gear award 2014

This low-wattage, Fender-inspired combo is an absolute jewel.

Whether you’re the sort who bristles at the very notion of a small combo amp that costs north of two grand, or someone who, like me, considers that a fair fee for superior craftsmanship, we can agree on one thing: At that price, the amp better be damn good!

Skylark, a new 12-watt, 1x12 combo from North Carolina builder Steve Carr, is more than damn good. It’s at least double-damn good. Perhaps even triple.

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