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The Best Carbon Fiber Guitars For 2018 – A New Way of Playing

By Glen Parry

One of the biggest challenges to luthiers has been the relative inconsistencies and dwindling supply of tonewoods. As an organic substance, wood has inherent flaws, grain patterns, etc. that are part of its unique properties, yet also can become a challenge for luthiers trying to mass produce an instrument with sonic and visual quality control across the entire product line.

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The Best Guitar Hangers For 2018 – A Buyer’s Guide

By Glen Parry

Whether you are looking to save space or display your guitar, a simple guitar hanger is a great solution. These days they come in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, there are many options that will satisfy those on a strict budget. Ideally, you will want to store your guitar in a sealed case in a stable environment to prevent any damage due to humidity and temperature changes. However, this method of storage is not always feasible.

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The Best Parlor Guitars For 2018 – The Comeback Of The Parlor Guitar

By Glen Parry

Parlor guitars have been making a comeback. Players are attracted to the small body, ease of play, ease of transport, and most importantly, unique tone. Ever since Chris Hadfield’s debut cover of Space Oddity, the number of people looking to get their hands on a parlor guitar has skyrocketed. With modern day electronics, it is not longer essential to have a boisterous Dreadnaught guitar. We are now able to enjoy the different tone characteristics of smaller-bodied guitars.

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The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 For 2018

By Glen Parry

Upgrading from your entry-level guitar to the intermediate guitar can be hugely enjoying. The step up in tone quality and overall playability can make guitar playing even more enjoyable (who knew?). While there are a ton of options in the $500-1000 range, we feel there are a few standouts among the pack.

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The Best Loop Pedal Review For 2018 – Loop Pedals For All Skill Levels

By Glen Parry

So you’ve decided to buy a loop pedal. Good choice. This article will provide you all the information you’ll need for selecting the best loop pedal. Loop pedals – otherwise known as loop stations, or looper pedals – have begun to find their way onto stages and into studios within the last ten years. They allow the player to record their instrument and loop multiple tracks to create a unique mashup of […]

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Your Pedal Board Needs This: Germanium Fuzz Pedal

By Glen Parry

So you want to sound like Jimi Hendrix? There’s no better way to get the warm, mellow and luscious tone then a vintage germanium fuzz pedal. Before the takeover of the more stable silicon transistors, germanium fuzz pedals were ruling the airwaves. When you listen to Jimi Hendrix playing through the infamous Fuzz Face, that’s a germanium circuit hard at work […]

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