In the spirit of the 4th of July, I have put together a collection of patriotic songs on solo guitars, because sometimes simplicity is perfection. All of the songs I chose are performed by regular people, like us, who play because they love it. Because, what better does the 4th of July represent than being able to do what you love? Please enjoy the music, support the artists, and keep playing!
A close friend called me the other day asking about beginner guitars. Apparently his oldest son, now 12, had decided that he wanted a guitar for Christmas.
“I don’t want to spend too much money” he said. “I’m afraid this is just a fad and he’ll just end up giving up on the guitar like he did with the piano.“
Unlike most people, I began my “guitar career” on a classical guitar…and I don’t regret it. In fact, I now highly recommend beginner guitarists at least give it a try before they settle on an acoustic or electric guitar.
The Washburn name isn’t the first thing that come to mind when anybody starts talking about classical guitars. I know that. But I’ve recently been surprised by the quality/price ratio that their entry-level Washburn C40 Classical Guitar offers.
Alvarez Guitars, a guitar manufacturer based in St. Louis, Missouri, is fast approaching its 50 year anniversary, and it amazing to consider what it’s accomplished during that time.
They have now become one of North America’s most recognizable guitar brands and as long as they keep manufacturing guitars like the Alvarez AC65 Series, a series that includes the AC65CE and the AC65HCE, that reputation will just continue to grow.