April 2020

Humbucker-equipped

ARTICLES

Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style homepage

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Cozart “Custom Shack” T-Style

March 25, 2020
Our columnist’s winning ticket: a modded China-built 6-string for $160 including shipping.
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G&L Fallout: The Premier Guitar Review

March 6, 2020
Racing stripes match a wicked-fast neck, while short-scale goodness and an MFD humbucker gas the machine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Townshend Tribute

February 27, 2020
A reader gives a goldtop Schecter PT a new neck, hardware swaps, and two Duncan ’59 humbuckers wired for tonal variety.
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First Look: Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1960 Les Paul Standard "Norm Burst"

February 24, 2020
Fat tones, fast neck, and scads of vintage Les Paul vibe at an easy-to-own price.
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Dean Thoroughbred Select Quilt Top TCS: The Premier Guitar Review

February 18, 2020
Flashy and fabulously playable, this single-cut boasts a surprising number of tonal personalities.
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PRS SE Hollowbody Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

February 6, 2020
The modern classic excels in its more accessibly priced guise.
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Eastman SB-55 & Romeo SC Demos | NAMM 2020

January 18, 2020
A single-coil solidbody rock machine in single-cut and double-cut versions debuts, and a semi-hollow from last year gets an update via a new single-coil-plus-humbucker pickup configuration.
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Eastman Romeo

Destroyer of Import Semi-Hollowbody Stereotypes?

January 3, 2020
This exquisitely upscale and original 6-string smashes preconceptions with its super-flexible tones. The PG Eastman Romeo review.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Peavey Predator

December 26, 2019
In pursuit of maximalist tone, a guitarist bestows his favorite S-shaped guitar body with three versatile pickups, ’50s wiring, and two toggles to help him do it all.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa: The Premier Guitar Review

December 25, 2019
The signature solidbody for Omar Rodríguez-López (At the Drive-In, the Mars Volta) screams and plays as smooth as cream.
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First Look: PRS SE Hollowbody Standard

December 23, 2019
Muscular output and magnificent overtones meet in the first affordable, SE version of Annapolis’s hallowed hollow.
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When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
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Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

December 10, 2019
Examining the other-worldly aesthetics and Music Man-esque flavors of a futuristic single-pickup bass.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.
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Cort HH4 - homepage

Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

December 3, 2019
A dual-humbucker 4-string with plenty of switching options defies its price with a tight, light build.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Bending the Rules with a Gretsch G2655

December 1, 2019
A Hipshot B-bender on a bargain semi-hollowbody? Why not!
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Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
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58 Flying V

Axes & Artifacts: 1958 Gibson Flying V

October 28, 2019
Walter Carter talks about the iconic instrument made famous by Albert King and Lonnie Mack, while John Bohlinger lays down some mean slide to hear how it barks.
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EBMM Mariposa

First Look: Ernie Ball Music Man Mariposa

October 21, 2019
Omar Rodríguez-López's signature axe delivers punch and flexibility outside high-gain alternative realms.
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Cort Fat - homepage

Quick Hit: Cort G290 FAT Review

October 16, 2019
A reasonably priced mix of timeless features and modern appointments.
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