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Introducing the Trumon 1955 Dolphin

The guitar that proves you don’t have to break the bank for all-solid wood quality and tone. Sponsored by Trumon Guitars: Loved by beginners and seasoned players alike, the 1955 Dolphin brings its incredible value to the U.S. market. Trumon’s…

High-Voltage Introspection: Lauren Ruth Ward’s “SELF LOVE”

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Acclaimed for her soulful, raspy vocals, introspective lyrics and energetic, full-throttle performances, LA-based singer-songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward continues to break new ground with her latest EP, Self Electric. Its five tracks reflect her personal growth and journey toward…

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An Amplifier for ALL of Your Guitars?

Sponsored by Henriksen: Acoustic amplifiers sound great… until you plug an electric guitar into them. And your acoustic guitars don’t sound very ‘acoustic’ when plugged into an amp designed for rocking out. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an amp…

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The KLOS Grand Cutaway Mini Gets You

Sponsored by KLOS Guitars: As musicians, we believe music is an expression of our own thoughts, feelings and ideas, and instruments are the tools we use to bring melody and harmony to each of our chaotic lives. KLOS luthiers were…

Ben Harper Foresees Bright Future for Singer-Songwriter Nathan Graham

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Taylor Guitars continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a series of videos that shine a light on talented, on-the-rise musicians. In the second episode of the 50th Anniversary Next Generation series, award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Taylor artist Ben…

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THE ERNIE BALL STRING EXPLORER

Sponsored by Ernie Ball: The Ernie Ball String Explorer is an online tool created to help beginner and advanced guitar players navigate the tonal variation of Ernie Ball string alloys and technologies. Using the String Explorer, users can watch and…

Commemorate Shubb’s 50th with a Limited Edition Capo

Sponsored by Shubb: Limited Edition Capos Available Now Blue Diamond (C1d), the 2nd capo in the limited series, is available now. Blue Diamond features a bold enamel design resembling art deco jewelry and a turquoise inlay and diamond pattern giving it…

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“Super Addictive” Magical Acoustic Effects Box!

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: Reimagine the acoustic guitar with effects like reverb, delay, and tremolo—no amp required! Watch Norwegian guitarist Magnus Marthinsen demo the ToneWoodAmp indoors and out, highlighting the features of this revolutionary acoustic guitar accessory. Learn more at www.tonewoodamp.com

The Tone Traveler: An Engineer’s Take

Sponsored by Tone Traveler: By Robert Mizek: Mechanical Engineer and Esteemed Luthier “The Tone Traveler made an impressive difference in my 2021 Martin SC-13e guitar. It sounds richer and more balanced after treatment.  The measurements I took are expressed in a…

Taylor Artist Zac Brown Nominates Marcus King as One to Watch

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: As Taylor Guitars celebrates its 50th anniversary, they’re launching a special video series spotlighting talented musicians destined to shape the music landscape in the decades ahead. To kickstart the series, tenured Taylor artist Zac Brown nominates a songwriter and guitarist he…

Glen Andrew Brown on Composing for TV, Movies and Games

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Taylor player Glen Andrew Brown has made a name for himself as a BAFTA-award-winning creator of music for a wide range of media, from video games to television and movies. In this special…

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Ordering a Thompson Guitar – Making it Your Own

Sponsored by Thompson Guitars: We offer up many different appointments to adorn a newly ordered Thompson guitars. A building options tab is located on our website with many photos that show off what is possible to add to your special guitar.…

Gibson Custom Ebony Series: Like a Tuxedo

Sponsored by Gibson: Back in the 1950s, the Gibson Les Paul™ Custom came to life because Les Paul himself requested an electric guitar that “looks like a tuxedo.” Now, this timeless aesthetic is available on a quartet of Gibson Custom acoustic…

Enya NEXG 2N: Classical Design, Innovative Technology

Sponsored by Enya Music: The Enya NEXG 2N transforms the classical guitar experience by blending traditional elegance with modern innovation. This 38-inch full-size nylon string guitar features Savarez 510AJ nylon strings and a classical headstock, resulting in an authentic and rich…

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Hear the Taylor Builder’s Edition 914ce

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Blending signature Taylor craftsmanship, ultra-premium tonewoods and unmatched comfort, the Builder’s Edition 914ce offers a playing experience unlike any other. Back and sides of beautiful Honduran rosewood paired with a striped sinker redwood top serve up a…

Scott Goldbaum teaches Say It & Play It! Rhythm Guitar Lesson

If You Can Say It, You Can Play It | Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Unlock the potential of the often-underestimated metronome—an invaluable tool that can transform your playing. Elixir® Strings Artist Scott Goldbaum shows you how to use a metronome to build strong rhythm habits with a quick, easy-to-follow exercise you can…

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Watch: Wage War Plays Taylor Guitars

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Blasting eardrums and whipping up mosh pits since 2010, metalcore standard-bearers Wage War are beloved by fans for their mix of intense riffs, heavy, yet melodic songwriting and emotive lyrics. But as this recent performance for the Taylor Guitars…

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Scott Goldabum demonstrates acoustic guitar exercises to add creativity to common chord progressions

How to Make Common Chord Progressions Sound Unique

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: If you’ve been playing the same strumming pattern over the same chord progression in song after song, this quick tutorial will help you infuse your accompaniment with creativity and individuality. Elixir® Strings Artist Scott Goldbaum shows you a…