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What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods?

June 18, 2020
There are no simple substitutes for beloved and threatened woods, but the guitar industry is responding resourcefully, building extraordinary instruments and new supply and communication networks, and—quite likely—creating new classics in the process.
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Furch Yellow Master’s Choice Gc-CR Review

October 21, 2019
A Czech builder with a tradition of resourcefulness and individual designs crafts a luxurious and balanced grand auditorium that handles strumming and fingerstyle with equal aplomb.
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Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
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First Look: Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717

March 21, 2019
John Bohlinger flatpicks bluegrass, strums cowboy chords, and even thumbpicks the Peanuts theme as he tries out Andy Powers' newest body style with the company's proprietary V-Class bracing.
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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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Martin D-28 (2017) Review

December 15, 2017
An American classic undergoes a modest makeover.
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Breedlove Premier Concerto Review

May 1, 2017
A subtly luxurious, fingerstyle-focused flattop that excels across styles.
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Collings OM2H T Review

January 10, 2017
A tradition-minded orchestra model with magnificent tone, looks, feel, and craftsmanship.
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SNAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Mars Dreadnought Demo

July 1, 2016
The company's latest drop-shoulder flattop features all solid woods and streets for about $1,000.
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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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SNAMM '16 - Takamine EF75M TT Demo

June 25, 2016
Learn about the brands new acoustic that's a reissue with a baked-wood top and Madagascar rosewood.
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Breedlove Announces the Pursuit Concert Ziricote LTD

January 4, 2016
The new Concert Ziricote LTD is the newest edition to the Pursuit family.
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D’Angelico Gramercy SG200 Grand Auditorium Review

November 16, 2015
D’Angelico’s foray into flattops yields a stylish grand auditorium model.
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SNAMM '15 - Yamaha Guitars FS730S Demo

July 15, 2015
See and hear how this acoustic's spruce top and rosewood body creates a combo for projection and pure tone.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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Gibson J-15 and J-29 Reviews

June 27, 2014
Two new “slope-shouldered” acoustics offer new variations on a classic design.
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Factory Tour and Luthier Interview: McPherson Guitars

May 20, 2014
Matt McPherson’s twin passions—flattops and archery—led him to revolutionizing the compound-bow industry and creating some of today’s most forward-thinking boutique acoustics.
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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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Breedlove Premier Auditorium Rosewood Review

March 24, 2014
The acoustic experts from Bend, Oregon, deliver a versatile, luxurious-sounding jack-of-all-trades.
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NAMM '14 - Eastman Guitars E2000SS Acoustic, AR371CE Blonde & T184MX-LS Demos

February 6, 2014
Get introduced to and hear their new slope-shouldered acoustic and two updated electric models.
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