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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.


Breedlove Premier Concerto

Based on Breedlove’s Concerto body, the Premier is engineered to deliver the booming sound of a dreadnought without sacrificing playing comfort. Its solid Sitka top, solid East Indian rosewood body, Honduran mahogany neck, versatile voice, and excellent playability make it a standout flattop, and at just over two grand with a deluxe hardshell case, it’s a good buy for an American-made guitar of such exceptional quality and design.

$2,199 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.