Alex Skolnick and Gary Holt are leading figures of thrash metal guitar playing. They've both endorsed ESP guitars and both have signature models by ESP. Here's the rest of the story.
Compare the top electric guitars that are best for intermediate players and guitarists who are just beginning their climb to the top.
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.
Check out five of the best hollow-body jazz guitars for under $1000. If you’re looking for the ultimate jazz box start your search here!
Are you a heavy metal guitarist, a shredder or riff master? These Super Strat guitars are the heavy metal virtuoso's dream come true.
Read this review and learn why the affordable Fender Rumble 15 v3 is the best bass amp for practice, jamming with friends or small gigs.
Compare the Squier Vintage Modified and Classic Vibe Stratocasters and decide which is better for your budget and style.
This review takes a look at Carvin and Kiesel guitars, brands available via custom order. Is Carvin a good fit for you? Read on and find out!
Find the best strap locks for your guitar or bass and protect your beloved instrument from disaster. Yes, you need strap locks!
Here's a review of the Squier by Fender Vintage Modified Jazz Bass series, five of the best bass guitars under or around $300.
If you’re trying to choose between the Gibson SG and Les Paul this article can help you sort out the differences and decide which is better for you.
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.
Learn which acoustic guitars are best for intermediate players and discover top instruments for guitarists looking to move up from their starter guitar.
Here’s a review of my Fender Highway One Stratocaster, an American-made guitar I grabbed for a super affordable price back in 2003.
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.
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.
Martin 16 series dreadnought guitars offer all the great play-ability and tones of far more expensive models at less cost. These all solid wood Martin guitars are bluegrass cannons.
Here’s a look at the EVH 5150 Overdrive from MXR, a pedal designed in conjunction with legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen.
Compare the Epiphone G-400 PRO to the Gibson SG Standard when it comes to sound, construction and value and find out which SG is right for you!
Read this review and learn why the Hartke HA3500 bass amp or its big brother the Hartke HA550o is the perfect choice for gigging bassists.
Check out the VOX Valvetronix Series VT20X, VT40X and VT100X guitar amps in this review and learn which modeling amp is right for you.
Compare the Epiphone Les Paul and the Squier Stratocaster in this review and decide which electric guitar is right for you!
Find out which guitars besides the Epiphone Les Paul are among the best affordable alternatives to the Gibson Les Paul.
This guide can help you find the best guitar amp for the money. Beginner or pro, you need the right amp for your budget and style.
Compare five of the best electric guitars under $750 and decide which top-rated instrument is perfect for you and your style.
Learn what to look for when choosing an electric or acoustic guitar for beginners and get step-by-step advice on how to pick out your first guitar.
Discover the best half stacks for guitar players on a budget and learn how you can grab a quality guitar amp without crushing your wallet.
If you've always wanted to own a Telecaster, and have a maximum of five hundred dollars to spend, then this information is for you. Here are 5 of the single best options.
Find out why learning to play an electric guitar might be a better choice compared to choosing an acoustic guitar as your first instrument.
Check out this review of the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO. Compare to Gibson and discover if it's the right guitar for you.
Learn how to connect the Amazon Echo Dot to various types of external speakers in order to get the best sound quality and save money.
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.
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.
We can't all afford a $1500 Les Paul Standard, but with a bit of time and money, we can make a cheap guitar sound less... cheap.
Confused by guitar specs when it comes to buying your first beginner guitar? Read this guide to basic terms and definitions.
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.
All over the world mahogany body dreadnought guitars are sought after for their bright, woody tonality. These are the cream of the crop in mahogany body dreadnought guitars.
Learn what to look for when buying your first acoustic guitar in this comprehensive guide for beginners.
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!
Want to play guitar, but never have? Wonder what goes along with it? How hard is it to learn guitar? What are the obstacles and challenges of learning guitar? Find a good portion of your answers here!
Find out how Marshall, Fender and Peavey, three kings of the guitar amplifier world, stack up against each other. Learn which amps are best for which genre and level of guitar player.
