More often than not, buying a second guitar is more daunting than buying your first. All sorts of things are running through your head and, as the cliché goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Contributing Guitar Noise reader John Tucker recently went through the pangs of choosing a second guitar and has kindly taken the time to give us his thoughts and observations on the matter.
Buying a Guitar and Other Equipment
Buying a guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter, can be an emotional ordeal. Prepare yourself with a little knowledge before heading to the store and you’ll likely enjoy your time there a lot more.
Many common questions have been answered already in the Buying a Guitar FAQ.
Bill Cozzo helps us get through the first step in choosing a new set of pickups – deciding what we want in the first place! And then knowing how to get what tone we desire from our guitar.
Laura examines the finer details of the acoustic vs. electric debate through her own experience with these two guitar types and shows how they are indeed two totally different takes on the same idea.
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 […]
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 […]
Here is the lowdown on British bass guitar amplifiers. We detail the similarities and differences between the various amps and give you some help choosing.
Here’s a look at the guitar’s anatomy and physiology. In this article, Tony Nuccio explains the mysteries behind a guitar’s scale length.
This is the second installment on buying a guitar amp. We will focus here on the intermediate player and go a bit deeper into the quest for tone.