In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.

Hamer Monaco SuperPro
"This is my Hamer. I am very fortunate to have several beautiful guitars, but this one with a 25"" scale, chambered body and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard just has that ""thing."" The 25"" scale gives it the snap of a Fender, while the humbuckers and Brazilian board add the Les Paul mojo. The humbuckers have coil taps, so they become crisp and clear taking on the single coil realm! I play blues, funk and country and my Hamer lets me do it all! - Jeff Williams"
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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

Luthier Dave Helmer shows you how to cure buzzy strings, bad intonation, gnarly frets, high action, and other common troubles with off-the-shelf axes.

Guitars are the best. We love them. It’s fun to fall in love with a guitar at a store, buy it, and proudly bring it home. But we’ve all been there … where after a month that new guitar is just not playing as good as it was before. As guitar players, we know what feels good and what feels bad when it comes to playability. Maybe you have setup preferences that you like on all your guitars, or maybe you want to experiment with changes to your setup?

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