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First Look: Gibson Les Paul Modern Lite
Gibson Les Paul Modern Lite Demo | First Look

Taking a page from the SG playbook, Gibson creates a slimmed down, streamlined, all-mahogany version of its flagship solidbody, adding ergonomic niceties like a belly cut for just $1,499.

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When it comes to fine-tuning your tone, guitarists often forget the value of a good speaker. ToneSpeak’s new models offer a wide range of versatile end-of-the-signal-chain options, in classic to fresh flavors.

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High-end playability distinguishes an entry-level Taylor that shines, for less than 800 bucks.

Crazy playability that matches much more expensive instruments. Excellent fit and finish. Super comfortable.

Midrange can dominate in strumming situations. Expression System 2 electronics highlight midrange emphasis.


Taylor 112ce-S


There’s nothing new about Taylor building great, affordable guitars. Even instruments like the modest GS Mini always feel inviting and capable of inspired musical moments. The build-quality in these Tecate, Mexico-constructed guitars always impresses, too. But taking a spin with the new 112ce-S suggests that Taylor has reached another level of balance to go with their sense of affordable guitar craft.

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As part of Guild's 70th anniversary and in collaboration with Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Guild Guitars introduces the all-new Thayil x Guild range of signature S-100 Polara models.

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Guild Polara Kim Thayil Signature Demo | First Look

Zach Wish tussles with an affordable amalgam of S-100s used by one of grunge’s godfathers.

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