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 acoustic world went overground… Winner Eastman E10OOSS/V • Price £1,329 • Reviewed August 2017 • Contact Eastman Musical Instruments More...

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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...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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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 theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
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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...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Atkin Guitars The Forty Three

Faux distress isn’t for everybody, but in the case of Alister Atkin’s Buddy Holly-inspired dreadnought it’s more than skin deep. Huw Price discovers that it’s a slippery slope…             Artificially More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Taylor Guitars Factory Visit – Taylor Made

G&B heads into Mexico to see the state-of-the-art factory in which Taylor’s affordable new Academy Series models are manufactured. Story Chris Vinnicombe | Photography Eleanor Jane When we were first More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Fairbanks F20-S Nick Lucas Gold Sparkle

The Nick Lucas model was Gibson’s first signature guitar. Originals are highly sought after, so top-quality replicas offer a slightly more affordable option. Huw Price goes after a gold rush.             The More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Guild M-20 & D-20 Review

Guild’s high-end acoustics recently found a new home in California. Huw Price tests two models from Guild’s brand new USA Series.             The editor’s email arrived, More...