One legendary guitar: three legendary owners – the Greeny Moore Les Paul

One legendary guitar: three legendary owners – the Greeny Moore Les Paul

June 20, 2018

One legendary guitar: three legendary owners – the Greeny Moore Les Paul. It’s not uncommon for old Les Pauls to pass through the hands of more than one legendary guitarist.  Ask any Gibson guitar aficionado and they’ll tell you; vintage 1950s LPs have some serious mojo. They’re not exactly easy to find though, hence why they get shared around.

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Bought a new guitar and haven’t told your spouse? Read this guide!

Bought a new guitar and haven’t told your spouse? Read this guide!

June 17, 2018

How many guitars do you actually need?  Some people (usually non-guitarists) would say the answer to that question is “one.”  But those people are wrong. I’d counter that the answer is always “one more than you currently have.” Which is all well and good, until you try to explain this logic to your significant other.

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Gauging Your Gauge: Acoustic Guitar Strings Explained

Gauging Your Gauge: Acoustic Guitar Strings Explained

June 14, 2018

“What kind of strings have you got on there?”  I was stepping off stage at an open mic night when I was first asked this question, and it completely dumbfounded me.  At this point in my life, I was young, naïve, and knew very little about my instrument.

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The Genius of Hendrix: Embellished Chords and “Little Wing”

The Genius of Hendrix: Embellished Chords and “Little Wing”

June 10, 2018

Jimi Hendrix was a guitar genius.  How’s that for an obvious statement to start a guitar article?  Sometimes though, the most obvious points bear repeating, and this is definitely the case with Jimi.

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The Gibson J-200: Celebrating an Acoustic Icon

The Gibson J-200: Celebrating an Acoustic Icon

May 30, 2018

49 years ago, Bob Dylan released “Nashville Skyline.” His paean to American roots and country music, the record is today regarded as a Bob Dylan classic, and features one of the most iconic album covers in his discography.

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Know Your Tonewoods: Spotlight on Hawaiian Koa

Know Your Tonewoods: Spotlight on Hawaiian Koa

May 24, 2018

When it comes to discussions of acoustic guitar tonewoods, mahogany, maple and rosewood usually dominate.  And with good reason.  They’re great to work with, provide rounded, three-dimensional tones, and look stunning to boot. It’s why they’re so widely used in acoustic guitar manufacturing today.

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3 Ways a Capo Can Unlock Your Guitar Playing

3 Ways a Capo Can Unlock Your Guitar Playing

May 16, 2018

I’m always surprised when I meet guitarists that overlook the massive potential of their Capo.  It’s an amazing tool that opens the door for many new sonic possibilities.Check out these 3 WAYS that the small, but mighty Capo can unlock your guitar playing...

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Playing Guitar With Your Kids: From Thalia Capos to Britain's Got Talent...

Playing Guitar With Your Kids: From Thalia Capos to Britain's Got Talent...

May 01, 2018

As many of you know, the idea for the Thalia Capo originated with my daughter Thalia, who came to me with her big idea when she was just 8-years old.  Music was inspiration in our lives then and it continues today, as both of my girls have grown and continue to play guitar and ukulele. 

Last night on Britain's Got Talent, we got to see another beautiful story unfold that I just have to share with you... 

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Three New Inlays That Will Make You Drool

Three New Inlays That Will Make You Drool

January 16, 2018

You are going to love these new inlays inspired by the smoothness of Tennessee whiskey and the ebony fingerboards of fine instruments...

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