Enter to Win a Tascam Portacapture Handheld Recorder

The X8 and X6, from Tascam’s new line of generation Portacapture 32-bit float multi-track handheld recorders, combine high-resolution sound quality with intuitive app-like control that makes it fast and easy to set up for recording. GRAND PRIZE: Portacapture X8  32-bit/192kHz, 8-track Portable Multitrack Recorder and USB Audio Interface, 2 Detachable…

Simplify Your Rig, Maximize Your Gig!

Sponsored by Henriksen: Henriksen Amplifiers is changing the way people play, by offering a portable amplification solution that works equally great with acoustic instrument transducers, electromagnetic pickups AND microphones, and with all the power, features and exceptional sound quality needed for professional jobs. The Bud’s two separate channels allow a singer-songwriter…

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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 skilled artisans has poured their passion and expertise into every…

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 in this tutorial, he breaks down the main riff section…

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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 and richly expressive tool. That’s one reason why Taylor features the solid…

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 precision in our builds. Every single instrument that leaves our…

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. Open D – where the guitar is simply tuned to…

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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 to accelerate the aging process of the wood, a crucial…

Major/Minor 7th Warm-Up Exercise with Scott Goldbaum | ELIXIR Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: No matter what level you’re at, your playing will always benefit from a good warm-up before practice or performance sessions. We all know that warming up can be dull though, so fresh inspiration is always welcome—and that’s just what Elixir Strings artist Scott Goldbaum delivers with this short…

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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 the Cort Gold Passion. Also completely unique and exclusive to Gold Passion…

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 acoustic tones, searing electric leads and a range of possibilities…

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 acoustic blues and can be used in all sorts of…

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 is captured. And with additional inputs for acoustic-electric guitars, you…

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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 body shape delivers clear low-end power with minimal ringing overtones,…

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 extra possibilities for creating interesting basslines outside the scope of…

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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, yet sophisticated voice with warm lows, pristine trebles and a…

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 together in a riff that will really improve your fingerstyle…

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Acoustic Guitar Lesson: “Redbone” by Childish Gambino | Elixir Strings

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: While alternate tunings like Drop D and DADGAD are commonly used by solo acoustic guitarists, there are plenty more options that will open new creative possibilities. In this video, Elixir® Strings artist Tom Anello opts for DADGCE for a beautiful version of Childish Gambino’s “Redbone.” If you haven’t…

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 that’s ready to go at a moment’s notice, perfect for…

Explore new textures, rhythms, & spaces without sacrificing your tone

Sponsored by Fishman: Tailored specifically for acoustic guitars, Fishman AFX Mini Acoustic Pedals allow you to explore new textures, rhythms, and spaces without sacrificing your tone. Fishman AFX Minis are infused with over 4 decades of acoustic-centric design experience. We’ve helped millions of acoustic musicians achieve incredible sound simply by…

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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 industry conference for the first time in three years and…