About Me

You did it.

After years of just thinking about it, you’ve finally decided to buy a guitar.

Congratulations! You’re about to begin an amazing journey as you learn to play the world’s coolest musical instrument. You should be excited about what you’re about to do, but at the same time I understand that you may be a little uneasy, and have a lot of questions like:

“What kind of guitar should I buy? Acoustic or electric?”

“Now that I’ve got a guitar, how the heck do I take care of it?”

“My guitar’s strings are making a buzzing sound, is that normal?”

… and a hundred other questions, I’m sure.

That’s Where I Can Help

Tracking down the source of a mystery buzz on an Ibanez Edge Pro 7 bridge

Tracking down the source of a mystery buzz on an Ibanez Edge Pro 7 bridge

I’m Bobby, The Guitar Answer Guy.

I’d love to guide you down this path and answer your questions along the way. I want to help you avoid making the mistakes that I made in my early days, when I inadvertently did some really stupid things to my guitars (and other people’s guitars). Your guitar isn’t just an object, it’s precious, so you don’t want to accidentally damage it like I did.

If you don’t have any guitarist friends you can chat with, well, now you “know a guy.” You can contact me anytime with your guitar questions and concerns. I usually respond within 48 hours.

More About Me

I began playing guitar in 1987, and over the years I’ve given private guitar lessons, studied Jazz guitar in college, and ran my own “guitar tech” business for 2 years. I’m an Air Force veteran who now lives with two very lovely ladies: my girlfriend Abigail and our rescued ex-racing greyhound Truly.

Curious about what guitars, gear, and accessories I use? I’ve begun  compiling all that information on my Guitars & Gear page. It’s a work-in-progress, so be patient as I slowly add to it over time.

What Others Are Saying

Teaching and helping people is something I love. It’s in my blood. There are a lot of guitar websites and blogs out there, but I try to go above-and-beyond by personally replying to anyone who reaches out to me for help. Here are just a few of the awesome comments people have sent to me over the years…

Thanks a ton. You really know your stuff!


I started reading your blog posts and Tweets and can’t stop.


You have been of immense help. I’ll update you on my progress. Thank you so much.


You’re very cool to talk to, I might add. Thanks for the advice on how to change nylon strings!


I listen to your segment on the weekly Guitcast podcast! Thanks for the great work and advice 🙂


This is great info. You rock. Thanks!!!!

Twitter follower

Thanks a lot, you saved my day!


Really appreciate your guitar advice this past year! Sending you much love…

Austin & Amanda

Thanks so much! You are an immense help!! Appreciate all you do!

G Mac

“Bobby, thanks for taking the time to compose and send an answer to my question. I really appreciate it.”


Thank you so much, dude! I honestly didn’t know where to turn, guitar forums can be overwhelming.