April 2020

Reviews: Guitars

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GJ2 Shredder Review

May 20, 2014
An aggressive, responsive, and well-crafted machine from the godfather of shred guitar design.
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Fender 1954 Heavy Relic Strat Review

May 15, 2014
This high-end Custom Shop model aspires to be an exact replica of a sexagenarian Strat. How close does it get?
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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MTD Kingston Rubicon 6-22 Review

April 15, 2014
The famed bass builder designs a super-playable solidbody.
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Aristides 070 Review

April 3, 2014
Unparalleled playability and rugged stability from a sweet-sounding, boldly styled composite 7-string.
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DiPinto Melody Mach IV Review

March 31, 2014
This sexy synthesis of vintage Gibson and Mosrite is punky and rocking, yet surprisingly civilized.
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Eastwood Guitars Airline Map Baritone Review

February 20, 2014
An oddball classic—reborn as a baritone—is well-built and super fun!
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Silvertone Guitars 1423 Review

January 15, 2014
Silvertone revisits a classic with improvements that enhance its stability and versatility.
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PureSalem Electric End Review

December 25, 2013
New direct-buy builder combines confrontational looks with expansive sounds
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Epiphone G-400 PRO Review

December 18, 2013
Value and versatility in a vintage-styled SG.
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ESP LTD EC-1000M Deluxe Review

November 24, 2013
A modern single-cut whose unique wood complement delivers impressive pummeling power and glistening clean tones.
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Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT Review

November 15, 2013
Signature archtop delivers modern playability and myriad tones.
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Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby Review

November 10, 2013
A vibey, trem-equipped Tele at a bargain price.
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PRS S2 Starla Review

October 31, 2013

PRS’s retro-flavored six string returns in more affordable form.


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Knaggs Severn Trembuck Tier 3 Review

October 23, 2013
This luxurious solidbody is wildly versatile and playable.
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Worland Prairie Review

October 15, 2013
Jim Worland’s bare-bones Prairie OM delivers top tones and handmade quality at a relatively affordable price.
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Tausch 665 Review

October 1, 2013
This immaculately built guitar’s semi-hollow body, long-scale fretboard, and coil-tap wiring deliver a carnival of tones.
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Fano Alt de Facto GF6 Review

September 14, 2013
Inspired by oddball semi-hollows of yesteryear, Dennis Fano’s latest features neo-classic aesthetics and an intoxicating blend of lead and rhythm tones.
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Pagelli Guitars Massari Review

August 7, 2013
Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli demonstrates his complete mastery of technique with the one-of-a-kind design of the Massari.
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G&L Superhawk Deluxe Jerry Cantrell Electric Guitar Review

July 20, 2013
If you're one of the many players obsessed with capturing Jerry Cantrell's wailing guitar tones, the new signature Superhawk Deluxe might be right up your alley.
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