Reviewed: Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster Ziricote
After making waves in early 2019 with the release of their Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender are doubling down with their latest update to the series. The artisanal newcomers are constructed from exotic tonewoods and are only limited to 250 units worldwide for each model (cocobolo, koa, and ziricote). Up for review is the ziricote variant which, in my humble opinion, looks the best out of the lot.
Reviewed: Yamaha Red Label Acoustic Series
I’ve always been a fan of the craftmanship of Japanese guitars. One of the first electric guitars I ever bought was a Japanese build, and it’s one that instantly impressed me since the moment I tried it in the shop around 20 years ago. Its construction is of such great quality, its likely I will likely keep with me for the rest of my years.
Reviewed: Tanglewood Guitars Java Super Folk Cutaway Acoustic
Tanglewood are a consistent performer in acoustic guitar productions. Their instruments are played worldwide and I think the Java Series of acoustic guitar reflect that in name and feel. The series is comprised of parlour, a dreadnought, acoustic bass, a 12 string model, and finally the Super Folk, a six string, Fishman equipped full-size acoustic guitar with a cutaway.
Reviewed: Tokai Terra Nova S4 Model Mini Acoustic-Electric
Tokai produce stellar, albeit very well-priced acoustic guitars. We’ve reviewed some larger siblings in previous issues, but the Tokai Terra Nova S4 Model Mini Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a standout.
Reviewed: Faith Guitars FVTB Trembesi Venus Cutaway
I remember seeing and reading about Patrick James Eggle in the very cool British publication ‘Guitarist’ in the late 90s. He had a range of guitars that showed (at least to me) some traditional stylings with a bit of his own flair. Being pre or early internet there wasn’t lots of information around so these odd glimpses in magazines was about all I could gather.
Reviewed: Yamaha Storia Acoustic Series
If I were to describe Yamaha Music in a sentence, it would be: jack of all trades, master of some. Yamaha produce products for every corner of the music industry, as well as every level of producer, musician or hobbyist.
Reviewed: Faith Guitars FG1HCE PJE Legacy Earth Cut/Electro
I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a couple of Faith guitars for Mixdown in the past. The brand has a familiar calling card that trends over all its models; their greatest strength lies in superlative workmanship, avoiding gaudy additions and pretentiousness. The Faith Legacy Earth Electro continues to incorporate these values entirely, presenting a guitar that is truly worth of the Faith brand.
Reviewed: Faith Guitars FKSE Saturn Electro Naked Acoustic Guitar
Guitar manufacturers have never shied away from playing the hits; most companies build their legend off just one or two guitars. Faith Acoustics are no different, returning with a stripped down and spruced up version of the Saturn shape that launched the brand at the beginning of the millennium.