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Enya X4: Redefining Acoustic Guitar Excellence

Sponsored by Enya Music: Prepare to embark on a musical journey like no other with the groundbreaking Enya X4 Carbon Fiber Acoustic Guitar. Crafted to redefine your musical experience, this masterpiece is the epitome of innovation and craftsmanship. Enya’s team of…

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Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Quite Far Enough | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Known for his distinctive use of melodic hooks, ear-grabbing chord progressions and monster technique, Elixir Strings artist John Connearn is one of the most exciting new players around. His track Quite Far Enough showcases John’s playing perfectly, and…

Hear Taylor’s Redesigned Rosewood 400 Series

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Indian rosewood is a classic acoustic guitar tonewood for good reason. It has wonderfully full-spectrum musical properties—beautiful top-end clarity, strong midrange character, and bell-like low-end complexity. Paired with a spruce top, it offers players a versatile…

Maximize Your Guitar’s Performance and Playability

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar Company: Over nearly 50 years, Santa Cruz Guitar Company has set the standards for modern acoustic guitar building. For over a decade, part of that standard has been pioneering the use of Plek technology to maximize…

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John Connearn Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Chords In Open D Tuning

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Altered tunings can provide a wealth of inspiration when it comes to composing and exploring new avenues on the guitar, forcing you to think differently about chord voicings and making possible parts that are unplayable in standard tuning.…

Maximize The Sonic Potential of Your Guitar

Sponsored by Tone Traveler: The Tone Traveler is a revolutionary device designed to enhance the sound of acoustic instruments. It attaches to your guitar or other acoustic instrument and generates an array of selectable sonic vibrations via the included tablet…

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Experience The Perfect Blend

Sponsored by Cort Guitars: The combination of a “Aged to Vintage” torrefied Englemann Spruce top and “AAA” Grade solid flamed maple back and sides is a delight to your senses. Indulge in a sound that’s uniquely rich and responsive with…

Meet the Upgraded Taylor T5z, Now More Comfortable Than Ever

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: With its unique combination of two humbuckers, an acoustic body sensor and five-way switching to control active pickups, the Taylor T5z hybrid hollowbody electric-acoustic guitar has always been a dynamic musical shapeshifter. Capable of producing warm…

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Mandy Rowden Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Blues Turnarounds

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Once you’ve mastered the basics of 12 bar blues, adding in turnarounds at the end of a chord progression to return to the start is a great next step. Turnarounds are a distinctive element of both electric and…

Capture Better Acoustic Guitar Recordings with Portacapture X8

Sponsored by TASCAM: The TASCAM Portacapture X8 is a comprehensive portable recorder that’s practically tailor-made for recording acoustic guitar. Onboard stereo condenser microphones capture studio-quality sound with amazing fidelity, with two selectable stereo configurations to control how much room sound…

Hear the New Taylor AD27e

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: With its solid mahogany top, sapele back and sides, tone-enhancing V-Class interior bracing, and signature Taylor craftsmanship, the new AD27e yields rich, warm midrange tone with commanding volume and a focused voice. The Grand Pacific dreadnought…

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Drop D Tuning Lesson | Elixir Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Drop D tuning (where the lowest string is tuned down a whole step – giving DADGBE from low to high) is an interesting way of adding some extra low end tone to an acoustic guitar. It also opens…

Meet the Ultra-Refined Builder’s Edition 814ce

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: It’s finally here: the Builder’s Edition 814ce, an ultra-refined evolution of Taylor’s flagship Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar. Featuring back and sides of solid Indian rosewood paired with an Adirondack spruce top, this model yields a powerful,…

How to Pop & Slap with Marc Seal

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: In this acoustic guitar lesson, Marc Seal teaches us common bass-style techniques like slapping and popping to coax some different sounds from your acoustic. Add some plucking and percussive clicking and you are ready to put it all…

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Hear the Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Caramel Burst

Sponsored by Taylor Guitars: Guitar players like singer-songwriter Heather Nation love Taylor’s GS Mini guitars for their portable size that doesn’t sacrifice bold, punchy sound. For musicians of all styles and skill levels, the GS Mini offers a travel-friendly option…

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Santa Cruz Guitar Returns to The NAMM Show!

Sponsored by Santa Cruz Guitar Company: Come visit the Santa Cruz Guitar Company this week at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California! We are located in Hall D, Booth 5102 along the entrance. SCGC is returning to the annual music…

Progressive Rock 12-String Guitar

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: The phrase ‘diatonic dissonance’ might be intimidating, but it’s a common sound in 1970s progressive rock. Characterized by a tension between notes, dissonance sounds particularly ‘other worldly’ when played on a 12-string guitar, as Elixir® Strings artist and…

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Acoustic Effects, Unplugged. No Amp Required!

Sponsored by ToneWoodAmp: ToneWoodAmp has been leading a revolution in acoustic guitars with the invention of a compact box that creates effects, unplugged—NO AMP REQUIRED!  Hear it from musician James Thomas: “I travel with this amazing unit, it’s one of my…