I played the new Squier Sonic guitars and they blew me away – but my favorite took me by surprise

Squier Sonic range
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It’s fair to say I’ve had my finger on the pulse of practically every single new guitar release this year. My job means I’ve read and researched all about the latest high-end instruments, from Martin’s $18k John Mayer acoustic guitar to Gibson’s $50k Greeny signature guitar.

But, like many guitar fans, the releases that particularly piqued my interests in 2023 – especially given the current financial climate we find ourselves in – were those that had affordability in mind.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.