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Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

Fender ’62 Princeton Chris Stapleton Edition Review

July 12, 2019
A bigger speaker and a leap back to handwired brownface circuitry make Chris Stapleton’s signature Princeton a sparkling, sophisticated, and bellowing bruiser.
Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

Marshall SV20C Studio Vintage Review

July 3, 2019
Plexi tone in a petite package.
Gibson G-45 Standard Review

Gibson G-45 Standard Review

June 26, 2019
When is a J not a J?
Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

Kay Barney Kessel Artist K6700V Review

June 25, 2019
Kessel’s signature Kay returns as a fun, fast-playing rock and jazz machine.
Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

Catalinbread Coriolis Effect Review

June 4, 2019
Pitch shift + filter = ?
Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
Walrus Audio Lillian Review

Walrus Audio Lillian Review

May 23, 2019
Wide-ranging, multi-stage phaser enables access to subdued phase zones.
Fender American Performer Precision Review

Fender American Performer Precision Review

May 17, 2019
The venerable P’s latest incarnation brings some modern tweaks, but retains the versatility this classic is known for.
Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

Daredevil Bootleg Dirty Delay Review

May 15, 2019
Filthy delays—when regular analog dirt just won’t do.
Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

Abasi Concepts Pathos Review

May 14, 2019
An uncommonly articulate and detailed high-gain machine.
Keeley Synth-1 Review

Keeley Synth-1 Review

May 13, 2019
Glitches galore from this stripped-down mini-synth.
Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
Reverend Triad Bass Review

Reverend Triad Bass Review

April 21, 2019
Joe Naylor's latest 4-string is a triple-pickup champion of versatility, playability, and lookin’ good.
Orange TremLord 30 Review

Orange TremLord 30 Review

April 5, 2019
Transatlantic tones and tremolo mark a deviation from Orange tradition.
Strymon Volante Review

Strymon Volante Review

April 2, 2019
The Milanese monster of magnetic echo returns in DSP form.
Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 Review

Aguilar Tone Hammer 700 Review

March 20, 2019
This svelte class-D powerhouse churns out 700 watts, yet keeps it light and tight at less than five pounds.
Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

March 15, 2019
A lightning-fast neck and a solid electronics package grace this 4-string with a boutique vibe.
Source Audio True Spring Review

Source Audio True Spring Review

March 12, 2019
The digital gurus’ super-authentic spring reverb emulation offers plug-and-play simplicity and deep-diving customizability.
Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Review

March 1, 2019
Fender tweaks the traditional Tele template to accommodate contemporary tastes.