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Alnico 3 Vs 5: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better? [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Alnico 3 vs 5 guitar pickup magnets, this is the post for you! I’m no expert on the subject, but I have been playing the guitar since 2003 and know a bit about this instrument. Now let’s dive in! Magnets in Guitar Pickups Although we take it for granted these days, […]

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Kahler Vs Floyd Rose: Which Locking Tremolo Bridge Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Kahler vs Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo systems and which is best for you and your situation, this post is for you! I’m no expert on the topic, but I have been playing guitar since 2003, and I do have an opinion on the issue. In short: Floyd Rose double-locking tremolos are […]

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PRS S2 vs Core: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in the PRS S2 vs Core series of guitars, this post is for you! I’m no expert, but I have been a guitar player since 2003 and know a bit about the guitar. Also, if you’re want to read more about PRS Guitars, check out some of my other posts about them: […]

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Richlite vs Ebony Fingerboards: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Richlite vs ebony as a guitar fretboard material, check out this post to learn more about them! I’m no expert on these materials, but as a long-time guitarist, I thought I’d do some research and discuss them here on the blog. And if you’re curious about other guitar materials, check out […]

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Gain vs Drive: What’s the Difference? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the difference between gain vs drive, check out this post to learn all about these terms and how they differ! So what’s the difference between gain vs drive? Gain is the signal intensity at the input and drive (or distortion) is the effect that the amp achieves after clipping the signal. […]

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HSH vs HSS: Which Is a Better Guitar Pickup Setup? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the HSH vs HSS setup on an electric guitar, this post is for you! And if you’re still not clear on what these acronyms mean exactly, don’t worry! I’ll explain that and more in the following sections! Also, be sure to check out some of my other articles like: What a […]

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Sweet Tuning: What It Is and Why You Might Need to Do It [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about sweet tuning or sweetened tuning, you’ve come to the right post. This was something I had heard about in guitar circles but was confused about what it meant until I finally decided to research it myself. So let’s dive into what this phrase means exactly. Sweetened Tuning and Equal Temperament Before […]

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00 vs 000: How These Guitar Sizes Compare [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in learning more about the differences between 00 vs 000 guitar sizes, you’ve come to the right post! And if you want to know more about Martin Guitars, the manufacturer who established these guitar sizes, and how they compare to another top acoustic guitar manufacturer, check out my Martin vs Taylor article! […]

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10 Popular Guitar Songs in C Standard [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about guitar songs in C standard, this is the post for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003. And although I don’t often play in C standard, it is an interesting tuning that allows you to explore a different side of the guitar compared to standard tuning. Let’s discuss some popular […]

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Schecter VS ESP: Which Is a Better Guitar Brand? [2021 Guide]

If you want to learn more about Schecter vs ESP, two of the most popular metal guitars, this is the post for you! And if you’re curious about some of my other brand comparisons, you can check out: PRS Vs Ibanez Breedlove Vs Martin Schecter and ESP have many similarities. In fact, they are two […]

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Jay Turser Guitar Review: What to Expect from this Brand [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in a Jay Turser guitar review, this is the post for you! And if you want to check out one of my other brand reviews, I have also written about Esteban guitars. I didn’t know much about this brand till I started doing research for this article. But here’s what I found. […]

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A Simple Guide to Pantera Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Pantera tuning, this post is for you! I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest Pantera fan. But I know many are interested in how this band tunes their instruments, so I decided to look into what they were doing. And frankly, the way they tune their instruments surprised me. I’ll explain […]

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A Simple Guide to Drop G Tuning on the Guitar [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about drop G tuning for guitar, you’ve come to the right post! I don’t have alternate tunings all figured out, but I have played the guitar since 2003. So I thought I’d share a bit about this tuning here on the blog! Understanding Guitar Tunings By “default,” most are accustomed to tuning […]

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A Simple Guide to Drop Db Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about drop Db tuning, this post is for you! I’m no expert on this tuning, but it has been fun to mess around with it. Let’s dive into how this tuning works! Alternate Tunings When you start learning guitar, E standard tuning is almost certainly the lens through which you learn everything […]

