Breedlove Frontier Concerto E

Breedlove’s Concerto body shape was designed to match the tonal punch of a dreadnought, but be more comfortable to play. James Stevens explores an all-mahogany version. There was a time – and it was only a few years ago – when Breedlove was America’s third best-selling flat-top acoustic manufacturer. As such, Breedlove were the ‘best of More...

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By On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Art & Lutherie Legacy Tennessee Red

Combining believable vintage looks with modern production techniques, this mid-sized acoustic offers the best of both worlds. James Stevens investigates… The seemingly unending stream of new mid-priced acoustics More...

By On Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce with V-Class bracing

Taylor’s V-Class bracing is a seismic shift in acoustic construction that promises more volume, great tone and improved intonation. Huw Price takes a deep dive… Whether you’re a Taylor Guitars aficionado More...

By On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Lowden S50 Sinker Redwood

To celebrate three decades in business, Coda Music commissioned a limited run of 30 Lowden acoustics. Huw Price tests one of the Downpatrick company’s finest… There is something undeniably organic about More...

By On Monday, December 18th, 2017

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Acoustic Over £1,000

There’s a simple joy in playing a fine acoustic guitar, and 2017 found us in no short supply of top-end charmers from boutique builders and the big boys alike. It was also the year that artificial ageing in the More...

By On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Acoustic Guitar under £1,000

We’ve come a long way from the maligned budget boxes of days gone by – 2017’s affordable acoustic guitars can excel at home and on stage with high-quality build, well-chosen materials and a healthy dose of More...

By On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Art & Lutherie Roadhouse Review

This new parlour guitar blends tone and playability with a vintage vibe and bargain price. James Stevens gets his blues on… Small-bodied guitars are cool. Their portability, sweet dynamic range, and comfortable-to-play More...

By On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Taylor 712e 12-Fret

Taylor has updated its popular 700 Series acoustics, refining the range’s looks and tweaking the designs for a more powerful, roots-focused voice. Huw Price saddles up the 12-Fret model… Taylor brands its More...

By On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Eastman E10OOSS/V

Eastman’s Antique Varnish electrics have caused a stir in these parts of late. Huw Price finds out if the company’s acoustics offer a similar blend of great tone, vibe and value…             Last More...

By On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

The Money Shot: Bourgeois L-DBO Presentation

Sometimes a guitar makes your jaw drop, and this limited edition Bourgeois L-DBO Presentation model does exactly that. Dana Bourgeois has been building guitars for over 40 years now, and he’s put every drop More...