All Posts by Jodie Chiffey

About the Author

Jodie is a trained classical guitarist. She is also a full-time blogger and loves to write about different types of guitars. Just give her 60 seconds of your time, and she’ll tell you all that you need to know about any guitar of your choice.

Fender Duo Sonic vs Mustang [2021]: How To Choose The Best?

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

In this Fender Duo-Sonic vs Mustang comparison, we’re going to explore the features of the modern (2016) editions of these two gorgeous offset body electric guitars to help you decide which one is best for you. These two guitars are remarkably similar, differing only in small changes to body and headstock shape and pickup placement so it’s going to be […]

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Gibson ES 339 Review: Is It the Right One For Your Style?

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

Our Gibson ES 339 review will give you all the information you need to know to help you decide if this guitar is for you.

You’ll probably be familiar with the well known and iconic ES 335. Over the years it has been played by the likes of BB King, Noel Gallagher and Eric Clapton to name just a few. As we’ll discover, the Gibson ES 339 retains all the classic style and sound of the ES 335, but in a slightly smaller and more compact model.

We’re going to explore all the main features of the Gibson ES 339 to find out how it sounds, what it looks like and how it feels. You’ll find out the pros and cons of this type of electric guitar, as well as whether there are any alternatives worth l

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Gibson J15 Review: Is It A Good Buy?

By Jodie Chiffey | Acoustic Guitars

In this Gibson J15 review we’ll find out what makes this acoustic guitar such a popular model.

Since its introduction in 2014, the Gibson J15 has been sneaking up through the acoustic guitar leader-board. Initially assumed to be a cheaper version of the J45, its individuality soon began to shine and it has a very loyal fan-base of its own. The combination of North American tonewoods give a quite different sound – full and warm, easy to play and with a phenomenal character.

In this review we’ll have a look at the materials and make-up, the sound and the feel of this acoustic guitar. We’ll explore the pros and cons of this model and what the alternatives are. In addition

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Best Guitar for Rocksmith 2021 Guide: How To Pick The Right One

By Jodie Chiffey | Learning

Rocksmith claims to be the fastest way to develop your guitar skills. The best part? You don’t need any specific guitars for Rocksmith. But, you do need an instrument that is compatible with its teaching style. Therefore, the best guitars for Rocksmith for novice guitarists will be ones that help them bring out their inner rockstar.

Aside from being a monetary investment, guitars impact your playing style, techniques and overall musical skill.

In other words, the best guitars for Rocksmith would fit your personal preference and profile. It requires a little decision making on your part, but we’re here to equip you with the information you need.

We’ll provide a brief overview of your options, what you need to look for, and all the nitty-gritt

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The Best Bass Guitar Strings: Top 5 Options to Consider in 2021

By Jodie Chiffey | Guitar Accessories

Switching up your bass guitar strings can be a challenging decision. The right set can breathe new life into your music, while the wrong ones can dampen it.

Some bassists stick to a set until it breaks, others prefer to change it up after every session. Regardless of where you stand, the type, thickness and brand can make a huge difference. It can be troubling for players if they accidentally pick a set unsuitable for their play style and preferences.

So, how do you pick the best bass guitar strings?

There are a number of options available and our guide cuts through all the noise to answer all your questions. We’ll look at how guitar strings influence your sounds, what types are available and which brands are worth your coin.

Before all that, however, let’s take a brief look at our line-up. You can keep their specifics in mind as we analyze which bass guitar string

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Best Wah Pedals [2021] Top 5 Options and Which to Buy

By Jodie Chiffey | Pedals

The flavor and impact of a wah pedal rivals none. It elevates music to another level by dramatically changing the tone of a guitar. The resulting distinct wah-wah sound effect creates emotions in listeners that few modulation effects are able to duplicate.

It is, therefore, unsurprising that the  wah pedal has been used by the likes of Jimmy Hendrix and Richie Sambora.

Not all pedals are created equal, however. This guide unveils some of the best wah pedals that could provide your music the kick it needs. We’ll look at the different options available on the market, their differences and, moreover, which one is right for you.

But, before diving into our favorites, let’s run down a few considerations and details you should keep in mind.

5 Best Wah Pedals – an Overview


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Epiphone Casino Coupe Review [2021]: Should You Buy It?

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

Our Epiphone Casino Coupe review will give you everything that you need to know about this guitar so that you can decide whether or not it’s worth buying.

No doubt you will know the Epiphone Casino that was made famous and used by legendary acts like The Beatles, Paul Weller, and Keith Richards. The Coupe model as we’ll find out is a more compact and smaller version but still holds its own when it comes to sound quality. In fact, many musicians have switched to the smaller version of the Casino for a number of reasons.

We’re going to look into the main features of the Epiphone Casino Coupe to find out how it performs. You’ll discover the pros and cons of this model of electric guitar, what the alternatives are and we’ll also answer some key questions so you will have everything that you need before you buy.

Key specifications of Epiphone Casino Coupe

The Casino Coupe has a fully hollow ES-33

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Best Hollow Body Guitar Kits – How To Find the Right One

By Jodie Chiffey | Electric Guitars

Are you looking to acquire a hollow body guitar kit but don’t know where to start? Well, whether you’re a beginner or you just need a refresher, we’ve got your back.

In this article, we’ll delve deep and uncover some of the best hollow body guitar kits that are out on the market at the moment, and let you in on what we think is the best and why.

We’ll look at premium and cost-effective brands, and discuss the specs, pros and cons of each, and finally our verdict as to which one you may want to consider By the end of this article, you’ll hopefully have a better idea as to which hollow body guitar kit is right for you.

Let’s start out with an overview of these 5 beautifully crafted hollow body guitars.

5 Best Hollow Body Guitar Kits – an Overview

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Fender Superchamp XD vs X2: Choosing the Right Amp for Your Next Gig

By Jodie Chiffey | Amps

Fender Superchamp XD vs X2: Choosing the Right Amp for Your Next Gig

Besides producing some of the most iconic electric guitars in history, Fender manufactured amps that were used by legendary Rock ‘n Roll musicians. Hence, it is understandable that deciding between Fender Super Champ XD vs X2 can be a daunting task.

Having an amp you like using is almost as important as having an instrument you’re really comfortable with since both the guitar and the amp work together to produce the sound you want.

That’s why everything from the amp’s size to its power output can potentially make a difference during your performance. So, in this comparison of Fender Super Champ XD VS X2 we are going to take a close look at all of their features in order to help you decide which of these amps is the better choice for you.

Main Differences Bet

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