Rock guitar superstar, Slash, a man with a universally known one syllable moniker, and a visual flair so distinct he can be recognized by just his silhouette, is the global ambassador for Gibson Guitars. He almost always plays a Les Paul, and here is the rest of the story.
Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are long-time warriors of the blues guitar. Both have Fender Artist Series Stratocasters made for and after them. Here's the story on both.
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.
Common problems with Sony Walkman MP3 players include the device freezing, static or other noise playing in the background of your files, files not playing, the device not turning on or being recognized by a computer, and more. Use troubleshooting to hone in on your specific problem and resolve it on your own without having to send it back to Sony or take it to a repair person.
If you're serious about playing music, you need to be prepared. Veteran players know that in order to get steady work, they need a well-stocked survival kit. Carry these items and be ready for anything.
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.
A pair of spoons can be used as a folk and percussion instrument. A variety of playing techniques are possible and a range of rhythms and sounds can be produced.
Learn the pros and cons of cheap acoustic and electric guitars and the difference between low-budget and expensive models.
Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai have been two of the most well known guitar virtuoso in the entire world for several decades. Well, here are the exact guitars they are each playing today.
Learn more about the Standard Precision Bass by Fender, a quality Mexican-made version of a classic bass guitar.
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.
The best metal and hard rock guitar has to not only look the part, but sound amazing too. Here are a few guitars that make the cut.
The Fender Telecaster was born perfect. The design is timeless and utilitarian bliss. Here are 5 of the very best Fender Telecasters anywhere.
Learn how to choose an affordable Gibson Les Paul, find the best Les Paul copy or evaluate a non-Gibson, budget-friendly alternative made by another guitar company.
This Fender Standard Jazz Bass review takes a look at a Made-in-Mexico (MIM) version of a classic instrument.
Check out the best acoustic guitar brands for intermediate players. These are companies with reputations for making quality instruments with amazing sound.
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.
Check out my list of the best bass guitars under $1000. These are 4 and 5-string basses for intermediate players or working pros, and they are made by some of the top bass guitar builders in the world.
Check out the best guitars for beginners who are into heavy metal and newbies intent on causing maximum mayhem with their first guitar. See my top picks for old-school thrash and classic metal, modern extreme music and shred.
Find out how worrying too much about expensive gear can hurt your guitar playing, not to mention your wallet. Don't be a guitar gear snob!
Read this review of the best semi-hollow body electric guitars for under $500, instruments made by some of the top brands in the guitar world.
How many watts does a speaker need to fill your room with crystal-clear sound? Learn to decode the jargon and choose the best speakers for your home sound system.
Learn about the Mexican-made (MIM) Fender Standard Stratocaster and decide if the HSS or SSS if better for you and your sound.
In this list I will be going over the very best of the best when it comes to ride cymbals. From Agop to Soultone, it's all here.
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.
Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen are two of the most influential European guitarists in the world. Fender has Artist Series Stratocaster guitars in production for both. Here is the story.
Learn to choose the best guitar strings for electric and acoustic guitar, plus get tips for beginners on changing strings and guitar maintenance.
Setting up a home studio? You'll probably want a good quality USB audio interface to make use of your computer. Here are a few of my favourites!
Check out 5 affordable alternatives to the Fender Stratocaster and get advice on finding the best Strat-style guitar for the money.
Iconic, back-breaking, sustaining, brash and pricey, the Gibson Les Paul is a one of a kind guitar. Just don't stumble and lose your head.
Trying to decide if you should learn guitar or drums? Discover the pros and cons of each and make the best decision for you!
Choosing an electric guitar with the right type of bridge for your needs is a key part of getting the sound you want from your instrument.
Learn what to look for when choosing a guitar amplifier for a beginner. Get advice on brands, speakers, wattage and more.
Here’s a review of my new Martin DX1AE, an acoustic-electric guitar with an amazing sound and an environmentally friendly build.
It doesn't take a lot of money to find a top quality budget turntable these days! This article takes a look at four of my favorite cheap vinyl record players, and offers pros and cons for each one.
Find out why learning to play an acoustic guitar has some big advantages over choosing an electric guitar as your first instrument.
