Mark Spencer

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Bringing a Guitar Back to Life with Lasers

When Jozef Karpiel returned home after a semester away at school, he found that the black polyester covering of his beloved Fender Stratocaster had cracked due to low temperatures in his parents’ garage. As dismayed as he was that the sentimental instrument was seemingly ruined, Karpiel saw an …

Pete Huttlinger "While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eleanor Rigsby"


Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

<i>This month, we’ve rounded up a sampling of the many acoustic soundhole pickups on the market. Some are passive, some active, and some have more bells</i> …


Buying a Guitar

If you’re in the market to buy a guitar, there are a few things you should think about first.<p>Do you want an electric guitar or do you want an …


Tommy Emmanuel's 8 tips for guitarists

Introduction<p><b>He’s one of the most gifted guitarists on Earth and one of only five people to earn Chet Atkins’ ‘Certified Guitar Player’ title. But</b> …


Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake 'Em On Down


Ernie Isley talks living with Hendrix, lost solos and That Lady

Introduction<p><b>As guitarist with psychedelic soul pioneers The Isley Brothers, Ernie Isley’s solos on tracks such as Summer Breeze seemed to shimmer</b> …


Guthrie Govan's string-bending masterclass (part 3): major scale bends

<b>Guthrie Govan's string-bending masterclass (part 1)</b><p><b>Guthrie Govan's string-bending masterclass (part 2): seven-note scale bends</b><p><b>In the previous two</b> …

Electric Guitar

Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie - Tribute Guitar Lesson Tutorial (BS-027)

Fretboard Workshop: Melodic Transformations

Breathe new life into vanilla arpeggios.


Does Your Band Sound Terrible? This is Probably Why

<b>By Matthew Holl/Wren and Cuff</b><p>Although I’m by no means a session guy, I’ve played with a decent amount of musicians in my life. All have had their own …


Me and my guitar interview with Mark Tremonti

<b>We have a special edition of Me And My Guitar backstage this time with Mark Tremonti showing us two unique PRS models he's currently roadtesting. The</b> …


The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

<b>A choir of fairies (left to right): Martin Style 0 steel string, Taylor 12-string, Veillette Avant-Gryphon, Baby Taylor (Nashville high-strung),</b> …


Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: A Guide to Sweep Arpeggios with Chromatic Runs

In this edition of Secrets of Shred, I’m going to show you a way of adding chromatic runs to your sweep arpeggios.This is a simple picking approach …

Electric Guitar

How to Inject Unusual, Jarring Chord Voicings into Metal Rhythm Guitar Parts

One of the essential qualities of a great metal riff is the presence of a signature element—unusual chord voicings, a twisted melodic line—that …

Electric Guitar

Twang 101: 6 Essential Pedal-Steel Bends

The best way to understand pedal steel and grab some new ideas is to develop a fundamental understanding of chords and intervals. In <b>Ex. 1</b> I play four …

Electric Guitar

The best acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars under £1,000/$1,300

What is the best mid-priced acoustic guitar? What is the best mid-priced electro-acoustic guitar?<p><b>ACOUSTIC WEEK</b><b>: So, you want to buy an acoustic</b> …

Ed Sheeran

Carter Vintage - Chris Scruggs - First Gibson L-5

The 30 Most Badass Guitarists of All Time

Guitar players are the coolest creatures on this planet.Don’t believe us? Consider Buddy Holly. Take away his guitar and he might as well be Melvin …


A tunnel without vegetation

Typical Chord and Scale Combinations

[ padding=”0 20px 0 20px”]<p>Which scales work best with which chords?<p>With so many scales out there it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones …

Archtop JAZZ Guitar

Questa variante del modello l5 porta il nome di uno dei più grandi chitarristi jazz della storia. Costruita per essere una replica fedele (in termini …

Ernest's Cardboard Guitar Strikes a Chord


What Your Pedal History Says About You

<b>This circa-1987 pic shows me, in the earlier portion of my pedal history, playing with my mostly covers band, the Edge (sorry Mr. The Edge!), at the</b> …

T-Bone Walker - Augmented Triad Lick | Guitar Lesson

jzgy12<p>Ultimate Guitar<p>jzgy12<p>Posted Dec 18, 2015 10:11 AM<p>9<p>Introduction<p><b>T-Bone Walker</b> was ranked No. 67 on <b>Rolling Stone</b>'s "<b>100 Greatest Guitar Players of</b> …

Blues Guitar Lesson: Using Passing Chords to Add Variety

Instrument-Accommodating Stools : guitar stand

For those who play the guitar, it's well-known that the stringed instruments and stools go together like peas and carrots, so the Guitar Stand Stool …

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Guitar Is Out of This World

0<p>SHARES<p>What do you get when you cross a Stratocaster neck with a Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy?<p>The Han Solo.<p>Builder Doni Latchford of Coventry, …


Can the Uberchord Guitar app replace guitar teachers?

<b>We've seen various guitar-learning apps come and go, but Uberchord Guitar looks to be the most complete package yet, boasting "exclusive technology</b> …