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Dreadnought

ARTICLES

NAMM '18 - Bourgeois Guitars Large Soundhole OM & Generation Series

February 2, 2018
Dana B. applies a larger soundhole to his previous OM outline in a design inspired by Tony Rice's road-ravaged flattop. Plus, we see a stealthy new take on the dreadnought formula.
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NAMM '18 - Martin 2018 Standard Series & D-45 John Mayer Demos

January 26, 2018
Flash and classic perfection: from the newest John Mayer model to the refined-but-vintage-styled Standard Series Reimagined HD-28.
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Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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RainSong CH-WS Review

November 24, 2017
A more accessibly priced RainSong also delivers nuance, balance, and tones that rival solid wood flattops.
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SNAMM '17 - Eastman E20D-TC Demo

July 27, 2017
Hear what the company's popular dreadnought sounds like with their new Thermo-Cure process.
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SNAMM '17 - Martin Guitars D-28 2017, D-15M Streetmaster, Model America 1, & D-18 RG Demos

July 20, 2017
The legendary acoustic builders offer up a reimagined version of a classic and a pair of limited-edition models with some intricate artwork.
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Taylor Academy 10e Review

April 7, 2017
Meet another very refined entry-level Taylor.
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Martin D-16E Review

March 16, 2017
New twists on Martin tradition deliver sonorous, stylish dividends.
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First Look: Taylor Academy Series 10e

March 6, 2017
John Bohlinger takes his initial test drive with Taylor's new affordable dreadnought.
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SNAMM '16 - Eastman Guitars E40D SB & MD415 BK Demos

June 30, 2016
Learn about a new 45-style dreadnought and a mandolin built with mahogany back and sides.
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Martin Guitars Introduces the Dreadnought Junior

February 3, 2016
The guitar comes factory-equipped with Fishman’s Sonitone sound reinforcement system and includes a nylon gig bag.
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Framus Expands Legacy Acoustic Series

November 30, 2015
The new instruments feature solid spruce tops with East Indian rosewood back and sides.
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Michael Kelly Triad 10E 10-String Review

October 6, 2015
Michael Kelly streamlines the 12-string concept, delivering dazzlingly complex sounds at an attractive price.
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B.C. Rich BCR6 Acoustic Review

July 30, 2015
B.C. Rich honors its acoustic origins with a fancy but affordable dreadnought.
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SNAMM '15 - Martin CSD 41-15, D12-35, LE Cowboy, HD-35 CFM IV, & 00-15E Retro Demos

July 10, 2015
The acoustic titan celebrates an anniversary with some refreshed classics.
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Ryley Walker: Seeking the Infinite within “Weird” Tunings

June 18, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker channels the past to create a fresh take on folk music.
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Musikmesse '15 - Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition & GPX1AE Demos

May 1, 2015
Chris Martin and his dedicated crew show off two new models that represent both ends of price spectrum.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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NAMM '15 - Santa Cruz Custom PJ, Custom 1929 OOO, and Tony Rice Pro Demos

February 15, 2015
Richard Hoover shares his building philosophy and inspiration behind three new handmade models.
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NAMM '15 - Martin Guitars D-35 50th Anniversary, OM-45, Dreadnought Jr & CEO-8 Demos

January 27, 2015
The forefathers of acoustic guitar show off five new exquisite flattops.
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