Learn the difference between classical and acoustic guitars and discover the pros and cons of each for beginners.
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.
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.
Check out this guide to the best guitar amp brands and decide which manufacturer builds the right guitar amplifier for your needs.
Mick Mars has long been the guitarist for Motley Crue, and he is one very underrated musician. He plays a Fender Stratocaster HSH, and here is the rest of the story.
Check out this list of best bass guitar brands for 2019 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.
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.
Read my hands-on review of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded T electric guitar and decide if this affordable instrument is right for you!
The importance of tonewood and how it effects an electric guitar's sound is a hotly debated topic among guitarists. The answer is actually quite simple, though one you might not want to read...
Learn the difference between the Fender Stratocaster vs the Telecaster and decide which guitar is best for your needs.
Learn more about the Epiphone Les Paul Studio and Goth Studio, affordable guitars for serious beginners and intermediate players.
Check out the best Yamaha acoustic guitars, top-rated instruments perfect for beginners but good enough for intermediate and advanced guitarists.
Learn about the pros and cons of the Floyd Rose tremolo bridge, one of the most significant inventions in the history of electric guitar.
Discover the difference between Fender and Ibanez and learn how to choose the best guitar or bass for your style and genre. Ibanez and Fender are both excellent brands, and chances are one or the other is perfect for you.
Compare the best small guitar amplifiers and find the top amp for home use and practice. Beginners and pros alike love these little powerhouses.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is a great guitar, but how does it match up with the Les Paul Standard or Epiphone Les Paul? This review explains all!
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
Discover the differences in the roles of lead guitar and rhythm guitar in a band and learn more about the skills required for both styles.
Here are the 5 best bass guitars under $200 for beginners, top-quality instruments that will get a newbie started off right!
An orchestra model or 000 body guitar can be the ultimate guitar for a beginner, intermediate or even professional player. Here are some great guitars to start with, and some better pro level values.
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.
Here's a review of my Heartfield Talon II guitar, a Fender superstrat made in Japan that has become a strange sort of classic in the guitar world.
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
Thinking about an expensive MP3 player for your kids? Here are some good and cheap MP3 players from $20 to $150.
This review takes a look at the Gibson SG Special vs Standard and Faded models, and can help you decide which guitar best meets your needs and budget.
Here’s a review of the Fender Standard (MIM) Telecaster. This guitar might be made in Mexico, but the MIM Tele is a real Fender through and through.
Which guitar players have the best tone? Here are a few who knew what it takes to get some amazing sounds out of an electric guitar and amp.
Electronic drums, or electric drums, let the drummer practice in near silence. Here are four high quality, affordable, electronic drum options for beginners.
Learn the difference between the Ibanez RG and S Series and decide which guitar is better for you and your music.
Compare the Fender Mexican (MIM) and American (MIA) Stratocasters and decide which guitar is better for you and your budget.
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.
Check out the best acoustic guitars under $300! Perfect for beginners and intermediate guitarists, but good enough to impress the veterans!
Check out the best acoustic guitars for beginners, all under $200 and from some of the top brands in the guitar world
In this review you'll discover why the Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster is among the top electric guitars for the money.
Find out if you should use a gig bag or a hard-shell case to protect your guitar. Weigh the pros and cons and choose the best option.
Compare the best electric guitars under $300. They're quality, affordable instruments from the top names in the guitar world.
Check out some affordable guitar amps for blues and rock, each with the power and sound for stage, studio or rehearsal. With a budget of under $1000 you can grab an amp with amazing tone, made by one of the top names in the guitar world.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is a great guitar. But within the same price point there are many other guitars one may find more suitable to their style of play and aesthetic value.
Learn about the difference between the Epiphone Les Paul 100, Special II and Studio and find out which electric guitar is best for you.
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.
This is a how to guide, detailing my sonosub style DIY cylinder subwoofer build. It is an excellent resource if you're thinking of building your own subwoofer which you can easily build from sonotube, or ducting pipe.
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.
Angus Young has been the frontman, and face of AC/DC. He does it all with a Gibson SG guitar. Here's the rest of the story.
