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?
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?
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?
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 […]
Essential Grunge Guitar Gear
When grunge arrived on the scene in the mid-1980s, most people shrugged it off. Most experts agree that 1986 was the first year this subgenre became a “thing,” which is the same year that the song “That’s What Friends Are For” was the top hit of the year – sung […]
Seymour Duncan Pickup Height
Pickup height adjustments are one of the easiest ways for musicians to improve their guitar’s tone. Everyone spends countless hours chasing the perfect sound, and some are willing to pay a small fortune to achieve results. When you start changing the pickup height of your Seymour Duncans, you can get […]
How to Make Your Guitar Neck Less Sticky?
Vintage guitars always feel smooth and responsive. Wouldn’t it be nice if a new instrument felt the same way when you took the stage? Guitar necks often feel sticky on the fretting hand, especially when the instrument is given a high-gloss finish. Any neck can reach this condition because of […]
How Guitar Body Thickness and Depth Affect Sound
Thick guitars tend to be quite heavy. They can often weigh more than ten pounds. Thin guitars can also be heavy when built with mahogany or other dense woods, but they can also weigh about half as much. Each design option impacts your sound. The notes you want to produce […]
When Should I Replace My Guitar Bridge Pins?
You’ve started to put new strings on your acoustic guitar. That’s when one of the bridge pins gets stuck. Is it time for a replacement, or is there a more significant issue to address? If the pins get stuck frequently, there could be a problem with the bridge plate. It’s […]
Humbucker Sized P-90 Review Roundup
Most guitarists swing between humbuckers and single-coil designs when playing the guitar. Those options deliver distinctive sounds that create specific voices for an instrument to develop a signature sound. It transitions a Strat or Tele into something more suited for rock, even if one of the single-coil pickups gets replaced […]