Knock-off guitars. These fake guitars are not something we deal with in the United States and Europe very often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
However, it’s a hot market in Asia where many of the world’s guitars are produced and exported.
While in China this year, I bought a knock-off guitar just for the heck of it. It’s a dead-ringer for a Baby Taylor guitar, from the headstock to the binding to the gig bag. But I’m now painfully aware that it’s a fake.
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?
Why spend hours slaving over learning the guitar when you can learn just enough to impress your friends?
Yes, you read it right. You don’t have to spend years perfecting the techniques to earn a reputation as a good guitarist.
At first it is a lot of fun practicing your musical skills at guitar, as you step into the unknown there are countless exercises and techniques to keep you busy for quite some time. But as you learn more and more you might find yourself going in circles, searching for new challenges. I’m not saying that you need to quit playing guitar, but there are numerous musicians who play a plethora of instruments.