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Jonathan Horsley (Total Guitar)August 29, 2014, 11:00 GMT
The V58JD looks like a house cat, but it's really a complex tiger, a bit like Jerry. Either way, it's a wrench to put down, which is how it should be.
Jonathan Horsley (Total Guitar)August 27, 2014, 11:16 GMT
A guitar that's hugely playable, affordable and endearingly eccentric.
Nick Guppy (Total Guitar)August 26, 2014, 15:00 GMT
If you're looking for an amp that typifies the early Brit Invasion sound, then the AC15 is the one - but we're not sure the V-Type is the right speaker for this amp.
Isobel Morris & Jim Kimberley (Total Guitar)August 25, 2014, 14:51 GMT
For the money, it's a tidy job, and if your budget is tight, it's worth checking out.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)August 25, 2014, 11:30 GMT
An impressive spec, value for money and a solid build - it all adds up to a seriously playable rock and metal guitar.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)August 20, 2014, 11:07 GMT
This well-spec'd, flexible configuration makes for a high-class shred machine.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)August 19, 2014, 11:46 GMT
All in all, this is an impressively well-made and great-playing axe at any price - and one you won't want to keep hidden.
Michael Brown (Total Guitar)August 16, 2014, 11:19 GMT
There's stiff competition from Epiphone and Hagstrom in this price range, but the Washburn's stage-readiness, convincing tones and smooth looks make it a whole lot of guitar for the money.
Simon Bradley (Total Guitar)August 11, 2014, 11:07 GMT
Although hardly cheap, this green meanie is pure class, and we love it.
Simon Bradley (Total Guitar)August 10, 2014, 11:54 GMT
It plays nicely, too and of course, looks great: it's Retromatic!
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