April 2020

Reviews: Guitars

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Fender American Performer Mustang Review

June 3, 2019
The little brother in the Fender solidbody line impresses with chiming tones and silky smooth playability.
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Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
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Farida OT-65 Review

April 23, 2019
Vintage style and excellent build quality in an affordable, all-solid, slope-shoulder dread.
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Gretsch Streamliner G2420T Review

April 10, 2019
A tip-top rockabilly bomber at a bargain price.
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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.
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Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.
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Heritage H-137SC Review

January 30, 2019
Two P-90s, four dials, and a slab of single-cutaway mahogany that are a ticket to rock ’n’ roll happiness.
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Breedlove Pursuit Concertina E Review

January 3, 2019
Surprising dynamism, punch, and balance in a budget small-body flattop.
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Quick Hit: Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior Lap Steel Review

December 27, 2018
A value-packed option from a world-class builder.
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Caparison Horus-M3 CC Review

December 24, 2018
Courtney Cox’s signature shred machine extracts shreddy versatility from a streamlined control set.
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Eastman T64/v Review

November 30, 2018
Vintage thinline sounds abound in an impressively relic’d and smooth-playing hollowbody.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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Cort CJ Retro Jumbo Review

September 21, 2018
Style and plugged-in performance come cheap in Cort’s handsome and inexpensive big-body flattop.
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Guild Jetstar Review

July 31, 2018
Another Guild oddity rises Phoenix-like from the ashes—fit and in fighting form.
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Fender Player Series Jaguar Review

July 27, 2018
The latest return of the petite-scale offset classic.
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Yamaha CSF3M Review

July 16, 2018
Silky playability, sublime sounds, and top quality add up to a small-body super value.
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Blackbird Savoy Review

June 19, 2018
A flax-composite design marvel delivers wooden looks and tones in a near-indestructible instrument full of personality.
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Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

June 11, 2018
This Grand Auditorium-sized flattop boasts a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences.
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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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