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  • Check out this Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo review and find out why I think it is the best combo guitar amp for metal. It has legendary 6505 tone, and all the power you need in a compact package. Learn how it compares to the 6505+ head and the 6505 MH mini head.

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo Review

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • These are five top notch and less expensive solid wood alternatives to a Martin D-28. Rosewood and spruce in a dreadnought design is something very desirable, but not all can afford a D-28.

    Five Less-Expensive Alternatives to the Martin D-28

    Five Less-Expensive Alternatives to the Martin D-28

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • Everyone loves a Fender Telecaster, but not all Teles out there are made by Fender. Here are 5 of the best makes of Tele out there which are not Fender guitars.

    5 Best Non-Fender Telecaster Guitars

    5 Best Non-Fender Telecaster Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw17

  • The Gibson Les Paul is known as one of the greatest guitars in the world and with good reason. Here are 10 of those reasons!

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Les Paul

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Les Paul

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • The Gibson ES-335 debuted in 1958, and instantly became one of the world's most desired guitars. It was the first semi-hollow body electric with an arched top. Here are 5 of the best signature series ES-335s.

    The 5 Best Gibson ES-335 Signature Guitars

    The 5 Best Gibson ES-335 Signature Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • When it comes to vintage American guitars the big three will always come to mind. Now, everyone has heard of the big three American automobile companies, but we Americans have a big three for guitars as well, Martin, Gibson, and Fender. C.F. Martin...

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    The Gibson Dove Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw22

  • The world of the acoustic steel string guitarist is totally in love with the Martin D-28 Herringbone guitars. It has been this way since the 1930's, and it will be this way for long to come. While there are many different varieties, makes, and models of the high X D-28 from various and sundry manufacturers, this article examines five of the best without trying to encourage breaking the bank and spending someone's inheritance

    Top Five Vintage Recreations of the Martin D 28 Acoustic Guitar

    Top Five Vintage Recreations of the Martin D 28 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • Yamaki brand acoustic guitars aren't so easy to find, and the reason is that some of them are every bit as good as the high-end American makes that they copied. Some of these Martin copies deviate from the norm with Redwood or Western Red Cedar tops and they have abalone inlays as well. I've never played one that I didn't like.

    Yamaki Acoustic Guitars

    Yamaki Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw303

  • These 5 essential guitar effects pedals are classic must-have stomp boxes, found on the pedal boards of some of the best guitarists in history.

    5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals

    5 Essential Guitar Effects Pedals

    by Guitar Gopher11

  • Learn about the Marshall MG Gold Series guitar amps in this review. Check out the MG15FX, MG30FX, MG50FX, MG101FX, MG102FX and MG100HFX.

    Marshall MG Series Review

    Marshall MG Series Review

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • Discover the 10 best guitar brands for heavy metal and learn which companies make the gear you want to get the hardcore sounds you need.

    Top 10 Guitar Brands for Metal

    Top 10 Guitar Brands for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • Compare the 10 best electric guitars under $500 and decide which top-rated instrument is right for you. These are affordable instruments for intermediate players, but good enough for the pros.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher17

  • Here's my list of best bass guitars for under $500. If you are a bassist on a budget here are the top basses for the money. They're affordable, they sound great and they are made by some of the best bass guitar companies of all time.

    Best Bass Under $500: Top 5 Bass Guitars for the Money

    Best Bass Under $500: Top 5 Bass Guitars for the Money

    by Guitar Gopher14

  • Recording software is notorious for costing even more than some instruments, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are five digital audio workstations under $100 that will do the job just fine.

    Choosing Inexpensive Home Recording Software

    Choosing Inexpensive Home Recording Software

    by Sam Islam5

  • The Gibson Marauder and S-1 guitars were crossover instruments where Gibson tried to steal some market share from Fender. These are somewhat rare birds, but very fine instruments should you find one.

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    The Gibson Marauder and S-1 Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • These 5 inexpensive solid body electric guitars represent several styles and genres of guitar building and styles of music they were built to accommodate for players. All go for less than 1K dollars.

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most copied guitars in the world. Here are ten great ones, some more exact copies than others, from ten different manufacturers of electric guitars

    Ten Great Non-Gibson Les Paul-Style Guitars

    Ten Great Non-Gibson Les Paul-Style Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • In the 1970s Gibson guitars relaxed their quality standards and sold some things they should not have. The Japanese took notice and started building Les Paul copies. Here are five of the best brands.

    5 Best Non-Gibson Brands of Les Paul Guitar

    5 Best Non-Gibson Brands of Les Paul Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw56

  • Would it surprise you to learn that famous pro guitarists use Epiphone guitars like the Les Paul, SG, and Casino for gigs and recording? Epiphone guitars aren't just affordable instruments for intermediate players. Gibson’s little brother has a storied legacy all its own.

    Famous Epiphone Players and Their Guitars

    Famous Epiphone Players and Their Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • At some point or another most people who are into music wish to play an instrument, or see if they can - and the guitar is the most common instrument found in modern music. Here are five of the very best acoustic guitars for under five hundred dollars. These guitars are all very good instruments that won't need to be replaced until a musician reaches a higher skill level, and even then these are guitars that are keepers for a lifetime if they are properly cared for.

