There are several reasons why you might experience fret buzz on your electric or acoustic guitar. Some are easy to identify and fix. Others might require an expert hand. Read the post.
Power chords might not be chords, but they’re powerful intervals — especially when mixed with distortion. Read the post.
There are several spots on a guitar that resonate and produce unpleasant ringing overtones. These tricks will stop these unwanted vibrations from sabotaging your guitar tone. Read the post.
Tuning a guitar should be easy, but it’s not. In fact, the more you explore guitar tuning, the more you realize there is no one way to tune a guitar. Read the post.
Just how serious a risk are extreme climate conditions to your instrument’s well being? Bob Taylor, co-founder and president of Taylor Guitars, stated that, “At one time, probably 70% of the repairs performed in our service center could have been avoided if the guitar had not been exposed to humidity extremes.” Read more.
As the US auto industry has its ‘Big Three’ (or what’s left of them), the two big guns in the electric guitar space remain Fender and Gibson, and these legendary companies continue to dominate the market. While their product lines are varied and diverse, the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Les Paul are considered universally as the archetypal electric guitars.
Other renowned companies with legions of devotees include California-based Rickenbacker; Gretsch (actually bought by Fender in 2002); and Maryland luthier-gone-big-time Paul Reed Smith (PRS). Read more…