2014 has been a corking year for new guitars and I’ve played as many of them as I could. I loved new designs such as the mad Ibanez RG-9, reviewed here, but the 1960s Fender Baja Tele was simply awesome. But that was not my choice as outstanding new guitar of the year. That was

the wonderful Gibson SGJ, now sadly, tragically discontinued. What made it so brilliant? It was tone, feel, quality and value and you can read about it in my review here.