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The 5 Best Acoustic Guitars for Fingerstyle [Reviews and Buying Guide]

Wanna cut to the chase? I went searching for the best acoustic guitar for fingerstyle, and my top choice is the Yamaha L-Series LL6 Acoustic-Electric Guitar.  Growing up, I spent a lot of time listening to classic rock and blues rock. I was a full-on bluesy rock guitarist and loved my electric. No acoustic for …

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Professional Guitar Rigs

Who Plays What? 5 of Your Favorite Blues & Rock Artists’ Guitar Rigs

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro guitarist, chances are you have your favorites. Favorite guitar, favorite amp, even down to the guitar pick you like the most.  For guitar newbies, aesthetics may play a bigger part than tone. But the pros tend to gravitate towards gear that gives them the sound they’re after—their own …

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Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars for Kids

The 7 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars for Kids [Reviews & Buying Guide]

Wanna cut to the chase? I went searching for the best beginner acoustic guitar for kids, and my top pick (for about ages 6-10) was the Yamaha CGS102A Half-Size Classical Bundle.  For older kids, my top pick was the Baby Taylor BT2.   Learning the guitar as a teenager opened the door to many interesting experiences …

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Benefits of a low action guitar

3 Benefits of a Low Action Guitar [& How to Adjust Your Guitar Action]

My first acoustic guitar tore my fingers to pieces! I tried my hardest, but eventually ended up buying another one.  I only found out later that the “action” was most likely the problem.  Most guitars you find in music stores come with a high action. This has advantages and disadvantages.   Guitars with a low action …

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Causes of guitar wrist pain or hand pain

3 Causes of Guitar Wrist Pain or Hand Pain [& How to Treat Them]

(Editor’s Note:  Post contributed by David McCombs, an occupational therapist with several years experience in hand therapy.) As a hand therapist and ergonomic specialist, hand and wrist pain is something I see on a daily basis.  Pain can be age-related, occur after an injury or surgery, or it can be related to incorrect posture or …

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benefits of cutaway guitars

5 Benefits of Cutaway Guitars

If you’re looking for a new guitar, you may have come across some “cutaway” options. In this article I’ll share with you some of the advantages of cutaway guitars (and one disadvantage). I’ll also answer some commonly asked questions about cutaway guitars. Let’s get started. Why get a cutaway guitar? 5 benefits of cutaway guitars.   …

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dreadnought vs concert guitars

Dreadnought vs Concert – Picking the Right Guitar Shape

Considering you’re going to be spending plenty of time up close and personal with your acoustic guitar, it makes sense to choose the body shape carefully.  When I first heard the debate of dreadnought vs concert, it sounded like a battle between a super villain and a superhero. Dreadnought, the evil guitar-slinging, cape-toting metalhead!  I …

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Best guitars for punk

The Best Guitars for Punk [Reviews & Buying Guide]

Replicating the sound of punk takes skill, passion, and the right guitar. So what’s the best guitar for punk, you ask? Let’s first start by asking ourselves: What is punk? Is it the fast, heavy strumming, the anti-establishment lyrics, the clipped sounds, the stripped-down instrumentals, the nasal shouting?For me, the thing that defines punk rock is the …

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