2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year

While 2021 had a few less guitar reviews than we hoped, it did not lack in quality at all! All I can say about 2021 is; you could really feel the long term impacts of the pandemic’s impact on the supply chain. Despite being a moderately well known reviewer at best (and that is generous),Continue reading “2021 Guitar Ranks: Everything We Reviewed This Year”

Rubato Guitars Lassie Takes A Bold Step Into The Future

A one piece carbon fibre instrument with premium features and more durability than any guitar on the market. Cost: $4300 for base package, from Rubato.guitars Overview & Final Score: 9.5 out of 10 The spec sheet of the Rubato Lassie is unlike one I’ve ever reviewed before. The Lassie sports a one piece body andContinue reading “Rubato Guitars Lassie Takes A Bold Step Into The Future”

Squier Affinity Telecaster Deluxe: The Best Cheap Tele Yet?

Fender and Squier’s latest foray into affordable guitars is seemingly another rousing success despite some muddy pickups. Cost: $279.99 from Fender.com, Amazon.com, Sweetwater.com, and Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 Announced earlier this summer, Squier’s Affinity range has been rapidly expanding to include more and more classic models atContinue reading “Squier Affinity Telecaster Deluxe: The Best Cheap Tele Yet?”

Silvertone Model 1449 Reissue Review and Demo

I’ve wanted access to these reissues for years now, will they live up to my garage rock expectations? Cost: $399.00 from Silvertoneclassic.com, Amazon.com, Reverb.com, or check out Sweetwater! Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 The Silvertone 1449 may be best known as the guitar that came with the amp-in-case purchased from old SearsContinue reading “Silvertone Model 1449 Reissue Review and Demo”

Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo

Donner’s newest addition is their take on a thinline Telecaster with dual humbuckers, for only $174. Cost: $173.99 from Amazon Overview & Final Score: 6.5 out of 10 It’s been a good while since a Donner product strolled through this website, but I’m quite excited to see them return. My first experience with a DonnerContinue reading “Donner DJC-1000S Guitar Review & Demo”

Silvertone Model 1478 Reissue Review and Demo

A reissue of the classic, small scale offset is finally out in the world, with vintage tremolo arm and all! Cost: $499.00 from Silvertoneclassic.com, Amazon.com, Reverb.com, or Sweetwater! Overview & Final Score: 7.3 out of 10 I have had my eye on these Silvertone reissues for years now, even though most people only become awareContinue reading “Silvertone Model 1478 Reissue Review and Demo”

Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo

Combining unique pickup configurations with top of the line specs, the Contemporary Strat Special is a keeper. Cost: $449.99 from Sweetwater, Fender.com, Amazon.com, and Reverb.com (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.4 out of 10 Announced earlier this year, Squier and Fender have drastically expanded their popular Contemporary Series of guitars. And it hasContinue reading “Squier Contemporary Stratocaster Special Review and Demo”

Vox Bobcat S66 Guitar Review and Demo

A revived electric featuring a semi-hollow body and three single coils highlights Vox’s 2021 lineup. Cost: $1399.99 from Voxamps.com, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 8.5 out of 10 The Vox Bobcat S66 has been one of my favorite guitars on the market ever since its inception at NAMM a fewContinue reading “Vox Bobcat S66 Guitar Review and Demo”

D’Angelico Premier Atlantic Electric Guitar Review

How will this ornate single cut stack up to the dual humbucking guitars I’ve reviewed so far? Cost: $699.99 from Sweetwater, D’Angelico Guitars, Reverb.com, and Amazon.com! (some affiliate links) Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 Not too long ago I had my first run in with a D’Angelico guitar and was left wantingContinue reading “D’Angelico Premier Atlantic Electric Guitar Review”

2020 Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural Guitar Review

My legit, number 1 dream guitar is finally here, but will it live up to my lofty (and unfair) expectations? Cost: $1699.00 from Gibson.com or Reverb.com! (some affiliate links) Grab your own from Sweetwater! Overview & Final Score: 7.8 out of 10 As part of Gibson’s revamped lineup following the takeover of their new CEOContinue reading “2020 Gibson Explorer in Antique Natural Guitar Review”