Guitar Tips

Tips for buying or playing the guitar

5 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitar Brands
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5 Best Acoustic Guitar Brands for Beginners

There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the appropriate beginner acoustic guitar, so it always helps to narrow down that list of options. One of the best ways to do this is to first get an understanding of the best acoustic guitar brands for beginners.

Acoustic guitar brands are a dime-a-dozen nowadays, but that doesn’t mean that every guitar brand is created equal. In fact, just because you recognize a name doesn’t mean that its a great guitar.

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changing guitar strings
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Changing Guitar Strings: 4 Great Secrets

Every guitar player has to do it. Some like it more than others. But there’s an art to changing guitar strings that many guitarist don’t know about.

After decades of changing guitar strings on both my acoustic guitar and my electric guitar, on my own guitars as well as my customer’s guitars, I’ve learned quite a few secrets that I think you’ll find interesting.

Hopefully these 4 secrets of can help you as you begin changing guitar strings on your own.

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lower an acoustic guitar's action
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5 Easy Steps to Lower an Acoustic Guitar’s Action

Action on a guitar is often described by most guitarist as its “playability”. Technically speaking, the action of a guitar is the distance between the string and the frets. If it’s too high, you need to lower an acoustic guitar’s action.

The lower the action (e.g. the closer the string to the fret), the easier to play. Here’s how to do it.

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Tuning a guitar using harmonics
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How to Tune a Guitar Using Harmonics

Most beginner guitarists tend to rely on acoustic guitar tuners to help them tune their new acoustic or electric guitar.  However, learning how to tune a guitar using harmonics without a tuner is a great way to train your ear.    

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