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yamaha acoustic guitar

Yamaha Acoustic Guitar Review (2017): Domo Arigato for the Yamaha FG800

Yamaha Acoustic Guitar Overview – Yamaha FG800 Review (Plus Full 800 Series)

yamaha fg800 reviewQuick question: are you in the market for a Yamaha acoustic guitar? If you said yes, the Yamaha FG800 needs to be on your radar.

In this Yamaha FG800 review, you’ll learn why their new 800 Series provides great value across the board, with excellent sound, tone and build quality. I’ll also provide detailed information about recent changes made to the overall sound of Yamaha acoustic guitars.

Yamaha guitars have been a popular choice for beginner and intermediate guitar players for years, and the reason why is simple: they offer quality guitars with great sound at affordable prices.

The Yamaha 800 Series was released in early 2016 to replace their 700 Series of acoustic guitars.

And the FG800 is the direct replacement for the top-selling Yamaha FG700s, with a similar look, feel, sound and build.

However, some interesting upgrades have been made.

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jasmine s35 acoustic guitar

Jasmine s35 Acoustic Guitar Review – It’s All About the Benjamins

Jasmine s35 Review

jasmine s35 reviewAre you looking for an acoustic guitar that sounds good with a ridiculously low price? In this Jasmine s35 review, you’ll learn about a budget acoustic guitar that fits the bill.

Because there are so many ways to spend your hard-earned money, and sometimes you just want a guitar that doesn’t suck.

The Jasmine s35 is light, attractive, and easy to play. It’s a full size acoustic dreadnought (the most popular guitar shape for decades), and was originally designed by the popular Japanese guitar manufacturer Takamine.

It has a rich, bold tone, balanced sound, and plays pretty loud.

And I think it’s a pretty good deal.

I’ll also take a look at the Jasmine s34c, a similar guitar with a grand-orchestra style body and cutaway.

There are better guitars out there, but if you’re on a strict budget, the Jasmine S35 is definitely worth a look.

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esp kh2 kirk hammett guitar

ESP KH-2 Electric Guitar Review: Ride the Lightning

ESP KH-2 Review

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For whom the guitar tolls?

In this ESP KH-2 review, you’ll learn about the flagship guitar of the ESP Kirk Hammett Signature Series. It was created based on specifications personally requested by Hammett, long-time lead guitar player for thrash-metal pioneers Metallica.

Hammett has played ESP guitars for years, and is probably the company’s most well-known fanboy.

The KH-2 is a premium electric guitar model crafted in Japan, and based on the original ESP m-ii design. Kirk’s modifications include the sleek black design, flatter fretboard radius, extra-jumbo frets, and skull-and-bones inlays.

ESP also offers a limited-edition Vintage version.

You may also be interested in two guitar models quite similar to the KH-2 (but significantly cheaper) available through the ESP LTD line. They are the ESP LTD KH-602 and KH-202.

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g&l tribute fallout review

G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar Review – Versatile Tone Monster

G&L Tribute Fallout Review

g&l tribute fallout electric guitarThe G&L Tribute Fallout is seriously cool.

It’s an electric guitar with versatile sound and loads of character. It’s light and comfortable, with a surprisingly sophisticated range of tones and textures thanks to its dual pickups and smart design.

The G&L Tribute Series provides more affordable versions of some of their high-end guitar models. And the Fallout is an interesting guitar.

It’s a modern version of G&L’s 1980s-era SC-2 guitar, designed by Leo Fender. The G&L Fallout guitar is simply fun to play, with a slightly thicker sound and harder edge than the SC-2. (more…)

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guild m-75 aristocrat review

Guild m-75 Aristocrat Review – A Fun, Premium Hollowbody Guitar

Guild m-75 Aristocrat Electric Guitar Review

guild m-75 aristocratLooking for intel on a cool, premium hollowbody guitar? You’ve come to the right place.

The Guild m-75 Aristocrat is a chambered hollowbody electric guitar, with a size and shape similar to a Les Paul.

It’s compact and lightweight, and was specifically designed to produce the resonance and tone of a much larger instrument.

It has a full, clean, bright sound, and can be used to play many different musical styles.

The modern m-75 Aristocrat was released as part of the Guild Newark St. Collection, a group of eight iconic Guild guitars reissued in 2013, and based on original Guild Aristocrat vintage models from the 1950s and 1960s. (more…)

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Godin 5th avenue jazz guitar

Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Guitar Review – Classy and Elegant

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Godin 5th Avenue Jazz Review

A Classy and Elegant guitar.

In this Godin 5th Avenue Jazz review, you’ll learn about a modern semi-hollow archtop guitar built for jazz, with excellent mature sound and tone, great sustain, and impeccable build quality.

While it can handle many styles of music, it was designed specifically for jazz musicians.

It’s a premium guitar suitable for anyone from a jazz student to a seasoned pro, and comes with a high-quality TRIC Case.

It’s a beauty. (more…)

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hagstrom viking deluxe

Hagstrom Viking Review – Attack of the Killer Tone

Hagstrom Viking Electric Guitar Review

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Turns out those vikings really did know how to handle an axe.

In this Hagstrom Viking review, you’ll learn about a popular semi-hollowbody electric guitar with a cool look and killer tone.

The modern day version of this guitar is based on the original Viking design, which was first launched in 1965.

The Hagstrom Viking produces excellent sound, and can be used to play a wide range of musical genres including blues, jazz, and rock. (more…)

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taylor 110e review

Taylor 110e Review (2017) – Why the Change to Walnut Back & Sides?

Taylor 110e Review (2017)

taylor 110-e reviewA lot of guitarists really dig Taylor guitars.

They’re well-known for their premium sound and build quality, and the Taylor 110e is no exception.

In this Taylor 110e review, I’ll explain how this dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar provides quality and value through its unique combination of sound, build and design elements. I’ll also detail the modifications Taylor made to the 110e for 2017, including the change to layered walnut back and sides.

It’s an excellent choice for both beginner and intermediate guitarists, but can be enjoyed by just about anyone.

And it’s the smartest way to get that Taylor tone.

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