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Reviews: Guitars

Fender

Quick Hit: Fender Paramount PM-2 Parlor Review

May 9, 2016
A super-playable parlor-sized acoustic with headroom and clarity to spare.
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Jerry Donahue Tele Review

Vintage V58JDAB Jerry Donahue Review

April 22, 2016
An affordable T-style that delivers tonal versatility worthy of its namesake.
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Hagstrom Impala Review

April 19, 2016
Scandinavia’s answer to the Jaguar is revived in (most) of its quirky splendor.
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Wild Custom

Quick Hit: Wild Custom Wildmaster Gold Foil Relic Review

April 17, 2016
Sonic hints of Teisco and DeArmond come together in a top-notch boutique workhorse.
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Allen Eden 1987 Review

April 1, 2016
This entry-level shred machine flirts with greatness at a rock-bottom price.
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Tyyster Pelti 12-String Review

March 15, 2016
A bold, beautiful jangle machine that blends electric and acoustic sounds.
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Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster Review

March 1, 2016
A quirky homage to Jimi’s idiosyncratic Stratocasters delivers sonic dividends at an accessible price.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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PRS

PRS SE 277 Baritone Review

January 19, 2016
This B-to-B-tuned 6-string is easy to play and boasts versatile, articulate, wide-ranging tones.
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Ibanez Talman Prestige TM1730M Review

January 10, 2016
Strat-influenced resurrection of an underrated Ibanez classic yields sweet single-coil tones and killer playability.
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Reverend Descent H90 Baritone Review

January 4, 2016
Though not as simple to operate as it seems, this deep-voiced 6-string may be the most versatile bari on the market.
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Faith

Faith FNCETB Neptune Baby Jumbo Cutaway/Electro Review

December 11, 2015
Boutique design touches and silky playability distinguish this Baby Jumbo from the mid-price pack.
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Jackson SLATXMGQ 3-6 Soloist Review

December 4, 2015
Jackson sets a high standard for affordable shred with an all-round extraordinary axe.
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Cort MBC-1 Matt Bellamy Review

November 22, 2015
Cort delivers an affordable, top-quality version of a Matt Bellamy Manson.
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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PureSalem

PureSalem El Gordo Review

October 12, 2015
A vintage-styling mash-up—and a versatile rock ’n’ roll machine.
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Guild M-140E Review

September 21, 2015
This concert-sized flattop offers all-solid construction, slick playability, and quality electronics in a more affordable package.
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Asher GT-3 Review

September 20, 2015
This boutique single-cut’s deceptively simple recipe yields tones that are equal parts Teisco, Tele, Strat, and even Gibson.
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Quick Hit: JGS T3 Africaster Review

August 13, 2015
An exotic-wood T-style with a bevy of nice tones courtesy of Kent Armstrong pickups.
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PRS S2 Vela Review

July 24, 2015
Paul Reed Smith chases the offset crowd with an expressive and dynamic solidbody.
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