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The site administrator for Guitar Advice, Pete has been playing guitars since childhood. He's into both electrics and acoustic but now prefers electric. He plays guitars most days and enjoys doing it more than ever. Reading and writing about guitars is what he loves to do.

Slide Guitar – An Overview

Have you ever wondered about slide guitar, how it's played, and the techniques involved? Read on, and we'll give you an insight. Table of contentsThe Origin of Slide GuitarHow Slide is PlayedGuitar Setup for SlideMusical Genres and SlideVarious Slide StylesFamous Guitar Players who play SlideEvolution of Slide TechniquesModern Innovations and SlideCommonly asked questions and answers that people ask about slide guitar.What is a slide guitar?Why Slide is so PopularIs it difficult to play slide?How does slide guitar differ from regular guitar playing?What types of slides are commonly used?What kind of guitars are suitable for slides?Do I need a specific tuning [...]

2023-12-06T09:02:33+11:00November 29th, 2023|

The Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar Review

The Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar stands tall as an entry-level or student instrument that bridges affordability with quality craftsmanship. The C40 offers a blend of playability, resonant tones, and durable construction. Table of contentsWhat I like about the Yamaha C40 Classical GuitarTone QualityThe bodyThe neckThe topBack and sidesSoundholeSpecsAccessoriesGigbagProsConsWarrantyConclusion What I like about the Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar One of the standout features of the C40 is its playability. The neck feels comfortable, making navigating all over the fretboard easy. It's also lightweight, which is a huge plus for extended practice sessions or performances. Yamaha C40 Classical guitar body Tone Quality [...]

2023-12-07T08:20:12+11:00November 19th, 2023|

The Yamaha GC32C Classical Guitar Review

In the realm of classical guitars, the Yamaha GC32C is a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation that embodies Yamaha's unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and quality. It stands tall as a testament to classic Spanish design infused with contemporary advancements, offering a balance that resonates with both heritage and modernity. Rooted in the revered craftsmanship of Spanish guitar-making, the GC32C meticulously preserves traditional techniques while seamlessly incorporating Yamaha's innovative touch. From intricate rosettes to precision bracings, this guitar pays homage to classical heritage while embracing the enhancements of today. One of its standout features lies in its dynamic playability, tailored [...]

2023-12-06T08:56:00+11:00November 19th, 2023|

Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster Review

The Fender Stratocaster, an iconic electric guitar, has long been a music industry staple. Now, Fender has taken this legendary instrument and infused it with the rich resonance and expressiveness of an acoustic guitar, giving birth to the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster. This innovative hybrid instrument has captured the attention of guitarists worldwide, promising a seamless blend of electric and acoustic soundscapes. But does it live up to the hype? Let's thoroughly review the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster, exploring its features, strengths, and potential drawbacks. Table of contentsThe Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster - A Fusion of WorldsThe Neck: Familiar ComfortThe [...]

2023-12-07T08:41:48+11:00November 18th, 2023|

Kremona Fiesta FC Classical Guitar Review-Elegant

Nestled in Bulgaria's heart, Kremona is synonymous with the world of classical guitars. The Kremona Fiesta FC is a testament to their unwavering commitment to crafting instruments that blend artistry and impeccable tonal quality. Table of contentsCraftsmanship and AestheticsScalelengthDurability and Build QualitySpecificationsFinal Thoughts Craftsmanship and Aesthetics The Kremona Fiesta FC is a visual masterpiece. Meticulously handcrafted, this guitar features a solid European spruce top paired with a stunning walnut back and sides. The meticulous attention to detail shines through in the mosaic rosette and exquisite wood binding, contributing to the guitar's overall visual appeal. Its satin finish not only serves [...]

2023-12-07T08:18:05+11:00November 12th, 2023|

Cordoba C3M Classical Guitar Review-Elegant

When it comes to classical guitars, the Cordoba C3M is a name that often comes up in conversations among musicians and enthusiasts alike. This review aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Cordoba C3M. Its a classical guitar that has gained a reputation for being reliable and affordable. It's a great option for both beginners and experienced players. With its rich tonal quality, superb craftsmanship, and a price point that won't break the bank. The Cordoba C3M has become a favorite in the classical guitar world. Cordoba is known for its meticulous craftsmanship; the C3M is no exception. The [...]

