The Ultimate Taylor BT2 Baby Acoustic Guitar Review

At some point in time, most dedicated musicians, whether they be beginners or professionals, have a small pipe dream of owning a Taylor. The reason why it’s mostly a pipe dream from most musicians is because of the price tag- paying $1,500 or more for an acoustic guitar just isn’t in the budget for most […]

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top 5 best acoustic guitars for small hands

Top Five Best Acoustic Guitars for Small Hands

If you’re a person with small hands who has looked around at local guitar shops to purchase a guitar, you may have noticed that you have struggled to find best acoustic guitars for small hands. Not all guitars are made for people who have smaller hands! That’s okay, though, because there are guitars on the […]

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The Ultimate Gibson SG Special 2017 T: What’s to Love (and not)

What’s this? A Gibson? For less than $1k? New? Am I sure? Sure I’m sure! Occasionally, I find myself jealous of today’s beginner and intermediate guitarists. An affordable new Gibson was not a thing when I was learning and developing my playing. But for a few years now, Gibson have been offering precisely that. The […]

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Epiphone Emperor Swingster

Epiphone Emperor Swingster

Archtop guitars are somewhat of a trademark for Epiphone, especially in catering for beginner and intermediate players. I can’t think of any other brand more synonymous with affordable hollow body and semi-hollow guitars. The is at the higher end of Epi’s archtops, making them suitable for intermediate players.   The Swingster is a single cutaway […]

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Ibanez Iron Label RGIT20FE: The Ultimate Review

Ibanez is a brand that has been around forever, and has its market fairly well nailed at this point. It’s a brand for the shredders, and no model is more synonymous with that than their RG models. The Iron Label series of RGs is designed specifically for metal players. Ibanez are very explicit that they’re […]

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D’Angelico DC Premier: Why We Love this Intermediate Guitar

D’Angelico DC Premier: Why We Love this Intermediate Guitar

This guitar is highly reminiscent of a guitar by Gibson and its Epiphone counterpart. While Epiphones are one of the cheapest semi-hollow bodied guitars around, and Gibson make professional level ones, the family of brands has a gap in terms of instruments for intermediate players. While not having as much recognition as other brands, D’Angelico […]

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Fender Standard Telecaster

Inspire for Better: The Fender Standard Telecaster Review

Ah, the humble but mighty Telecaster. Essentially where it all began for mass production of electric guitars, with a design that has remained true to itself over the years. An ever popular choice amongst indie guitarists and country players alike, the Standard Telecaster is an aspiration of many guitarists, so when they’ve overcome getting their […]

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Go Hard! The Ultimate ESP LTD EX-401 FR Guitar Review

Go Hard! The Ultimate ESP LTD EX-401 FR Guitar Review

ESP are synonymous with metal guitars, something enhanced by their association with Metallica. In the case of the Explorer-shaped models, it’s something that’s emphasized by James Hetfield’s signature models that have been available for some time now. Now that the obligatory Metallica reference is out of the way, we’ll be looking at the , which […]

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Dean V Stealth: The Ultimate Metal Intermediate Guitar Review

The V was one of the original designs Dean Zelinsky introduced when he launched Dean Guitars in 1977, and it’s had a consistent presence in their catalog ever since. The Stealth version of the V has been out for a little while, and was designed to offer players as high a quality V as possible, […]

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The Ultimate BC Rich Mk9 Warlock Guitar Review

The Ultimate BC Rich Mk9 Warlock Guitar Review

This is a bit sexy. In case you’re not familiar with BC Rich as a brand, they mostly make very pointy things, aimed very, very squarely at metallers. More than that, the vast majority of their range is manufactured in the east, so they’re usually very cheap. Their cash cow is definitely their Warlock model, […]

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