Acoustic Guitars

Review: Gibson Slash Collection Les Paul Standard & J-45 Standard

Gibson and the world’s leading top hat wearing rocker team up anew for a collection of electric and acoustic signature models.

Review: Taylor Guitars Builder’s Edition 816ce and 324ce


Taylor Guitars doubles down on V-Class bracing with some new touches at both ends of the price spectrum.

Review: D’Angelico Excel Gramercy

An upgraded take on D’Angelico’s popular grand auditorium model brings archtop pedigree to the flat-top world.

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.
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