December 2020

Dreadnought

ARTICLES

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Gibson Acoustics | The Original Collection - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 16, 2020
The new Bozeman flattops take a handful of updated features and work them into their classic designs.
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Martin D-X2E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
An affordable new dread loaded with Fishman electronics.
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Thompson Guitars

Thompson Guitars Releases the Molly Tuttle Signature Model

June 1, 2020
The award-winning bluegrass picker's first namesake dread will be constructed with sinker mahogany back and sides plus an Adirondack spruce top.
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Acoustic Soundboard: The Round-Shouldered Dreadnought Revival

October 14, 2019
This body shape didn’t go extinct, but it came darn close.
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Orangewood Introduces First All-Solid Acoustic Guitars

July 31, 2019
First three vintage-inspired models will feature a torrefied spruce top paired with a solid mahogany back and sides.
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Acoustic Soundboard: Dreadnought Days

May 27, 2019
Hip to be square or bound for round, it’s all about the shoulders.
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Farida OT-65 Review

April 23, 2019
Vintage style and excellent build quality in an affordable, all-solid, slope-shoulder dread.
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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 '19 - Martin Guitars D-18 Modern Deluxe, Road Series & Dreadnought Jr Demos

January 25, 2019
The acoustic mainstay demos new Modern Deluxe, Road Series, and Dreadnought Jr. instruments.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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SNAMM '18 - AMI Guitars DM-18, GJA-SG200 & GBCE-3-SB Demos

July 20, 2018
The German company's NAMM debut brought out their line of classically inspired acoustics that come in at a rather modest price.
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SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

July 20, 2018
The Japanese company updates two favorite flattops with Hawaiian tonewoods and new electronics.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Buendia Guitars Modified Dreadnought Demo

May 31, 2018
Oakland-based Argentine builder Leonardo Buendia demos a modified dreadnought with some of the most eye-poppingly figured “tortoiseshell” mahogany we’ve ever seen.
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Quick Hit: Klōs Travel Guitar Review

May 28, 2018
An impressive-playing carbon-fiber mini promises stability, extreme portability, and respectable tones for a host of road-tripping adventures.
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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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