I think the moral of the story (to my peasant ears, at least) in comparing a $5000 Martin D-42 guitar vs a $150 Motion TD-107 guitar is that if you know how to play the guitar, you can make any damn thing with strings sound good. But if you have better ears for audio quality than me, listen to Paul Davids compare the…
Being able to play music is a gift, but learning to play an instrument is morass of frustration—especially teaching yourself the guitar. Hands have to be bent in uncomfortable positions, uncalloused fingers get sore, and it becomes clear that human extremities innately possess the coordination of a newborn deer that’s…
Zachary Vex has been building unusual guitar effect pedals for 21 years, but he debuted what might be his strangest yet: a vibrato/phaser run entirely by a candle.
Google’s venerable (and profitable) search engine is well known for offering useful tools beyond its core functionality, and Microsoft has been tricking out Bing with a few extra features of its own—such as an app for tuning your guitar right from the search page. Here’s how to make sure you’re playing in tune using…
Like millions of humans on planet earth, I’m a self-identified gamer and guitar player. But I never had the genius idea, or the technical prowess, to smash the two together. Luckily, one electronic maker did and now we get to bask in his glorious creation.
The Art of Sound is a short documentary by Rodgers Townsend that reveals a bit of the genius of Tom Bills and the painstaking precision that goes into his making of guitars. Equal parts science and art, every decision of every carving of every shape of every guitar is motivated by making the instrument sound as good…
Brad Paisley was playing on the stage when he decided to use a fan's GoPro as a slide for his guitar solo. This resulting footage from the sliding camera is truly unique.
Think watching women trying to sing while having an orgasm is fun? Well, get a load of these dudes giving serious guitar-face while fondling their instruments. Rawr.
Back in the day, you had to figure out how to play songs either by listening to them or by buying a book. Then came the internet and easy access to tabs. These days the bands are doing all the work for you!
If you're any self-respecting music fan, there was probably a point in time where you wanted to make music yourself. And then you realized you didn't have any talent. And then you realized you couldn't afford the instruments. The Guitar Collection: George Harrison won't solve your talent or instrument problem but at…
If you suck at guitar, there are plenty of solutions. Give up, practice more, or maybe just join a punk band where nobody will notice. Whatever you do, don't get a pneumatic guitar like this one to play for you.
Guitar amps are heavy and bulky and my wife really doesn't want to see one just hanging out in the living room. But, she hasn't seen the stylish Yamaha THR10 practice amp.
While it's sad that Wayne and Garth are no longer actively producing their most excellent community television program, I'm sure they would totally approve of this rockin' messenger bag with a built-in functioning guitar. Party on, indeed.
Kyle Jones, a guitarist, had the clever idea of recording himself playing guitar from inside his guitar. He didn't expect to see the guitar strings turn into wacky, wavy and shapely lines. It's crazy. And it's thanks to the iPhone.
Google created an interactive doodle that commemorates legendary guitarist Les Paul who was born on this date (June 9) in 1915. The doodle is a virtual guitar that lets you play a tune and save it for posterity. You can use your keyboard or mouse to compose your ditty, but you may have to live in the US to take part.…
When you play a stringed instrument, the strings vibrate against the soundboard, amplifying the sound created by the string. The vibrations involved are tiny, as little as a millionth of a meter, and that's why researchers got out their lasers.
When the Swedish police raided the home of a 54-year-old illegal weapons dealer, they scored quite a load. Aside from the more "conventional" firearms like sawed-off shotguns and homemade machine guns, the police also found a double-barrel shotgun hidden inside a guitar.
Weighing in at 3lbs, this acoustic guitar is not like other acoustic guitars—you could almost say it's the Darth Vader of guitars. Evil to the core.
For the musical mollusk in your life: the Snailele, a baritone/tenor acoustic/electric ukulele/conversation piece. Just try not to get salt on the frets.
Gibson's Dusk Tiger has a name like cheap cologne and guts like no guitar before it. And with only 1,000 being manufactured, they're something of an endangered species.