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, takamine.com

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


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