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Martin Guitar HD-28 (Left) & John Mayer D-45 (Right)

Martin Guitar came in strong at NAMM with new entries in their Standard Series Reimagined, like the HD-28 at left, which features the company’s scalloped bracing, vintage style antique white binding, a faster modern neck, open gear tuners and an aged finish. List is $3,799 for that model. And on the right. That’s a John Mayer D-45 with Engelmann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, forward shifted X bracing, hex inlays and highly detailed binding. It’s fancy and it’s $14,999.

Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

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