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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.


G7th Performance 3 ART Capo

Slightly wider than the earlier version, G7th’s latest capo retains its predecessor’s easy grab-and-go mechanics, which reveals how the company’s thoughtful designs have aged gracefully. The capo’s new Adaptive Radius Technology allows it to work on modern and vintage-style necks, regardless of radius. The Performance 3 cradled whatever Jason Shadrick threw its way without putting too much pressure on the strings, thus avoiding tuning issues.

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$54 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,