain considering its current value of $1,600 to $2,000. BOTTOM:
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Gibson J-45 Purevoice Custom Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

Gibson J-45 Purevoice Custom Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Gibson J-45 PureVoice Custom Limited Edition isn’t cheap, but it''s a versatile guitar that can grow and move with you through a multitude of styles and performance situations.
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Replacing the Soundboard on a 1977 Martin D-35, PT. 2

Replacing the Soundboard on a 1977 Martin D-35, PT. 2

September 5, 2012
After concluding that the damage was so severe that the top could not be restored without compromising the guitar’s sound—not to mention its looks—I began the process of outfitting this fine instrument with a replacement soundboard.
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Replacing the Soundboard on a 1977 Martin D-35

Replacing the Soundboard on a 1977 Martin D-35

August 10, 2012
This 1977 D-35 arrived at our shop with a big hole in its Sitka spruce soundboard and a bag of miscellaneous broken braces and slivers of spruce top wood.
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Taylor 710ce Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Review

Taylor 710ce Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Review

May 11, 2012
The Taylor 710ce Rosewood is a great reminder of how good a Taylor can play, feel, and sound when there’s nary an amp or PA for miles around.
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My Gibson J-45 Skull Guitar

My Gibson J-45 Skull Guitar

March 9, 2012
This was once a Gibson J-45—we think. Now, it looks like a cross between Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” and the townspeople in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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1957 Gretsch 6022 Rancher

1957 Gretsch 6022 Rancher

February 10, 2012
The Rancher was a 17"-wide jumbo acoustic with a triangular soundhole based on Gretsch’s earlier 125F, but with Western-themed decorations similar to the Chet Atkins 6120, 6121, and the 6130 Round Up.
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Martin Style Types

Martin Style Types

February 10, 2012
Style numbers indicate the construction materials and appointments of the guitar, and this system allows for several combinations between body shapes and styles.
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1955 Gibson J-160E

1955 Gibson J-160E

December 20, 2011
The J-160E was introduced in 1954 and had the more conventional look of the popular J-45 and Southern Jumbo models.
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Harmony Archtone H1213

Harmony Archtone H1213

November 15, 2011
There are hundreds of thousands of Harmony guitars out there, and though these are mostly entry-level instruments, they’re very much a part of guitar history.
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1937 Martin D-28

1937 Martin D-28

October 18, 2011
More than 70 years after its first appearance, the dreadnought remains the most popular flattop body style among acoustic guitarists.
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1952 Gibson L-5

1952 Gibson L-5

August 16, 2011
From the time of its introduction in 1922 until today, the L-5 has been considered one of the finest jazz guitars.
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