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PRS S2 Vs SE: Which Guitar Series is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you are a PRS fan and you’re trying to choose between the PRS S2 vs SE, this post is for you! I don’t own either PRS model but I am interested in this brand. So I thought I’d do a comparison of these series here on the blog. Also, I normally compare brands as […]

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Larrivee Vs Martin: Which Guitar Brand is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you want to learn more about Larrivee vs Martin guitar brands, this is the post for you! And if you’re curious about some of my other brand comparison posts, check out the following: Taylor vs Breedlove Taylor vs Takamine Martin vs Breedlove For those who know, when it comes to high-end acoustic guitars, Martin […]

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Are Dean Guitars Good? A Brand Review [2021 Guide]

If you’ve asked yourself, “Are Dean guitars good?” then you’ve come to the right post. That’s exactly what I try to answer in this post. So are Dean guitars good? Dean has a reputation for making excellent high-end guitars. But their less expensive models don’t quite have the same reputation for excellence as their high-end […]

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Basswood vs Mahogany: Which Is a Better Material for Your Guitar [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about basswood vs mahogany as tonewoods for your guitar, this article is for you! I don’t often write about tonewoods. Instead, I more often compare guitar brands like Martin Vs Taylor, Breedlove vs Taylor, and more. Check out the sections below to learn more about these woods and how they perform as […]

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EMG 60 Vs 85: Which Guitar Pickup Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the EMG 60 vs 85 pickups and how they compare, this post is for you! And if you don’t have either of these pickups but want to learn about tricking out your guitar with one of these pickups, check out my article on hot-rodded guitars. EMG Pickups EMG is currently one […]

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PRS Vs Ibanez Guitars: Which Brand Is Better [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about PRS vs Ibanez guitars, this post is for you! I own an Ibanez acoustic and electric guitar. And although I don’t own a PRS guitar, I’m familiar with them and thought I’d compare these brands here on the blog. Also, I have plenty of other brand comparisons here on the blog […]

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Breedlove vs Martin: How These Guitar Brands Compare [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Breedlove vs Martin guitars, you’ve come to the right post! I actually don’t own a Breedlove or Martin (I own an Ibanez as my main acoustic guitar). But I have played several Breedloves and Martins and am quite familiar with these instruments. So I thought I’d compare them here on the […]

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What Is a Hot-Rodded Guitar? The Complete 2021 Guide

If you’re curious about a hot-rodded guitar and what exactly this term means in relation to guitar, this post is for you! But before we dive into this topic, I’m going to give some background for context. Background The electric guitar standards set back in the 1950s and the 1960s are still present today. These […]

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8-String Guitar History: A Brief but Thorough Guide [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about 8-string guitar history, this post is for you. (And if you want to read some of my other instrument histories, check out my articles about the: dobro, guitalele, or banjitar.) The 8-string guitar is a relatively new instrument on the scene. But it has already risen in popularity among many musicians. […]

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Octave Mandolin Vs Guitar: How These Instruments Differ & Which to Pursue

If you’re curious about the difference between the octave mandolin vs the guitar, this is the post for you. I don’t own an octave mandolin, but I was a mandolin player for years and I am very familiar with its closely related cousin, the octave mandolin. And I’ve been a guitar since 2003. So I […]

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Dobro Vs Mandolin: How These Instruments Differ [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the dobro vs mandolin, this post is for you! I actually don’t own a dobro, but I have played them and would love to own one. And I did own a mandolin for about a decade and really enjoyed the instrument! But I decided to sell my mandolin and purchase a […]

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Tenor Guitar Vs Tenor Ukulele: How These Instruments Differ [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the tenor guitar vs tenor ukulele, this is the post for you! (And be sure to check out my article about the tenor guitar vs baritone ukulele if you want to learn more about that specific comparison!) I don’t own a tenor guitar, but I down own a ukulele. And as […]

