Gear of the Year 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
Brutish and simple as a battle axe, but handsomely refined, the Cyclops’ streamlined, original lines and top-flight construction dazzled reviewer Ted Drozdowski. So did the sounds: articulate, massive, singing, dynamic, and versatile beyond the guitar’s rock-tough visage.
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.