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Acoustic

10 Commandments of Bluegrass Guitar

November 21, 2015
Essential tips for nailing that “high, lonesome” sound.
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Acoustic Soundboard: (Scale) Length Matters

October 14, 2015
String scale length certainly affects playability, but it also has a huge role in a guitar’s sound.
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Acoustic Adventures: A Twist on the Traditional

September 12, 2015
A quick look at how to work vintage blues/rock and psychedelia into acoustic riffs.
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Pluck ’Em! A Crash Course in Country Guitar

September 20, 2014
Grab a Tele and dig into this comprehensive look at the art of twang.
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Acoustic Adventures: Leo Kottke's Invisible Thumb

March 15, 2014
Discover the secrets of fingerstyle master Leo Kottke.
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Rhythm Rules: Syncopated 16th-Note Rhythms

August 17, 2013

Stay in the pocket! Learn how 16th-note rhythms work in funk, rock, and acoustic music.


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Peavey Vypyr VIP 2 Amp Review

July 10, 2013
This latest iteration of the Vypyr line of amps is designed and built to handle electric 6-string, acoustic, and bass guitars.
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Martin Guitars Unveils Ed Sheeran Signature LX1E Guitar

July 9, 2013
Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran teams up with Martin for a new signature model.
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The DuncanAfrica Society

July 7, 2013
Canadian luthier Jay Duncan makes the world a better place by helping others build sustainable communities, one guitar at a time.
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A Very Golden Anniversary

June 29, 2013
We welcome Rick Turner to our Acoustic Soundboard column in his 50th year as a luther—what would you like to know about building acoustics?
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Cole Clark Angel AN2A3BB Acoustic Guitar Review

June 22, 2013
A smart, modern acoustic-electric grand auditorium that’s beautifully built and supremely playable.
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Factory Tour: Fender Acoustic Custom Shop • Guild Guitars • Ovation

June 18, 2013
On the shores of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut, three legendary acoustic brands have amassed a formidable army of guitar-building talent that seems destined to take flattops into a new golden age.
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Cort Announces Limited Edition Stephen Jensen Models

June 18, 2013
Cort Guitars announces a limited edition series of guitars featuring the custom artwork of artist Stephen Jensen.
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Inside Ovation's Acoustic Pickup Evolution

June 16, 2013
Under the hood of Ovation's innovative pickup system from 1973
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