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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...