Guitar Advice & Inspiration

Are you in need of guitar advice, inspiration, or just a good kick in the pants? Here you’ll find topics that address the kinds of things we guitarists think (and worry) about.

The 5 Categories of Guitars

The 5 Categories of Guitars

NAMM 2020 Highlights title image

NAMM 2020 Highlights (Photos)

My Top 5 Most-Viewed Articles of 2019 So Far

My Top 5 Most-Viewed Articles of 2019 So Far

10 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Practice Guitar

A reader asked "Can I use nylon strings on my steel string acoustic guitar?"

Can I Use Nylon Guitar Strings on my Steel String Acoustic?

Tips for Finding the Best Jazz Guitars

Tips for Finding the Best Jazz Guitars

The NAMM Show 2018 in Anaheim California

NAMM 2018 Coverage [Photos]

Gifts For Guitar Players 2022 Edition

Gifts for Guitar Players 2022 Edition

Things you should never expect from a guitar

Things You Should Never Expect From a Guitar

Buying Guitars Online: Setting Realistic Expectations

Buying Guitars Online – Setting Realistic Expectations

Really Great Beginner Electric Guitars

Really Great Beginner Electric Guitars

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: June 30, 2019 I just returned from a very successful outing where I traded-in an old Classical guitar to a local music store. I’m […]

Essential Guitar Pedals Every Guitarist Should Have

Essential Guitar Pedals Every Guitarist Should Have

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: Nov 18, 2019 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Flying With a Guitar as Checked Baggage

Flying With a Guitar as Checked Baggage