2023-12-07T08:16:07+11:00November 11th, 2023|

La Patrie Etude Classical Guitar Review

The world of classical guitar offers a vast array of choices, from affordable entry-level instruments to high-end, handcrafted masterpieces. In this review, we delve into the La Patrie Etude, a classical guitar that has earned a reputation for its craftsmanship, sound quality, and playability. As we explore the finer details of this instrument, you'll discover why the La Patrie Etude is a true gem for discerning players. La Patrie, a subsidiary of Godin Guitars, has consistently demonstrated exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail in their instruments. The La Patrie Etude is no exception. It features a solid cedar top, a [...]

2023-12-07T08:13:50+11:00November 11th, 2023|

Cordoba Mini II FMH Classical Guitar Review

Compact, travel-friendly guitars have gained immense popularity among musicians who are always on the move or seeking an instrument that's easy to carry. In this review, we explore the Cordoba Mini II FMH, a classical guitar that effortlessly combines portability with a surprisingly robust sound. Cordoba, known for their commitment to quality and innovation, has created a compact gem that's perfect for both seasoned players and beginners looking for a versatile and travel-ready companion. Craftsmanship and Design Cordoba's reputation for quality craftsmanship extends to the Mini II FMH. The top, back, and sides of the guitar are constructed from figured [...]

2023-12-07T08:12:52+11:00November 10th, 2023|

Acoustic Guitar Setup -Set Up Your Acoustic Guitar so that it plays and looks Tip Top.

Last update 6/11/2023 This guide will show you how to perform an acoustic guitar setup for the best sound and that it plays as well as possible. That's what you want, right?. Table of contentsAdjusting the truss rod is not scary; it's easy.Intonation.Some common issues for acoustic guitarsGuitar with high-actionTools and Materials Needed for Guitar SetupChecking and Adjusting the Neck ReliefAdjusting the Action at the SaddleSetting the IntonationCleaning and Conditioning the FretboardChanging Strings and Proper String TensionLubricating the Nut and SaddleFinal Adjustments and Fine-tuningTesting and Evaluating the SetupMaintaining a Well-set-up GuitarCare program for the guitarSummary Take our word for it; [...]

2023-12-06T08:49:32+11:00October 31st, 2023|

Yamaha AC3R Acoustic Electric Guitar Review

Last update 6/11/2023 Welcome to our Yamaha AC3R Acoustic Electric Guitar Review. This concert-sized marvel embodies the fusion of vintage aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering that makes for a harmonious blend of quality and tones. With its solid Sitka spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides, this guitar packs a punch of rich, warm tones. Table of contentsWhat I Like About the GuitarSpecs OverviewThe Yamaha AC3R Acoustic Electric Guitar in More DetailTone QualityThe BodyGuitar SetupThe NeckThe TopBack and SidesSoundholeScale LengthSRT2 preamp with saddle pickupAccessoriesProsConsWarrantyConclusionReferences Adding to its allure is Yamaha's innovative A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) wood torrefaction process, which is [...]

2023-12-06T08:48:17+11:00October 29th, 2023|

Taylor 914ce V-Class Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review

Last update 7/11/2023 In this Taylor 914CE V Class Guitar Review, we dive into the world of acoustic guitars, and I've got a special one on the menu today – the Taylor 914ce. You've probably heard the buzz about this beauty, and I'm here to share my two cents on why it's worth the hype. Table of contentsWhat I Like About the GuitarSpecs OverviewOur Taylor 914ce V-Class Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review, Tone Quality (Tonewoods)The BodyGuitar SetupThe NeckThe TopBack and SidesSoundholeScale LengthStringsTaylor's Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics systemOur Taylor 914ce V-Class Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review AccessoriesHardcase or GigbagProsConsWarrantyMaintenanceConclusion From its elegant design to [...]

2023-12-06T08:47:13+11:00October 28th, 2023|

D’Addario vs. Ernie Ball: The Ultimate Guitar String Showdown

Last update 6/11/2023 So, you're a guitar enthusiast, and you've found yourself at a crossroads. You need to choose between two heavyweight champions of the string world – D'Addario vs. Ernie Ball. Table of contentsGuitar Strings - The Common GroundD'Addario: The Brilliance of ToneErnie Ball: The Bright and Clean SoundChoosing Your Ideal StringsThe History of D'AddarioErnie Ball's JourneyErnie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar StringsFinding Your Ideal Acoustic Guitar StringsGuitar typesFrequently Asked QuestionsAre Ernie Ball Strings the Best?Why Are D’Addario EXL Strings Good?Which Brand of Guitar Strings Is the Best?Why Are Ernie Ball Strings Good?Why Are Elixir Optiweb Coated Strings Good?Does [...]

2023-12-06T08:45:55+11:00October 27th, 2023|
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