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Taylor Urban Ash

Taylor Grand Theater Urban Ash Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

December 2, 2020
Taylor Guitars master builder Andy Powers shows off a portable yet potent new 24 1/8”-scale flattop with eco-friendly woods and new C-Class bracing.
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Taylor GT Urban Ash Grand Theater Demo - First Look

First Look: Taylor GT Urban Ash Grand Theater

November 16, 2020
Reclaimed urban ash, compact dimensions, and a slinky-feeling 24 1/8" scale add up to an evolutionary Taylor with a big voice.
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RainSong V-DR1100N2 Review homepage

Carbon + Wood Looks and Sounds Good

November 1, 2020
A spruce-and-carbon-fusion top yields a tough, sweetly ringing dread with a more traditional look. The Premier Guitar RainSong V-DR1100N2 review.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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Washburn Bella Tono Allure SC56S Review

September 26, 2019
A balanced, super-comfortable flattop that brings the bling.
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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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Gibson G-45 Standard Review

June 26, 2019
When is a J not a J?
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Martin Modern Deluxe OM-28 Review

June 14, 2019
It’s new school. It’s old school. Medium school, maybe?
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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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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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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.
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