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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.


Serek Midwestern 2

Inspired in part by luthier Jake Serek’s 1960s Epiphone Newport, the handbuilt Midwestern 2 oozes vintage cool in the looks department. Reviewer David Abdo, however, found the 6 1/2-pound short-scale bass to be much more than a pretty face with its effortless playability and easy accessibility to the upper portion of the fretboard. Most importantly, Abdo reported that the Midwesterner 2’s pair of Serek single-coils sound fantastic and are able to produce a wide variety of vintage-flavored tones.

$2,100 street

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