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A collection all my guitar tips, advice, and how-to's to help beginners learn the ins-and-outs of being a guitar owner, especially guitar care & maintenance

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Beginner guitars don't have to suck. For around $300 or less you can get an excellent axe that'll play and sound great, and last a lifetime. This article recommends some good ones for you to consider. Jazz Guitar, Cool Guitar, Les Paul 100, Beginner Electric Guitar, Guitar Cable, Fender Squier, Sounds Great, Guitar For Beginners, Guitars
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Really Great Beginner Electric Guitars - Most Under $300

Beginner guitars don't have to suck. For around $300 or less you can get an excellent axe that'll play and sound great, and last a lifetime. This article recommends some good ones for you to consider.

Adjusting pickup height is one of the easiest ways to effortlessly improve your tone.

Adjusting pickup height—an easy, fast, free way to improve your tone

Adjusting pickup height is one of the easiest ways to effortlessly improve your tone.

In this article, I outline some of the common mistakes that new guitar owners make, so that you can avoid making them yourself and potentially damaging your precious first axe. Guitar Tips, Guitar Lessons, Guitar Building, Playing Guitar, Say Hello, Axe, Mistakes, Outline, Keep It Cleaner
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11 Common Mistakes Made by New Guitar Owners

In this article, I outline some of the common mistakes that new guitar owners make, so that you can avoid making them yourself and potentially damaging your precious first axe.

This article gives a listing of common string height measurements for low, medium, and high action... for electric, steel-string acoustic, and Classical guitars. Guitar Chord Chart, Guitar Chords, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Tips, Guitar Lessons, Classical Guitars, Guitar Building, Guitar Strings, Mandolin
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Guitar Action - What's a "Good" String Height?

This article gives a listing of common string height measurements for low, medium, and high action... for electric, steel-string acoustic, and Classical guitars.

Buying your first guitar? When it comes to cost-to-value, there are generally 5 major categories you can shop within. Learn the characteristics of each so you can decide which is best for your needs and budget. Easy Guitar, Guitar Tips, Cool Guitar, Guitar Lessons, Unique Guitars, Custom Guitars, Coaching, Backing Tracks, Guitar For Beginners
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The 5 Categories of Guitars

Buying your first guitar? When it comes to cost-to-value, there are generally 5 major categories you can shop within. Learn the characteristics of each so you can decide which is best for your needs and budget.

It might be easier than you think to get that old guitar in playing shape. And now is the perfect time to rekindle your guitar love and get it into shape for the new year.

5 Tips to Bring your Old Guitar Back to Life

It might be easier than you think to get that old guitar in playing shape. And now is the perfect time to rekindle your guitar love and get it into shape for the new year.

Padding, packing and protection – how to ensure your prized guitars stay safe in a big move.

Tech Talk: Preparing guitars for a cross-country move

Padding, packing and protection – how to ensure your prized guitars stay safe in a big move.

Guitar cases fall into just a few major categories. Each category has its pros and cons, so this article will help you learn which may be best for your situation, whether you're a stay-at-home guitarist or a touring pro. Types Of Guitar, Guitar Building, Guitar Case, Guitar Tips, Ukulele, Touring, Keep It Cleaner, Guy, Cases
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Guitar Cases: The Ultimate Guide

Guitar cases fall into just a few major categories. Each category has its pros and cons, so this article will help you learn which may be best for your situation, whether you're a stay-at-home guitarist or a touring pro.

If you're a heavy whammy-user, regularly lubricating the knife edges of your floating trem will help with tuning stability. This article shows you how, and what lubricant to use. Guitar Building, Guitar Tips, Espresso Machine, Stability, Acoustic, Easy Diy, Guy, Wisdom, Music

Help Your Floating Tremolo Stay In Tune

If you're a heavy whammy-user, regularly lubricating the knife edges of your floating trem will help with tuning stability. This article shows you how, and what lubricant to use.

There's a lot of misinformation about guitar care and maintenance floating around out there. Let's examine, explain, and dispel some of the big ones. Blues Guitar Lessons, Guitar Tips, Love Yourself Guitar, Twitter Polls, Guitar Cable, Guitar Neck, Guitar Building, Guitar Strings, Playing Guitar

9 Guitar Care Myths - Explained

There's a lot of misinformation about guitar care and maintenance floating around out there. Let's examine, explain, and dispel some of the big ones.

Written by luthier Max Dickinson of Portland Guitar, this guide will show you how to raise or lower your acoustic guitar's action (string height). Guitar Neck, Guitar Building, Guitar Tips, Wave Pattern, Acoustic Guitar, 5 Ways, Recording Studio, Portland, Guitars
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Tutorial: 5 Ways to Adjust Acoustic Guitar Action

Written by luthier Max Dickinson of Portland Guitar, this guide will show you how to raise or lower your acoustic guitar's action (string height).

If you're going to mail-order a guitar, know what you're getting into. Learn which customer reviews to listen to and which to ignore, and know what's "normal" when you receive a guitar that's suffered the abuses of shipping and handling. Bad Reviews, Amazon Reviews, Online Reviews, Guitar Reviews, Guitar Online, Weather Change, Guitar Building, Guitar Tips, Guitar Strings
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Buying Guitars Online: Setting Realistic Expectations

If you're going to mail-order a guitar, know what you're getting into. Learn which customer reviews to listen to and which to ignore, and know what's "normal" when you receive a guitar that's suffered the abuses of shipping and handling.

Upgrades can elevate inexpensive guitars, but what should you consider before reaching for the parts catalog?

Is it worth modding a cheap guitar?

Upgrades can elevate inexpensive guitars, but what should you consider before reaching for the parts catalog?

Audio samples of 21 different sets of guitar strings--so you can make a direct comparison with your own ears. Sweetwater Music, Amp Settings, Sound Samples, Acoustic Guitar Strings, Better Music, Les Paul Standard, Guitar Tips, You Sound, Keep It Cleaner
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Do Guitar Strings Make a Differenc? Shootout With Sound Samples

Audio samples of 21 different sets of guitar strings--so you can make a direct comparison with your own ears.

Filing sharp fret ends one option, but here I'll show you a more conservative method you can try first--before you reach for a file. Guitar Tips, Guitar Lessons, Types Of Guitar, Guitar Building, Vintage Guitars, Your Music, Filing, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
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Got Sharp Fret Ends? Fix Them Without Filing

Filing sharp fret ends one option, but here I'll show you a more conservative method you can try first--before you reach for a file.

With the help of SRV expert and Peach Guitars head honcho John Priest, we’ve compiled the ultimate signal chain to get you sounding like SRV Srv Guitar, Guitar Rig, Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar, Head Honcho, Albert King, You Sound, Fender Stratocaster, Rock And Roll, The Help
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How to get the Stevie Ray Vaughan tone on any budget

With the help of SRV expert and Peach Guitars head honcho John Priest, we’ve compiled the ultimate signal chain to get you sounding like SRV