November 2020

Spruce

ARTICLES

Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce review homepage

A 12-String That Steps Out of the Crowd

August 23, 2020
A bold, comfortable design meets state-of-the-art bracing to create a jangle box for the ages. The PG Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce review.
Read More
Grammer Acoustic Richie Owens homepage

Billy Bought a Guitar ... Company

August 9, 2020
This is what happened when Nashville hit-maker Billy Grammer decided to fund his own “perfect” flattop.
Read More
Martin D-X2E

Martin D-X2E Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
An affordable new dread loaded with Fishman electronics.
Read More
Fender Acoustasonic Strat homepage review guitar

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster: The Premier Guitar Review

June 19, 2020
Convincing acoustic images, sweet single-coil tones, and slinky playability make up an impressively utilitarian hybrid instrument.
Read More
What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods3 Richard Hoover Santa Cruz Taylor Guitars Fender Martin Acoustic Guitar homepage

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.
Read More
Martin SC-13 Acoustic Guitar Review homepage

Martin SC-13E: The Premier Guitar Review

June 5, 2020
A unique and responsive acoustic with an electric soul.
Read More
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.
Read More
lag hyvibe

Lag Guitars HyVibe Smart Guitar Demo | NAMM 2020

January 31, 2020
Do-it-all smartphone-controllable axes with built-in effects invite you to leave your pedalboard—and even your amp—at home.
Read More
yamaha-homepage

Yamaha Red Label FSX3 Review

December 12, 2019
The Yamahas you loved are back, and just might be more playable and sweet sounding than ever.
Read More
Washburn - homepage

Washburn Bella Tono Allure SC56S Review

September 26, 2019
A balanced, super-comfortable flattop that brings the bling.
Read More
orangewood-slider

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.
Read More
July19-Gibson-G-45-Slider

Gibson G-45 Standard Review

June 26, 2019
When is a J not a J?
Read More
July2019-Martin-OM-FEAT

Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
Read More
Jul19-Taylor-FEAT

Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
Read More
May19-Farida-FEAT

Farida OT-65 Review

April 23, 2019
Vintage style and excellent build quality in an affordable, all-solid, slope-shoulder dread.
Read More
Martin-OM-28-MD-FEAT

First Look: Martin OM-28 Modern Deluxe

April 15, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger enjoy his initial jam session on the acoustic icon's newest orchestra model that blends old-world craftsmanship with modern upgrades for maximum fingerstyle playability and tone.
Read More
taylor-fl

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.
Read More
Gibson-G-45-FEAT

First Look: Gibson G-45 Standard

March 4, 2019
John Bohlinger has a trial run with the storied guitar maker's new American-made flattop reminiscent of the iconic J-45, but with a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a welcoming price tag.
Read More
Mar19-Takamine-FEAT2

Takamine EF360SC TT Review

February 19, 2019
A torrefied top makes this classy and super-playable Takamine a sweet-sounding alternative to vintage.
Read More