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Seagull Merlin Alternate Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Seagull Merlin alternate tuning, this post is for you! I don’t own this instrument, but I’d like to get my hands on one! As I was researching this instrument, I thought I’d include that information here on the blog! The Seagull Merlin M4 is inspired by the dulcimer but made by […]

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Tenor Guitar Vs Octave Mandolin: How These Instruments Differ [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the tenor guitar vs octave mandolin, you’ve come to the right post. And if you’re curious about how the tenor guitar relates to other instruments, check out my tenor guitar vs baritone ukulele post. If you’re reading this post, you are probably wondering, “how do these unusual instruments compare to each […]

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Starcaster Vs Squier Strats: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

Introduction If you want to know more about Starcaster vs Squier, this is the post for you! I don’t own either guitar, but I have played both and know a bit about each instrument. So I thought I’d share my thoughts on these guitars here on the blog. You can also check out some other […]

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Dobro Vs Dulcimer: How These Instruments Differ [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the dobro vs dulcimer and how these instruments are different, you’ve come to the right post! I’ve never played the dulcimer, but I have played a dobro guitar and I know these instruments are very different. Also, if you’re curious about how the dobro compares to the slide guitar style, check […]

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Dobro Vs Resonator: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about dobro vs resonator guitars and how they differ, this is the post for you! I actually wasn’t totally clear on the difference between a dobro and resonator, so I thought I’d investigate the issue myself and post my findings here on the blog. The terms “Dobro” and “resonator guitar” are often […]

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Is Jimi Hendrix Overrated? A Look at His Guitar Style [2021 Edition]

Is Jimi Hendrix overrated? That’s the question I’m going to try to tackle in this post. Why? Whenever the topic of who the best guitar player is pops up, there’s no doubt someone will mention Jimi Hendrix. His legacy as an innovator with the instrument is undeniable. At the time, Jimi’s playing with the Stratocaster […]

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17 12 String Guitar Players You Should Know About In 2021

If you’re interested in famous 12 string guitar players, you’ve come to the right post! I don’t often write about the 12 string guitar. Instead, I usually write about guitar-related instruments and how they relate to the standard guitar like in this article. However, I wanted to write about something different in this post. So […]

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Seagull vs Taylor: How These Guitar Brands Compare [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Seagull vs Taylor guitar brands, this is the post for you! And if you want to read about some of my other acoustic guitar brand comparisons, check out the following posts: Taylor vs Martin Takamine vs Taylor Taylor vs Breedlove Seagull guitars first started in 1982 in a small Canadian village […]

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Dobro History: A Brief Overview of This Instrument [2021 Edition]

You’ve come to the right post if you’re curious about dobro history and the origins of the resonator guitar. This instrument has a long history. One of the most popular resonator guitars is the Dobro. It produces sound through one or more metal cones called resonators. As a result, dobro instruments are louder than regular […]

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Martin DSR GC: A Thorough Guide to This Instrument [2021 Edition]

If you are considering a Martin DSR GC, then this is the article for you. I don’t own this instrument, but I’m a huge Martin guitar fan and thought I would review this instrument here on the blog. If you aren’t familiar with Martin guitars, C.F. Martin & Company has been producing guitars since 1833 […]

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Baritone Guitar Vs 6 String Bass: A Complete Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about the differences between baritone guitar vs 6 string bass, this post is for you! And if you have other questions about the baritone guitar, check out my other posts in this series including: baritone guitar vs short scale bass baritone guitar vs 8 string guitar piccolo bass vs baritone guitar baritone […]

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Guitalele Jazz: How to Approach this Style on the Guitalele [2021 Guide]

Apart from a few YouTube videos, you probably won’t find many dedicated guitalele jazz resources. Why? The guitalele has not historically been a popular instrument in jazz. That said, bringing uncommon styles to an instrument can produce fun and interesting sounds. Thus, I’m not surprised some people are interested in playing jazz on the guitalele. […]

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Takamine vs Taylor: How These Guitar Brands Compare [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Takamine vs Taylor guitar brands and how they compare, you’ve come to the right post! This is another article in my series comparing guitar brands. Be sure to check out my comparisons of Taylor vs Martin, and Breedlove vs Taylor too. Takamine was first founded in 1959 in a small Japanese […]

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10 Awesome Alto Guitar Songs to Learn This Year [2021 Edition]

If you’re looking for some awesome songs to play on your alto guitar, you’ve come to the right place. Since the most common variant of the alto guitar has 11 strings, I’ll be focusing on 11 string alto guitar songs in this article. (And if you want to learn more about extended-range guitars, check out […]

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Corian for a Guitar Nut: What It Is and Is It Better than a Bone Nut?

