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Top 10 First Looks of 2018

You voted with your clicks! Here are PG's most-watched gear-demo videos of the year.

We've based these rankings on a combined viewership from and YouTube to compile this year's top 10.

10. Fender Player Series Jaguar

See and hear John Bohlinger tango with the classic offset that's just been updated with modern feel, playability, and more.

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9. EVH 5150 Chorus

Watch John Bohlinger play "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Finish What Ya Started," and a handful of his own licks to test out the swoosh box loosely based on the Roland DC-30.

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8. Boss DC-2W Dimension C

The Waza-Craft evolution of the chorus pairs the original DC-2 with the SDD-320 and adds modern switching that unleashes a multitude of sonic wrinkles.


7. Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50

John Bohlinger straps on guitars new and old to test out the new 1x12 combo built with 6L6s and a lush, tube-driven reverb.

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6. Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Pi

Watch the Review Demo maestro battle the monster fuzz with guitars—new and old—loaded with single-coils, 'buckers, and P-90s.

5. Marshall Origin 50C

Guitarist John Bohlinger uses a '60s Strat, '50s goldtop, and a dual-humbucker Kiesel to hear the various tonal flavors residing in the British rock box.

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4. Vox AC30S1

Check out John Bohlinger throw a handful of guitars loaded with various pickups at the new EL84 combo with a single Celestion speaker and revamped digital reverb.


3. Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline

PG's demo master straps on the Austin legend's new semi-hollow 6-string.

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2. Gibson Les Paul Standard 2019

John Bohlinger plays through various settings on the new gussied-up, classic-looking singlecut that has a few dip switches and push-pull pots up its sleeve.

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1. PRS Silver Sky John Mayer

PG's John Bohlinger has a dance with the new 6-string collaboration forged by Paul Reed Smith and John Mayer.

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