Learn about the differences between the Fender Stratocaster and Gibson SG so you can decide which guitar is better for you and your musical style.
You have a guitar fretboard or piece of wood, but it is dented. You have options but want to avoid using a filler. This article tells you what to try before resorting to filling a dent, and explains how to fill it if it becomes necessary. Also, learn to improve the quality of primarily flat wood.
This article presents information about features of the RD-88 with examples and analogies to clarify the meanings and distinctions of the many aspects available to the keyboard artist. We look at the way these different functions work together to create your unique sounds.
Learn the difference between the Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster sound and find out which is better for you when it comes to sound and style.
The best ocarina for beginners is one which is durable, well-tuned, and ergonomic. Learn about how to choose the right ocarina for your situation and your budget!
Ukulele or guitar? Find out which is easier and which makes a better first instrument for a beginner. Learn about the tuning of each instrument and what it takes to switch from one to the other.
Fear not, killer tone is already at your fingertips!
Mystical and mysterious, the life and death of Robert Johnson are legendary. He became the king of the delta blues, and inspired countless singers and guitarists. Did he make a deal with the devil? You be the judge. He played a Gibson L-! guitar, and here is the rest of the story.
The Martin J-15 is a discontinued model from historic C.F. Martin & Company. Here is the rest of the story.
The Martin D-19 and the Martin D-17m are both all solid wood dreadnoughts with solid spruce tops, but the tops are stained to look as though the guitars are made entirely of mahogany. Here's the rest of the story.
Don Felder wasn't always a member of the Eagles, but the band would have never soared as high as they did without him. The twin guitars of Felder and Joe Walsh produced some timeless music indeed. Gibson guitars has produced two instruments in Felder's honor, and here is the rest of the story.
Find out why the most underrated acoustic and electric guitar brands can give you the best chance at finding a diamond in the rough. Some guitar makers never get the credit they deserve, while others are well known but undeservedly looked down on. Either way, you’d be smart to check them out.
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.
Learn the differences between a stock Fender Stratocaster and hot-rodded superstrat. Find out what makes a superstrat so super, which brands make the best superstrats and how guitar players learned to mod their favorite guitar for maximum performance.
With so many different option, it may be difficult to choose the best ukulele for your musical needs. The first thing you need to decide is what size ukulele you would like to play. This guide will help you to choose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A buyer's guide to buying an electronic keyboard instrument for a young musician
From playing with Duane and Gregg Allman, to his extraordinary solo career, Dickey Betts has been one of the cornerstones of southern rock. Here is a review of his beautiful Les Paul Goldtop, as well as a brief history Dickey's career.
Chris Cornell was one of the best vocalist in the history of rock music, and also one of its most intriguing songwriters. Gibson produced two different and very rare ES-335 models for Chris, and here's the rest of the story.
Learn how to hold your guitar in minutes with Ben Sielaff, Guitarist and Teacher. From acoustic guitar to electric guitar, you can master the basic techniques in posture and playing.
Find out what electric guitars are made out of and how wood is used in different parts of the instrument. Learn what’s inside an electric guitar body, how wood is routed to accommodate the electronics, and how alternative materials may be the way of the future for electric guitars.
Pete Townshend is one of the most influential rock guitarists from one of the most influential rock bands. For about a decade he played Schecter PT guitars almost exclusively. Here's the story.
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.
Takamine guitars of Japan are well known for their fabulous and interesting limited edition guitars. Here are their 40th and 50th anniversary limited edition models.