Lowden teaming up with Ed Sheeran on a new range of affordable acoustic instruments was the biggest story of NAMM 2019. We check out a pair of guitars from the new signature brand.
Double-top soundboards were a major innovation in the classical-guitar world, and now Eastman has brought them into the steel-string realm. But what does it mean for tone and dynamics?
A flexible new hybrid that dovetails with the needs of modern guitarists, or a clever way to sell Telecasters to the buoyant acoustic market? Time to put Fender’s big NAMM 2019 launch under the microscope.
After 45 years at the cutting edge of modern acoustic manufacturing, do Andy Powers’ new Grand Pacific guitars see Taylor wind back the clock and deliver more vintage-inspired tones?
If you’ve always liked the vibe of Lowden’s O-shape acoustics, but are looking for a more compact instrument, an F model may just prove to be the perfect fit instead.
This pair of new Indonesian-built Faiths from the company’s mid-price Nexus Series boast exotic solid woods and plugged-in performance.
The award-winning Alvarez AD60 looks to offer a bold voice in an affordable package.
The 40 series guitars are some of Martin’s most legendary designs, but for 2018 the company has reimagined its rosewood and spruce dread’ for the modern player.
Taylor’s revolutionary V-Class bracing makes the jump to its 600 series in the shape of two 614ce Grand Auditorium models. Michael Watts finds out if V-Class is permanent…
New for 2018, Eastman’s E1D is a no-nonsense, all-solid dreadnought that’s ideal for that tricky ‘first upgrade’ acoustic purchase. James Stevens investigates…