Way back in 2007 the LA Times ran a story about the surge in sales to female guitarists and how retailers were responding. Nearly a decade later, the trend of guitar and bass becoming more gender-neutral hobbies has picked up a lot more steam. In fact, all-female bands are seen by … Read More
I'm familiar enough with Geoff Edgers' accomplishments to understand that he's an excellent journalist and writer, who is well-versed in the areas of arts and performance from a broad cultural perspective. He's certainly qualified to comment on the current state of the electric guitar.
His recent article, entitled "The Slow, Secret … Read More
In this build we're going to take a $600 Fender HSS Standard Stratocaster electric guitar and give it a major face life, replacing all three pickups, the bridge and the strings. Since we're using the HSS model, we've got to switch out a humbucker at the bridge position and two single … Read More
This build guide is how we recommend upgrading the Ibanez JS140 electric guitar, which is an economy version of Joe Satriani's much more expensive signature model. Out of the box this guitar is decent, but a few simple upgrades can give it a lot more power and a far more … Read More
In this build guide we're taking a mid-range Fender Telecaster, the Modern Player Thinline model with P90 pickups, and upgrading to a more robust pair of Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups for a little more growl along with a smoother jazz-like finish and a distinct '50s tone.
We'll also replace the … Read More
For this upgrade and build guide we're using a Squier Vintage modified Telecaster with a basswood body. Some of the Squier electric guitars are made with a pine body, which I'm really not crazy about.
Pine is a very cheap wood and not at all ideal for producing a decent … Read More
Most PRS guitars are made for versatility.
Rock, metal, blues, light jazz - you name it.
As a result, many of them are favorites of rock guitarists like Myles Kennedy, Tony Rombola, Mike Mushok and a slew of others.
Even John Mayer has gotten in on the action.
It's a … Read More
This is our roundup and review of some of the most popular and best-selling mainline and custom hollow body electric guitars.
Both semi and full hollow body electric guitars are included.
In keeping with our buying guide format, guitars make the list based on the following criteria:
- Price (affordability)
Not every guitar is built for speed.
A lot of them are.
But how do you know where to find them and which ones will work for you?
They all seem to differ between brand and model, where some are designed for speed and lead guitar work, while others might … Read More
I won’t tell you it’s easy to find a cheap Gibson guitar.
Gibsons are expensive for specific reasons, many of which are controlled by external economic circumstances.
Take the price of wood, for example.
Gibson buys high-quality wood (usually Mahogany) the price of which is predetermined, thus factoring … Read More