Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Essential Guides

The history of Gretsch Anniversary models

As Gretsch Guitars celebrates its 135th anniversary in style, we chart the history of one of the company’s most famous electric date-markers: the Anniversary model.

All About… Ted McCarty

Ted McCarty was arguably the most influential CEO of any guitar company, and he designed more iconic hardware and guitars than pretty much anyone else.

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.
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