electric guitar

Complete Guide to Cleaning an Electric Guitar
Guitar Tips

Guide to Cleaning & Maintaining Your Electric Guitar

For most people, an electric guitar isn’t just an instrument, it’s a piece of art, culture, personal history and – if you look after it well enough – an investment. Cleaning and properly maintaining your electric guitar isn’t just a suggestion, it’s an absolute must.

Cleaning an electric guitar isn’t just about giving it the occasional wipe down, though. Guitar players need to learn about how to care for the instrument and ensure it’s maintained as well as the day it was first made.

In the

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Top 10 Lead Guitar Skills
Guitar Tips

10 Moves to Boost Your Lead Guitar Skills

Note from the editor: The following is a featured article by Rob over at Chainsaw Guitar Tuition. If you enjoy this incredibly useful tutorial, check out his website to find more.

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.

If you’ve tried various lead guitar moves, but can’t quite sound like your heros, read on…

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Guitar Headstock challenge!
Just For Fun

Can You Name a Guitar by its Headstock?

So you think you know guitars? Go ahead and test your knowledge with this simple guitar headstock quiz. It’s harder than you might think!

If you’

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10 Essential Guitar Pedals for Electric Guitarists
Guitar Accessories

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.

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