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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

Thompson Size 2 Parlor and Single 0 14 fret

Sponsored by Thompson Guitars: These two models are currently available in all Sinker Mahogany (8 sets in stock) – we are offering them with a mahogany binding and rosette to keep a woodsy and simple elegant feel to both of these sweet smaller bodied…

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Gibson Murphy Lab Acoustics

Sponsored by Gibson: Under the watchful eye of Master Artisan Tom Murphy, the Gibson Custom Shop has developed specialized tools and technology to create expertly aged guitars that give you the opportunity to play a piece of history. Expertly aged,…

Creating Chords With Open Strings | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Using open strings to create chords on the acoustic guitar makes for a big, bold sound compared to playing simple barre chords. Ringing open string chords are great for both solo playing and accompanying singers and can be…

The Tone Traveler Is On Sale!

Sponsored by Tone Traveler: The Tone Traveler is a revolutionary device designed to enhance the sound of acoustic instruments and until the end of the year, it is on sale for $45 off MSRP. It attaches to your guitar or other…

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The Ultimate Guitar Multi-Tool: Taylor Beacon 

The Taylor Beacon is a new, pocket-sized 5-in-1 guitar accessory designed to make it easier for you to make music. In this 30-second video, you’ll see why the Beacon is the ultimate multi-tool for guitarists.  Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: This handy…

Honoring Preston Thompson with a New Model

Sponsored by Thompson Guitars: This new PK Thompson Model was designed with elements of a 1983 Preston original dreadnought that lives in our shop. This guitar offers a 41 style top trim, single abalone ring rosette, custom backstrip all made with…

A Tour Inside The Cor-Tek (Cort) Acoustic Guitar Factory

Sponsored by Cort Guitars: Cor-Tek Corporation, the driving force behind renowned brands Cort Guitars and Digitech/DOD, invites you on an exclusive journey into cutting-edge manufacturing in their latest factory tour video, marking the pinnacle of their 50th-anniversary celebration. Unveiling behind-the-scenes…

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9 lbs. of Legendary Fishman Acoustic Tone

Sponsored by Fishman: The ultimate practice acoustic amp, Fishman’s new Loudbox Micro packs 40 watts of clean acoustic power into a lunchbox-sized acoustic combo. A sealed cabinet design paired with a bi-amplified driver configuration generates rich, full tone from your acoustic…