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The Year in Gear 2018

Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.


Paul Reed Smith Silver Sky

Basically a vintage-flavored S-style filtered through Paul Reed Smith’s aesthetic, John Mayer’s new PRS signature model authentically nails the feel and tones of a pre-CBS Strat, while benefiting from a number of modest yet meaningful refinements. The materials and workmanship are remarkable, and if you can hang with hybrid looks and intelligently modernized features, the Silver Sky presents an impressively made, superb-sounding alternative to an early-’60s Stratocaster.

$2,299 street

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