We take a look back at the year's 31 best guitars, amps, stompboxes, and accessories-and the list includes tantalizing offerings from both industry mainstays and boutique outfits. We also talk to Snowy White about his gig on the Roger Waters' Wall tour, interview Tele master Bill Kirchen about his latest album, and get the latest from Jimmy Herring about his solo albums and gigs with Widespread Panic. We also bring you the best from the PremierGuitar.com reader gear galleries, take a look inside Splawn Amplification, and examine the issues surrounding guitar-design trademarks and litigation. Our gear reviews in this issue include the Koll Tornado, Diamond Amplification Positron, PRS 305, L.R. Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic Pickups System, Sonic Edge Tumbleweed, Eko Ghost VI, Orange TH30, Emperor Cabinets Birch 4x12, Hahn Model 22 bass, A/DA Flanger Reissue, Shure SM27 microphone, Boss PS-6 Harmonist, and Visual Sound GarageTone Axle Grease Delay.