Thursday, March 21, 2019

Essential Guides

All About… Freddie Tavares

Musician, inventor and a huge figure in Fender’s history. We celebrate the life and times of Leo’s greatest sideman…

All About… Ray Butts

If Ray Butts was still around, he’d be the embodiment of boutique. Huw Price profiles a man ahead of his time…

How to choose and buy an electric guitar

A beginner’s guide to picking your first electric six-string—what to look out for, what to ignore and everything in-between.

The Ultimate Guide To Vintage Les Paul Tone

We find out precisely what makes golden-era Les Pauls tick and explain how you too can taste the tone fantastic without breaking the bank.

All About… Les Paul

Lester Polsfuss was much more than the iconic guitar that came to bear his name. Les Paul was also a musical pioneer and a recording trailblazer. We examine the life of a true innovator…

All About… Potentiometers

Your tone and volume pots can have a significant impact on your sound, but how much do we actually know about what makes those controls work?
How to choose and buy an electric guitar amplifier

How to choose and buy an electric guitar amplifier

A beginner's guide to picking your first electric guitar amplifier for practice, playing in a band and keeping on good terms with the neighbors.
How to buy acoustic guitar

How to choose and buy an acoustic guitar

A beginner’s guide to picking your first acoustic six-string—how shape, materials and price matter.

All About… Frets

There are many metal parts on a guitar that impact your tone and playability, but your frets might be the most important of all.

Revive Your 335: pro tone tips and mods for your Gibson or Epiphone thinline...

Gibson’s thinline Electric Spanish guitars have been used to give the world some of the greatest rock, pop and blues guitar tones in the history of hot wax.
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