What it takes to make it as a guitar player in Nashville

Swedish guitarist David Henriksson explains how he managed to work his way to the heart of Nashville's notoriously competitive scene and the lessons he learned along the way.

Amplifier FAQ: Will I damage my tube amp by not using the standby switch?

Rift’s Chris Fantana tackles one of the most misunderstood switches in all of guitardom.

Amplifier FAQ: Is it safe to plug 6L6 valves into a 6V6-powered circuit?

In the latest instalment of his amp-advice column, Rift mainman Chris Fantana deals with the hot topic of bottle swapping.

Major Keys: Why you should always play guitar while watching TV

In the first edition of his new column for Guitar.com, The Aquabats! guitarist Ian Fowles makes the case for why being a couch-potato can be a great thing for practice and inspiration.

You Ask: Can pickups go flat and dull?

You've left your beloved six-string in the case for too long, and now it sounds a little lifeless. Why is this so?

Amplifier FAQ: Why do some UK/EU editions of US tube amps seem to be noisier when reverb or vibrato is engaged?

In the latest instalment of his amp-advice column, Rift Amps mainman Chris Fantana tackles transatlantic noise issues.

Amplifier FAQ: What is impedance, and how does it affect a guitar amplifier?

An oft-misunderstood subject, explained in simple terms.

What do the new CITES exemptions on rosewood mean for the guitar industry?

We asked a panel of industry luminaries to give their thoughts on the future of rosewood in guitar now that the CITES restrictions have been lifted.

Joe Bonamassa shares his top tips for buying vintage guitars

If you want to know something about buying vintage guitars, there are few better people to ask than Joe Bonamassa – so that’s exactly what we did. Writing exclusively for Guitar.com, Joe gives us his top tips for buying vintage.

Do vintage electric guitars really sound better with age?

Are the superior sonics commonly attributed to vintage electric guitars a happy consequence of the ageing process, or did golden-era instruments always sound that way?