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  • 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 Michael James4

  • 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 Shaw21

  • 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

  • Check out the Best Gibson Les Pauls for metal, plus options from Epiphone and amazing Les Paul alternatives for heavy metal and hard rock.

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    Best Les Paul for Metal

    by Michael James2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 James149

  • 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 Michael James6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

    Best Metal Guitars Under $500

    Best Metal Guitars Under $500

    by Michael James6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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  • Learn the history of the Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster and Jaguar and why they are known as some of the most iconic guitars in the world.

    A Brief History of Fender Electric Guitars

    A Brief History of Fender Electric Guitars

    by Michael James6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The magical sounds that come from the harmonica are nothing short of a mystery. How do they do it? This article explores some of the masters of this tiny musical instrument.

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    The Harmonica: Masters of the Mouth Harp

    by Shauna L Bowling100

  • 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 Shaw2

  • 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 James39

  • 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 Shaw22

  • 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

  • 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

  • You’ve heard headroom is important for bass and guitar amplifiers. Find out how it affects your sound as a bassist or guitarist, when you should care about an amp’s headroom, and when you shouldn’t.

    What Is Headroom for Guitar and Bass Amps?

    What Is Headroom for Guitar and Bass Amps?

    by Michael James0

  • 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 Michael James36

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