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Tao Guitars Phaeton

Well, it's only day one here at NAMM, but it's hard to imagine we'll see a more stunning six string than this Tao Guitars' Phaeton. This design has been around a few years, but pickup--a Gold Foil-inspired ribbon pickup developed in cooperation with Benedetto in France--is brand new. And its sensitive, harmonic-rich tone is a killer match for the spruce-and-mahogany hollow body. It's really expensive, but wow--what a pretty, and ingenious, piece of guitar design.

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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