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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.

Framus

Framus Television Teambuilt Pro

German-built to high quality standards and equipped with top-notch hardware and electronics, the Framus Television is inspiring to play. You’d be hard-pressed to find a guitar at any price with better fretwork, and the semi-hollow design makes the Television feel very alive. Its Duncan pickups provide a vast range of sounds—from Tele twang to fuzzed-out humbucker filth—and its push-pull coil tap yields big sonic dividends.

$3,763 street
framus.com

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The Man in Black returns with the unreleased Songwriter album. John Carter Cash tells us the story.

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Gibson’s Theodore model

PRS Guitars and Ted McCarty family drop “Theodore” trademark objection, and Gibson agrees to drop opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

PRS Guitars yesterday announced that it has withdrawn its objection to Gibson’s registration of the “Theodore” trademark. In a press release, PRS stated it continues to hold dear and protect its long-standing agreement with Ted McCarty and the McCarty family regarding the exclusive rights to the “McCarty” trademark and to McCarty’s name and persona, first developed directly with Ted himself more than 25 years ago. After a series of private negotiations, Gibson has also agreed to drop its opposition to PRS’s “594” and “Silver Sky Nebula” trademarks and trademark applications.

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