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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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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…

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Is Basswood Good For Guitars? (Why You Might Like It)

Ever since Fender started using basswood for their electric guitar bodies in the 1980’s it has been widely used ever since. Basswood is used to make many cheap guitar bodies, but you will also find it in more expensive guitars like Suhr and Music Man. Some people dislike the bland look of basswood, think the…

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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 to many other guitar companies, Yamaha branched out to other countries as the years rolled by to produce affordable guitars that anyone could buy. Factories in some countries are intended to serve the…

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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 with something better. In some cases the strings are just a bit old, but for some players they just don’t like the sound of the factory-fitted strings. Yamaha Silent guitars are designed to…

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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 mostly well designed. I own two Yamaha steel string silent guitars and have found them quite reliable, with only a few minor problems showing up after years of use. This doesn’t mean that…

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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 guitars sound better with age is one that has been around for years.  Some guitarists believe that the wood matures and develops a richer, more complex tone over time. Others argue that the…

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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 trend toward Asian manufacturing for their cheaper models. Early on, Guild was making guitars in Rhode Island, before moving production to California, then South Korea, China, and Indonesia. I took a look at…