Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Gear Award 2014

Fender subtly updates a classic, delivering value, dynamics, and versatility.

Sparkly tones. Dynamic response. Great value.

Low-end loses some focus at high volumes.

$899

Fender '68 Custom Princeton Reverb
fender.com

4
5
5
5
Fender’s Princeton Reverb is one of history’s great amps. Introduced in 1964, it’s been a go-to amp for guitarists from rockers to jazzers, especially in the studio and for gigs with modest volume requirements.
Read MoreShow less

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.


Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

Read MoreShow less