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Are Ibanez Electric Guitars A Good Brand? (Beginner to Pro)

Ibanez is one of the most iconic guitar brands in the world. Originally sold out of a book shop in Nagoya Japan, ...
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Guitar Nut is Loose or Fell Off? (Gorilla Glue the Nut?)

With some guitars the nut will be loose and fall off when you change the strings, as there is no tension to ...
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Alder Vs Ash Jazzmasters & Telecasters (Which Are Best?)

Fender Jazzmasters and Telecasters are two of the longest standing guitar designs and have been made from a variety of woods since ...
Donner acoustic guitar

Is Donner A Good Guitar Brand? (Are They Worth Buying?)

Donner is a fairly new guitar and musical instrument maker, and while their starter guitars won’t give you the best pick-ups, hardware, ...
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How to Tell If Your Guitar Strings Are Dead (5 Major Signs)

If you’re fairly new to the world of guitar, it can be hard to know when it is time to change your ...
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Where Are Washburn Guitars Made? (Past & Present)

In the 80’s and 90’s Washburn was a huge brand played by many artists and has an interesting history of manufacturing locations, ...
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What Is A Silent Guitar? Which Ones Are Worth Buying?

It’s great cranking the volume on a guitar when you play, but when you don’t have a good space to do that, ...
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Best Amp Settings for Stratocasters (Dial Your Sound In)

Stratocasters are incredibly versatile guitars that have been used for almost every genre of music at some stage. If you’re trying to ...
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Is Electric Guitar Hard to Learn? (Getting Started)

Learning a new instrument can be a big decision. Electric guitar is definitely one of the coolest looking instruments to play, but ...
Three basswood electric guitars and one bongo bass guitar arranged with necks facing toward a single point

Is Basswood Good For Electric Guitar & Bass Bodies?

Ever since Fender started using basswood for their electric guitar bodies in the 1980’s it has been widely used ever since. Basswood ...
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4 Must Have Guitar Pedals That Every Guitarist Should Own

If you’ve been wanting to explore the world of guitar pedals but aren’t quite sure which ones to get, you’re in luck!  ...

Are Epiphone Guitars Good for Beginners? (Which Models?)

When you are looking for a good guitar to get started on there are plenty of good options, and Epiphone should definitely ...
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Why Does My Guitar Sound Bad When I Play Chords? (Fix It!)

There can be a number of reasons why your guitar doesn’t sound good when playing chords.  The problem can be either your ...
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Where Are Yamaha Guitars Made? (Past & Current Models)

Back in the 1960’s Yamaha started making guitars in Japan at their Hamamatsu factory, however they now manufacture their guitars world-wide. Similar ...
Yamaha SLG200S silent guitar with packets of strings

6 Best Strings for Yamaha Silent Guitars (Steel & Nylon)

Many new wonders of Yamaha Silent guitars are not happy with the strings they come fitted with, and want to replace them ...
Yamaha Silent guitars on stands on either side of amplifier

11 Yamaha Silent Guitar Problems (And Solutions)

Yamaha Silent guitars are great for late night and early morning guitar playing when you don’t want to disturb others, and are ...
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Are Your Guitar Tuning Pegs Hard to Turn? (How to Fix Them)

Tuning your guitar is a relatively easy task once you have a little experience, but if your tuning pegs are stiff and ...
Yamaha SLG110s and SLG200S silent guitars on stands with gig bags

Yamaha SLG110S vs SLG200S Silent Guitar Review

Yamaha Silent guitars are unique in the world of guitars, and if you’ve never picked one up then you could be mistaken ...
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Do Mahogany Guitars Sound Better With Age? (Pros & Cons)

Mahogany is a common wood used for guitars, and it is known for its rich, warm sound. The debate over whether mahogany ...
Guild acoustic and electric guitar on world map

Where Are Guild Guitars Made? (Past and Present Models)

Guild guitars and their subsidiary brands have been made in many countries and factories over the years, and have followed the general ...
Assorted acoustic guitars in a music store

What Makes an Acoustic Guitar Sound Good or Bad?

Picking up a few acoustic guitars in a store you soon realize that just because a guitar looks good on the outside ...
Mitchell electric and acoustic guitars on b&w background

Are Mitchell Guitars Good Quality? (Worth Buying?)

Mitchell acoustic and electric guitars are good looking instruments at a price that everyone can afford, but are they really worth considering ...
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Does a Guitar Case Protect From Humidity? (Storage Tips)

You probably know already that humidity can destroy a guitar, and is more likely to wreak havoc on an acoustic guitar than ...
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What Makes a Guitar Sound Good? (Why Some Are Better)

Some guitars obviously sound better than others, although it’s not always apparent why since two guitars may look similar but sound very ...
Vintage gold colored electric guitar body with set bridge

How to Connect a Guitar Ground Wire to 5 Bridge Types

For most guitars a ground wire to the bridge is a must to cut background hum while you play. With single coil ...
Basswood vs Alder vs Ash electric guitars

Basswood vs Alder vs Ash Guitars (What’s the Difference?)

With modern day electric guitars you will find basswood used more than ever before, while Alder remains a tried-and-true classic loved by ...
Epiphone acoustic guitars in front of brick wall

Are Epiphone Acoustic Guitars a Good Brand? (Find Out!)

Most guitarists know that Gibson owns Epiphone guitars, and Gibson is well-known for its acoustic guitars. Even better, most of Epiphone’s acoustics ...
Electric guitar fretboard with feeler gauge and new string set

How Much Fret Buzz is Normal? (When is It a Problem?)

Every electric guitar and the guitarist playing it are different, and low action guitar setups combined with some playing styles can result ...
Red electric guitar with humbucker pickups

Do Humbuckers Need Shielding? (Buck the Buzz!)

Although humbucking pickups are designed to reduce the hum that single coils are well known for, you can still reduce buzz even ...
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Fret Buzz Above 12th Fret: Why It Happens & How to Fix It

It’s frustrating when your guitar plays well at lower frets, but keeps getting fret buzz on higher frets above the 12th fret. ...
Small E string broken near the nut on an electric guitar

Guitar String Snapped While Tuning (Find Out Why & Fix It)

If you’re tuning your guitar and a string snaps, don’t panic! There are a few things you can do to fix the ...
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How to Get Low Action Without Fret Buzz (In 5 Steps)

Most guitars can be set up to have quite low action, while a few can be set extremely low without nasty fret ...
Map of China and Epiphone guitars

Are All Epiphone Guitars (incl. Masterbilt) Made in China?

Back in Epiphone’s early history their first line of guitars were made in their Long Island factory in the US. Today you ...
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