6 Great Instagram Guitarists

 Gone in 60 Seconds The beauty of social media, and Instagram specifically, is that it’s possible to build an audience regardless of your skill level or approach to guitar playing. Post a video and get instant feedback, encouragement and if you’re lucky, a returning fanbase. The one minute limit on Instagram videos also means that… Read More

The Best Left-Handed Guitarists

Southpaw six-stringers flying the flag Apparently only 10% of the world’s population are left handed. It’s reasonable therefore to assume that one in ten guitarists would also be left handed. So how come it never seems that way? As a right handed person I realise I’m on the outside looking in to the world of… Read More

Gear DNA: Reptilia by The Strokes

I Know You’re Not Boring In this edition of Gear DNA we’re taking a look at a stone cold classic from 2004; Reptilia by The Strokes. 2004 was the year of dancefloor Indie, with debut albums from Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers. All bands who can thank The Strokes for making it acceptable… Read More

4 Of The Coolest Koa Guitars

Aloha Koa! Hawaii is an amazing place. The surf, the beaches, the Ukelele! Even better than that though is the Koa tree. The Acacia Koa is native to Hawaii, where it is the second most common tree. According to The World Resources Insitute: “Guitars made from Koa were an innovation of the early 19th century,… Read More

Where Are All The Guitar Heroes?

No More Heroes Any More? Strange things are afoot in our musical world. Whisper it quietly, but the notion of the guitar hero is dying out. Superstar guitarists are a dying breed. This article in the Washington Post said as much, so it must be true, right? Well, yes and no. It is an interesting… Read More

Gear DNA: Buddy Holly By Weezer

Getting The Sound From Weezer’s Breakthrough Track This is the first of a new series, where we’re going to break down a classic track for you from a musician’s point of view. Here though, we won’t be focusing on chord structures or time signatures. Oh no. Instead these articles will look at the gear, tones and… Read More

Ultimate Rigs: Budget vs Pro

Best of the best for very different budgets It’s nice to dream, innit? It’s fun to imagine the havoc you could cause armed with a blank cheque and a bottomless pit of money to get rid of. Just think of all the cool stuff you could buy with a lottery-esque windfall behind you. The problem… Read More

Differences In Equipment Quality Levels

Sometimes you really do get what you pay for Quality is such a subjective term. Particularly when we’re talking about the quality of the equipment tasked with carrying out a job or specific function. If it works, and does what we want it to do, then it’s good quality right? Well…not always. Musical instruments and… Read More

Best Beginner Electric Guitars

These beginner electric guitars are ideal for the aspiring guitarist in your life With so many beginners electric guitars on the market, picking one as a gift for someone who aspires to be a guitarist is can be a real task. To help, here’s a mini guide to four of the best, each ideal for… Read More

Friday Feeling Playlist – The TGIF Rock Version!

21 of the best songs to get your weekend started There’s simply no other day like it. Friday. That wonderful day where we don’t really mind heading in to work because the weekend is a mere 8-ish hours away. It’s come down to the last hour of the day – all your documents are saved,… Read More