All Guitar Articles

This is a straight, unfiltered, chronological listing of every blog post ever written by me or by guest contributors. They are the same articles you’ll find in the other categories. If you’re looking for something specific, you might have better luck looking in one of these categories:

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Things You Should Never Expect From a Guitar

Things You Should Never Expect From a Guitar

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2017 I’ve seen just about everything over the years: Guitars that have never been cleaned. Guitars that have had the same (usually rusty) strings on them since they were first purchased. Guitars damaged because their owner took them hiking or camping with no more protection than a gig bag. Guitars abandoned […]

Buying Guitars Online - Setting Realistic Expectations

Buying Guitars Online – Setting Realistic Expectations

One thing that really burns me up is seeing negative reviews left for guitars ordered online–for things that aren’t actually problems or, in some cases, are completely normal. When putting together my recent post on really great beginner electric guitars, I read a lot of negative guitar reviews on Amazon that were totally unfounded. That’s […]

How to trade-in or sell your guitar to a music store

How to Trade-In (or Sell) Your Guitar to a Music Store

I just returned from a very successful outing where I traded-in an old Classical guitar to a local music store. I’m very happy with how the deal turned out–which I’ll detail down in the “My Actual Deal” section at the end of this post if you’re interested. While sitting here congratulating myself, it occurred to […]

9 Guitar Care Myths... Explained

9 Guitar Care Myths… Explained

When you spend as much time talking to guitarists as I do, you hear it all–myths, misconceptions, misinformation, and outright legend. This is especially true when it comes to guitar care and maintenance. However, there are some that I hear over and over, and that’s what prompted me to write this blog post. Here, I’ve […]

Essential Pedals Every Guitar Player Should Have

Essential Pedals Every Guitar Player Should Have

There are a lot of different guitar effects pedals out there. From individual pedals to multi-effects to amp-based and even software, the number of options we have as guitar players is growing everyday. This huge variety can be intimidating for new guitar players. Luckily, we can break the vast sea of options down into a […]

How do You Find Time to Play Guitar?

How Do You Find Time to Play Guitar?

For a couple months straight, I’ve found myself with NO time to play guitar. Between my full-time job, this blog, and all of life’s other priorities I’ve found myself with zero time to pick up my axe, much less set down and get a proper practice session in. Kind of ironic in light of my […]

Guitar Practice - How to Beat Procrastination and Drudgery

Guitar Practice: How to Beat Procrastination and Drudgery

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2017 If you’ve been playing guitar for at least a few years, then you’ve undoubtedly had times where you’ve procrastinated rather than practiced. Now, I’m not talking about putting off guitar to do legitimate tasks like laundry, housework, feeding the kids, etc. I’m talking about doing crap like Facebook, video games, […]

Guitar Cases: The Ultimate Guide

Guitar Cases: The Ultimate Guide

Last Updated: Sept 9, 2017 I still see it every now and then… A guitar being toted around without a guitar case–completely naked and open to the elements. The owner is usually gripping it by the neck or has it tucked under their arm like a school book. The guitar is just one wrong-turn away […]

Thalia Capo Review - 200 Series

Thalia Capo Review – The 200 Series

Quick Note: Thalia capos sometimes sell out (temporarily) on Amazon. If you click a link or button in this article and land on a blank Amazon page, fear not. You can order from Thalia’s website too: www.thaliacapos.com. Last Updated: Dec 3, 2017 Buying capos can be a pain. Unless you can try the thing on […]

Tonika - Soviet Guitar

Tonika – The “Worst Guitar Ever”

In the electric guitar’s short history, there is a single instrument that has earned the title of “the worst electric guitar in existence.”1 The Tonika was the very first solid-body electric guitar manufactured in the Soviet Union, and its legend has made it into a collector’s item for all the reasons we’d usually pass on an […]

Hercules AGS Guitar Stand Review

Hercules AGS Guitar Stand Review – GS414B

It’s ironic how much damage can happen to your guitar when you’re not even playing it. One of the most common scenarios is your guitar getting knocked off the stand, or the guitar stand itself getting knocked over (with your guitar in it). While you can get traditional tripod or A-frame style guitar stands for […]

Is the Future of Guitar... Minimalist?

Is the Future of Guitar… Minimalist?

Being someone whose interest in guitars only began in the late 90s, I missed out on the ridiculous inventions that came out in the 70s and 80s that never seemed to catch on. There were a lot of metallic and fiberglass contraptions that made bold claims about the future of the electric guitar – but […]