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Reviews: Guitars

Peavey Session Electric Guitar Review

Peavey Session Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Somewhere at a point where superhero paint-jobs, traditionally-inspired design, and a heavy-rocking attitude meet, lives the new Peavey Session.
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Perri Ink Protostar Custom Electric Guitar Review

Perri Ink Protostar Custom Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Perri Ink is a newcomer in the high-end guitar market.
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ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone.
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Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 ST Electric Guitar Review

Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 ST Electric Guitar Review

November 2, 2011
With the introduction of Charvel’s new Desolation series, the Surfcaster’s cool visual lines were reborn in the new Skatecaster model.
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Framus Hollywood DC Electric Guitar Review

Framus Hollywood DC Electric Guitar Review

October 18, 2011
The new 24 3/4"-scale Hollywood DC is based on the original Hollywood 5/131—a model that originated as Framus’ late-’50s bid to meet the demand for rock-oriented guitars.
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G&L Tribute Series ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar Review

G&L Tribute Series ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar Review

October 12, 2011
A handsome, cost-effective alternative to the Fullerton-made ASATs, packed with features that reflect both a muscular posture and a sense of refinement.
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Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

October 4, 2011
If you remove any preconceived notions or expectations, the Firebird X is a pretty cool guitar, both in sound and function.
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Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
Made in Japan, the guitar features all the custom appointments that differentiated Harrison’s guitar from other Duo Jets of the late ’50s and early ’60s.
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Collings 290 DC S Electric Guitar Review

Collings 290 DC S Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
This is a Collings through-and-through—a guitar that significantly refines one of the most elegantly simple templates in electric-guitar history.
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Dingwall Custom I Electric Guitar Review

Dingwall Custom I Electric Guitar Review

September 13, 2011
A boutique blend of Tele twang with Filter''Tron-style pickups and Bigsby.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany Electric Guitar Review

Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
Richmond’s latest, the Empire, rocks with a no-frills, budget-lux combination of appointments and playability that’s the stuff of pawnshop sleepers and minor classics like the Gibson Melody Maker.
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ToneNation Guitars Heartland Standard Electric Guitar Review

ToneNation Guitars Heartland Standard Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
ToneNation’s Heartland Standard is a set-neck, dual-humbucker electric that unites traditional construction principles and more personal, player-oriented design optimizations.
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Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood Electric Guitar Review

Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
The new G.V. Wood single-cutaway model is very much a product of Vigier’s evolutionary impulses—with a fantastic array of tones and an innovative, super-slick fretboard.
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Ibanez RG920QM Premium Electric Guitar Review

Ibanez RG920QM Premium Electric Guitar Review

August 9, 2011
The Premium series aims to bring the features and quality of a high-end Ibanez to a new line of Indonesian-made guitars.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Fernandes Guitars V-Hawk Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

Fernandes Guitars V-Hawk Deluxe Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
The new V-Hawk Deluxe is built to give metal players aggressive tones, fast playability, and radical styling in a quality package that won’t break the bank.
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Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 29, 2011
Fender’s tribute to one of their most renowned instruments is a fantastic blend of old school, don’t-fix-what-isn’t-broken mentality and current, more reliable technology.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Artinger Custom Guitars Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

Artinger Custom Guitars Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
A Semi-Hollow model with twin humbuckers and Brazilian rosewood appointments.
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