April 2020

Mini-humbucker-equipped

ARTICLES

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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Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

December 9, 2019
It may not be your dad’s ’Stang from the 1960s—unless he’s from Italy—but this axe has a unique look and flavor that’s begging for surf rock.
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Harmony Silhouette Review

October 15, 2019
High-quality construction and versatile mini-humbuckers help a pawnshop fixture evolve into a mid-price top-performer.
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First Look: Harmony Silhouette

August 19, 2019
The pawnshop prize of yore gets relaunched with a boutique touch—and at about the same price as an inflation-adjusted original.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Epiphone Les Paul SL

August 12, 2019
When it comes to mods, sometimes two guitars make a better one.
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Wizard of Odd: ’60s Excelsior Jamaica III

February 12, 2019
What do polka, beer, accordions, and hot mini-humbuckers have in common?
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Guild Jetstar Review

July 31, 2018
Another Guild oddity rises Phoenix-like from the ashes—fit and in fighting form.
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SNAMM '18 - Clifton Guitarworks Flathead Demos

July 18, 2018
These slightly unusual axes combine reclaimed woods with a moden take on a traditional design.
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Wizard of Odd: Early-’60s Welson Kinton

May 29, 2018
What’s better than a cool mini-humbucker? Four of them, of course! And don’t forget that “all on” blower switch.
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PureSalem Mendiola Review

March 16, 2018
A graceful and thoughtfully executed mashup of Fender, Gibson, and Eko elements adds up to a lean, clean, and mean performance 6-string.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Epiphone Crestwood Custom

September 26, 2017
A deeper look at one of Epiphone’s first solidbody production models.
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PureSalem

PureSalem Guitars Unveils Mendiola

March 2, 2017
The Florida-based crew take cues from the cult classic Ekomaster and add their new mini-humbucker to it.
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NAMM '17 - PureSalem Guitars Mendiola Demo

February 5, 2017
See what happens when you mate a mini-humbucker with the stylings of an old Ekomaster—minus all the plastic switches.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 2002 Folk-Art Fender Strat

May 17, 2015
Can you get a good deal if you buy a guitar on the sidewalk?
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: My Epiphone 1966 Worn Wilshire Reissue

September 28, 2014
Ever regret selling a guitar? With a little luck, you might find a similar one to replace it.
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MJ Guitars Duke Deville Electric Guitar Review

MJ Guitars Duke Deville Electric Guitar Review

April 19, 2013
Blending classic Tele vibe with unique tones on tap via a coil-splittable mini-humbucker.
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Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom Outfit Electric Guitar Review

Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Crestwood Custom Outfit Electric Guitar Review

February 27, 2013
A reissue of Epiphone''s double cutaway solidbody that proves versatile and individual in terms of tone and style.
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Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E212T Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E212T Semi-Hollow Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Epiphone 1962 Sheraton E2125 is one of the coolest convergences of vintage feel, playability, and value we’ve seen in a long time.
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1962 Epiphone Emperor

1962 Epiphone Emperor

September 5, 2012
Originally called the Zepher Emperor Regent, this model name changed to Emperor Electric in 1954.
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Reviving a 1965 Gibson Firebird

Reviving a 1965 Gibson Firebird

May 11, 2012
This 1965 Gibson Firebird is a very rare bird indeed. For starters, it barely made it through a house fire.
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