I finally did it! I purchased my first acoustic guitar kit that I look forward to building over these next couple months and I couldn’t be more excited.
I’ve bought a number of guitars over the years and although some have been expensive, I’ve never had the finances to buy a custom guitar. That just changed today and although I know I’ll have to put it together first, it still feels amazing.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to build your own guitar or maybe you just want to enjoy watching somebody like me make a fool of themselves doing it. Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy this Guitar Adventures series on building a guitar from kit.
Although guitar strumming patterns can be very diverse for many purposes, even the fastest flat picker cannot match the complexity and richness of fingerpicking guitar. At some point in your playing career it makes sense to expand your abilities and learn how to play fingerstyle guitar.
This guide outlines 6 essential steps to a solid basic fingerpicking technique, which is invaluable if you want to progress to more complicated arrangements and picking patterns. The obvious difference between playing guitar with a plectrum (pick) compared to using our fingers is that, no matter how fast the plectrum moves, it can never pluck more than one string at a time.
For most of my life, I’ve always used a monitor wedge on stage to hear the band mix while playing my guitar on a gig. The idea of in-ear monitors seemed out of reach, particularly when it came to the price tag. After all, I’m just a regular ‘ol guitar player, not a pro.
Earlier this year I was able to get my hands on a pair of and I’ve spent about two months testing them out in a number of different situations – on stage, on an airplane or on a run. They are a good combination of quality and affordability, and it’s the first time I’ve been able to ditch the on-stage “wedge” for the in-ear monitors.
Perhaps, like me, you’re in the market for some good in-ear monitor earphones but yo
Some guitar makers never seem to get the credit they deserve. Carvin Guitars might be one of them.
They make some of the finest custom solid-body and semi-hollow guitars on the market today.
This includes the Carvin DC200, a solid-body electric that has become one of my go-to guitars these past few years.