Larson Bros Prairie State OM Style 2 VS 1900

Swedish brothers Carl and August Larson crafted some of the most sought-after acoustics of the golden era, and now at last their guitars are back in production. Huw Price crosses State lines… In the late 19th Century, Swedish immigrant brothers Carl and August Larson left their homeland and emigrated to Chicago. After a spell working as jobbing More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Lowden S-35 12 Fret Acoustics

The body size and shape may be familiar, but these are some of the very first Lowdens with a 12th fret neck join and re-designed bracing. Huw Price gets the lowdown… These instruments represent a departure More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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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 More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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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...