I received my Gibson ES 175 as a gift three years ago. I had owned and played many guitars – dozens – up to that time, but I don’t think I ever fell in love so quickly with an instrument.
To my eyes, it recalls generations of the finest jazz musicians to hold a guitar. In my hands, it feels solid, stalwart. Like it has something to say. And to my ears, it produces some of the most remarkably beautiful sounds I have ever heard.
While I know it’s true that the primary purpose of my guitar case is to protect my guitar, sometimes it seems that it serves to fulfill a more important role: providing pockets and compartments for my guitar equipment.
Some of the guitar equipment is small and light while some is bulky. Some is cheap while some is a bit more expensive. Some guitar equipment I use each time I open my case and some are there for a rainy day.
Regardless of how often I use this guitar e, however, I have never regretted having them available at that critical moment when I needed it.
Is it actually possible that in the not-so-distant future that we may no longer have need for traditional guitar tuners?
That’s what Gibson Guitars seems to think and based on the trend over the past decade it looks like this is a technology that is here to stay.
Like it or not – and trust me when I say that there are plenty of guitarists who don’t like this – automatic guitar tuners are slowly being adopted by guitarists on stage and around the world. Is the death of the guitar tuner near?
“The dreadnaught is king” they say. “The smaller guitar is for kids” I’ve been told. Apparently they – whoever “they” are – haven’t been keeping up with modern guitar trends…particularly parlor guitars.
Smaller-sized guitars are coming back into style and the guitar manufacturers are responding with a impressive additions to their lines that includes a number of travel and parlor guitars.
But what is a parlor guitar and how is it different than a travel guitar? Let’s take a moment to answer a few of these questions and then look at the newest and best parlor guitars being sold in stores right now.