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  • 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 Shaw321

  • 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 Gopher4

  • The harmonica is one of the few musical instruments that can be carried in a pocket and that users can teach themselves to play.

    A History of the Harmonica

    A History of the Harmonica

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • 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 Guitar Gopher40

  • Here's my list of the best acoustic and electric guitar brands for players on a budget. Whether you are a beginner looking for a cheap starter guitar or a veteran guitarist who wants an affordable instrument you’d be smart to look to one of these brands.

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    10 Best Budget Acoustic and Electric Guitar Brands

    by Guitar Gopher4

  • Check out the top rock guitar builders who make the best guitars for rock. These are companies that have proven themselves as the best of the best over the decades.

    Top 10 Electric Guitar Brands for Rock

    Top 10 Electric Guitar Brands for Rock

    by Guitar Gopher13

  • 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

  • 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 Guitar Gopher6

  • 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 Gopher5

  • 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 Shaw15

  • 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 Gopher2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Guitar Gopher13

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gopher9

  • Compare 10 of the best electric guitars under $1000 in this guide to the top instruments for under a grand for the year 2020, all from big names in the guitar world.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000 in 2020

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000 in 2020

    by Guitar Gopher12

  • Here is a list of the best electric guitars ever made, 20 instruments that are considered all-time classics in the guitar world.

    20 Best Electric Guitars of All Time

    20 Best Electric Guitars of All Time

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • One of the 4 most iconic solid body electric guitars in the world, the Gibson SG is far less expensive than the other 3. This is also the most successful guitar Gibson has ever produced

    5 Best Gibson SG Guitars Available

    5 Best Gibson SG Guitars Available

    by Wesman Todd Shaw5

  • 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

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

    Best Bass Amps for Beginners in 2020

    Best Bass Amps for Beginners in 2020

    by Guitar Gopher13

  • 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 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 Shaw9

  • 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 Shaw8

  • 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 Gopher152

  • 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 Guitar Gopher6

  • 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 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

  • 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 Gopher40

  • 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 Guitar Gopher16

  • 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

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