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The Best Beard In The Biz

Tony Polecastro is the resident acoustic expert here at The Acoustic Letter having filmed 100's of the web's favorite guitar reviews. His beard has become one of our community's favorite topics of discussion (other than the occasional Esteban review). Watch some acoustic guitar review videos and get to know Tony!

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I was a little apprehensive about buying a guitar over the internet – generally like to hear an instrument in person before I take the plunge – but my experience with Music Villa was amazing. Tony was incredibly responsive and I’m in love with my new guitar (Martin OMJM).

For those of you shopping around for a guitar – sign up for this letter and talk to these guys – they know their s–t and want to help. Highly recommend!

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I’ve purchased, both, the Martin HD-28 & OMJM and in the case of the HD-28, Tony’s review (HD-28 vs. D-28) was one of the deciding factors that helped me decide on that guitar. The reviews are always well done, informative, not to mention that I’ve learned more about tonewoods since I subscribed than in all the time previous. But most of all, I love trying to piece together Tony’s riffs. Keep them coming!


Hi Tony, It’s GREAT to see and hear specially crafted guitars I’ll never hear anywhere else! I really appreciate your attention for consistency between the various clips in the side-by-side comparisons. It’s a pretty tall order to make everything a “Constant” when doing A/Bs. Your demonstration of several different styles of playing, while repeating the same chord patterns and picking riffs, is particularly helpful.


Taylor 522e VS Martin 000-15SM – 12-fret Mahogany Comparison

Today we compare a couple 12-fret Mahogany acoustics… the Taylor 522e vs the Martin 000-15sm. Which would you choose? Similarities: 12-fret Solid mahogany body 1 3/4 inch nut Slotted headstock Ivoroid button tuners Differences: Taylor 522e: Gloss Finish Ebony bridge & fingerboard Tusq saddle Ivoroid binding Tusq nut 24 7/8 inch scale length Martin 000-15sm: 25.4 […]