Guitar String Names and Why you Need to Know Them

Guitar String Names

One of the things most new guitar players blow over are the guitar string names. I’ve seen with elementary students and adults as well. But before long, this lack of knowledge comes back to hurt them before they get into intermediate playing. This article will help you learn the guitar string names for a better … Read more Guitar String Names and Why you Need to Know Them

Guitar Anatomy: What are the Main Parts of the Guitar

Anatomy of a Guitar

One of the most often forgotten parts of playing the guitar is having a firm understanding of guitar anatomy. As a musician for over 20 years, I see what happens when players don’t know what they’re guitar is made of. Often, having a better understanding of the parts of a guitar will help the musician … Read more Guitar Anatomy: What are the Main Parts of the Guitar

How to Hold Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitars Properly

How to Hold a Guitar

Do you want to learn how to play guitar but you’re not sure how to even hold it? As a music teacher and private guitar lesson teacher for over 10 years, I’ve worked with people from the age of 7 to 70. And one of the most important things about guitar playing that’s ignored is … Read more How to Hold Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitars Properly

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

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

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

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