June 2020

Spruce

Feb18-Martin-FEAT

Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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Eastman

SNAMM '17 - Eastman E20D-TC Demo

July 27, 2017
Hear what the company's popular dreadnought sounds like with their new Thermo-Cure process.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Challenges of Wood Sourcing, Part 2

July 21, 2017
Spruce remains king in the soundboard realm, but not all varietals are the same, or easy to come by.
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Martin 0-18 Review

July 20, 2017
A venerable Martin design returns, brimming with elegance, punch, class, and sass.
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SNAMM '17 - Martin D-18 Jason Isbell Demo

July 14, 2017
The Grammy winner takes a few minutes to go over his signature flattop and even does a bit of picking.
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First Look: Martin 0-18

July 3, 2017
John Bohlinger has his initial dance with the acoustic torchbearer's newest flattop.
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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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Breedlove Premier Concerto Review

May 1, 2017
A subtly luxurious, fingerstyle-focused flattop that excels across styles.
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Taylor Academy 10e Review

April 7, 2017
Meet another very refined entry-level Taylor.
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First Look: Taylor Academy Series 10e

March 6, 2017
John Bohlinger takes his initial test drive with Taylor's new affordable dreadnought.
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Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
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Batson GC22 Americana Review

December 13, 2016
A Nashville guitar designer delivers a lower-price boutique spin-off.
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Alvarez Delta00EDLX/SHB Review

August 11, 2016
A pre-war style blues machine with a modern-leaning sound.
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SNAMM '16 - Takamine EF75M TT Demo

June 25, 2016
Learn about the brands new acoustic that's a reissue with a baked-wood top and Madagascar rosewood.
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PRS SE A15AL Alex Lifeson Review

February 12, 2016
PRS honors the Rush guitarist with a slim, nimble, and fast-playing flattop.
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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SNAMM '15 - Yamaha Guitars FS730S Demo

July 15, 2015
See and hear how this acoustic's spruce top and rosewood body creates a combo for projection and pure tone.
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Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Acoustic Roundup

Acoustic Roundup: Small-Bodied Smash Hits

June 5, 2015
PG tests three astoundingly versatile acoustics from Taylor, Martin, and Larrivée.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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