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  • Review and compare 5 of the best bass combo amps under $500 for small gigs and practice, from some of the biggest names in the industry.

    Best Bass Combo Amps Under $500

    Best Bass Combo Amps Under $500

    by Michael James13

  • Check out this list of the 10 best sounding acoustic guitars for under $1000, amazing instruments from the top guitar makers in the world.

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    by Michael James9

  • 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 Shaw6

  • 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 Shaw71

  • 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 Michael James13

  • Get advice on choosing the best Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar for a beginner and learn why Epiphone is a top brand name for newbies.

    Best Epiphone Les Pauls for Beginners

    Best Epiphone Les Pauls for Beginners

    by Michael James2

  • 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

  • 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 Michael James152

  • Check out this list of best bass guitar brands in the world for 2020 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2020

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2020

    by Michael James38

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Shaw9

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • There are a lot of distortion pedals out there, but not every one of them is a classic. These five are what I consider to be the five true classics.

    5 Classic Distortion Pedals

    5 Classic Distortion Pedals

    by Bob Craypoe0

  • A semi-hollow body electric guitar has a bit of acoustical variance not available to a solid body guitar. They especially excel at clean tones, but they need not be limited. Here are 5 great new ones.

    5 Great New Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars

    5 Great New Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • 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 Michael James9

  • Here's a list of the best acoustic-electric guitars on the market for under $1000. If you’re looking for a new acoustic-electric guitar start your search here!

    Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $1000

    Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $1000

    by Michael James6

  • 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 Shaw4

  • Check out the best tube combo amps for under $1000. Whether you're into rock, metal, country or blues this article can help you find your sound.

    Best Tube Combo Amps Under $1000

    Best Tube Combo Amps Under $1000

    by Michael James7

  • 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 Michael James8

  • In this buying guide you’ll learn how to choose the right guitar for extreme metal, hard rock, classic metal and shred. Get advice on 7-string guitars, pickups, tonewoods and more.

    How to Choose a Guitar for Metal

    How to Choose a Guitar for Metal

    by Michael James2

  • This article will help you choose between a combo amp and a head and cabinet setup for guitar or bass. There are pros and cons to each whether you play at home or in a band, and one or the other is likely the best option for you.

    Combo Amp or Head and Cab: How to Choose for Guitar and Bass

    Combo Amp or Head and Cab: How to Choose for Guitar and Bass

    by Michael James2

  • 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 Michael James14

  • The Fender Telecaster was born perfect. The design is timeless and utilitarian bliss. Here are 5 of the very best Fender Telecasters anywhere.

    The 5 Best Telecaster Guitars Available

    The 5 Best Telecaster Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw8

  • In live situations, you may prefer to use a pitch shifting pedal for drop tunings rather than bringing along an extra guitar. That’s where the DigiTech Drop Polyphonic Drop Tune Pitch-Shift Pedal comes in.

    Product Review: DigiTech Drop

    Product Review: DigiTech Drop

    by Bob Craypoe0

  • Discover the top electric guitars for blues and rock. If you play blues guitar, you need the best instrument for the job.

    10 Best Electric Guitars for Blues

    10 Best Electric Guitars for Blues

    by Michael James15

  • Compare the best low-budget electric guitars under $300. They're affordable instruments but never call them cheap! They are made by some of the top names in the guitar world.

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300 in 2020

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300 in 2020

    by Michael James1

  • Compare the 10 best electric guitars under $500 and decide which top-rated instrument is right for you in 2020. These are affordable, budget guitars for intermediate players, but good enough for the pros.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500 (2020)

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500 (2020)

    by Michael James18

  • Do you have a stack of records around, but don’t know how to properly clean and restore them? Here are some useful tips and solutions on how to restore your vinyl collection.

    How to Restore Old Records

    How to Restore Old Records

    by Anne Marie Carr0

  • 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 Shaw22

  • If you're looking for the best heavy metal guitar under $500 here are the top electric guitars you need to consider.

    10 Best Metal Guitars Under $500

    10 Best Metal Guitars Under $500

    by Michael James6

  • A great parlor guitar will always be small, and never be cheap. These are not backpacking or travel guitars, but fine fine small acoustic guitars for serious players and consumers.

    5 Best Parlor Guitars

    5 Best Parlor Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw1

  • 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 Michael James40

  • 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 Michael James11

  • 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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