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:

Guitar Care  |  Product Reviews  |  Advice & Insights  |  Guitar Lessons & Theory

Buying Guitars Online - Setting Realistic Expectations

Buying Guitars Online – Setting Realistic Expectations

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2018 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 […]

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

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

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Last Updated: September 5, 2018 I just returned from a very successful outing where I traded-in an old Classical guitar to a local music store. I’m […]

9 Guitar Care Myths... Explained

9 Guitar Care Myths… Explained

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. 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 […]

Essential Pedals Every Guitar Player Should Have

Essential Guitar Pedals Every Guitarist 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: August 5, 2018 This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. I still see it every now and then… A guitar being toted around without a guitar case–completely naked and open to […]

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

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. 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 […]

Is the Future of Guitar... Minimalist?

Is the Future of Guitar… Minimalist?

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. 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 […]

G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo Review

G7th Performance 2 Capo Review

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. 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 […]

Lauren Passarelli

Interview: Lauren Passarelli Answers YOUR Guitar Questions

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. This week we’re joined by Lauren Passarelli, a guitar professor at the Berklee College of Music since 1984, JamPlay.com instructor, and author of two Kindle ebooks: […]

5 Reasons to Pick Up a Guitar

5 Reasons to Pick Up a Guitar

Many people wish they could play a musical instrument, but just never seem to get around to it. Some of you may even think you’re too old to start learning. Of all the instruments out there, the guitar has got to be one of the most accessible. It’s also relatively easy to get started with. It […]