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“You can go and have a bite and you’ll still be hearing that one.”

Let’s debunk what makes an electric guitar sing and what’s just hype.

Electric guitar sustain has been a hot topic and punchline for guitarists forever. Sustain is one of the buzziest of guitar buzzwords—right up there with “tone” and “feel.” The capability of an instrument to hold a note (or groups of notes) for long periods is often cited in advertising materials vying for your attention, but where does sustain come from and does it really matter?

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