If you are curious about Corian as a guitar nut material, this post is for you! I don’t often write about guitar manufacturing materials. (Instead, I usually write about guitar-like instruments here on the blog.) But since this seems like a hot topic, I wanted to cover it here on the blog. A nut is […]

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14 Piccolo Bass Chords You Need to Know in 2021 [With Diagrams]

If you’re interested in learning some simple piccolo bass chords, this post is for you! Like I’ve mentioned before, the piccolo bass actually has the same standard tuning as the last four strings on a standard guitar. And in my main piccolo bass article, I mention how this tuning is also the same as the […]

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Yamaha FG700s Vs FG730s: How These Instruments Differ [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about the Yamaha FG700s Vs FG730s, this post is for you! I actually don’t own either of these instruments, but I have considered purchasing each and have included my research in this post. I’ve also been a guitarist since 2003 and have some expertise in this area. Yamaha makes good entry-level acoustic […]

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10 Awesome 9 String Guitar Songs to Learn in 2021

If you’re interested in 9 string guitar songs to learn or listen to, check out this post! I’m not the biggest fan of most 9 string guitar songs. But that’s mainly because I’m not a big fan of the metal genre and its sub-genres. That said, I know many people are curious about this instrument […]

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Dobro vs Slide Guitar: What’s the Difference? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about dobro vs slide guitar, this post is for you. There seems to be some confusion about what exactly a dobro is. I’ll do my best to clarify in the following sections and then explain how this instrument is related to slide guitar. Let’s get to it! What Is Dobro? The actual […]

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Piccolo Bass Tuning: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in standard and alternate piccolo bass tuning, this guide is for you. And if you need a refresher on what exactly a piccolo bass is and why it’s unique, check out my guide to the piccolo bass. Let’s dive in. So what’s standard piccolo bass tuning? It’s E2-A2-D3-G3, one octave higher than […]

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Breedlove vs Taylor: How These Guitar Brands Compare [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Taylor vs Breedlove guitar brands, this post is for you! I’ve compared guitar brands before like my Taylor vs Martin article. But in this article, I’m comparing Taylor with a lesser-known brand, Breedlove. The Taylor guitar brand was founded in 1974 with the primary focus on building acoustic guitars. They are […]

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Requinto Vs Standard Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in understanding the difference between the requinto vs standard guitar, this article is for you! For some background, I’ve played guitar since 2003 and have messed around with many different instrument types since then. From guitar hybrids to banjos, basses, and more, I’m a multi-instrumentalist with some experience in this domain. And although I […]

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Baritone Guitar Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

This post is all about standard and alternate baritone guitar tuning. If you’re unfamiliar with the baritone guitar, I don’t blame you. It’s a sort of novelty instrument that not many guitarists know about. And I actually don’t (yet) own a baritone guitar. But I’ve been doing a lot of research on them and hope […]

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Dreadnought Vs Grand Auditorium Guitar Sizes: The Complete 2021 Guide

If you’re curious about dreadnought vs grand auditorium guitar body sizes, this post is for you! Whether it is the body, top, scale, or size, the shape of an acoustic guitar’s resonance box can vary. Of course, they all serve the same purpose which is to make your guitar project its sound. However, the shape […]

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17 Amazing Piccolo Bass Players You Should Know About in 2021

If you’re interested in famous piccolo bass players, you’ve come to the right post! Piccolo bass is loved by musicians for its different tonal range, which lies in the strings used. It uses thinner strings than the regular bass and has a standard tuning one octave higher than the standard bass. Many think this gives […]

