Just in Case: Electric Guitar Edition

Just in Case: Electric Guitar Edition

Guitars are meant to be played. And if you treat them well, they generally return the favor. But gigs do end and that means you gotta pack up your axe and move along to the next one. Trouble is, bad things can happen during transit. Either by accident, negligence or just pure stupidity or evil, guitars get damaged every day. If you haven’t seen the classic video “United Breaks Guitars,” check it here. Few things…

Read More

Yes, You Do Need a Digital Recorder

Yes, You Do Need a Digital Recorder

I know, I know. Most folks have smart phones and other devices that all have a simple app for capturing sound. And if all you want to do is capture sound, that’s fine. But if you want to actually hear what you sound like you might want something that kicks it up a notch. And if you’re a songwriter seeking to capture the muse, why wouldn’t you want the best quality recording of your moment of…

Read More

Five Cool Accessories To Have Just Because

Five Cool Accessories To Have Just Because

Look, if you love guitars, you love the stuff that goes with ’em too. They aren’t always that expensive, either. These five of my favorite things fall into three camps: 1) Axe Protectors, 2) Look Enhancers and 3) Be Prepared. 1. Axe Protectors Hercules Single Guitar Stand $27.20 This is one tough stand. It doesn’t just passively hold your guitar, its Auto Grab System uses gravity to grip it gently and firmly. I don’t care what might cause…

Read More

Three Great Travel Guitars for Road Warrior Players

Three Great Travel Guitars for Road Warrior Players

Most of us, myself included, have to work for a living. And oftentimes that means travel. Maybe you’re driving a car or a tractor-trailer. Maybe you’re flying on a puddle jumper or on jumbo jets across the oceans. It doesn’t matter. Wherever you go, it’s nice to have a guitar along to keep you company. And these space savers help make the task a little easier. 1. Luna Safari Series 3/4 Dreadnought Travel Acoustic Guitar  $149…

Read More

Three Great Electric Guitars For Any Player

Three Great Electric Guitars For Any Player

Just as with people, every guitar is different. Each guitar sounds different, plays different, has different abilities, strengths and, yes, limitations. That’s why when players get bit by the guitar bug, they start acquiring instruments—so they can get the sound they’re hungering after. It’s even got a name: G.A.S. or Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. So here are three types of electric guitars you might want to consider adding to your collection to round it out some. 1….

Read More

Five Great Electric Guitars for Graduation

Five Great Electric Guitars for Graduation

Now is the season when young folks wrap up their schooling and either proceed to the next level or join the work force. No matter their path, an excellent electric guitar is a great gift to keep minds focused, imaginations bright and fond memories secure. 1. G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar. From $351.98 74 reviewers give this axe a 4 1/2 star rating. That’s a lot of thumbs pointing up. G&L stand for George…

Read More

Three Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for Guitar Playing Dads

Three Inexpensive Father’s Day Gifts for Guitar Playing Dads

Father’s Day can either be a day you get something you want – I want a Gibson Les Paul goldtop guitar – or a day you don’t. So let’s be real and suggest a handful of things that any guitar playing Dad will be happy to unwrap instead golf balls and socks. And in this case, all cost less than the guitar tuning peg on a Les Paul goldtop. 1. Wear your Fender amp allegiance loud and…

Read More

Hey! Ho! Danelectro!

Hey! Ho! Danelectro!

Danelectro has been making good lookers for years now. If you haven’t availed yourself of their many and varied charms, this Memorial Day sale might just be the motivation you need to pick one up and see for yourself. Here are three cool brand new Danelectro Guitars from $299.99 to under $699.99 1. The Danelectro 63 Electric Guitar. Just $299.99 on sale. This is just a good looking honey, with a sparkly body, shapely pickguard…

Read More
1 2