If you’ve been looking to build your own guitar from a guitar kit, you know how important – and how challenging – it can be too choose the right supplier. There are a number of places you can buy an acoustic guitar kit but not every guitar kit is equal.
Whether you’re an experienced luthier or a first-timer, the following acoustic guitar kit buyer’s guide and accompanying video will provide a definitive answer to the question: “Where should I purchase my guitar kit?”
I don’t claim to be an experienced luthier but in the process of building my first guitar I have learned a lot from my friend Dave Appel. In the video below, I sit down with Dave, owner of Scanlon Bros Guitars, and compare notes with him about the best places to buy a guitar kit.
What was it that sparked my interest in travel guitars? I’m traveling on beach vacation in a couple weeks and I am facing a tough decision. Should I lug my massive full-sized guitar all the way across the ocean or just leave it at home and not have anything?
I decided I didn’t like either option. So I just went out and bought a new 3/4-size travel guitar.
That was only a week ago and there hasn’t been a moment where I’ve regretted purchasing the mini-guitar. Sure, it doesn’t have the same volume as a full-size guitar but it feels great in my hands and it’s going to travel nicely in the overhead bins.
I did quite a bit of research before buying this guitar (I know, it sounded like an impulse buy but it wasn’t). I thought it might be useful to share with you what I found when it comes to travel guitars. My goal was to find a travel guitar that didn’t suck.
Bigger is always better, right? When it comes to guitars, especially ones like what you’ll find in the Little Martin series, this oft-repeated moniker isn’t necessarily true.
This style of guitar, often referred to as a “travel guitar” or a “parlor guitar“, won’t replace your full-size guitar any time soon, but it does have its advantages. Best of all, if you choose your Little Martin wisely, you don’t really have to trade sound for size.
In this complete guide to the Little Martin Series of acoustic guitars I want to not only introduce you to what makes each model unique, you’ll also hear my review of how these guitars compare to their bigger brothers in terms of sound and durability.