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Baritone Guitar Vs Short-Scale Bass: What’s the Difference? [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in understanding the difference between the baritone guitar vs short-scale bass, this article is for you! For context, I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and have messed around with all sorts of instruments since then. From guitar hybrids to banjos, basses, and more, I’m a multi-instrumentalist with some experience in this domain. Before […]

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Gouzouki: What is a Guitar/Bouzouki Hybrid? [2021 Guide]

A bouzouki guitar (or gouzouki) is a hybrid instrument, the combination of a guitar and the Irish/Greek traditional bouzouki. Some also refer to this instrument as a bouzar.  The origins of the bouzouki guitar can be traced back to the 1980s when luthier Chris Larkin, built one of the first known hybrids for guitarist Andy […]

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What Is a Requinto Guitar? The Definitive Guide [2021 Edition]

So what is a requinto guitar exactly? That’s what this post is all about! A requinto guitar is a miniature flamenco guitar tuned up a fourth from A to A in the same intervals as a standard guitar as if you were to capo the standard flamenco guitar on the fifth fret. To be more […]

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Piccolo Bass Vs Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a piccolo bass vs guitar, this post is for you! I’ve been playing guitar since 2003 and have messed around with plenty of instruments since then.  So what’s the difference between a piccolo bass and a standard guitar? Check out the table below to get a sense […]

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Baritone Guitar Vs 8 String Guitar: What’s the Difference?

If you’re curious about the difference between the baritone guitar vs 8 string, this post is for you! For context, I’ve played guitar since 2003 and have messed around with all sorts of instruments since then. From guitar hybrids to pianos, basses, and more, I’m a multi-instrumentalist with some experience in this domain. I don’t have it […]

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Tenor Guitar Vs Baritone Ukulele: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a tenor guitar vs baritone ukulele, this post is for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and have messed around with plenty of instruments since then.  So what’s the difference between a tenor guitar and a baritone ukulele? Check out the table below to get […]

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8 String Vs 6 String Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about the difference between the 8 string vs 6 string guitar, this post is for you. For context, I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and have messed around with all sorts of instruments since then. From guitar hybrids to banjos, mandolins, and more, I’m a multi-instrumentalist with some experience in this domain. I don’t have […]

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8 String Guitar Vs Bass: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about the difference between the 8 string guitar vs bass, this post is for you. For context, I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and have messed around with all sorts of instruments since then. From guitar hybrids to banjos, mandolins, and more, I’m a multi-instrumentalist with some experience in this domain. […]

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Piccolo Bass Vs Baritone Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a piccolo bass vs baritone guitar, this post is for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and have messed around with plenty of instruments since then.  So what’s the difference between a piccolo bass and a baritone guitar? Check out the table below to get […]

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What Is a Piccolo Guitar? The Definitive Guide [2021 Edition]

So what is a piccolo guitar exactly? That’s what this post is all about! A piccolo guitar is a miniature steel-string guitar tuned up a fourth from A to A as if you were to capo the standard guitar on the fifth fret. The word “piccolo” is Italian for “little.” Thus, this term describes smaller […]

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What is a Piccolo Bass? The Definitive Answer [2021 Edition]

So what is a piccolo bass exactly? That’s what this post is all about! A piccolo bass guitar is a standard or short-scale bass guitar pitched up an octave to be in the same tonal range as a standard guitar with its four strings tuned the exact same as a standard guitar: EADG. The word […]

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Kala Guitalele Review and Overview: 2021 Edition

If you’re looking for a Kala guitalele review, this post is for you! For context, I’ve played guitar since 2003, the ukulele since 2011, and the guitalele since 2019. I don’t know everything there is to know about these instruments, but I do have some personal experience with them! And I hope this post helps […]

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Ibanez Piccolo Guitar Review and Overview [2021 Edition]

If you’re looking for an Ibanez piccolo guitar review, this post is for you! I actually don’t own an Ibanez piccolo guitar, but I do own its closely related cousin instrument, a guitalele. In case you didn’t know, a guitalele is a hybrid guitar/ukulele with six nylon strings tuned up a fourth from standard guitar […]

