The Suhr PT100 Signature Edition head bears the name of guitarist Peter Thorn. He’s known for his session and touring work with artists like Melissa Etheridge and Chris Cornell. Thorn is also one of the foremost experts on tone and quality in the music industry today. It took five years […]
Advice on Wilkinson Stainless Saddle Two Point Trem
Trev Wilkinson might not consider himself a guitar guru, but the rest of the world feels that way. His work in creating a comprehensive set of replacement instrument parts cemented his reputation in the music industry. His goal is to create designs that focus on durability and simplicity while solving […]
What Is the Most Difficult Classical Guitar Song to Play?
Today’s classical guitar designs come from the Spanish vihuela and the gittern. Those instruments were played in the 1400s and 1500s, eventually evolving into the Baroque guitar. Even though it had local popularity, it wasn’t until Andres Segovia popularized the instrument with early phonograph recordings and concerts that people grew […]
Are Bass and Guitar Cabs the Same?
When you want to play something incredible with an electric instrument, you need amps and speakers to deliver results. Although any amp and speaker combination works, it often helps to invest in a speaker cabinet to create authentic sounds. You’ll find cabinets available for bass and electric guitars. Although they […]
Do Heavier Guitars Have More Sustain?
If you have ever picked up a Les Paul, you know what it is like to play a heavy guitar. My first model, when I could finally afford one, weighed 13 pounds. Other guitars have a similar look, but they might only weigh seven or eight pounds. How does the […]
How to Get More Sustain on an Acoustic Guitar
Acoustic guitars don’t have the same sustain qualities as their electric counterparts because of the instrument’s design. Whether you pick or use your fingers to strum, string thickness and the strength of the musician’s attack play a direct role in creating note length. When you don’t strike a note or […]
How Do I Reduce the Sustain on My Electric Guitar?
Sustain is a misleading term. It’s a simple word that we used to describe the complex ideas of musical theory when building a guitar. When an electric guitar has sustain, it can hold a note with audible resonation for an extended time. Imagine that you take a deep breath and […]
How Long Is Good Sustain on a Guitar?
Are you having trouble achieving a good sustain on a guitar? Do you need some ideas to help you fix that situation? This guide will take you through what it takes to improve guitar sustain. How Long Is Good Sustain on a Guitar? Every guitar provides a different sustain, which […]
Has Buddy Holly’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster Been Found?
Charles “Buddy” Holly was a rising singer and songwriter who was taking the United States by storm in the 1950s. Born in Lubbock, TX, during the Great Depression, he learned how to sing and play the guitar with his siblings. The unique style that Buddy Holly brought to music still […]
LP Classic 1960 Reissue Myth
The Les Paul guitar from Gibson is one of the most recognized instruments in the world. Gibson Guitar Corporation first sold it in 1952. It was designed by John Huis, who served as its factory manager. Les Paul provided input on the design and eventually endorsed the idea. Along with […]