Guitar Tricks Blog: Gear

Posted August 13, 2019

Guitar Body Styles - Electric Guitar

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Guitar body styles for electric guitar include solid body, hollow body and semi-hollow body. Solid body electric guitars are made of solid pieces of wood, usually glued and pressed together, while hollow body and semi-hollow body guitars have one or two f holes carved out for greater resonance and a fuller, warmer tone. There are also a number of guitar body types for <a href="https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/Guitar-Shapes-on-Acoustic" target="_blank" rel="n

Posted April 5, 2019

Guitar For Beginners - Electric vs. Acoustic Starter Guitars

guitar for beginnersI've played tons of terrible guitars over the years and just because they have a huge price tag doesn't mean they're any good! Finding the right guitar for beginners is important because when you’re first starting to play, you may not know what to look for in a quality instrument. There are a couple of things you have to take into consideration when looking for a beginner guitar, or your very first guitar. Let’s take a look!

Posted December 28, 2018

7 Must Have Accessories for your New Guitar

So you opened up a brand new guitar for the holidays and you’ve been rocking out, or trying to rock out, the last few days with your new baby. This is great but guitars generally last a lifetime, or can last that long if you take care of it. With that being said, there is so much to get out of a guitar that requires extra gear. Here are seven must-have accessories for your new guitar. 

Posted December 14, 2018

5 Differences Between Tube and Solid-State Amps

Guitar amps are essential for anyone playing an electric guitar, and it's arguable that the amp itself is responsible for more of the tone than the actual guitar. In the world of guitar amps, there are two types to choose from: tube amps and solid-state amps. Here are five differences between the two types of amplifiers. 

Posted December 12, 2018

5 Must Know Things About Guitar Pedals for Beginners

Every guitar player eventually makes their way into the world of guitar pedals. Guitar pedals can give your guitar a myriad of new sounds like fuzz, overdrive, echo, loop, and more. That’s exciting. Here are five things I wish I knew when I first started messing around with guitar effects pedals. 

Posted December 7, 2018

Earthquaker Devices Artist Talks About Comics and Designing Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

Matt Horak is an artist for Earthquaker Devices and his work can be seen on a number of their guitar pedals. But Matt's also really into comic books, so much that there's even a comic book on the Earthquaker Devices website. He's also worked on Spider-Man/Deadpool and The Punisher for Marvel Comics, as well as. Matt was kind enough to answer some questions about designing the art for guitar pedals, as well as how this collaboration between comics and gear came to be. Read on below for the full interview. 

Posted December 5, 2018

11 Perfect Guitar Gifts

It’s the season for giving so here are a handful of great guitar gifts. These gifts range from must have pedals to guitar gadgets and even guitar recommendations, check out the list below! 

Posted October 3, 2018

Gretsch Duo Jet Famous Players

Everyone gets a kick out of the Les Pauls and the PRS guitars, the Taylors and the Martins but let’s not forget about Gretsch Guitars either. Gretsch Guitars started in 1883 in New York and since then, the brand has been synonymous with a number of players, including our very own Anders Mouridsen. Besides Anders, here are a handful of great players that have taken up Gretsch Guitars, specifically, the Gretsch Duo Jet. 

Posted September 21, 2018

Is This The Future of Electric Guitar?

Is this the future of electric guitars? The answer is no, Jammy is not the future of electric guitars but it might serve those who want a small, travel guitar for practice. And it actually looks pretty impressive.

Posted August 29, 2018

5 Famous Guitarists that Played a Gibson Flying V

The Gibson Flying V is one of the most interesting guitars of all-time simply because of its unique body shape. Over the years, a number of guitarists have gravitated towards the instrument for one reason or another. These are just a handful of famous players that have taken up the iconic axe. 

Posted August 3, 2018

Blackstar Artist 10 AE Review

Tube-amp lovers know that low-watt combos are among the hippest tone-boxes in the land, as they can provide the sweet spot between home jamming and studio recording. In fact, rock trivia buffs know that classic guitar tracks like “Layla” and “Stairway To Heaven” were cut using tiny amps that delivered major tone. Blackstar is known for their big, muscular amps, but now has a series of tubular 10-watt charmers, including the Artist 10 AE. Let’s warm up those valves and check it out.

Posted July 16, 2018

Need Some Fresh Guitar Strings?


Picking strings for your electric guitar can be really challenging. Do you look for strings with great tone or tone that lasts and lasts? But hey, why compromise when you don't have to?