Product Reviews of Guitar Gear, Accessories, and More

I only review products that I’ve actually tried and touched with my own two hands. Here you’ll find every product review I’ve ever written (with more being added regularly).

Essential Pedals Every Guitar Player Should Have

Essential Pedals Every Guitar Player Should Have

There’s an ocean of different effect 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 handful of […]

Best Electric Travel Guitars

Best Electric Travel Guitars

I need an electric travel guitar, so I’ve been doing a lot of comparison shopping online–feverishly reading Amazon reviews, watching YouTube videos, and soaking-up anything that’ll help me pick a little travel axe I can take on flights with me. Yes, I wrote a blog post on flying with a guitar awhile back, but I’d […]

Guitar Cases 101 - From Gig Bags to Road Cases, and Beyond

Guitar Cases 101 – From Gig Bags to Road Cases… and Beyond

Last Updated: July 27, 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. Man I hate buying capos. Unless you can try the thing on your guitar(s) first it’s a real crap-shoot. […]

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 […]

G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo Review

G7th Performance 2 Capo Review

I’ve been wanting a new capo for awhile now–one that can be placed and moved easily with one hand, but isn’t a big mechanical contraption hanging off my guitar neck. That pretty much ruled out all the “trigger style” capos on the market. This is why I was intrigued with the G7th Performance 2 capo. It seemed like […]

JamPlay.com Demo and Walkthrough

Is JamPlay.com Right for You? Video Demo and Walkthrough

Have you thought about signing up for a JamPlay.com membership, but weren’t sure if it was worth the price? Have you seen the ads everywhere online but been hesitant to pull the trigger? Well, let me help you decide by taking you through every nook and cranny of the JamPlay.com user interface. JamPlay Video Demo & Walkthrough Dude, […]

D'Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner - Product Review

D’Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner Review

Tired of Headstock Tuners? Up until this review, I’d used a couple different headstock-mounted, clip-on tuners. My biggest complaints about these clip-on tuners are that they’re either too “micro” or too big. I liked the tiny, inconspicuous one, but it could be difficult to situate among my tuning pegs and could also be difficult to see. The bigger […]

Humitar Acoustic Guitar Humidifier: In-Depth Product Review

Humitar Review: Acoustic Guitar Humidifier

Right up-front, I want to put something out there: I went into this Humitar review with a negative bias–I didn’t want to like the Humitar. In other words, I didn’t even want to test drive this guitar humidifier because of my past experience with sponge-type guitar humidifiers. I’d decided I just don’t like ‘em. Why, you […]

What is the best beginner electric guitar?

Reader Question: What’s the Best Beginner Electric Guitar?

Andrea asks: What’s the best electric guitar you’d recommend for a beginner? Hi Andrea: Since you specified that you want an electric guitar, I can jump right in and talk about just electric guitars, rather than first answering the whole acoustic vs. electric question. I don’t think a total beginner should spend a lot of money […]