Acoustic Guitars

Review: Taylor 562ce 12-string

V-Class bracing has already produced stunning results in Taylor’s six-string acoustic line, but what happens when Andy Powers turns his attention to the 12-string?

Review: Auden Artist Mahogany Julia and Artist Rosewood Julia

Auden’s popular singer-songwriter-inspired 00 model comes in two distinct flavours, but which should you buy?

Review: B&G Caletta Crossroads & Private Build

The Tel Aviv company has moved into acoustic guitar production with a distinctly vintage vibe. And just like the Little Sister electric, you can custom-order a Private Build or buy a factory-made Crossroads straight off the rack.

Review: Martin Road Series D-10E

With updated innards and subtle cosmetic enhancements, this electro-acoustic from Martin’s mid-priced Road Series range aims to be the ultimate touring companion.

Review: Dearnaley Guitars Natural & Sunburst

Cylinder-built acoustics tend to be rare, expensive and mostly associated with contemporary design. But Dave Dearnaley’s cylinder builds combine a pre-war aesthetic with recycled old-growth timbers.

Review: Taylor 322ce

V-Class bracing makes its presence felt in a smaller package as we check out a Grand Concert cutaway electro featuring an intriguing wood combination.

Review: Snap Dragon Mini Traxe & Traxe Solo

UK company Snap Dragon claims to have created a “no-compromise travel guitar” – we find out if it should be in your carry-on this summer.

Review: Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe

Martin’s Modern Deluxe series seamlessly combines the classic with the cutting edge. Can an industry standard be reinvented?

Review: Sheeran by Lowden W02 & S04 acoustics

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.

Review: Eastman Double Top Series DT30D

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?
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