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Requinto Guitar Tuning: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about requinto guitar tuning, this post is for you! Although I don’t technically own a requinto guitar, I do own a guitalele. And in case you didn’t know, a guitalele is a smaller version of a requinto guitar (with a few other minor differences). Since I’m familiar with guitalele tunings, and the […]

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Piccolo Guitar Tuning: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about piccolo guitar tuning, this post is for you! Although I don’t technically own a piccolo guitar, I do own a guitalele. And in case you didn’t know, a guitalele is the nylon string equivalent of a piccolo guitar (with a few other minor differences that I address in my post, guitalele […]

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Guitalele Vs Piccolo Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the guitalele vs piccolo guitar, this post is for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003, a ukulele player since 2011, and a guitalele player since 2019.  So I know a bit about these instruments! Ibanez makes one of the more popular piccolo guitars. And Caramel […]

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Guitalele Vs Requinto Guitar: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in the difference between the guitalele vs requinto guitar, this post is for you! I’ve played the guitar since 2003, the ukulele since 2011, and the guitalele player since 2019.  So I know a bit about these instruments! The History and Meaning of Requinto The requinto guitar is a traditional string instrument. […]

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Donner Guitalele Review and Overview [2021 Guide]

If you’re looking for a Donner guitalele review, this post is for you! And if you want to check out another review of Cordoba’s guitaleles, see this post. The Donner DGL-1 is a guitar/ukulele hybrid that came out in 2017. When I was researching guitaleles to purchase in 2019, Donner’s instrument came up. I ended […]

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Cordoba Guilele Review and Overview [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in the Cordoba guilele, this article is for you! I’ve played guitar since 2003, the ukulele since 2011, and the guitalele since 2019. When researching guitaleles to purchase in 2019, Cordoba’s instrument definitely came up. Although I ended up going with Caramel’s guilele, I thought I’d include my Cordoba guilele research here […]

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The Phantom Mando-Guitar: an In-Depth Analysis [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in the Phantom mando-guitar, this post is for you! I don’t own a Phantom mando-guitar, but I do own Goldtone’s acoustic/electric F-6 six-string mando-guitar. I am currently considering purchasing a fully electric mando-guitar and decided to include my research about these instruments here on the blog. To that end, I’ve written about: […]

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The Best Guitalele Case for Your Instrument in 2021

If you’re looking for a guitalele case, this post is for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003, a ukulele player since 2011, and a guitalele player since 2019. In short, I know a bit about the guitalele and related instruments and will do my best to help you find a good case for […]

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The Best Guitalele Capo for Your Instrument [2021 Guide]

If you’re looking for a guitalele capo, this post is for you! I’ve mentioned in other posts how a capo is a great tool for any acoustic, stringed, fretted instrument player. And the guitalele is no exception! Even though I use a capo on the guitalele less frequently than on a standard guitar, I still […]

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The Best Guitalele Books to Teach You This Instrument in 2021

If you’re looking for guitalele books to help you learn the guitalele, you’ve come to the right post!  I’ve played the guitar since 2003, the ukulele since 2011, and the guitalele since 2019.  In other words, I am familiar with music and specifically, the guitalele. And in this guide, I’m going to give you a […]

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Guitalele Vs 6 String Ukulele: What’s the Difference? [2021 Guide]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a guitalele vs 6 string ukulele, this post is for you! I’ve played the ukulele since 2011 and the guitar since 2003. I started playing the guitalele too in 2019. In short, I know about these instruments, and I hope this post helps you think through their […]

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Guitalele Vs Baritone Ukulele: What’s the Difference? [2021 Guide]

If you’re wondering what the difference is between a guitalele vs baritone ukulele, you’ve come to the right post! I’ve played the guitar since 2003 and the ukulele since 2011. And in 2019, I started playing the guitalele too. In short, I’m familiar with these instruments, and I hope this post helps you think through […]

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The Best Guitalele Accessories for Your Instrument in 2021

