Recommended Guitar Gear, Accessories, & Lessons

I only recommend guitar care products and services I personally use or have tried–and then only if I’ve been really impressed. I take this very seriously, so if you purchase anything here and are not happy for any reason, please let me know right away.

That said, the Amazon links on this page are affiliate links. All this means is that if you click them and ultimately decide to buy the product, Amazon (not you) pays me a small commission. So, no additional cost to you, just a little extra $$ to help me keep the blog running.

Guitar Care & Maintenance

Humitar Acoustic Guitar Humidifier by Music Nomad
If you live in a DRY climate and need to get more moisture into your guitar, this is hands-down the best sponge type humidifier I’ve found. You can read my in-depth product review here to learn more.

2-Way Humidification System by D’Addario
The best of both worlds, it’s called “2-way” because it protects your guitar against wet OR dry conditions. Great if you have unpredictable weather or travel a lot between wet and dry climates.

Oasis OH-2 Digital Hygrometer
Before you take proactive measures to regulate humidity, you need to know what your current humidity level is. This is the in-case hygrometer I’ve been using, along with the Oasis hygrometer holder, for years. Love it.

F-ONE Fretboard Cleaner & Conditioner by Music Nomad
This is all I use on unfinished (non-glossy) fretboards now, including maple fretboards. I don’t use it as a “cleaner” though. I still clean fretboards the old-fashioned way, then use this as a conditioner 1-2 times a year.

Guitar One All-in-1 Cleaner, Polish, and Wax
If your guitar has a glossy finish, this is the best all-in-one spritz I’ve found. If your guitar is really dirty, I recommend using this after you’ve first cleaned off major gunk.

Guitar Care & Maintenance Books

How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great
Written by master guitar repairman, Dan Erlewine, this is a must-have for beginner guitarists or people who aren’t wanting to get as deep into the repair aspect of being a guitar owner. If you just want to know basic maintenance and setup, this is THE book to have around.

The Guitar Player Repair Guide
Now in its 3rd edition, this is THE book that started it all for me back in the 90’s. Dan Erlewine is a guitar repair God and most of what I know has came from this book and Dan’s other instructional videos, books, etc.

Guitar Lessons

Andy Guitar: Guitar Method for the Complete Beginner
Great For: Beginners

Finally available on! Andy Crowley is one of the most recommended guitar instructors I know, and for good reason. I’ve met countless guitarists who rave about his courses. I’ve had a couple chats with Andy, and he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. I highly recommend this book to beginners and am 100% confident you’ll have fun and see excellent progress if you follow Andy’s lessons.

Andy Guitar: Beginner Strumming Course
Great For: Beginners

This is the perfect complement to Andy’s Beginner Guitar book (above). There are two parts: 1 and 2. Part 1 teaches you 14 strumming patterns that’ll take you from being a total beginner to what Andy calls “improver level.” Part 2 has 5 bonus strumming patterns plus other techniques that will take your strumming abilities to the next level.

Andy Guitar: Barre Chords, Power Chords, & Other Techniques
Great For: Beginners

Another great complement to Andy’s other books, this one covers the chords you’ll need to go even further on guitar including barre chords, power chords and advanced open chord techniques.

Great For: Beginner – advanced, all styles

I purchased a 1-year membership to JamPlay and the depth, quality, and volume of lessons available across numerous guitar styles is awesome. There are artist lessons, a community, online guitar tools, hundreds of song breakdowns, demos, etc.

See my in-depth video walkthrough before you sign up.

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Other Blogs I follow

E-Home Recording Stuido


When I decided to create my little home studio, this is the site I used to learn everything I needed to know. A great resource, whether you just want to record your own music or build a full-fledged home recording studio.

I Heart Guitar Blog

Packed with guitar news, reviews, interviews, videos and lessons. A cool “everything guitar” blog that I’ve been following for awhile now.