With its frenetic rhythms and wildly journeying solos, gypsy jazz guitar—or accurately jazz manouche guitar (pronounced: /ma.nuʃ/ or man-oosh)—conjures up visions of wild revelry and …
A name synonymous with six-strings, Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender was doubtless one of the most influential people in the world of modern music. Leo Fender’s …
Depending on who you ask, guitars with built-in effects are either a step in the right direction or an absolute abomination.
What exactly defines a phaser effect? How does a phase shifter differ from other modulation effects? Here’s what you need to know.
Curious about the history of the 12-string guitar? From Lead Belly to Pink Floyd trace the mysterious journey behind this popular folk instrument.
Since it first entered popular consciousness in the mid-1950s, the baritone guitar has proved itself to be an indispensable part of any guitarist’s arsenal. With …
Depending on how long you’ve been in the business of making music, you may or may not know that there is quite a wide variation …
Robert Fripp’s New Standard Tuning has one of the strongest cult followings among alternate guitar tunings. What is it? Where did it come from? Why’s it good or bad?
Mississippi Blues is all about howling vocals, and the Delta Blues Guitar; a powerful slide-based guitar style. Here’s the players & techniques behind it.
Wanna capture that chickenscratch tone? From Jimmy Nolen to Nile Rodgers, delve into the history, techniques and gear behind the modern funk guitar sound.
These 7 isolated guitar tracks unveiled some surprising revelations that no one would ever suspect when listening to the otherwise famous original releases.
No musical instrument has shaped the development of music through modern history as much as the guitar. But what’s the history of the guitar itself? Why did this one instrument become the iconic symbol of 20th Century musical genres such as jazz, blues, and—of course—rock and roll?
What’s with the guitar strings order? We go in depth about the history, purpose, and advantages of the unconventional guitar string tuning.
With legendary names like Blackie, Tiger, and “the Holy Grail of Guitars,” and equally legendary players such as Hendrix, Clapton, and Richards, these guitars are the cream of the crop and have commanded commensurately expensive prices.
Willie Nelson has entertained audiences since he was 13 years old, and through the decades his guitar Trigger has become almost as famous as he is