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The Year in Gear 2019

The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.


Takamine EF360SC TT

An immaculately constructed dreadnought with a “toasted” solid spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, and Venetian cutaway, the EF360SC TT is attractive in a subdued, traditional way. Handmade in Sakashita, Japan, it’s equipped with the CT 4B II preamp, which is only available on Japan-built Taks. The guitar boasts impressive projection, sustain, and timbral balance, and has the solid feel and sonic versatility of a real workhorse.

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$1799 street,

Plus! December Premier Gear Award Winners!
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1. Peavey Invective.MH$699 street,
2. Chase Bliss Dark World$349 street,
3. Comins CGS-16 $2,399 street,
4. Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay$1,999 street,
5. EBS MicroBass 3$349 street,