GEAR OF THE YEAR: BEST PREMIUM ELECTRIC GUITAR OF 2021
BEST PREMIUM ELECTRIC GUITAR OF 2021
If money’s no object, the last 12 months have demonstrated that the pinnacle of modern guitar building still has plenty of surprises and innovation in store for us.
WINNER: Macmull Stinger
After spending the past decade building some of the world’s finest Fender-inspired guitars, this new design from the Macmull team has both Kalamazoo and California in its DNA. In many ways, it’s a best-of-both-worlds situation. You’ll find Hendrix, Mayer, Townshend, and Gibbons tones here in one supremely comfortable machine, and the snappy attack gives way to smooth, even, and lengthy sustain. Both ergonomically and sonically, this is an exceptional solidbody design. Buy Now
Gibson Murphy Lab 1959 Les Paul Standard
Gibson fans have waited decades for the company to make vintage-accurate Les Pauls with no caveats, compromises or corners cut – the Murphy Lab is worth the wait. The effect is profound, and this Les Paul is easily the finest and most convincing recreation of a vintage Gibson that the company has ever produced. Buy Now