October 2016

Acoustic

Style Guide: Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz

April 8, 2013
Uncover the secrets behind Django''s style by learning about three- and four-note voicings, blazing arpeggios, and some cool diminished-sounding tricks.
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Jasmine Guitars Introduces New Lineup

April 8, 2013
Jasmine JD-39 CE Scottsdale, AZ (April 8, 2013) -- Jasmine is proud to introduce its re-engineered line of quality acoustic guitars that combine premium features and exceptional value. With
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Murray Kuun Announces Fab4/1 Acoustic Hybrid

March 15, 2013
South African luthier Murray Kuun has developed the Fab4/1 acoustic hybrid guitar.
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Taylor Guitars Announces New Road Show Dates

March 12, 2013
Taylor Guitars is hitting the road with a whole slew of domestic and international Road Show dates.
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A Piezo Pioneer

March 11, 2013
Dig into the inner workings of the Takamine PT-007S, one of the earliest—and most successfully integrated—amplified acoustic guitars.
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Understanding Frets and Fret Wear

March 11, 2013
The condition of your frets will determine how well your guitar plays.
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Washburn Announces Warren Haynes Signature Model Acoustic

February 19, 2013
Washburn have announced the addition of Warren Haynes to their artist roster along with a new signature model acoustic.
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GALLERY: Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection 2013

February 5, 2013
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Strat, Gibson Harrsison-Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul, and a trio of Martin 000 body-style acoustics round out the collection. Photos courtesy Guitar Center.
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Takamine P3MC Acoustic Guitar Review

February 4, 2013
The new Japan-crafted Takamine P3MC is a fine example of how a stage-centric, amplification-oriented acoustic can be forward looking while retaining a lot of vintage-style sound and construction virtues.
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, PT. 2

February 4, 2013
Prized for its beauty, koa possesses tonal characteristics similar to mahogany when used as a back and sides wood, and is one option to consider when planning your custom
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Fighting the Humidity Battle

February 4, 2013
Have you ever wondered why your guitar plays great one day, yet feels completely different on another?
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Wenge: The New Brazilian?

January 9, 2013
I prefer woods that are “live,” regardless of their grain, figure, or color.
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PMC Guitars

January 9, 2013
Châteauneuf says that any form of art, be it architecture or African art, can be a source of inspiration for him.
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Recording King RO-310 Acoustic Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
Recording King’s new Adirondack-spruce-and-mahogany RO-310 is almost a greatest-hits fusion of popular OM and 000 features.
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Acoustic Adventures: Rhythm of the Heart - Tackling the Bridge in “Rhythm” Changes

December 18, 2012
Work on your internal timing with Pete Huttlinger''s arrangement of "I''ve Got Rhythm."
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Fingerstyle Boot Camp: “Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella” Arrangement

December 11, 2012
Learn this 16th-century French Christmas carol, in dropped D-plus-G tuning.
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Designing and Ordering a Custom Guitar, PT. 1

November 5, 2012
Owning a custom instrument is a dream for most guitarists. Doing your due diligence before placing the order will help ensure it is the guitar of your dreams. In
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Martin OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar Review

November 5, 2012
With the OM-28E Retro Acoustic Guitar, there’s no denying that Martin and Fishman have created a formidable stage and studio instrument that bristles with pure Martin beauty and vintage glow.
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Larrivée OM-10

October 8, 2012
TOP: With its quality tonewoods, high-end appointments, and detailed inlay work, a pre-owned Larrivée OM- 10 is a relative bargain considering its current value of $1,600 to $2,000. BOTTOM:
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Gibson J-45 Purevoice Custom Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Gibson J-45 PureVoice Custom Limited Edition isn’t cheap, but it''s a versatile guitar that can grow and move with you through a multitude of styles and performance situations.
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