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don't buy polishing cloth
Don’t Buy Polishing Cloths!

There are a lot of rackets in the music equipment industry, and one of the biggest is the branded polishing cloth. You could buy a one of these Fender Factory Cloths for almost $7, or you could buy a couple yards of flannel in bulk and have enough material for at least a couple years. […]

All you need to know about guitar frets
The Ultimate All You Need to Know Guide: Guitar Frets

The metal bits on the neck of our guitars. What are they, why should you care, and everything you need to know about guitar frets. Although frets don’t always have to be made out of metal, for the purpose of this post we’ll be focusing exclusively on the strips we’re all familiar with that are […]

Humidity and your Guitars
Clouds or no Clouds: All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Humidity and Guitars

What is humidity? Humidity is a term used to describe the amount of water vapor present in air. Ok, that’s pretty simple right? If there is very little water vapor in the air, then it will feel very dry outside and your skin might feel itchy. Same with a lot of water vapor in the […]

Choosing the right guitar string gauge
Choosing the Right Electric Guitar String Gauge: or Why I Love 11s

If you buy a new electric guitar, most likely it will have 10s on it and will be set up for that gauge of string. You may want to keep them, you may want to change them. Read on to learn what you need to know to choose the right electric guitar string gauge. In […]

How To Get Rid of Static on Guitar
How To Get Rid of Static on Guitar

Help! My electric guitar is popping and crackling when I play it! There is nothing more frustrating than bad noises coming out of your amp, and what makes it worse is that sometimes it’s difficult to track down where the noise is actually coming from. On this tip today we’re going to take a look […]

Change Strings New Guitar
Should I Change the Strings on a New Guitar?

This is a great question that comes up all the time with new, and even experienced guitar players. The question of if you should change your strings immediately when getting a new guitar has two distinct parts to it. The first is questioning how old the strings are that are on it, and how much […]

My 5 Favorite Capos
My 5 Favorite Capos

A capo is an absolute necessity for all guitar players, especially acoustic players. Having a capo or two within arms reach in your practice space is will give you more options to explore other keys and even different tunings. These are my 5 favorite capos that I have used.   What is the purpose of […]

Ultimate guitar gift guide 2018
The Ultimate Guitar Gift Guide for 2018

Check out the New 2019 Ultimate Guitar Gift Guide Here Finding the perfect gift for someone can always be a daunting challenge, but if they are a guitar player, then you’ve come to the right place. Below is my top 20 list of gifts for guitar players for 2018. A common trait I’ve found amongst […]

diatonic chords in a key
Things I Wish I’d Known Sooner: Diatonic Chords in a Key

I was sitting in the back of a college class one day letting my mind wander over some music theory while the professor spoke about something that was probably important for the final. I had a bit of a realization that slapped me upside the head. I couldn’t believe I’d never thought of this before. […]

Best Guitar Picks for Beginner Acoustic Guitar
Using a Pick with an Acoustic Guitar

Most beginners will ask this question pretty quickly after picking up their new guitar and trying to strum a chord. Should I learn to use a pick when playing acoustic guitar? This is a great question, and one that warrants a closer look at styles of music, types of strings, and fingernails (fingernails? Yep, fingernails). […]