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The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $300

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars to choose from in the sub $300 price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

EverTune Bridge

The EverTune Bridge continues to keep its promise of keeping guitars in tune, gaining them more fans and allies.

Fender Custom Shop 2013 Collection Videos

Better late than never, Fender launches a series of videos that showcase their 2013 Custom Shop Collection.

Kuassa Amplifikation Vermilion - Reason Rack Extension

Kuassa Amplifikation Vermillion is now available in rack extension format for full integration with Reason.

Gibson Kirk Douglas SG

Gibson introduces the Kirk Douglas SG, featuring a 3-way pickup selector that lets you blend in the middle pickup sound.

Licks à Lorange

Hi, fellow guitar enthusiast. it's been a while since I've dropped in here but I have a new series of licks I think you might like.

New Dave Mustaine Zero Guitars from Dean

Dean welcomes two new Dave Mustaine Zero models for 2013 - "Classic Black" and "In Deth We Trust".

Zakk Wylde Limited EMG Pickup Set

Celebrating 25 years of collaboration, EMG and Zakk Wylde release limited run Metal Works signature pickup sets.

New Finishes for Warwick RockBass Alien

Warwick announces the availability of black and sunburst finishes for the RockBass Alien Deluxe and Standard.

EHX East River Drive Pedal

Electro-Harmonix introduces the new East River Drive, an overdrive pedal designed around a JRC4558 integrated circuit.

Fender Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

Fender Custom Shop carefully studied Geddy Lee's famous black '72 Jazz bass and releases limited run replicas.

Ovation Proto Limited LT-60 Acoustic Guitar

Ovation introduces the Proto Limited LT-60, an acoustic guitar that features their latest designs and futuristic build.

AxMax Tremolo

AxMax announces the availability of the AxMax Tremolo system, designed as an upgrade or replacement for Floyd Rose type bridges.

Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Gold

Reverend Guitars release limited run gold metal flake versions of the Pete Anderson PA-1 RT and the Eastsider-T.

Cleartone Monster Mustaine

Cleartone welcomes Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine and announces the upcoming Cleartone Monster Mustaine signature strings.

Fender University - Output Jack and Speaker Access Tutorials

Fender University released two new videos - Changing Your Output Jack and Changing Your Speakers - expanding their collection of basic guitar maintenance tutorial videos.

Epiphone ProBucker Challenge

At their 140th Anniversary Celebration, Epiphone put their ProBucker pickups to the test with an informal "blind test" challenge.

Budda AS Preceptor - Now Shipping

Budda amplification announces that the AS Preceptor Alex Skolnick Signature Amplifier is now shipping.

Lollar Gold Foil Pickups

After two years of research, testing and development, Lollar Pickups releases the new "Gold Foil" single coil pickups.

EHX Hot Tubes Nano

Electro-Harmonix re-introduces the rare CMOS Hot Tubes overdrive pedal, now with a smaller space-saving "Nano" size.

AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC - 5 String Bass Pickups from Aguilar

Aguilar welcomes two new 5-string bass pickups, the "AGP 5P-60" for P-Bass and "AG 5P/J-HC" for P/J-Bass.

MI Effects Cross Over Drive Pedal

Get boost, overdrive, distortion and fuzz tones by simply sweeping the gain knob of the new Cross Over Drive pedal.

Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric Strings

NickelSteel Electric is the latest Signature Series string set from Dean Markley, featuring a unique core-to-wrap ratio.

Devilcat Jean Series Amplifiers

Three new tube amps are now available from Devilcat Amplifiers - the Clean Jean, Lean Jean and Mean Jean.

Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass

Fender and Green Day's bassist teams up once more for another signature, the Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass.

MI DIY Dual Drive OD Kit

Build your own dual channel overdrive/distortion pedal with the new MI DIY Dual Drive OD Kit, available in limited numbers.

Blind Willie Johnson Sleeps Among the Stars

The incredible story of a legendary blues artist who died penniless, but who's music is on board a spacecraft currently leaving the Solar System.

Cort 20th Anniversary Earth Acoustic Guitars

Cort celebrates the 20th anniversary of their Earth series guitars by releasing two limited edition acoustics.

New ToneVille Custom Amps

ToneVille Amplifiers welcome four retro style custom tube amps - the Sunset Strip, Beale St, Broadway and Rio Grande.

Mooer Yellow Comp Micro - An Optical Compressor Pedal

Mooer expands their micro pedal series with the Yellow Comp, an optical compressor that's only three times as long as a guitar pick.

Variax HD Upgrade

Line 6 releases Variax HD with Workbench HD, a software update that enhances their line of modeling guitars.

StageTrix Wah Fastener

StageTrix expands their pedalboard management products with the new bottom-mount Wah Fastener.

Skate a Squier Strat

Metro Skate Shop puts a Squier Stratocaster's durability to the test by skating on the instrument.

Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2013 - Custom Guitar Heaven

The recently concluded Healdsburg Guitar Festival showcased a host of impressive custom guitars from respected luthiers around the world.