Learn about the Martin D-15M, an all-mahogany dreadnought acoustic guitar. This review looks at the unique sound and style of this amazing instrument.
Common problems with the JBL line of soundbars includes power problems, audio issues, and subwoofer pairing challenges. Try solving your problems through troubleshooting before paying for help.
Learn about the Seagull Artist Mosaic, S6 Original and Maritime SWS acoustic guitars in this review. Specs, sounds and other important info.
Check out this list of the best acoustic guitars for under $1000, eight amazing instruments from the top guitar makers in the world.
Check out the top 7-string guitars for the money. These are the ultimate metal machines for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.
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.
Compare 5 of the best bass amps for beginners, top-rated amplifiers from some of the biggest brand names in the bass guitar world.
Precision Bass vs Jazz Bass: Compare two Fender classics in this review and learn the difference in sound, construction and specs. FInd out which is better for you, your sound and your goals.
If you play country music you want to find the best electric guitar with the perfect tone. Here are few guitars that have stood the test of time.
Dreadnought guitars crafted from Brazilian rosewood are highly sought after, very expensive, and absolute treasures to own and enjoy. Here are my pics for the best of the best of them.
Tonewoods are a key selling point for electric guitars, so why do some guitar players say they don’t even matter?
Metal guitar players who expect the best tone know the right guitar pick makes a big difference. Wimpy picks don’t create huge metal sound!
Everyone knows you've lusted over a PRS guitar at least once in your life. There is, however, the matter of price. So are these works of art truly worth the price?
Super Strat guitars were created for shred guitar playing. Here are five super strats designed for and by some of the world's most noteworthy shred style guitarists
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.
Every year many school children decide they want to play a band instrument. Some are successful, some get frustrated and quit due to their lack of success. This hub contains information to help parents choose the right instrument for their child.
Looking for a Stratocaster guitar but want to stay away from Fender? Here are five of the most well thought of non Fender Stratocaster manufacturers.
High quality headphones may not sound great right out of the package. Use these tips to break in (burn in) your headphones to get the best possible sound. You will do this by playing your headphones for an amount of time.
This beginner's guide to EZ Drummer will help you get started on that virtual percussion fix you so dearly crave.
Martin and Taylor are two of the finest acoustic guitar builders in the entire world. This article compares their flagship rosewood body acoustic/electric dreadnoughts.
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.
Here are the top 5 best bass combo amps for under $300. This review can help you determine which is right for you.
These five small body acoustic guitars are outstanding instruments of tremendous value, but they are instruments for the serious amateur or professional only.
The Gibson P-90 pickup is a legend in American manufacturing and American music. The Gibson Les Paul with a P-90 is the guitar with the original Les Paul sound, as wonderful now as it ever will be.
Check out the top guitar amps for metal, in combo form. They are affordable, portable and perfect for gigs and rehearsals.
A Gibson Les Paul Custom with 3 pickups is forever an extremely desirable and also expensive guitar. Here are 5 of the best available.
Learn which combo guitar amps are best for toting to gigs and how to choose the right amplifier for a performing guitarist.
Check out the top rock guitar builders, companies that have proven themselves as the best of the best over the decades.
Learn the difference between the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, Standard PRO, Studio and Custom PRO electric guitars in this review.
Learn about the Marshall MG Gold Series guitar amps in this review. Check out the MG15FX, MG30FX, MG50FX, MG101FX, MG102FX and MG100HFX.
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.
Jumbo sized acoustic guitars were created for folks who wanted even more volume out of their acoustic guitars than the large dreadnought design could offer. These are some of the best of the best.
The Telecaster was the world's first great solid body electric guitar. The Gibson P-90 was the world's first great electric guitar pickup. Add them together and you've got two classic music makers.
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.
The mbira is a traditional African instrument that is played in North America. An instrument based on the mbira can be used to detect the presence of counterfeit medicines.
Normally the difference between the standard Fender brands and the Squier brands of guitar are clear and plain, but in the 90s, a number of guitars were released by Fender that blurred this distinction. The Fender "Squier Series" of Stratocasters...
