November 2020

Bigsby-equipped

ARTICLES

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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Gretsch

Gretsch Debuts the G6136T Rich Robinson Signature Magpie with Bigsby

October 20, 2020
This signature Falcon-style guitar features a 3-ply maple body with solid spruce top and 1959-style trestle bracing with a spruce block under the bridge.
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Supro Conquistador

First Look: Supro Conquistador

March 16, 2020
Tones and vibes abound in a super-handsome, semi-hollow Supro that scales a classic body shape up to 335-like dimensions.
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Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.
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Fender Vintera

First Look: Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s & ’70s Telecasters

October 14, 2019
Explore the subtle to significant differences among the company’s three new vintage-spec, mid-priced solidbodies.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
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SNAMM '17 - Prestige Guitars DC Coupe Ace MG Demo

August 8, 2017
The Canadian brand unveils a new line a electrics that are loaded with TV Jones and equipped with Bigsby B50 vibratos.
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NAMM '16 - Gretsch Golden Era, Players, and Streamliner Series Demos

February 8, 2016
The rockabilly kings turn out some flashy hollowbodies and semi-hollow 6-string beauties.
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Gretsch Releases the Streamliner Series

January 26, 2016
Gretsch has released the new Streamliner Collection, offering a brave new sound at an affordable price.
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Gretsch Unveils Players Edition Series

January 21, 2016
The new Gretsch Players Edition is designed to provide ultimate stability, maximum comfort, and powerful sound.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1957 Gretsch 6120 & 1961 Fender Bassman

December 14, 2015
In this episode we spotlight an iconic cowboy guitar that has DeArmond single-coils and we hear it through an early ’60s blonde head piggybacked on an unusual 1x15 cab.
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PureSalem

PureSalem El Gordo Review

October 12, 2015
A vintage-styling mash-up—and a versatile rock ’n’ roll machine.
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Reverend

Reverend Guitars Updates the Charger 290

November 18, 2014
Only 14 of each color will be produced.
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NAMM '14 - Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher Demo, 10th Anniversary Custom Shop Models, Roots Collection

February 21, 2014
Joe Carducci and master builder Stephen Stern expound on the company's new dressed-up anniversary Penguin and Falcon models, additions to the Roots Collection, and an acoustic with a Bigsby.
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NAMM '14 - AXL Guitars USA Bel Air Demo

January 31, 2014
See and hear AXL's fresh take on the classic Filter'Tron-and-Bigsby formula.
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Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby Review

November 10, 2013
A vibey, trem-equipped Tele at a bargain price.
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PRS S2 Starla Review

October 31, 2013

PRS’s retro-flavored six string returns in more affordable form.


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Eastwood Marksman 5

Eastwood Unveils the Marksman 5

September 17, 2013
The Marksman 5 is a tribute replica to the ultra-rare 1957 Magnatone Mark V designed by Paul Bigsby.
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Summer NAMM '13 - ToneLounge Riptide Standard Demo

August 15, 2013
Premier Guitar's Jason Shadrick is on location in Nashville, Tennessee, where he visits the ToneLounge booth and learns more about their Riptide Standard electric guitar.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Eastman Guitars E10-SS Acoustic and T486B-SB Semi-Hollowbody Demos

August 15, 2013
Hear demos of Eastman's two newest guitars -- E10-SS Acoustic & T486B-SB Semi-Hollowbody.
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