The up-and-coming singer-songwriter discusses her penchant for cheap guitars, her favorite ESP Ron Wood T-style, and the boutique-stocked pedalboard she built with her dad.

Soulful singer/songwriter Esmé Patterson squeezed in a quick interview with PG’s John Bohlinger just minutes before her show in Nashville. Armed with a two-dollar pedalboard and “Cruella,” Patterson is hitting the road hard to promote her latest album, We Were Wild.

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We've reviewed a ton of cool gear over the past 12 months, but these stood above the rest and won our coveted Premier Gear Award.

This year more than 40 guitars, basses, effects, and amps from a diverse group of gear makers earned the coveted Premier Gear Award from our discerning editors. Here is our gear of the year.

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