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
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
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
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
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
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
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
When I first decided to quit my 9-5 office job to travel around Europe and Asia, I knew I couldn’t give up my most precious home possession: my acoustic guitar. A travel-friendly acoustic guitar would be the perfect accomplice to accompany the digital nomad lifestyle. Since both are the perfect size for casual playing at … Read more In-depth Comparison of Baby Taylor vs. Little Martin by Professional Guitarist
Deciding which acoustic guitar to buy can be challenging. There are so many different types of acoustic guitars out there, each with different features that affect the sound and playability of the instrument. If you’re here, it means you’ve been looking at picking up a new or used Seagull Artist Mosaic acoustic guitar. I wrote … Read more Seagull Artist Mosaic Guitar Review – Is this Really a Good Guitar?
I have played dozens of acoustics over the years, and the Big Baby Taylor easily sounds better than a lot of guitars that are more than double its price. This guitar gives you all of the playability and durability of premium Taylor guitars without the typical $1000+ range of Taylor prices. Whether you’re a homebody … Read more Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar Review – Is It Worth Buying?