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  • 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.

    Ibanez Vs Fender: Which Guitar or Bass Is Best for You?

    Ibanez Vs Fender: Which Guitar or Bass Is Best for You?

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • The piano continues to be a driving force in all styles of music. But where are its roots, and why was it invented in the first place?

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    Why the Piano Was Invented

    by JohnMello3

  • 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...

    The Great Electric Guitar Tone Wood Debate: Solved!

    The Great Electric Guitar Tone Wood Debate: Solved!

    by Elton Edgar34

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

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher8

  • 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...

    The Fender "Squier Series" Stratocaster—Not a Typical Squier!

    The Fender "Squier Series" Stratocaster—Not a Typical Squier!

    by DaveL72

  • 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

  • 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 Shaw0

  • 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.

    Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

    Top 10 Reasons Why Bass Players Rule

    by Steve Witschel38

  • 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.

    Best Electric Guitar for Country Music

    Best Electric Guitar for Country Music

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • 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.

    The Martin D-16 Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin D-16 Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw3

  • 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.

    Best Affordable Les Pauls

    Best Affordable Les Pauls

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • 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.

    Heartfield by Fender Talon II Review

    Heartfield by Fender Talon II Review

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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 Shaw10

  • 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.

    Best Semi-Hollow Body Guitar Under $500

    Best Semi-Hollow Body Guitar Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • What is the ultimate best guitar brand for shredding? Ibanez? Jackson? Fender? Read this and decide for yourself.

    Best Guitar for Shredding

    Best Guitar for Shredding

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • 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

  • Learn more about the Epiphone Les Paul Studio and Goth Studio, affordable guitars for serious beginners and intermediate players.

    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Review

    Epiphone Les Paul Studio Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • 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 Gopher1

  • 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.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher17

  • Compare five of the best electric guitars under $750 and decide which top-rated instrument is perfect for you and your style.

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    Best Electric Guitar Under $750

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • 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.

    Are Electric Guitars Made  of Wood?

    Are Electric Guitars Made of Wood?

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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 Shaw10

  • 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

  • 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.

    Choosing the Right Band Instrument for Your Child

    Choosing the Right Band Instrument for Your Child

    by mrsaxde20

  • Compare the best Ibanez guitars, top choices for metal and rock guitar players around the world, and decide which is right for you.

    Best Ibanez Guitar for Metal and Rock

    Best Ibanez Guitar for Metal and Rock

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • Discover the best heavy metal guitars under $300, great options from brands like Jackson, Dean, Schecter and B.C. Rich.

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    Best Heavy Metal Guitar Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher3

  • 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 Shaw2

  • 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.

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    Best Mini Acoustic Guitar

    by Guitar Gopher2

  • 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 Shaw7

  • The Fender Telecaster was born perfect, but this doesn't mean adding a maple top to one is a bad thing. Maple tops on Telecaster guitars are beautiful and add a little tonal color. Here are the 5 best.

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    5 Best Telecaster Guitars With Maple Tops

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • These 5 inexpensive solid body electric guitars represent several styles and genres of guitar building and styles of music they were built to accommodate for players. All go for less than 1K dollars.

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    5 Best New Inexpensive Solid Body Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • 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.

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Stratocaster

    Top 10 Reasons to Play a Stratocaster

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • In this hub you'll learn how to clean and polish your guitar in easy to follow steps. I'll show you the products that I use and some easy tips that will help to keep your guitar looking great.

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    How to Clean and Polish an Acoustic Guitar

    by Kawika Chann26

  • Check out this list of best bass guitar brands for 2018 and get help finding an instrument that’s perfect for you.

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    Best Bass Guitar Brands 2018

    by Guitar Gopher24

  • If you are looking for a piano but don't want to spend much money, find a used piano and do any needed repairs yourself. Not only you will get to know your instrument, but you will save money as well.

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    How to Repair Broken Piano Keys

    by ikta6

  • 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.

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher12

  • Check out some of the best superstrats and learn more about guitars built for the fast lane. The hod-rodded Stratocaster-style guitar is back!

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    Best Superstrat-Style Guitars

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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.

    The Best Fender Telecaster Guitars With P-90 Pickups

    The Best Fender Telecaster Guitars With P-90 Pickups

    by Wesman Todd Shaw1

  • 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 Shaw2

  • Learn whether or not brand name matters when it comes to guitars for beginner, intermediate and advanced guitarists. Are some simply better than others?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    Does Brand Matter When Buying a Guitar?

    by Guitar Gopher5

  • 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.

    How to open an upright piano

    How to open an upright piano

    by ikta3

  • 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 Shaw0

  • 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

  • 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 Gopher2

  • 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 Gopher121

  • Check out my review of the Schecter Omen 6, one of the best electric guitars for the money on the market today.

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    Schecter Omen 6 Review

    by Guitar Gopher5

  • 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 Guitar Gopher6

  • 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.

    Fender Precision Bass vs. Jazz Bass Review

    Fender Precision Bass vs. Jazz Bass Review

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The chin rest that came with your instrument when you bought it might not be a good fit. Learn about some of the factors to consider when selecting a chin rest.

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    Finding the Right Chin Rest for Violin/Viola

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • Are you a heavy metal guitarist, a shredder or riff master? These Super Strat guitars are the heavy metal virtuoso's dream come true.

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    5 of the Best Super Strat Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • Cedar top guitars offer a different tonal character to what spruce top guitars offer. Cedar caters to the finger-picker and the light strummer backing a vocalist. More nuanced notes at lower volume.

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    5 of the Best Cedar-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • 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 Shaw298

  • 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 Shaw2

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

    Best Metal Guitar Under $500

    Best Metal Guitar Under $500

    by Guitar Gopher6

  • Compare the best electric guitars under $300. They're quality, affordable instruments from the top names in the guitar world.

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300

    5 Best Electric Guitars Under $300

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • Check out the top 7-string guitars for the money. These are the ultimate metal machines for beginners, intermediate and advanced players.

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    Best 7-String Guitars for Metal

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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.

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    David Gilmour and the Fender Stratocaster

    by Wesman Todd Shaw0

  • Leaning to play the guitar takes commitment and practice, but it’s extremely rewarding. Here ten tips to help the beginner learn how to play the guitar.

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    10 Tips on Learning to Play the Guitar

    by Artois520

  • 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 Shaw2

  • 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.

    Best Metal Guitars for Beginners

    Best Metal Guitars for Beginners

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • The Martin HD 28 VR is the vintage reissue of its legendary Herringbone dreadnought 28. This guitar is one of the most sought after and best sounding instruments on the planet.

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    The Martin HD-28 VR Acoustic Guitar

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • Here are five of the most exciting small body acoustic/electric guitars available right here and now; and from five different high end manufacturers of fine acoustic guitars.

    5 Best New Small Body Acoustic/Electric Guitars

    5 Best New Small Body Acoustic/Electric Guitars

    by Wesman Todd Shaw2

  • 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 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).

    How to Build an Acoustic Guitar (With Photos)

    How to Build an Acoustic Guitar (With Photos)

    by jimmar5

  • 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 Shaw4

  • 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.

    Best Bass Under $1000

    Best Bass Under $1000

    by Guitar Gopher3

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