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  • 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

  • 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

  • John Fogerty is one of the greatest of all American songwriters, and he's penned numbers which will transcend centuries, and become folk songs. Hundreds of years from now, his songs will live on. He primarily played those songs on a Gibson Les Paul Custom.

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    John Fogerty and the Gibson Les Paul Custom

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

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  • Find out what to look for when choosing a distortion or overdrive pedal in this guide for beginners. Learn the difference between distortion and overdrive as well as what different types of pedals can do for your sound.

    How to Choose a Distortion or Overdrive Pedal

    How to Choose a Distortion or Overdrive Pedal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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 Shaw4

  • Billy Gibbons, of that little band from Texas, is one of the world's finest living blues-rock guitar men. ZZ Top and Billy are still rocking hard, and though Billy doesn't always play a Les Paul, he most often does. Here is the rest of the story.

    Billy Gibbons and the Gibson Les Paul Standard

    Billy Gibbons and the Gibson Les Paul Standard

    by Wesman Todd Shaw4

  • If you're looking for the best guitar amp under $500 check out these 5 great options, all with plenty of power for gigs and rehearsals.

    Best Guitar Amp Under $500

    Best Guitar Amp Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • All mahogany dreadnoughts offer a great counterpoint to the typical spruce top guitars. They have a unique voice too. They are most especially great for a singer songwriter who loves to play rhythm.

    5 Best  Mahogany Top  and Body Dreadnought Guitars

    5 Best Mahogany Top and Body Dreadnought Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw3

  • David Gilmour's glassy Strat tone has been a part of over two hundred and fifty million albums sold world wide. Here's what you need to know if you're attempting to get a Strat with that exact sound.

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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

  • What's the fastest and easiest way to memorize a piano song? Is it a good idea, and if so, what benefits will it bring? Look inside to find out more.

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    Tips on Memorizing Piano Songs

    by JohnMello23

  • 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 Gopher10

  • 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

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  • Joe Perry, formerly a toxic twin, and one of the two guitarists in US rock super-group, Aerosmith, is a legend of rock and roll. His primary guitars are Gibson Les Pauls, and here's the rest of the story.

    Joe Perry and the Gibson Les Paul

    Joe Perry and the Gibson Les Paul

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • 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 Shaw3

  • Here’s a list of the top guitar effects brands, along with some of the analog and digital effects pedals that made them so famous. Effect pedals, stomp boxes and digital effects processors can be a key part of a guitar player’s sound.

    Best Guitar Effects Pedals and Brands

    Best Guitar Effects Pedals and Brands

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • Check out this list of best bass guitar brands for 2018 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    by Guitar Gopher25

  • 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

  • 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 Shaw11

  • 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 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 Gopher123

  • Find out if expensive guitars are worth it and if you really need high-end gear to be taken seriously as a guitarist.

    Are Expensive Guitars Worth It?

    Are Expensive Guitars Worth It?

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • The Martin D 18 acoustic guitar is less expensive than the Martin D 28, D 35, and D 45 - it's FAR less expensive than the D 50 or D 100 - but the Martin D 18 may very well be a BETTER guitar than any of it's more expensive cousins.

    The Martin D-18 Guitar and Its Very Special Sound

    The Martin D-18 Guitar and Its Very Special Sound

    by Wesman Todd Shaw10

  • 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 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 Gopher2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • When you are a serious guitarist, but your day job requires you to travel, you need a guitar you can take on the road. Here are five of the best travel guitars.

    5 Best Backpack or Travel-Size Guitars

    5 Best Backpack or Travel-Size Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • Review and compare 5 of the best bass combo amps under $500 from some of the biggest names in the industry and find the perfect amp for your needs.

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $500

    Best Bass Combo Amp Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher12

  • 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 Shaw4

  • 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

  • A step by step guide on the best way to clean your trumpet or cornet. Keeping your trumpet clean will keep instrument playing its best and will help avoid slides becoming stuck.

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    How to Clean Your Trumpet or Cornet

    by Tim Curd0

  • 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

  • The best portable guitar amp combines cool features with great sounds in a small, battery-powered package. Here are 5 awesome choices.

    Best Portable Guitar Amp

    Best Portable Guitar Amp

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • 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 Shaw45

  • 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

  • Compare five of the best electric guitars under $750 and decide which top-rated instrument is perfect for you and your style.

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Learn how to buy a bass guitar in this guide to choosing a bass for beginners. Get advice on setting a budget, understanding pickups, strings, scale length and more.

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    How to Choose a Bass Guitar for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

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