Archive for Guitars

What to consider when buying a guitar.

What to consider when buying a guitar.

So often, when I see people trying out guitars, I hear them say things like, “this one doesn’t play as good as the other one,” and, “the set-up is better on this one,” etc. I am bothered by comments like these because I fear that…

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The rules for owning a Floyd Rose.

The rules for owning a Floyd Rose.

In the same way that many people use the brand name “Kleenex” to describe all types of facial tissue, the brand name “Floyd Rose” is often used to describe any type of fully floating tremolo system. Likewise, any brand of guitar outfitted with a fully…

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How often should I change my strings?

How often should I change my strings?

As unlikely as it may seem, it is very common for me to meet customers who don’t realize that the strings on their guitar need to be changed periodically, even though none of them may be broken. Even more common are customers that think changing…

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Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

Disappointing information about Gibson Guitar Company?

The next time you bring your Gibson guitar to one of their warranty service centers, you may want to exercise caution. A recent telephone discussion with Gibson’s Warranty Services Coordinator, revealed – what to me – are two pieces of shocking and disappointing information: Gibson…

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