Budda Bully All-Tube Amp Head

Bully, the high-gain knob-infested guitar amplifier head, is now available from Budda Amplification.

Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III

The Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III is a portable full-scale acoustic-electric with built-in headphone amp and tuner.

D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Tuner

The NS Micro Tuner from D'Addario Planet Waves made "waves" at the recent NAMM Show, bagging a Best In "Show Award" in the Best Accessories & Add-Ons category.

Ampeg V-4B All-Tube Bass Head

Ampeg reintroduces the V-4B Tube Bass Head, now with improved rig integration options and portability.

New Guitar - Cheap or Expensive?

There are some really great cheap Guitars on the market today. For as low as $200 you can get a Guitar that plays and sounds fine

Tim Reede Librada - Acoustic Electric Hybrid

Tim Reede Custom Guitars introduces the Librada, an acoustic-electric that has both a piezo and a magnetic neck pickup.

Stolen Amp Retrieval Story Becomes a Social Media Hit

The retrieval of a stolen amp becomes a social media hit, thanks to funny fedora jokes that turned the serious story into an entertaining read.

TC Electronic PolyTune 2

Sporting a brighter upgraded display, TC Electronic introduces the follow-up to their popular pedal tuner which lets you tune all the strings in one strum.

Crazy J - The Robot Guitarist

Will robots replace guitarists in the future? Crazy J gives us a preview of how machines will soon take control of our favorite instrument.

Option Knob: Change Your Pedal & Guitar Settings While You Are Playing

Now you don't have to stop playing to tweak your pedal settings with these cool replacement knobs from Option Knob Inc.

Beginner Advice: Easiest Way to Learn Guitar in Under a Year

Is it possible to learn guitar without years and years of practice? The answer to this is yes of course, however it comes down to what exactly it is you want to get from playing guitar.

The Persuader Deluxe Tube Drive Kit

MOD Kits DIY introduces The Persuader Deluxe Tube Drive pedal, featuring four interchangeable vacuum tubes.

Suhr Reloaded - Overdrive & Distortion Pedals

Suhr welcomes the Reloaded Series, updated versions of their popular pedals - the Riot and Shiba Drive.

Gibson 50th Anniversary 1963 ES-335

Gibson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the '63 "block neck" ES-335 with a high-end replica for modern players.

Michael Tobias Design Kingston Rubicon Guitars

Michael Tobias, known for his bass guitar products, switches gear to introduce the new Rubicon series of electric guitars.

Ibanez AT10P

Ibanez releases a video of Andy Timmons showcasing the AT10P, an affordable version of his Prestige AT100CL Signature Model.

Get Out of the Garage 2013 Contest

Get Out of the Garage is a competition that aims to discover and assist deserving independent artists by giving them a chance to record at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio

Deep Purple TonePrints

Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover joins bandmate Steve Morse in expanding TC Electronic's TonePrint collection.

Larrivée D-40 Legacy Series

Larrivée puts his new "Scalloped Parabolic Hybrid" bracing system into action with the new D-40 Legacy Series.

Stolen 1930s Gibson Recovered

Thanks to a kind pawnshop owner in Tooele, a 30's era Gibson guitar finds its way back to its owner in North Salt Lake.

Fender Custom Shop RSD Bridge for Tele and P Bass

Fender Custom Shop uploads two videos detailing the design of RSD Bridges for the Telecaster and Precision Bass.

Empress Heavy

Empress Effects unveils Heavy, an upcoming high-gain distortion pedal with two channels and a wide range of tone shaping controls.

2013 Squire Vintage Modified Bass Guitars

Squier expands their Vintage Modified line with a mixture of upgraded and new affordable 4 and 5 string bass guitars.

Pedalboard Shop

Blackbird launches the Pedalboard Shop, an online store for pedalboard parts and accessories.

Gibson Luther Dickinson ES-335

Gibson introduces the Luther Dickinson ES-335, a semi-hollow with dual P-90 pickups and a Bigsby bridge.

G&L Tribute Series Fallout

After releasing the US-made Fallout guitar earlier this year, G&L welcomes the more affordable Tribute Series Fallout.

Squier Vintage Modified Bass VI

Headlining Squier's newest bass guitars is the Vintage Modified Bass VI, based on the early '60 six string bass guitar.

More AmpliTube Boutique Gear

AmpliTube expands their line of brand-approved gear with new boutique items from Dr. Z, Z-Vex and Fulltone.

New Life for Charred Reverend Guitar

Here is the story behind the restoration of a charred Reverend guitar, which was salvaged from a burned down house.

Gibson Elliot Easton “Tikibird” Firebird

Gibson welcomes another signature guitar for "The Cars" guitarist Elliot Easton - The “Tikibird” Firebird, where classic looks meets modern features.

Fender American Telecaster Rustic Ash

The Fender American Telecaster Rustic Ash is a limited edition guitar that features what Fender calls as a "never-before-seen" look.

Jackson JS32Q Dinky Arch Top

The JS32Q Dinky Arch Top is among the newest affordable guitars from Jackson, featuring a quilt maple arched top.