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    Top Five Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars for Under Five Hundred Dollars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw18

  • The Epiphone vs Gibson Les Paul debate has been going on for years. This review will help you decide which guitar is better for your budget and needs. Here you can compare construction, quality and sound between Epiphone and Gibson, and even learn a little history.

    Epiphone Les Paul vs Gibson Les Paul Guitar Review

    Epiphone Les Paul vs Gibson Les Paul Guitar Review

    by Guitar Gopher134

  • Check out my choices for the best bass amplifiers for heavy metal and hard rock. These are affordable amps with the punch and power to survive in the chaotic world of high-gain amps and detuned guitars.

    Best Bass Amps for Metal and Hard Rock

    Best Bass Amps for Metal and Hard Rock

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Martin M series guitars such as the M 36, the M 38, and the M 42 are simply different body style guitars than Martin's more famous dreadnoughts. Martin M series guitars have a larger lower bout, but a shallower depth - and this causes these instruments to have different tonal characteristics than the more famous dreadnoughts. These guitars were originally designed to provide less feedback when miked on stage.

    The Martin M 38 Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin M 38 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • Small bodied acoustic guitars with mahogany tops were the guitars of choice for most during the great depression. Well, they sound great today too. Here are five of the best mahogany top small bodies.

    5 Best Mahogany-Top Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    5 Best Mahogany-Top Small-Body Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • Check out my review of the Marshall DSL40C guitar amp. It’s a powerful, versatile tube combo from a legendary name in the guitar world.

    Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp Review

    Marshall DSL40C Combo Amp Review

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • Learn whether or not brand name matters when it comes to guitars for beginner, intermediate and advanced guitarists. Are some simply better than others?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    by Guitar Gopher5

  • Check out the best acoustic guitars under $300! Perfect for beginners and intermediate guitarists, but good enough to impress the veterans!

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • Compare 10 of the best electric guitars under $1000 in this guide to the top instruments for under a grand, all from big names in the guitar world.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher12

  • Discover the best heavy metal guitars under $300, great options from brands like Jackson, Dean, Schecter and B.C. Rich.

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • Check out my review of the Schecter Omen 6, one of the best electric guitars for the money on the market today.

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    by Guitar Gopher5

  • The Telecaster was always the honky tonk or country and western dance hall guitar. Today there are Teles with much wider ranges of tonal character available. This article concerns 5 of the best.

    Top 5 Most Versatile Telecaster Style Guitars

    Top 5 Most Versatile Telecaster Style Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • Compare 5 of the best bass amps for beginners, top-rated amplifiers from some of the biggest brand names in the bass guitar world.

    Top 5 Best Bass Amps for Beginners

    Top 5 Best Bass Amps for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher12

  • Learning to play drums is one of the greatest decisions, and once you get a kit, it is important to know how to care for your drums. Here are some tips to help.

    Tips on Caring for Your Drums

    Tips on Caring for Your Drums

    by Anne Marie Carr0

  • Kurt Cobain was a hot burning star that went supernova. As a parting gift he gave us the MTV Unplugged concert. Here's the story of his guitar, and what similar guitars are available today.

    Kurt Cobain and the Martin D-18E

    Kurt Cobain and the Martin D-18E

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • Are you a heavy metal guitarist, a shredder or riff master? These Super Strat guitars are the heavy metal virtuoso's dream come true.

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • The Gibson SG Standard is an amazing guitar, and no question about it. But if you want an SG's vibe, but something just a bit different, then here are your five very best options or alternatives.

    The 5 Best Alternatives to the Gibson SG Standard

    The 5 Best Alternatives to the Gibson SG Standard

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • Find out why the most underrated acoustic and electric guitar brands can give you the best chance at finding a diamond in the rough. Some guitar makers never get the credit they deserve, while others are well known but undeservedly looked down on. Either way, you’d be smart to check them out.

    10 Most Underrated Guitar Brands

    10 Most Underrated Guitar Brands

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Check out this list of best bass guitar brands for 2019 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2019

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2019

    by Guitar Gopher27

  • Check out this list of the best acoustic guitars for under $1000, eight amazing instruments from the top guitar makers in the world.

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • Check out some of the best little mini acoustics. These small-bodied guitars are great for travel and jamming when space is limited or just for having fun.

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • The Les Paul guitar by Gibson is a iconic electric guitar. But they make so many different ones it can be hard to know which is best. Here are 5 of the best across a range of price and style.

    The 5 Best Gibson Les Paul Guitars Available

    The 5 Best Gibson Les Paul Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • Gibson Les Paul or Fender Stratocaster? Read this review to help decide which guitar is better for you based on sound, quality and differences.Learn about affordable versions of each and how to choose between them.

    Gibson Les Paul vs Fender Stratocaster Guitar Review

    Gibson Les Paul vs Fender Stratocaster Guitar Review

    by Guitar Gopher34

  • Small 15 and 20-watt guitar amplifiers are popular today, but can you really use them for gigs? Maybe! Learn the best ways to do it, which useful features to look for in a low-wattage amp, and when you should really be considering a more powerful guitar amp.

    Can You Gig With a 15 or 20-Watt Guitar Amp?

    Can You Gig With a 15 or 20-Watt Guitar Amp?

    by Guitar Gopher2

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