Month: January 2020

adjusting your truss rod
Guitar Accessories
Guitar Tips

How (& Why) to Adjust Your Guitar’s Truss Rod

It is important to adjust your truss rod.   If it is bent too much in the wrong direction in either way it will affect the sound of your guitar.  Additionally, it will put a lot of stress on the neck which is not good.

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Guitar Accessories
Guitar Tips

Protect Your New Guitar: 5 Simple Steps

How to Protect Your Investment

When it comes to keeping your new guitar protected sometimes you just can’t win forever; I mean you have anything from the weather getting to it and completely ruining that beautifully sculpted wood, to Billie Joe getting hold of it and someone reminding him it’s time to go, not a pretty sight either way. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least try to protect it from disaster. Here are five great tips for giving your new baby the best chance for a good long life.

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Guitar Videos
Guitar Tips
Just For Fun

10 YouTube Guitar Videos That Pack the Most Punch

Who’s Doing Instructional Guitar Videos Right?
Written by Steve at GuitarNiche.com

Who’s knocking it out of the park with the best YouTube instructional videos for guitar players… hmmmm…

It’s no easy task to pick clear winners when you consider the amount of contenders in the ring. Anyone with a smartphone and a few chords under their belt can throw together a YouTube channel.

There are over 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute.  We are essentially looking for a needle in a very large haystack.

Lucky for you, you have a guide with deep experience navigating the video wilderness.

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Building a Guitar

Acoustic Guitar Kits Comparison | A Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve been looking to build your own guitar from a guitar kit, you know how important – and how challenging – it can be too choose the right supplier. There are a number of places you can buy an acoustic guitar kit but not every guitar kit is equal.

Whether you’re an experienced luthier or a first-timer, the following acoustic guitar kit buyer’s guide and accompanying video will provide a definitive answer to the question: “Where should I purchase my guitar kit?”

I don’t claim to be an experienced luthier but in the process of building my first guitar I have learned a lot from my friend Dave Appel. In the video below, I sit down with Dave, owner of Scanlon Bros Guitars, and compare notes with him about the best places to buy a guitar kit.

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