There are thousands of guitar books on the market, from instructional to biographical. We’ve compiled some recent titles—with a few older ones tucked in—to round out your reading list in 2020. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Complete Edition: Contains Books 1, 2 and 3 bound together in one easy-to-use volume by Will Schmid and […]
This brief history of the guitar dates back to the 14th century, when troubadours would serenade their ladies with guitars and guitar-like instruments.
“What should I learn to play first?” is a really common question for beginner guitarists. And although it’s somewhat subjective, there are certain staple essentials. Your stylistic tastes may determine how you explore these key elements (more detail below), but still this is ground that needs to be covered. Here’s a list of the categories […]
Designed as a way to let many frustrated guitarists continue playing, Rock-iT Barre was created to play guitar chords (and still allow for some fingering) for experienced guitarists who have developed arthritis or for those who have a missing digit.
The blues scale is one of the most important scales in guitar playing, and one of the first that many guitarists will learn.
Two iconic American brands based in Southern California have teamed-up to collaborate on a unique new project that blends the exciting worlds of high-performance supercars and custom guitars that debuted at WNAMM this past week. Supercar manufacturer Saleen Automotive has announced a special collaboration with Fender to produce the “Fender® Stratocaster® 1,”a custom electric guitar inspired by the new Saleen […]
A partnership that crosses over three decades, Gibson and Slash announced on January 9 the release of the first-ever Slash Collection. In a history-making move for the brand, the Slash Collection will feature multiple acoustic and electric guitars. The new Slash Collection will officially premiere at the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A, during […]
Recording can be a bit of a minefield, particularly when you’re new to it. Unlike when you’re playing live, there are certain steps you need to take to maintain the quality of sound. Also, there seem to be so many different opinions floating around about what you should and should not do. Here, we’re going […]
In our second episode of Making Music Product Spotlight with Chuck Schiele, Chuck tells you about the Orangewood acoustic-electric Morgan Mahogany Live guitar. The model features all solid mahogany top, a Fishman Sonitone pickup, and a premium gig bag included to protect the guitar from daily wear and tear. Orangewood is a guitar and ukulele […]