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Paul Reed Smith SE A10E

When I first pick up Paul Reed Smith’s SE A10E, with its narrow nut and sleek low action, not to mention its asymmetric headstock and super shiny finish, the gu... Read More...
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Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper

Posted by Adam Perlmutter (Special thanks to Brad Barr of the Barr Brothers.) Gretsch’s G9201 Honey Dipper resonator guitar might be a modern instrument, ... Read More...
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Recording King RP1-16C

Posted by Adam Perlmutter At first blush, Recording King’s RP1-16C sounds astonishingly good for a $500 guitar. Inspired by 1930s Gibson flattops, this sweet... Read More...
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Taylor T5z Review

posted by Adam Levy Ten years after Taylor released its first “electracoustic” T5 model—which featured a streamlined body shape and pioneering onboard electr... Read More...
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Takamine GD20-NS

Best known for pioneering acoustic-electric guitars in the late 1970s, Japan’s Takamine has scored a winner with the strictly acoustic GD20-NS dreadnought. It’s... Read More...
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Review: Yamaha LS16 ARE

With its treated Engelmann spruce top, Yamaha’s new LS16 ARE boasts the impressive projection and responsiveness of a guitar that’s been broken in over many dec... Read More...
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Collings 01 12-Fret

Posted by Adam Perlmutter Despite its modest looks, this new Collings makes a strong first impression. A lovely little songbird, the 01 12-Fret is easy to pl... Read More...