Acoustic Guitar

Video Lesson: Building Solos Around Chord Shapes

Bill EvansJanuary 17, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Chord shapes are great tools for expanding the …


This $23 ‘Howling Dog’ Guitar Is Honing My Kid’s Musical Skills

And for an instrument toy, it's remarkably not that annoying.<p>By<p>Jan 17 2018, 8:11 PM<p>Musical toys fall into two categories in my home: annoying and …


Ormsby Unveils GTR Headless Multiscale Guitar

Ormsby's newest model will be available in 6, 7 and 8-string editions.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Ormsby Guitars has unveiled its new GTR Headless Multiscale guitar.<p>The …


Rare guitars - worth around £4,000 - stolen in raid on Liverpool music shop

Police are appealing for information after two unique guitars - valued at around £2,000 each - were stolen from a family-run music firm.<p>Thieves …


Washburn HD100SWK Acoustic Guitar

OVERVIEW<p>The most affordable of Washburn's Heritage Series all-solid wood acoustics, the HD100SWK is a workhorse Dreadnought that benefits from it's …


Watch Chris Cornell Cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Watch Chris Cornell's heartfelt acoustic cover of one of Prince's great songs.<p>7<p>SHARES<p>When Prince died in April 2016, Soundgarden main man Chris …

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The most interesting bluegrass accessories of 2017

With the recent news in <i>Bluegrass Today</i> that a capo has been developed that doubles as an electronic tuner (unless that’s a tuner which doubles as a …

Bluegrass Music

13 essential acoustic blues albums

Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection<p><b>Some of the most viscerally powerful recordings ever made are acoustic blues. But finding where to place</b> …


The Welshman who's just been named the best new guitarist in the world

He's the unknown musician who first picked up a guitar as a teenager and has gone on to play on stage alongside his idol in front of thousands of …

News (Wales)

Video Lesson: How to Play Like Son House

Bill EvansJanuary 16, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>Eddie James “Son” House (1902–1988) played and sang the blues …


Gear Review: Hughes & Kettner Era 1

Bill EvansJanuary 16, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>Heavy-metal shredders have long favored Hughes & Kettner …


Music & Sound Award Winners

<b>DEALER WINNERS</b><p><b><br>MULTI-STORE DEALER DIVISION</b><p><b>Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Guitars & Basses</b> <br>Alto Music (NY)<p><b>Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Keyboards</b> …


Acoustic Soundboard: Humidity—Friend and Foe

Tips for maintaining a moisture level that will keep your acoustic guitar happy and healthy.


Gear Review: Breedlove Oregon Concertina E Sitka Myrtle

Bill EvansJanuary 15, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>When Breedlove introduced its first original body style, …


Jake Bugg announces Aussie solo acoustic shows - Music News - triple j

Jake Bugg is packing the six-string and going it alone for an Australian tour.<p>The Nottingham nice boy will be heading back our way this April for a …

Music (Australia)

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part 1

<b>For those who are unafraid to go down the DIY route, Martin Guitar Kits provide an affordable way to own a little slice of Nazareth. But how</b> …


Video Lesson: Learn to Play Fast by Practicing Slowly

Bill EvansJanuary 14, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAUL MEHLING</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You want to play with more clarity and …


Ibanez Announces Upswing Electric Upright Bass

Ibanez will be introducing their very first electric upright bass at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Dubbed the UB804 or “Upswing”, the bass was designed …


Shin-ei Announces the B1G 1 Gain Booster

A boutique boost with a whopping 30dB of boost.


Vintage Bench Test: 1948 Gibson L-4

<b>It may appear old and tired but this Gibson is fighting fit and ready for action. Huw Price gets to grips with a late-1940s workhorse that’s still</b> …


Riff Rundown: The Toadies' Possum Kingdom

New Gear Showcase 2017: Pt. 2<p>New Gear Showcase 2017: Pt. 1<p>Amp Product Showcase 2016<p>Acoustic Gear Showcase 2016<p>Resurrecting Les Paul’s Historic …


The Blues in Jazz: Using the Classic 12-bar Form to Learn Bebop Improv

Bill EvansJanuary 13, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY SEAN MCGOWAN</b><p>In a sense, the genres of jazz and blues grew up together …


Ample Sound AG12 Review

<b>AG12</b> is a sample-based acoustic guitar virtual instrument, developed and released by Ample Sound. It features the sounds of a Taylor 956ce 12-string …


Paramount Series Acoustic Guitars

Watch Video<p>Alissa Xayalith Discusses Her Approach To Songwriting<p>Hear from the Naked and Famous’ Alisa Xayalith as she explores her songwriting …


Guitarology: Understanding Acoustic Guitar Intonation

If you play guitar, you’ve probably heard the term “intonation.” It’s often used in the context of talking about a guitar’s setup. A setup is a way …


5 Compression Mistakes Mixers Make

Compression: Am I overdoing it? Is the ratio and the threshold set in a way that is helping rather than hurting? See these common mixing mistakes and …


American acoustic singer songwriter Eric Bibb

Mixing the rugged contours of the Delta blues with American folk, Eric Bibb is one of the most celebrated guitar players on the planet. The Grammy …


6 fresh guitar artists you need to hear in January

<b>This month we spin Barns Courtney, Leprous, Ex-Easter Island Head, Real Terms, Big Brave and InHeaven...</b><p>Barns Courtney<p><b>Guitar-smashing chart …


LR Baggs Unveils the Align Series

A suite of pedals that covers a vast range of tone-shaping tools for acoustic players.


Throwback Thursday: David Bowie Plays ‘Dead Man Walking’

Blair JacksonJanuary 11, 2018<p>Yesterday (January 10) marked the second anniversary of the death of David Bowie, so we thought we’d mark the occasion …

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