If restoration is executed by craftsmen as skilled as those charged with maintaining Stradivaris, the spirit of the original guitar will eventually return after a bit of breaking in.
Live Book is a must not only for Andy McKee fans, but those who love the diverse sounds of the acoustic guitar presented with a sonic storyteller’s brilliance.
They’re not trying to recapture these Flatt and Scruggs songs, they’re trying to keep them alive
Snider is still brilliantly unpredictable, still sharp as a broken bottle.
More than 160 artists have been featured in Acoustic Guitar Sessions. Here we take a look back at some of the series’ most interesting guitar tales.
Layered, textured tunes, some sparsely arranged with little more than solo acoustic guitar, retain the flavor of roots music
It's one of the world’s great guitar shops—so storied that LA Weekly instituted the annual awards category, “Best Guitar Shop (That’s Not McCabe’s).” There’s no place quite like it.
The 1920 recording of “Crazy Blues,” on the Okeh label, by Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, is often cited as the first blues record. While that may be debatable, it was the first blues 78 rpm to sell a million copies. It eventually sold over two million copies and…
The Rayco has a warm and brilliant tone, drenched with harmonic color. It’s an impressively loud and lively instrument that almost sounds like multiple guitars played at once.
A pair of freshly made parlor guitars with a growl and bark perfect for fingerpicked blues and ragtime, conjuring up vintage sounds of the Mississippi Delta and the American South.
Explore four solutions and subtle technique adjustments to deal with unwanted, distracting string noise when you play guitar.
There’s a lot about the way Bryan Sutton plays guitar, but it’s all about flow and movement, and moving forward through something.
The concepts taught in this Weekly Workout will help you play with new depth and excitement.
Take a look at some of the songs Robert Johnson played in open tunings and learn how to use his melodic and rhythmic ideas in any 12-bar blues.