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Is Guitar A String or Percussion Instrument? (The Answer)

Some instruments can be confusing to classify, and with guitar you might be wondering if it’s classed as a string or percussion instrument. Guitar is classified as a string instrument even though it shares some similarities with other instruments. Guitar is not known as a percussion instrument since it is intended to make sound via…

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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, they had risen to immense popularity amongst guitars by the end of the 80s with their unique designs and features.  Known for their popularity amongst metal guitarists, they were one of the first…

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 their inception in the 50s.  Two types of wood are most commonly used to build these guitars; Alder and Ash. Choosing Alder or Ash for Jazzmaster and Telecaster guitars comes down to three…

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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, or bridges, you can find one that’s both decent and affordable. Donner aim their guitars more at the beginner market, however more experienced players might like them for a cheap casual player instrument…

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, being made everywhere from the United States to China. The quality of their guitars can vary greatly from extremely well made top-end models to entry-level models that have a basic build quality. Some…