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Gear of the Year 2017

Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.


Winfield Dust Devil

Built to serve transatlantic tastes, the Winfield Dust Devil seems to speak most strongly in British hues. But we found that issues of accent were soon forgotten once we plugged in. And the Dust Devil proved versatile, airy, powerful, and full of brash and complex presence.

$1,700 street

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This year’s Premier Gear Award winners are, as usual, an eclectic set—full of old-school vintage homage, leading-edge digital developments, and imaginative meetings of those worlds. Dig in and dig it as we revisit the gear that fired the enthusiasm and wonder of our editors and contributors in 2017.