Test and Review of Bristol BD-16 Acoustic Guitar

Bristol BD-16 Acoutic Guitar Review

As a professional musician and notorious penny pincher, I am always on the hunt for an affordable guitar that can withstand the pressures of recording and playing live.  Whether you’re buying your first acoustic guitar or just need an affordable travel guitar, the Bristol BD-16 is an acoustic to consider.  Crafted with the same materials … Read more Test and Review of Bristol BD-16 Acoustic Guitar

Which one to choose, piano or guitar as a beginner

Guitar vs Piano which to choose for beginner

With the rise of Google, Youtube, and other apps and sources, learning a new instrument has never been easier. There are dozens of ways to learn, whether teaching yourself, finding an instructor, or taking an online course. In addition, with websites such as eBay or Craigslist, it is incredibly easy to find used instruments for … Read more Which one to choose, piano or guitar as a beginner

Detailed Review of Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar

Taylor GS Mini Review

Portable, playable, and with a sound big enough to fill a concert hall, the Taylor GS Mini is the top contender for best acoustic guitar under $500.  Combining over 45 years of experience, state of the art craftsmanship, and select tonewoods, the Taylor GS Mini has become the industry standard for travel-sized guitars. The Taylor … Read more Detailed Review of Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar

In-depth Review of the Best 5 string bass guitars

Best 5 String Bass Guitars

If you’re looking for more versatility and an extended range, an upgrade to a five-string bass is an excellent choice. Fifteen years ago, I tried my first five-string bass after three years of playing and never looked back. I remember thinking back then, sure, the neck might be a bit thicker, and the strings are … Read more In-depth Review of the Best 5 string bass guitars

The Clear Winner of Best bass guitar under $1000

Best Bass Guitar Under 1000

If you’re fortunate enough to have a budget of a grand to work with when deciding on your new instrument, you have quite a bit quality options out there that bring together high-end craftsmanship with beautiful aesthetics and tremendous tonal versatility. Out of all my years of playing bass and teaching students that opt for … Read more The Clear Winner of Best bass guitar under $1000

Best Left Handed Acoustic Guitars, Surprising Selections

Best left handed guitars

While it is true that right-handed players have a wider range of options available to them, top-tier brands have increasingly jumped on the left-handed guitar bandwagon. In my years of playing and teaching guitar, I’ve come across many different students and colleagues who play left-handed, and thankfully there is no shortage of great left-handed guitars … Read more Best Left Handed Acoustic Guitars, Surprising Selections

Best Bass Guitars under $500 – Revealed by Professional Guitarist

Best Bass Guitars Under $500

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to upgrade your bass, it can be a daunting task navigating the wide variety of affordable options available. While some might believe they need to spend over a thousand dollars for a high-quality bass, it’s possible to find a premium bass for under $500 built with quality craftsmanship. … Read more Best Bass Guitars under $500 – Revealed by Professional Guitarist

Acoustic Guitar Types: Body Shapes, Sizes and Critical Features

Acoustic Guitar Types

When it comes to acoustic guitars, shape and size really do matter. After talking to many students over the years, it has become obvious to me that one of the lesser considered features of an acoustic guitar when making a purchase is the acoustic guitar body shape, size, and tonewoods. As it turns out, the … Read more Acoustic Guitar Types: Body Shapes, Sizes and Critical Features

Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review: Great Sound at a Small Price

Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review

Finding quality acoustic guitars can be tricky. There are a lot of great ones out there and a lot of junky ones too. Finding the best acoustic guitar for under $300 isn’t impossible if you know where to look. There are a few choices I’ve recommended to my students over the past 10 years, and … Read more Alvarez Artist Series AF30 Review: Great Sound at a Small Price

Electric vs. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Expert Advice

Electric vs Acoustic Guitar

Years back, I remember mulling over the electric vs acoustic guitar face-off, which is the best beginner decision when learning to play the guitar? As with most enjoyable things in life, the answer comes down to your unique preferences. The easiest guitar to play is the one you are most motivated to learn on and … Read more Electric vs. Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Expert Advice