October 2020

 

Reviews: Guitars

Breedlove-FEAT

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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Martin-FEAT

Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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Apr17-Fender-FEAT

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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Mar17-D'Angelico-FEAT

D’Angelico Premier SS Review

February 13, 2017
A cost-conscious semi-acoustic with art deco flourishes.
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Mar17-Supro-FEAT

Supro Westbury Review

February 7, 2017
The revived Supro now does for guitars what it did for amps.
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Feb17-Collings-FEAT

Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
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Feb17-Eastwood-FEAT

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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Jan17-Batson-FEAT

Batson GC22 Americana Review

December 13, 2016
A Nashville guitar designer delivers a lower-price boutique spin-off.
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Jan17-BA Ferguson-FEAT

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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Jan17-Godin-FEAT

Godin Summit Classic CT Convertible Review

December 2, 2016
Here’s a well-crafted triple-threat axe that lives up to the do-it-all hype.
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Dec16-Yamaha-FEAT

Yamaha Revstar RSP20CR Review

November 25, 2016
Top-flight quality and go-fast looks in a sweet-sounding solidbody.
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Dec16-Chasing Vintage-FEAT

Chasing Vintage Challenger Review

November 11, 2016
A handmade hybrid fusing Gibson, Fender, and Mosrite influences.
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Danelectro

Danelectro ’64 Review

October 28, 2016
Dano channels Semie Moseley’s design sensibilities in an updated take on a ’60s classic.
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Nov16-Guild-FEAT

Guild S-200 T-Bird Review

October 21, 2016
The high-flying bird from the ’60s soars again in an authentic but more affordable guise.
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Oct16-Charvel-FEAT

Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR Review

September 7, 2016
The San Dimas lives again in a more versatile incarnation.
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Sep16-Alvarez-FEAT

Alvarez Delta00EDLX/SHB Review

August 11, 2016
A pre-war style blues machine with a modern-leaning sound.
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Sep16-Fender-FEAT

Fender American Elite Telecaster Review

August 5, 2016
An American classic reconsidered.
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