June Issue

Reviews: Guitars

Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard Review

September 11, 2017
A wild-card model that blends classic tones and modern playability.
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Tanglewood Java TWJP Review

August 15, 2017
A very pretty parlor guitar delivers midrange punch and unique tone colors from unusual tonewoods.
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Line 6 Variax Shuriken Review

August 8, 2017
A whole universe of guitar tones awaits in a modern metal-oriented modeling axe.
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Newman 6-String Review

July 18, 2017
Can’t you hear Keith knocking?
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Dunable Cyclops Review

June 27, 2017
A stripped-down, solid workhorse for those about to rock.
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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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Titan KR1 Review

June 1, 2017
A thinking player’s “budget boutique” guitar.
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Prestige NYS Deluxe MC Review

May 25, 2017
A glitzy, affordable ES-295 homage that's packed with way more tones than its rockabilly image implies.
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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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Rivolta Combinata Review

April 6, 2017
The latest from luthier Dennis Fano is a festive salad of vintage influences.
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Quick Hit: Ovation Applause Elite AE44II-VV

March 20, 2017
Can this budget roundback acoustic pull off for Ovation what Squier solidbody gems have for Fender?
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Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Review

March 6, 2017
The latest incarnation of Fender’s most legendary solidbody is all about the zing.
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D’Angelico Premier SS Review

February 13, 2017
A cost-conscious semi-acoustic with art deco flourishes.
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Supro Westbury Review

February 7, 2017
The revived Supro now does for guitars what it did for amps.
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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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Eastwood Jeff Senn Model One Review

January 4, 2017
Traditional touchstones and forward-looking design unite in a functional, playable, and hip-sounding whole.
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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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B.A. Ferguson Classic Class Shirley Review

December 9, 2016
A sweet handbuilt solidbody deftly walks the tightrope between Fender and Gibson.
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