You just bought a brand new guitar and now you have to get a case too!? It feels like an unnecessary cost, and on top of that it’s more expensive than you’d hoped. In this article, we explore why guitar cases are so expensive, the different styles, and even recommend the best hardshell case and gig bag for your money.
Replacing an output jack on a guitar is a quick and easy repair, just make sure you have a good soldering iron or station, and a good quality jack. Follow the step by step guide below to perform this inexpensive and fun upgrade.
Unless you’re humidifying your guitar with a case humidifier, or have small kids or pets running around that may knock it over, it’s perfectly fine to leave a guitar on a stand instead of keeping it in a case when you’re not playing it.
We all know that humidifying an acoustic guitar is absolutely crucial to avoid cracks and wood separation, but what about an electric guitar? For most electric guitars humidification is not necessary, the exception being some semi-hollowbody guitars and archtops with solid wood tops.
The exact age for what is considered a vintage guitar is both subjective and changes depending on the make and model of instrument. However, a common increase in value for standard American made guitar models occurs from the late 60s to the early 70s, thus setting a general date for “vintage” guitars as anything manufactured before 1970.
The best way to achieve an acoustic sound from your electric guitar is through the use of an acoustic simulator effects pedal. In this article we’ll also look at some other ways to get that acoustic sound out of your electric.
A capo is the bread and butter accessory of guitar players from all genres. Much like a clip on tuner, every guitarist should have a capo or two lying around the practice room or tucked away in their guitar case. Here are our favorite capos, and the things you want to consider when buying one for yourself.