December 2020

14-fret

ARTICLES

Martin D-X2E

Martin D-X2E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
An affordable new dread loaded with Fishman electronics.
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Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.
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NAMM '17 - Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail Demo

January 22, 2017
The sister company to Collings introduces a new small-bodied, 14-fret acoustic.
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Rig Rundown: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP

September 4, 2014
The Australian fingerpicker explains how he uses minimal gear to get maximum tone.
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Epiphone Announces the PRO-1 Acoustic Collection

July 29, 2014
The Gibson-owned brand unleashes four new acoustics geared towards beginners.
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Musikmesse '14 - Martin GPC-Aura GT, 000-18, and OM-28 Demos

April 2, 2014
The acoustic guitar titan introduced three new delicious models at this year's show--see and hear them in action!
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Guild M-120 Acoustic Guitar Review

Guild M-120 Acoustic Guitar Review

May 28, 2013
The beautifully balanced M-120 feels a little less soft in its response than most mahogany guitars this size and delivers lots of low-end output when you least expect it.
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Martin Guitars Announces Three New Performance Models

Martin Guitars Announces Three New Performance Models

April 9, 2013
C. F. Martin & Co. will unveil three outstanding new models from their prestigious Performing Artist series at Musikmesse 2013, Hall 3.1 Stand F81, in Frankfurt April 10-13.
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Review Demo - Takamine Pro Series P3MC Acoustic

February 25, 2013
Read the the review online, in its entirety, for free -- click here.
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Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
Recording King’s new Adirondack-spruce-and-mahogany RO-310 is almost a greatest-hits fusion of popular OM and 000 features.
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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Larrivée OM-10

Larrivée OM-10

October 8, 2012
TOP: With its quality tonewoods, high-end appointments, and detailed inlay work, a pre-owned Larrivée OM- 10 is a relative bargain considering its current value of $1,600 to $2,000. BOTTOM:
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Epiphone Broadway Archtop

Epiphone Broadway Archtop

July 9, 2012
A 1951 Epiphone Broadway in mostly original condition. Manufactured until 1957, the Broadway is considered “third-best” in the Masterbilt series of archtops. Hey Zach, I noticed you haven’t discussed
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Gluing Braces Inside a 1967 B-45-12N

Gluing Braces Inside a 1967 B-45-12N

July 9, 2012
1. Using tape to determine the size of the gap that needs to be glued. 2. Threading the stem of the trimmed pipette into the brace repair tool. 3.
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1955 Gibson J-200

1955 Gibson J-200

May 11, 2012
The guitar featured this month is one of 41 natural-finished J-200s made in 1955
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1957 Gretsch 6022 Rancher

1957 Gretsch 6022 Rancher

February 10, 2012
The Rancher was a 17"-wide jumbo acoustic with a triangular soundhole based on Gretsch’s earlier 125F, but with Western-themed decorations similar to the Chet Atkins 6120, 6121, and the 6130 Round Up.
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Martin Style Types

Martin Style Types

February 10, 2012
Style numbers indicate the construction materials and appointments of the guitar, and this system allows for several combinations between body shapes and styles.
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1955 Gibson J-160E

1955 Gibson J-160E

December 20, 2011
The J-160E was introduced in 1954 and had the more conventional look of the popular J-45 and Southern Jumbo models.
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Harmony Archtone H1213

Harmony Archtone H1213

November 15, 2011
There are hundreds of thousands of Harmony guitars out there, and though these are mostly entry-level instruments, they’re very much a part of guitar history.
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1937 Martin D-28

1937 Martin D-28

October 18, 2011
More than 70 years after its first appearance, the dreadnought remains the most popular flattop body style among acoustic guitarists.
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