If you’re looking for the best guitalele accessories to go with your instrument, you’ve come to the right post! (And if you want to know more about the guitalele, check out my post that dives deep into the details about this instrument.) I’ve played guitar since 2003 and guitalele since 2019. In short, I know […]

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Your Guide to the Electric Mando-Guitar [2021 Edition]

In this post, I’ll be discussing the electric mando-guitar and the various options you have if you’d like to purchase an one of these instruments. Although I don’t own an electric mando-guitar, I do own the electric-acoustic F-6 Mando-Guitar from Goldtone. I’d love to add a fully electric mando-guitar to my instrument collection one day. […]

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Does Eastwood Make a Mando-Guitar? The Definitive Answer

You may have searched the web for an Eastwood mando-guitar after seeing something like it at your local musical instrument shop, on YouTube, or hearing about it elsewhere. But does Eastwood make a mando-guitar? Yes! Eastwood makes the Mandocaster 12 which is a 12-string electric mando-guitar. Eastwood also makes a Mandocaster which is an electric […]

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Does Fender Make a Mando-Guitar? The Definitive Answer

You may have searched the web for a Fender mando-guitar after seeing something like it at your local musical instrument shop or on YouTube. But does Fender make a mando-guitar? Actually, no. Fender makes a Mando-Strat which is an electric mandolin with some guitar-like qualities, but it technically isn’t a mando-guitar. The term mando-guitar is […]

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The TEO Mando-Guitar: an In-Depth Analysis [2021 Edition]

In this post, I’ll be discussing the mando-guitar as made by the company TEO Guitars. Judging from their website, it seems as though the only instrument made by this company is their mando-guitar. The link to their website provides a list of medium to high profile artists and musicians who use the TEO mando-guitar. I […]

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The Complete Guide to Guitalele Strings [2021 Edition]

If you want to know which guitalele strings are best for your situation, this post is for you! Basically, the best strings for your guitalele depend on the type of guitalele you have and which tuning you are using. I’ve created a simple tool to help you choose the best strings below. But I’ll discuss […]

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The Vox Mando-Guitar: an In-Depth Analysis

If you’re interested in learning more about the Vox Octave 12, the predecessor to the modern electric mando-guitar, this post is for you. In my previous posts, I’ve typically discussed the GoldTone brand of mando-guitar. As I’ve said, the GoldTone mando-guitar is the most popular brand of the instrument on the market. But that doesn’t […]

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The Best Case for Your Mando-Guitar [2021 Guide]

Like all instruments, mando-guitars can be fragile, and for this reason, I recommend using a case to transport your instrument. I’ve owned an F-6 Goldtone Mando Guitar since 2019, and I have been very pleased with the hard case that comes with it. That said, there are other case options for the mando-guitar that are […]

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The Best Strap for Your Mando-Guitar [2021 Guide]

If you’re not sure which strap to get for your mando-guitar, this article is for you! Playing standing up is an important part of playing many musical instruments. Many love the idea of playing on a stage standing up with your instrument strapped to you in front of a thundering cheering crowd. And even if […]

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The Different Types of Mando-Guitar Bodies and Which is Best for You [2021 Guide]

In this article, I’ll discuss the A and F shape mando-guitar bodies and which might be best for you. As you may have noticed in my articles about guitaleles and banjitars, there are many different size options for these instruments. Guitars themselves also come in many different shapes and sizes, these don’t just apply to […]

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A Brief History of the Guitalele: The Guitar Ukulele Hybrid [2021 Guide]

To understand guitalele history, let’s step back in time and place to Hawaii. Though the commercialized guitalele is more of a recent instrument, the history of both the guitar and ukulele is older. As we know, the guitar has a rich history of its own. The guitar and related stringed, fretted instruments have existed for […]

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A Thorough Guide to Standard and Alternate Banjitar Tunings [2021 Edition]

If you’re looking for a guide to standard and alternate banjitar tunings, this post is for you! (And check out this post if you’re just getting started with the banjitar and are looking for more information about it.) The banjitar is an instrument with the tone of a banjo and the tuning system of a […]

