Lilly Hiatt joins us in discussing a couple of our treasured musical couplings. Plus, musical obsessions!

December 2022: Who is your favorite musical duo?

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A pop idol’s signature edition shines a light on an underrated and intriguing Martin body style.

Easy playability. Great harmonic balance between high and low strings. High-quality build. Crafted from sustainable woods.

Electronics don’t entirely capture guitar’s balance.

$799

Martin 000JR-10E Shawn Mendes
martinguitar.com

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There’s not a lot of reason for Martin to mess with new body styles. Just about every standard shape in their line—from the 0, 00, 000, up through their dreadnoughts—are inarguably stone-cold classics and foundational works from which much of the rest of the acoustic-guitar industry takes their inspiration and cues.

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Fender honors the indie-legend with signature pickups and accessories.

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