Here are a few names: Danny Bonaduce. Derek Smalls. Bobby Dall. Gene Simmons. I think you can see where I'm going with this. Maybe? No? Oh...just read the article, already.
This Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, DeVille and Blues Junior guitar amp review can help you decide which of these modern classics is right for you.
Check out the mighty Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 overdrive and learn more about how to use this pedal for blues, rock and even metal.
Learn the difference between a tube amp and solid state amp and decide which best meets your needs as a guitar player.
Get the most out of Rocksmith 2014 with these tips and tricks. This article shows you how to make the note highway more like tablature, how to use a real guitar amp with Rocksmith, and more!
Here’s a review of SX bass guitars, affordable instruments for beginners or intermediate players. How does SX stack up against Squier?
Discover the top ten electric guitars that are best for beginners, all under $200 and from big names in the guitar world.
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.
This article will show you how to open an upright/studio/vertical piano, to give access to the hammer action mechanism, keys and the strings for examining/repair/maintanence purposes.
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.
Check out this review of Jackson’s best guitars: The King V, Soloist, Rhoads, Dinky and Kelly. If you're metal, how do you choose only one?
Jimmy Buffett needs no introduction, but should you wonder what guitars he plays, then here is the answer.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson are both monster guitarists from Texas. They also each have Fender Artist Series Stratocaster guitars made after and for them. Here's a close look at both.
Learn how many watts you need for a guitar amp based on your goals. Get advice on amplifiers for home use, playing in a band, recording and more.
New in 2017 comes the Gibson Custom Modern Double Cut Guitar. It has some brand new features. Then we have the very similar Tak Matsumoto Doublecut Custom, which has been around a bit. Which is best?
Which guitar brand is best for metal: Jackson, Ibanez, ESP LTD or Schecter? Compare construction, quality, sound, specs and more.
The best and most famous Fender Stratocaster players in rock history played Strats as unique as the guitarists themselves.
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.
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.
The talking drum, like the Gangan and Kalangu, is a percussion instrument that can adapt tone to spoken language and is used to relay messages afar.
In case you didn't know, Kurt Cobain was the singer/guitarist for Nirvana. Nirvana was formed in 1986 in the small town of Aberdeen, Washington by Kurt Cobain and the Bassist Krist Novoselic. After many drummers, they finally ended up with the final...
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.
If you're looking for the best heavy metal guitar under $500 here are the top electric guitars you need to consider.
The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most iconic guitars in music history. If you don’t play one, here are 10 reasons you should.
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...
If you are experiencing a tin can sound from your new LCD/LED TV, a cheap speaker alternative is available. Learn how to use your PC speakers,even when the TV doesn't have a 1/8" audio out.
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.
Get advice on how much a guitar should cost for a beginner and learn which guitars and amps are worth the money.
Everyone wants to know the anatomy of a guitar. This hub is here to break down the individual parts of a guitar and their functions.
Find out if expensive guitars are worth it and if you really need high-end gear to be taken seriously as a guitarist.
There are many guitar manufacturers who produce a Telecaster style guitar which features humbucking pickups. Here are several of the best and most prominent.
Here are five of the best acoustic-electric guitars on the market for under $1000. If you’re looking for a new guitar start your search here!
An introduction to the world of piano chords. If you have always wanted to play the piano but have no interest in reading music, this article is for you!
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica have long endorsed ESP guitars. They both have several, but two of the most favored ones are the Iron Cross and the White Zombie. Here's the story.
Japanese MIJ guitars from 1960-1980. Badges listed by manufacturer with short summaries of the companies who made these guitars for export. MIJ Research Blog!
Is it better to buy your new guitar or amp online or from a local store? Here are the pros and cons of each approach.
Is Squier a good guitar brand? This review takes a look at Squier by Fender and lays out the good, the bad and the ugly.
Here are 5 of the best Fender Stratocaster models available. 4 are signature series or Artist series. Hendrix is dead, you know - and one is the new HSS Shawbucker, something desired widely.
The specific steps I went through to build my own acoustic guitar, from choosing the type of wood to attaching the bridge and completing the finishing touches (with photos).