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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.


Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce

Taylor’s V-Class guitars introduce several newsworthy innovations, including a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences. In V-Class instruments, the top bracing includes two long braces configured in a V shape with its point at the endpin, and Joe Gore was impressed with how dramatically this improves volume, sustain, and intonation. This Grand Auditorium-sized model reveals why the buzz surrounding Taylor’s recent innovations is so deafening.

$4,999 street

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