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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.


Breedlove Pursuit Concertina E

Designed in the U.S. and made in China, Breedlove’s Concertina E—a 12-fret, cedar-and-mahogany small-body flattop equipped with L.R. Baggs EAS electronics—proves we live in a time where real quality is available to cost-constrained players. It sounds balanced and dynamic, and has both the sensitivity to convey fingerstyle nuance and the headroom to accommodate forceful flatpicking. Even budget-minded pros would be thrilled by the potential of this parlor-inspired guitar.

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$499 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,