While punk rock is already fairly minimalist, let’s take a stab at building a high quality punk rock rig capable of being used live, all for under $500. While punk isn’t the most diverse musical style on the planet, plenty of musicians may still dispute what punk is or...
Rubato Guitars, a custom guitar manufacturer based in Johannesburge, South Africa, launches their first guitar model, the Rubato Lassie. Behind the brand are two father-and-son engineers, Roger and Oliver Lambson. Few innovations of their own have to be made to develop a world-class, well-crafted, well-designed modern electric guitar. All of these,...
When it comes to hobbies, learning to play the guitar is a fairly popular one, and once you learn, you can even make money as a professional musician. In fact, according to the National Association of Music Merchants, the guitar has experienced a growth of 28 percent when it comes to...
Thanks to players like St. Vincent, Jack White, and Dan Auerbach, vintage “pawnshop” guitars have been back in style in recent years. Thanks to this new market space for defunct brands and models that used to be known as student guitars, several companies have started re-making the most popular models. Furthermore,...
Editor's Note: This superb article is a guest post written by Matt Dunn.  When it comes to searching out guitar or gear advice online, there are dozens of blogs, videos, and websites fighting for your views, money, and data. While sifting through the sheer volume of information may be a tall...
You've seen our guitar buying guides, you've read what we had to say about this year's best acoustic guitars for beginners, and you've probably bought a brand new guitar as well. Now what? If you haven't started learning and practicing your guitar chords, you should start from there. But let's face...
Letting other people hear your music is part of the fun when you're learning how to play the electric guitar. There's nothing like the feeling of excitement and fulfillment when you see other people rock out to your sound. But as a beginner, playing on stage or getting gigs may...
Can you tell the differences between a cheap and expensive amplifier? We hear this question time and time again from both guitar aficionados and beginners. It seems that everyone is out there looking for the best solution, no matter if they are pros, regular buskers, or basement performers. Unfortunately, this...
After spending hours and hours watching Jimi Hendrix play the electric guitar like it’s nothing, you’d be crazy not to be in awe. I mean, he wouldn’t be described as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music" by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for nothing. The...
So you've finally decided to take your passion for music to the next level, and now you are ready to invest in your first guitar. Owning a guitar can drastically change your life as an aspiring musician. The right guitar doesn't just help you learn the basics better, but it...

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