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Reviews: Guitars

Jan18-Gretsch-FEAT

Gretsch G6609TFM Players Edition Broadkaster Review

December 5, 2017
New-design Full’Tron pickups turn a familiar semi-hollowbody into a potent axe that’ll wow fans of both vintage Gretsch sounds and sparkling modern tones.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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Quick Hit: Mayones Hydra Elite

November 19, 2017
A headless Hydra? Yep! And with tones that kill.
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Grez Guitars Mendocino Review

November 17, 2017
God-like gold-foil tones from a boutique beauty.
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Gear Award 2017

Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Hahn Guitars 112 Review

October 25, 2017
A masterful Fender-inspired mashup with tones of its own.
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Island Instruments Anzol Review

October 20, 2017
An upscale tribute to a downscale guitar.
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Pinter SB1-J Jazz Jr. Review

October 6, 2017
Though specifically designed for flatwound bebopping, this stellar instrument handles a variety of genres—including aggro ones—with aplomb.
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Gibson Modern Double Cut Standard Review

September 11, 2017
A wild-card model that blends classic tones and modern playability.
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Sep17-Tanglewood-FEAT

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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Aug17-Newman-FEAT

Newman 6-String Review

July 18, 2017
Can’t you hear Keith knocking?
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Aug17-Dunable-FEAT

Dunable Cyclops Review

June 27, 2017
A stripped-down, solid workhorse for those about to rock.
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Jul17-Acoustic-FEAT

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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May17-Taylor-FEAT

Taylor Academy 10e Review

April 7, 2017
Meet another very refined entry-level Taylor.
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May17-Rivolta-FEAT

Rivolta Combinata Review

April 6, 2017
The latest from luthier Dennis Fano is a festive salad of vintage influences.
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Apr17-Ovation-FEAT

Quick Hit: Ovation Applause Elite AE44II-VV Review

March 20, 2017
Can this budget roundback acoustic pull off for Ovation what Squier solidbody gems have for Fender?
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