AmpliTube

Since its release in 2002, AmpliTube continues to be one of the most popular guitar amps and effects modeling software.

G&L Tribute Superhawk Deluxe Jerry Cantrell

G&L introduces the Tribute Superhawk Deluxe Jerry Cantrell, a more affordable take on the recently released USA model.

Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Swirl

Fender introduces the Standard Stratocaster HSS Swirl, where each guitar will come with a unique random swirl finish.

Buffalo FX Germanium Fuzz V2

Buffalo FX updates the Germanium Fuzz to version 2, featuring improved control over transistor voltage and pre-gain.

Gibson Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Slash Signature Rosso Corsa Les Paul, a name that translates to "Racing Red", which describes the guitar's finish.

Griffin StudioConnect HD

Griffin Technology unveils their upcoming dual channel iPad dock for music recording, the Griffin StudioConnect HD.

New Fender Modern Player Bass Guitars

Three new Fender Modern Player bass guitars are now available, the Modern Player Dimension Bass, Modern Player Jazz Bass and Modern Player Jazz Bass V.

Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster

Squier introduces the Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster, an affordable alternative to Fender's Cabronita Tele.

New Clip-on Tuners from Kinsman

Kinsman welcomes three new clip-on tuners, featuring bright blue backlit LCD displays that turn green when in tune.

Gibson Memphis ES-390

Gibson welcomes the new ES-390, a compact thinline-sized hollow body electric guitar built at their Memphis facility.

New Fender Modern Player Electric Guitars

Fender expands the Modern Player series with three new electric guitars - the Modern Player Stratocaster HSH, Modern Player Jazzmaster HH and Modern Player Mustang.

T-Rex Magnus Multi-Effect

T-Rex introduces the Magnus multi-effect pedal, featuring five effects - Overdrive, Distortion, Delay, Reverb and Boost.

Gibson LPX

The Gibson LPX electric guitar is a full featured Les Paul with built-in sound processing and mechanical tuning.

Guthrie Govan Officially Joins Charvel

Charvel welcomes U.K. guitar virtuoso Guithrie Govan to their stable of artists, with future guitars already in development.

Official Orange Webstore

Orange Amps launch their new official webstore with a range of replacement parts, accessories and merchandise.

The Loar LH-280 Archtop

Loar introduces the LH-280, an affordable archtop electric guitar based on classic hollow body jazzbox designs.

Ultrasound CP100 Acoustic Amp

Ultrasound Amplifiers introduces the Ultrasound CP100 acoustic amplifier, a two-channel amp with built-in digital effects.

Takamine G Series - Redesigned

Takamine redesigns their G Series acoustic guitars with new looks and features at more accessible price points.

Fishman TriplePlay 1.1 Software Update

Fishman updates the TriplePlay Wireless MIDI software to version 1.1, with over 50 improvements and new features.

Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard

Gibson worked with the popular Heart guitarist to create her new signature guitar - the Nancy Wilson Nighthawk Standard.

The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $500

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars to choose from in this price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

Taylor 718e and 818e

Taylor Guitars expands their Grand Orchestra shape collection with two new models - the 718e and 818e.

Rotosound Magnificent 7 Pedals

Rotosound unveiled six new pedals at the 2013 Summer NAMM show, inspired by the sound of the '60s.

Korg PitchHawk Clip-On Tuner

PitchHawk is the latest clip-on Tuner from Korg, featuring a newly developed clip and high-contrast bright LCD display.

Vox Tone Garage Pedals

Drawing inspiration from custom-tuned classic cars, Vox introduces five all-analog Tone Garage pedals.

Amar Bose has died aged 83

The founder of the Bose Corporation and MIT researcher Dr. Bose, was born in 1929 and passed away at the age of 83 in Wayland, Massachusetts on July 12, 2013.

Reverend Rick Vito Signature - Updated

Reverend Guitars updates the Rick Vito Signature, now available in Metallic Red and Lakeshore Gold finish.

Vintage Guitar Boutique 1 - VST Plugins

123creative and G-Sonique release Vintage Guitar Boutique 1, a collection of vintage amps and effects in VST format.

New Martin Guitars: CEO-7, Grand J12-16GTE and 000RS1

Martin Guitar welcomes three new guitars at the 2013 Summer NAMM - the CEO-7, 000RS1 and Grand J12-16GTE.

Blackstar LT Pedals

Blackstar welcomes the new LT pedals, featuring five compact and affordable effects derived from their HT series.

Suhr Classic T Antique

Suhr unveils the Classic T Antique, a Tele-style guitar that combines vintage looks and tones, with modern playability.

Gibson Pure Instrument Cables

Gibson Brands introduces Pure instrument cables, tweaked specifically to work with magnetic pickups.

Line 6 POD HD500X

Line 6 announces the arrival of the new POD HD500X, featuring improved processing power and backlit footswitches.

PRS S2 Series

Paul Reed Smith introduces three new US-made electrics, the S2 Mira, S2 Custom 24 and the Bigsby equipped S2 Starla.

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