How we test
Our product selection is driven by our love of gear. We select the most exciting products on the market every month to bring you opinions you can trust.
We’re not gear snobs here at Total Guitar. We judge it on whether it looks good, sounds good and plays well – not by the name on the headstock.
No snake oil
You won’t find us getting hung up on hokey mythology or nonsense marketing speak: we aim to bring you bullshit-free opinions on the gear you’re interested in.
We ca n’t be bought
TG review scores are a true reflection of our experts’ opinion on the product they’ve been testing. You’ll never find a rating in our mag that has been bought and paid for.
Real world reviews
We test every product under the conditions that they were designed for. For example, if an amp is designed to be played loud, rest assured that we’ll have tested it at rehearsal/gig volumes!
Best buy award
Tg best buy awards are reserved for stand-out products that earn a five-star rating. This is the best, most exciting new gear that you
need to check out
Different guitarists have different needs. this badge highlights a particular strength that a product has in a tg test or group test, so youc an choose what’s best for you