This is the very reason I started FrugalGuitarist.com. As most affordable instrument companies can't afford advertising, most magazines ignored their existence. Unfortunately, after 5 years of struggling, its proved to be too costly to keep up. That advertising revenue is absolutely necessarily to keep a "review" based site/publication profitable (or even to break even). I have a gift subscription to Premier, but barely look at them anymore honestly. The most legit publications I've seen by a long shot are those coming from the UK, but they're costly to get in America and occasionally their focus are on regional brands which aren't sold here.