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Lamb of God Tuning: The Ultimate Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Lamb of God tuning and what tunings this band uses, you’ve come to the right post! I’m not exactly a guitar expert, but I have played the instrument since 2003 and know a thing or two about it. So what is Lamb of God tuning? This band uses two main tunings: […]

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Death Metal Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about death metal tuning and which tunings to use for this genre, you’ve come to the right post! I don’t know everything there is to know about the guitar, but I have played since 2003 and really enjoy the instrument. So I thought I’d share what I’ve learned about death metal tuning […]

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15 of the Best Jazz Guitar Songs to Learn in 2021

If you’re interested in the best jazz guitar songs, you’ve come to the right post! Jazz is a fascinating genre with a lot to teach guitarists of all different styles. In fact, even though jazz isn’t my favorite genre, I love learning jazz guitar songs so I can adapt the things I like from this […]

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What Is a Folk Guitar? The Complete 2021 Guide

If you’re thinking, “What is a folk guitar exactly?” then you’ve come to the right post! There are many misconceptions about what a folk guitar is exactly. But after playing the guitar since 2003, I think I have a pretty good handle on it. So what is a folk guitar? There actually is no hard […]

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Butterfly Vibrato: What It Is and How to Do It [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in learning more about butterfly vibrato and how to do it, this is the post for you! Even though I’ve played the guitar since 2003, I wasn’t familiar with butterfly vibrato till doing research for this post. And I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you here on the blog! What […]

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Highway to Hell Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Highway to Hell tuning and how AC/DC achieved their unique sound for this song, this is the post for you! After playing the guitar since 2003 and having older brothers who were in generation X, I definitely had a phase of loving AC/DC. And although they aren’t my favorite band now, […]

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Drop F Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about drop F tuning and what you can do with it, this post is for you! I’ve played guitar since 2003, and I have experimented quite a bit with alternate tunings since. So what is drop F tuning exactly? on a six-string guitar, it’s F1-C2-F2-A#2-D3-G3 on a seven-string guitar, it’s F1-C2-F2-A#2-D#3-G3-C4 and […]

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15 Bands That Use 7 String Guitars [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about bands that use 7 string guitars, you’ve come to the right post! I’m not a 7-string guitar expert, but I thought I’d do some research about this and post it here on the blog! 1. Korn Of course, Korn comes to mind as the most prominent band on this list. In […]

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The Best Death Metal Scales to Know [2021 Edition]

If you want to know the best death metal scales to learn, this post is for you! I’m not exactly a death metal expert. In fact, this isn’t my favorite genre. But one of the best ways to get better at the guitar is to learn from other genres! That’s why I decided to investigate […]

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The Best Open Mic Songs to Play in 2021

If you want to know of some great open mic songs to play, this post is for you! I’m not exactly an open mic expert, but I have played live in a few settings. And I think the following songs are great to consider for your next open mic night! 1. Free Fallin’ by Tom […]

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Can You Tune a Baritone Guitar to Standard? The Definitive Answer

If you’re wondering if you can tune a baritone guitar to standard guitar tuning, this post is for you! I’m no guitar expert, but I have played since 2003 and know a thing or two about the instrument. So can you tune a baritone guitar to standard tuning? In short, yes. But it’s not ideal […]

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Dethklok Tuning: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in Dethklok tuning and the sorts of non-standard tunings this band uses, this post is for you! Let’s get to it! Dethklok and the Wonders of Fictional Bands There are no boundaries to art. And that’s essentially how we got fictional bands. The concept wasn’t new in the 2000s. However, I’m not […]

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What Makes a Good Guitar: A Thorough Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in learning about what makes a good guitar, you’ve come to the right post! I’m no guitar expert, but I have played since 2003, and I know a thing or two about this instrument. Over the years, I’ve come to understand some of the things that contribute to the quality of a […]

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15 Happy Guitar Songs You Should Learn in 2021

Sometimes you just want to play happy guitar songs and feel-good music. I get that! And so, for everyone who feels that way, this post is for you! 1. Walk of Life by Dire Straits Sure, most remember them for Sultans of Swing. But Dire Straits has many other awesome songs in their discography. One […]

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A Thorough Guide to Drop B Tuning on a 7 String Guitar [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about drop B tuning on a 7 string guitar, this post is for you! I’m not exactly a guitar expert, but I have played since 2003 and know a thing or two about this instrument. So what is drop B tuning on a 7 string guitar? It’s B-F#-B-E-A-C#-F# or more precisely, B1-F#2-B2-E3-A3-C#4-F#4. […]

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The Complete Guide to Seven Nation Army Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Seven Nation Army tuning, this post is for you! Ever since this song came out, it rocketed The White Stripes to fame. And although they never seemed to have subsequent hits to match the fame of Seven Nation Army, they were a solid band in their own right. So what’s Seven […]

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What Tuning Does Metallica Use? The Definitive Guide [2021 Edition]

If you’ve been wondering what tuning Metallica uses, this is the post for you! I know Metallica has a huge fan base, and plenty of guitarists learn from their songs. So I thought I’d tackle this subject here on the blog. Let’s get into it! Tunings That Metallica Used in Their Career Metallica has used […]

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A Simple Guide to Drop G Sharp Tuning: 2021 Edition