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A Thorough Guide to Mando-Guitar Strings [2021 Edition]

If you’re looking for more information about mando-guitar strings, this post is for you! Although I’ve covered similar information in my post about banjitar strings, I’m excited to discuss this same concept in the context of the mando-guitar. Goldtone Mando-Guitar String Gauges Goldtone is one of the most prominent mando-guitar manufacturers. They are also one […]

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A Brief but Thorough History of the Banjitar [2021 Guide]

Banjitar history is a small part of the very long and interesting story of the history of stringed instruments. Although you can read a bit about the banjitar on Wikipedia, its entry doesn’t address much of the history of this instrument. That’s what I aim to expore in this post. With such a wide variety […]

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The Best Banjitar Strings for You [2021 Guide]

As with many stringed instruments, there are many different options when it comes to banjitar strings. Just like with a guitar or a banjo, there are a ton of differences in strings you can use on the banjitar. And for the most part, there is no right or wrong type of banjitar string for your […]

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A Thorough Guide to Standard and Alternate Mando-Guitar Tunings [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about standard and alternate mando-guitar tunings, this post is for you! I’ve discussed what a mando-guitar is in some of my other articles. But as a refresher: A mando-guitar is a hybrid instrument with the range and tone of a mandolin combined with the tuning of a guitar (but one octave higher). […]

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10 Great Banjitar Songs to Learn in 2021

If you’re looking for banjitar songs to learn in 2021, this post is for you! I’ve compiled a list of 10 great banjitar songs to learn on the instrument this year. Although not always easy, I’ve tried to find songs originally written and performed on the six-string banjo. Of course, you can also find some […]

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Guitalele Vs Travel Guitar: Which is Better for You to Learn in 2021

If you’re debating the pros and cons of the guitalele vs. the travel guitar, this article is for you. I’ve played the guitar since 2003 and the guitalele since 2019. In this post I address differences between the two instruments and which is better to learn depending on your style. What are the Differences Between […]

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Guitar Industry Statistics and Data to Know About in 2021

If you’re looking for interesting guitar industry statistics and data, you’ve come to the right post! With Guitar Center filing for bankruptcy, and young people seeming more interested in electronic dance music than the guitar today, I decided to dive into the statistics to see what’s really going on with the guitar market. Here’s what […]

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How To Learn The Guitalele in 5 Simple Steps [2021 Guide]

If you’re interested in how to learn the guitalele, here’s my quick guide: Get the right instrument. Learn basic chords. Practice simple songs that use those chords. Continue learning songs of increasing complexity. Learn music theory and different styles of playing when you get in a rut. In the sections below, I’ll elaborate on each […]

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10 Modern Acoustic Guitar Songs to Start Learning Today [2021 Guide]

If you’re looking for some modern acoustic guitar songs to learn, you’ve come to the right post! In this guide, I’ll discuss a handful of songs all written after the year 2000 that you can start learning on the guitar today. Most of these are simple songs that are great for beginners. But I’ve also […]

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Martin Vs. Taylor Guitars: How They Differ and Which to Choose [2021 Guide]

If you’re trying to choose between a Martin or Taylor guitar, this post post is for you! Taylor and Martin are some of the most popular guitar brands in the world. Given each brand’s popularity and similar pricing, there is a lot of comparison between the two and a heated debate as to which is […]

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Orangewood Guitars: The Complete 2021 Buyer’s Guide

If you’re interested in learning more about Orangewood Guitars, you’ve come to the right post! Unlike brands like Ibanez, Fender, Epiphone, Gibson, and others, Orangewood is not a household name. In fact, many guitarists don’t know of this brand. Regardless of how much you know about Orangewood guitars, I hope this article helps you learn […]

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The Best Acoustic Bass Amps For Any Skill Level or Budget [2021 Guide]

If you’re looking for the best amps for acoustic bass, you’ve come to the right post! Basses add depth to music that’s hard to find in another instrument. And acoustic basses are a super-fun addition to a jam session that not many incorporate into their sessions. (If you want to know how else I recommend […]