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Nitro vs. Poly – Which guitar finish is Best?

Close your eyes and picture your dream guitar. Perhaps you are thinking about a bright, shiny Fender Stratocaster, its solid color gleaming under bright stage lights? Or maybe a vintage Les Paul with stories to tell. In addition, its nitro finish has checked and is worn unevenly from decades of passionate play. Guitar finishes No matter what type of guitar you like. Most guitars have some thin coating around the body and the neck, known as a finish. It helps protect the guitar and dramatically enhances the instrument's look and how it feels and sounds. Beautiful acoustic guitar. [...]

2022-11-21T20:23:49+11:00Tags: , , |

Recording guitars at home | The basics

Recording guitars is not as complicated as it once was. These days, you can have your home studio setup ready to start recording an acoustic or electric guitar in quick time. The best part is it won't break the bank. With the pandemic running rampant for the last two years, recording studios had no choice but to close. As a consequence, there have been no studio work or live shows. Recording guitars Therefore, as a session musician, most of my work had to be done remotely from home. However, remote sessions were nothing new; they were happening way before the pandemic [...]

2022-03-22T09:50:19+11:00Tags: , , |

The ultimate guitar brand list

A guitar brand list is in alphabetical order and with a short description for each manufacturer. Some of the guitar brands are no longer in business. We have made a note of that where applicable. guitar brands list Guitar brand list 10s Guitars 10s Guitars is a smaller Chinese company focusing on electric guitars. In fact, they have a wide variety of choices, including high-end customized instruments. 9stein 9stein was an experimental brand developed and made in the 1990s. Furthermore, these were 9-string guitars with unusual bodies and integrated tuners. A&F A&F was a short-lived band from the early [...]

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Strategies for Guitar Solo’s Over Chord Changes (Advanced)

This is a guitar solos tutorial for intermediate to advanced guitar players. Let's deal with a hypothetical for the sake of this tutorial. Your playing over an unusual chord progression, you notice a chord that sounds, let's say, "off." How would you go about correcting the situation? Guitar Solos | Unusual chord progression? Let's begin by reviewing some music theories before diving into the rest. A "typical" chord progression uses chords inside the same key; it's called a diatonic chord progression. Diatonic chord progressions are commonly used in most pop songs and rock and blues. Every major or minor scale [...]

Guitar String Bending Techniques – Strategies

When playing the guitar, having the ability to bend strings and achieve the sweet notes 'in-between"great guitar string bending technique is what makes a guitar player sound truly special. However, bending guitar strings is more than simply altering the string's pitch. It's a unique signature for a guitarist. As such, it's essential to know the various basic types of bends so that you can make them your own. We prepared the following video performance and a detailed explanation of the bends used in this article. Guitar string bending technique The central concept for string bending is altering the pitch [...]

Guitar Review – Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50s Ltd

The Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD  is a Single-Cut, Hollow Body Electric Guitar with Bigsby. It's adorned with an Orange Stain finish and Gold Hardware enforcing its indisputable DNA. Anyone who has ever wished for a Gretsch Hollow Body Electric Guitar has probably lusted after an orange G5420TG with a Bigsby; they will realize their wishes with this beautiful guitar. The Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD is part of the Gretsch Electromatic range, which is about the middle of the entire Gretsch range. Gretsch G5420TG-OS 50S LTD review Boasting that Gretsch twang. The G5420TG-OS 50S LTD salutes the cherished hollow body guitars [...]

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