If you want to learn more about drop G sharp tuning on the guitar, you’ve come to the right post! I don’t often use this alternate tuning. But it is an interesting tuning that I thought I’d write a post about here on the blog. Let’s get to it! Downtuning For some guitarists, the classic […]

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Boss RC 50 Vs RC 300: Which Loop Pedal Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the Boss RC 50 vs RC 300 looping pedals, you’ve come to the right post! For context, I’ve played the guitar since 2003. And although I certainly don’t know all there is to know about the instrument, I’m excited to share some of what I know on this blog. So let’s […]

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A Simple Guide to Tesseract Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in Tesseract tuning and which alternate tunings this band uses in their music, you’ve come to the right post! For context, I’ve played the guitar since 2003. And although I don’t know all there is to know about the guitar, I thought I’d share what I found about Tesseract’s alternate tunings in […]

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Fender Mustang Vs Strat: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the Fender Mustang vs Strat guitar models and how they compare, this is the post for you! Let’s compare these instrument models head-to-head! Fender’s Offset Guitars Before I dive into this comparison, I should explain a thing or two about so-called offset guitars. The first such model was Fender’s Jazzmaster, released […]

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A Simple Guide to Korn Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’ve ever been curious about Korn tuning or which alternate tunings this band uses, this post is for you! I am not necessarily a huge Korn fan. But I have been interested in the alternate tunings they use to get their unique sound. Let’s get into it! Lower Tunings and Extended-Range Guitars Sure, we’re […]

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A Simple Guide to German Guitar Brands [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in German guitar brands, this post is for you! I’m not an expert on German guitar brands, but I have played the guitar since 2003 and know a thing or two about the instrument. And I actually first came across the German guitar brand, Duesenberg, when researching electric mando-guitars. Ever since then, […]

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15 Bands that Play in Drop C Tuning [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about bands that play in drop C, this is the post for you! Although not a super common tuning, I thought I’d compile a list of some bands that play in drop C! Let’s get to it! 1. System of a Down System of a Down is one of the most famous […]

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Stratocaster HSS Vs SSS: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about the Stratocaster HSS vs SSS pickup configurations, what they mean, and which is best for you, you’ve come to the right post! I’m not an expert on this subject exactly. But I have played the guitar since 2003 and know a thing or two about the guitar. So I thought I’d […]

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Seymour Duncan JB vs Distortion Pickups: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Seymour Duncan JB vs Distortion pickups and which is better for you and your situation, this is the post for you! For context, I’ve played the guitar since 2003. And although I certainly don’t have this instrument and its associated gear all figured out, I’m happy to share what I know […]

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10 Awesome Songs in Standard Tuning for the Guitar [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in learning about some great guitar songs in standard tuning, this post is for you! It can be frustrating looking up lists of popular songs to check out or learn only to realize that some or many of them are in alternate tunings. So I thought I’d put together this list of […]

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Squier Affinity Vs Standard: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about Squier Affinity vs Standard guitars, check out this post! I’m no expert on Squier guitars, but I have played the guitar since 2003 and know a bit about the instrument. So let’s get to it! Squier Guitars Some decades ago, you had to put aside a lofty sum to get a […]

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12AT7 vs 12AX7 Phase Inverter: Which Is Better? [2021 Guide]

If you’re curious about a 12AT7 vs 12AX7 phase inverter, this is the post for you! I’m no expert on phase inverters, but I have been playing the guitar since 2003 and know a bit about this instrument and the gear that comes with it. So let’s dive into phase inverters! Phase Inverters Tube amps […]

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2X10 Vs 1X12: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better? [2021 Edition]

If you’re interested in learning more about a 2X10 vs 1X12 guitar cabinet speaker configurations, this is the post for you! I’m not necessarily an expert on this subject, but I’ve played guitar since 2003 and know a bit about the instrument. So I thought I’d explore this topic in the sections below. Understanding Guitar […]

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P90 Vs FilterTron: What’s the Difference & Which Is Better? [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about P90 Vs FilterTron guitar pickups, this article is for you! I’ve been a guitar player since 2003, and although I definitely don’t have it all figured out when it comes to this instrument, I thought I’d share my research on these two pickup designs. Is It All Just Classic Single-Coils and […]

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USACG Vs Warmoth: Which Guitar Neck Is Better? [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about USACG vs Warmoth guitar necks and which is better for you and your situation, this is the post for you! I’m no expert on this subject, but I’ve been a guitar player since 2003 and decided to do some research on these necks and share it here on the blog! Let’s […]

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Cleartone Vs Elixir: Which Guitar String Brand Is Better? [2021 Edition]

If you’re curious about Cleartone vs Elixir guitar strings and which string brand is better for you, you’ve come to the right post! I’ve been playing the guitar since 2003. And although I’m not exactly an expert, I thought I’d share my opinion on these string brands here on the blog. Let’s get to it! […]

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PRS S2 Vs CE: What’s the Difference and Which Is Better?

If you’re curious about the PRS S2 vs CE lines of guitars, you’ve come to the right post! After playing the guitar since 2003, I’ve heard and learned a lot about PRS guitars. Let’s get to it. PRS Guitars Paul Reed Smith, the founder and namesake of PRS Guitars, is a serious innovator in the […]

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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 […]