Guitars

Do Heavier Guitars Have More Sustain?
Guitars

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
Guitars

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 Long Is Good Sustain on a Guitar?
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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 […]

LP Classic 1960 Reissue Myth
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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 […]

Which Country Makes the Best Guitars?
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Which Country Makes the Best Guitars?

Guitars are made in almost every country in the world today. Handmade custom designs come out from garages, shops, factories, and more to help musicians express themselves in unique ways. It’s not a secret that the build quality of an instrument depends on its luthier, designer, or craftsperson. Someone with […]

Ceramic vs. Alnico - Which Pickups Sound Better
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Ceramic vs. Alnico: Which Pickups Sound Better?

Have you ever taken a close look at the different specification sheets out there for electric guitars? You’ll find plenty of information about the different features and equipment included with the instrument. One of the areas of technical information that is the most valuable on these spec sheets involves the […]

How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars?
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How Much Do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars?

The first pawn shops started appearing in China about 3,000 years ago. By offering short-term credit to different households, an economic infrastructure began forming. It was an idea that the Greeks and Romans would eventually adopt. When the Catholic Church was an influential force in global politics during the Middle […]

Where Is the Best Spot for Your Strap Button?
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Where Is the Best Spot for Your Strap Button?

Some guitars come with a strap button on the top and bottom for you to use. Others come with one on the bottom of the instrument, but there isn’t one for the top. If you’re unlucky, the guitar doesn’t come with any strap buttons. Classical guitars aren’t supposed to have […]