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Musical Instruments - Guitars

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Acoustic Guitar
An acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but generally strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound...
Archtop Guitar
An archtop guitar is a steel-stringed acoustic guitar with a distinctive "arched" belly and a sound particularly suited to blues guitar and jazz...
Bass Guitar
The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass or simply bass) is an electrically amplified plucked string instrument...
Dobro
Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar...
E-Bow
The EBow or ebow (brand name or E-bow, for "Electronic bow" or Energy Bow) is a hand-held, battery-powered electronic device for playing the electric guitar...
Effects Pedal
An effects pedal, or stomp box, is an effects unit housed in a small metal chassis, used by musicians, usually guitar players, but sometimes players of other string instruments. These devices alter the sound quality or timbre of the input signal, adding effects such as distortion, fuzz, overdrive, chorus, reverb, wah-wah, flanging, or phaser...
Electric Guitar
An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses electronic pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cord strings into electrical current. The signal may be electrically altered to achieve various tonal effects prior to being fed into an amplifier, which produces the final sound which can be either an electrical sound or an acoustic sound...
Fender
The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, initially named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was started by Leo Fender in 1946, and is one of the most widely recognised manufacturers of electric guitars, electric basses and amplifiers...
Fender Jaguar
The Fender Jaguar guitar was introduced in 1962. The Jaguar was originally marketed and seen as a surf guitar, along with its sister guitar, the Fender Jazzmaster both of which became popular among surf rock groups in the early to mid 1960s...
Fender Mustang
The Fender Mustang is an electric guitar by the Fender Musical Instruments Company, introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender's student models then consisting of the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic...
Fender Stratocaster
The Stratocaster, often called the 'Strat', is a model of electric guitar designed by Leo Fender in the early 1950s, and manufactured continuously to the present...
Fender Telecaster
The Fender Telecaster is a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. Its simple, yet effective design and revolutionary sound broke ground and set trends in the fields of electric guitar manufacture and popular music...
Gibson Les Paul
The Gibson Les Paul signature model is among the most recognized solid-body electric guitar designs...
Guitar
A guitar is a fretted stringed musical instrument...
Guitar Pick
A guitar pick is a type of plectrum designed for use on a guitar...
Semi-Acoustic Guitar
A semi-acoustic guitar or hollow-body electric is a type of electric guitar with both a sound box and one or more electric pickups...
Steel Guitar
The name steel guitar comes not from the material of which the guitar is made, but from the name of the steel, a slide held in the left hand...
Condi Rice Receives More Than She Bargains For With Guitar Gift
by Charles Village
"I'm a musician, you know..." said a delighted Condoleezza Rice while strumming the charango - an Andean five-string lacquered guitar - which the Bolivian President had just presented to her...
Electric, Classical, Acoustic - Which Guitar Is Best For You?
by David Arnold Livingston
No one could really pinpoint the exact year as to when the guitar was created...
Guitar Tuning Guide: How To Tune a Guitar
by Mantius Cazaubon
Many beginning guitarists struggle when it comes to tuning the guitar...
Guitarists...Are You a Victim and a Loser?
by Craig Bassett
I was thinking today about THE most dangerous enemy of musical progress…the victim mentality. What do I mean by this?...
History of the Guitar
by Graham Howard
It is very difficult to trace a line back to the exact birth of the instrument we know as the guitar today, as there is a lot of myth and uncertainty surrounding its origins...
How To Change Electric Guitar Strings
by Steve Bishop
Did you know that a surprisingly high number of guitar players don’t know how to change electric guitar strings… that is, they can change them, but they don’t do it properly!...
How to Choose and Buy an Acoustic Guitar
by Clive Chansa
Knowing how to choose the right guitar and how to identify a bad one will save you from countless headaches, not to mention finger aches...
How To Make Your Own Bottleneck Guitar Slide
by Dennis Tryon
There is nothing like the soulful sound of an old glass bottleneck on an accoustic guitar...
How To Mic An Electric Guitar
by Brandon Drury
With modern music (especially pop/rock music) production demands are greater than ever...
How to Restring an Electric Guitar
by Tony Schuck
For a newbie, this may seem a little intimidating. But with the right tools, a little knowledge and some practice, you'll be able to restring an electric guitar like a professional guitar tech...
Reasons to Ditch Your Guitar Pick
by Scott Thomas
"Hello, it’s ol’ riffmaster again…. Lately, I haven’t been using my guitar pick all that much...
The History of The Electric Guitar: How Music Was Changed Forever
by Bob Martin
In The Beginning - The guitar’s soft melodic tone made it difficult for people to hear it when being played alongside other instruments. So during the 1930’s an inventive individual decided to change that and invented the first electric guitar...
Fender Guitars: Tradition that Never Gets Old
by Peter Lenkefi
Without a doubt, Fender guitars are the top-of-the-line in guitars...
When Buying A Fender Guitar Should I Buy USA, Mexican, or Chinese Model?
by August Anderson
Fender Stratocaster's are probably one of the most well known guitars around. When legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton are playing them it's gotta tell you something...
History And Use Of The Bass Guitar
by Sandra Stammberger
The bass guitar has been derived from the double bass, which was used in the late 1950's...
How To Plug A Guitar Or Bass Into A Computer
by Jon Broderick
Every town throughout the world has one or two fully dedicated aspiring guitarists and bassists. These disciplined folks spend countless hours improving their craft...
C. F. Martin & Company
C.F. Martin & Company (Martin) is a US guitar manufacturer that was established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin...
Capo
A capo (short for capotasto, Italian for "head of fretboard") is a device used for shortening the strings, and hence raising the pitch, of a stringed instrument such as a guitar, mandolin or banjo...
Classical Guitar
A classical guitar, also called a Spanish guitar, is a musical instrument from the guitar family...