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Martin D12XAE vs Taylor 150e | 12-String Shootout!

Ben and Noah examine Taylor's 150e and Martin's D12XAE in a 12-string shootout. Both reasonably priced and similarly constructed - these 12-string beauties are ready to play. These doubly deluxe 12-strings have all the vintage mojo one could want. Used by the likes of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Eagles and many more - 12-string guitars have proved that they are not just a novelty item. They make for a great addition to your axe arsenal for both performing and studio purposes. With such a similar sound from both guitars, who will come out on top? You decide.

Martin DSS-17 vs Taylor 317ce | Slope-Shoulders!

Ben and Noah compare Taylor's new Grand Pacific body shape in the Taylor 317ce and Martin's sloped shoulder dreadnought, the DSS-17. These are both newer models from Martin and Taylor, and with tons of modern appointments and features, both of these guitars are built with today's player in mind. Having a more gradual curve from the body to the neck these guitars differ from traditional dreadnoughts by having this slope-shoulder shape for increased comfort and playability. Noah loves a satin finish - how do you guys feel about this style of sunburst? It's a classic Martin vs. Taylor debate you'll wanna see for yourself. Check it out!

Gibson L-00 | Studio vs Standard

Ben and Noah discuss the differences between Gibson's L-00 Standard and L-00 Studio. Straight out of the Gibson Montana Factory in Bozeman, these small body Gibson's bring back the 30's tradition that set the L-00 on the map as the standard for singer-songwriters. Made famous by players such as Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and many more. Is the Studio better than the Standard? Find out in this video!