About Ryan Spencer

Californian born and raised, Ryan Spencer has been playing guitar for six years. Four of those years were spent studying luthiery under various apprenticeships, never staying too long with one teacher - although he did spend a great deal of extra time with his last teacher, who just recently moved away. Ryan is in the process of working to stabilize his custom guitar building services to other players. He is also one of the founding members of the band Void who actively gig and have 2 demo albums of their material on sale.

Posts by Ryan Spencer:

What are some brands I should look for?

Many “no-name” brands are actually, generally speaking, good. A “no-name” brand is a brand that has no brand marking or simply a brand that isn’t “famous”. Then, there are also the famous companies, and there are many to take a look at. Of course you should be the one determining which brand and model is […]

What kind of guitar should I buy (acoustic, electric, classical)?

If your starting off there are two good choices to pick. There are many packaged deals out there, mainly around $300. They generally come with a guitar, amp, picks, strings, gig bag, and all the other little things needed to get you started. The drawback of these is mainly quality. After you get better you […]

Palm Muting

Palm muting adds a nice percussive sound to metal, rock and the blues. This explains how to make this sound and provides a few good examples to use.

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