Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted April 23, 2021

Win an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini!

Ibanez Tube Screamer Giveaway

Guitar Tricks instructor Gary Heimbauer recently reviewed the Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini overdrive pedal on our YouTube channel. He liked it so much, that we decided to give one away!

Enter for your chance to win.

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Posted March 19, 2021

5 Jimi Hendrix Guitar Techniques

Jimi Hendrix Guitar Techniques

The playing style of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix has been analyzed quite a bit over the years, and as a result, there's a huge list of things you can do to replicate his distinctive guitar playing. However, you should always start with the following 5 core concepts that are absolutely fundamental to his playing.

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Posted February 26, 2021

Tonewoods for Acoustic Guitars Explained

Wood is one of the most important factors in the sound of a guitar. The term "tonewood" refers to the particular wood used to build a guitar, many of which are known for having a particular tone. Most guitars employ a combination of tonewoods in order to achieve a certain sound, while others stick to one tonewood for the entire build. It all depends on what sound the luthier is trying to create.

 

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Posted December 18, 2020

Last-Minute Guitar Stocking Stuffers

Last-Minute Guitar Stocking Stuffers

We've all been there: The clock is running out and you still haven't gotten that little something for everyone on your list.

This year, skip the socks and scratch-offs and hook-up the guitarist in your life with a gift they'll appreciate and actually use. We've compiled a quick list of stocking stuffers that should be available at the last-minute and will be a welcome addition to any guitar player's gear collection.

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Posted July 10, 2020

Guitar Fretboard - Anatomy Explained

The guitar fretboard or “fingerboard” is the part of the guitar where all of the metal frets are placed. The fretboard is used by holding down the strings against each fret and then either picking or strumming some, or all of the strings. The vibrating motion of the string against the metal frets create the sounds of different musical notes. The fretboard of a modern guitar is made up of a number of pieces and it’s important for guitar players to know which piece is which, as well as learn ways to develop memorization of the fretboard notes.

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