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Review of the Gibson ES-175 electric guitar

Gibson ES 175 Review | Workhorse of Jazz Guitar

I received my Gibson ES 175 as a gift three years ago. I had owned and played many guitars – dozens – up to that time, but I don’t think I ever fell in love so quickly with an instrument.

To my eyes, it recalls generations of the finest jazz musicians to hold a guitar. In my hands, it feels solid, stalwart. Like it has something to say. And to my ears, it produces some of the most remarkably beautiful sounds I have ever heard.

Top 10 Lead Guitar Skills

10 Moves to Boost Your Lead Guitar Skills

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Whether you’ re just getting started playing lead guitar, or you have experience, we all need that boost every now and then to take our playing up a level.

10 Essential Guitar Pedals for Electric Guitarists

10 Essential Guitar Pedals For Every Electric Guitarist

Sometimes it can be daunting to look at a seasoned guitarist’s pedal board and think “Gee, I don’t even know where to start”. With hundreds of guitar pedals to choose from, it’s quite easy to waste your money on unnecessary pedals.

Before I go any further discussing guitar pedals, let me share with you a piece of wisdom that one of my guitar mentors told me. I had barely started playing when I bought a shiny new pedal. He looked at me and said “Just remember, pedals don’t replace practice”.

What I heard him saying to me was this – sure, pedals are fun and can produce a load of new and interesting sounds, but pedals don’t make a guitarist good. Practice makes a guitarist good.

So with that out of the way, I want to share with you 10 essential guitar pedals that have become an important part of almost every electric guitarist’s board. These are 10 categories of pedals, mind you…I’ll give suggestions for specific pedals under each category.