Essential Guides

How to buy a vintage Gretsch guitar

Buying vintage Gretsch guitars is not without risks. There’s non-originality and outright forgery to consider, as well as structural issues that can compromise looks and playability. After reading this guide, you’ll know a good one when you see it.

The National’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

The National’s intricately crafted slow-burning melancholia has seen them ascend to the indie-rock big league. We take a deep dive into the work of their superlative twin guitarists, Aaron and Bryce Dessner.

How to buy a vintage Fender Stratocaster

Many of us dream of owning a vintage Fender Stratocaster but distinguishing Relics and fakes from the real deal requires an in-depth knowledge of timelines, manufacturing processes and arcane details. Here’s our guide to authenticating vintage Stratocasters.
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