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 that made ALL of your guitars sound the way they’re…

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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 proposed with an improbable proposition: to make an instrument so…

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 Harper nominates Chicago-native singer-songwriter Nathan Graham as an artist to…

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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 listen to string demos to hear the tonal difference of…

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 a Southwest flavor. The Violet Sky Capo (C1vs) is also…

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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 before/after graph that shows how the harmonics tightened up after…

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 believes we should all keep tabs on: Marcus King.  With Taylor’s…

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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 video from the Taylor Guitars artist team, Glen demonstrated how…

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. Custom inlay work is our specialty and anything is possible.…

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 guitars handcrafted by our artisans in Bozeman, Montana, featuring premium…

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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 sound. With its built-in presets designed to match classical guitar…

Acoustic Guitar Lesson: Slow Burn by Kacey Musgraves | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Taken from her Grammy Award-winning 2018 album Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Slow Burn’ is a beautiful acoustic guitar tune built around a repeating chord pattern. The softly rhythmic 16th note strumming pattern drives the song throughout and an unusual-but-simple tuning gives ‘Slow Burn’ its distinctive character. In this…

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 powerful voice with lush, blooming overtones, gorgeous warmth, and remarkable…

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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 apply to all of your favorite songs. Scott uses Elixir…

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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 Acoustic Sessions proves, they’re also a versatile act capable of…

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 simple trick to integrate riffs and lead work seamlessly into…

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 guitars. They are both balanced and powerful for their size and…

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Open Now – Acoustic America: Iconic Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos, MIM’s newest exhibition

Sponsored by Musical Instrument Museum: Open now in Phoenix, Arizona! Acoustic America: Iconic Guitars, Mandolins, and Banjos, the newest special exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), presents a once-in-a-lifetime collection of 90 historic stringed instruments played by the heroes of folk, blues, and bluegrass music. These instruments—mandolins, guitars, banjos, ukuleles,…