Guitar Tricks Blog

Posted January 18, 2018

How to Choose a Starter Guitar

Buying your first guitar can be a daunting task if you aren’t 100% sure what to look for. Not to mention there are a dime-a-dozen cheap brands out there so how can you tell if you are getting a good deal? Here are some helpful considerations when making your first guitar purchase that will steer you in the right direction, whether you are shopping new or used.

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Posted October 2, 2017

PRS Guitars Bird Inlay Origins

In the guitar industry, one is used to seeing the same dot or trapezoid inlay pattern found over and over again on various guitar brands around the globe. However, the unique PRS Guitars bird inlays are extremely iconic and one-of-a-kind. How did PRS come to create the iconic inlays and where did the inspiration for them come from?

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Posted September 19, 2017

Understanding Guitar Amp Watts, Ohms, and Speaker Wiring

How many times have you plugged your guitar into an amp, and it just works? What if the amp is broken? What do you do? This happened to me a few weeks ago. My younger brother’s combo amp had a mind of its own and often decided to cut the music whenever it felt like it. Worse, he had a gig in just five days. And so, our little odyssey of finding a replacement amp began, but that required a lot of knowledge I didn't have. 

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Posted August 1, 2017

10 Great Pedals Under $100

There are simply too many guitar pedals to list here so I've gathered just a few of my favorites. From overdrives to tremolo and delays, these are some of the best bang-for-your-buck stomp boxes around. And yes, I know there are more than 10 pedals on this list! 10 just sounds better. Read on!  

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