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Gibson Guitar Greats: Steve Jones

Note-for-note, Steve Jones just may be the most influential rock’n’roll guitar player ever.  Whaaaaaat!? Did I really just write that? Yes I did, and here’s why. Steve Jones only made one album of any significance. But that album was the … Continue reading

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The Common Heritage of the Les Paul and SG Models

Two timeless classics that emerged from the same early drive to establish a cornerstone solid body electric guitar, Gibson’s Les Paul and SG arguably have more in common than not, yet the elements that distinguish them result in two very … Continue reading

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How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings

How to Choose Electric Guitar Strings Everything you need to know about Fender’s collection of electric guitar strings. By Mike Duffy There is no doubt that strings greatly affect the tone and playability of your electric guitar. Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Move from Guitar to Bass

5 Tips to Move from Guitar to Bass The guitar and bass might be similar instruments, but you need to know these things to make an easy transition. By Mike Duffy There are many similarities between the electric guitar and … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to play the Ukulele

7 Reasons You Should Play the Ukulele This fun and entertaining instrument is easy to learn. If you’re not playing one already, these reasons might get you to start. There’s no denying the ukulele‘s charm. Its happy tone has helped … Continue reading

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Guitarology: Solid, Layered, and Laminate Acoustic Guitar Woods

  March 1, 2018 by Gabriel O’brien Body Materials Like a good meal, with a quality guitar, good ingredients matter. Let’s focus on the materials used to construct the guitar body. At its essence, the body is a shapely sound … Continue reading

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Taylor 101: 5 Things You Get with a Taylor

  March 16, 2018 by Colin Griffith   Top-Notch Craftsmanship A tour of the Taylor factory in El Cajon, California (weekdays at 1 p.m. if you find yourself in the San Diego area) reveals our proprietary blend of precision engineering … Continue reading

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The Guitar That Launched The Beatles

The Guitar That Launched The Beatles Andrew Vaughan 10.09.2017 “Love Me Do,” The Beatles’ first-ever single, announced a revolution in rock and roll. The fresh-faced Liverpudlians — Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr — sounded like nothing else on British radio … Continue reading

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First Steps: 10 Greats Share How They Began Playing Guitar

First Steps: 10 Greats Share How They Began Playing Guitar Russell Hall 12.27.2017 Any guitarist knows that learning is an adventure filled with discovery, excitement, and – if the player is serious – a heady mix of dedication and joy. … Continue reading

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Road Rig Maintenance: 10 Tips to Keep Your Gig Rig Alive and Well

Road Rig Maintenance: 10 Tips to Keep Your Gig Rig Alive and Well Ted Drozdowski 06.13.2017 Sweating the small stuff can help a lot when it comes to being gig-ready, especially in situations where you’ve got to set up your … Continue reading

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