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★  Apr 18, 2024  ★

The Sweet 16

a view of the sweet 16 of guitars bracket matchups

We have cut the wheat from the chaff and reached the Sweet 16 in our March Madness for Guitars.

The only manufacturers left are Gibson, Fender, Martin, Epiphone, Gretsch, and Rickenbacker. As predicted, it looks like it's going to be a close one between the '52 Telecaster and the '59 Les Paul. The Tele has an average rating of 4.34. The Les Paul has an average rating of 4.21. It's gonna be close. If you'd like to influence the outcome, vote here. You can vote as many times as you'd like. Remember, one lucky voter is going to win a Fuzz Bag. We'll keep you posted on the results after each round.

Here are the round-of-16 matchups:

  • '54 Fender Stratocaster (1) vs. '38 Gibson SJ-200 (4)
  • '56 Gretsch Country Club (6) vs. ’66 Gibson SG Custom (2)
  • ’58 Gibson ES-335 (1) vs. ’65 Gibson Firebird V (5)
  • '34 Martin D-28 (3) vs. '62 Fender Jaguar (2)
  • '52 Fender Telecaster (1) vs. ’20 Martin D-18 (5)
  • ’65 Epiphone Casino (6) vs. ’58 Fender Jazz Master (2)
  • '59 Gibson Les Paul Standard (1) vs. ’50 Fender Broadcaster (5)
  • '61 Gibson Melody Maker (3) vs. 2. ’60 Rickenbacker 360 (2)

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