Many significant developments in classical guitar design and technique flourished in Spain during the past few centuries, but the story indeed began many years—perhaps millennia—earlier.
It can be frustrating when a brand new acoustic guitar isn't set up for optimum playability. Here are some reasons your new axe may need setup work right out of the box.
Reuben Forsland of Vancouver Island’s JOI Guitars forged an agreement with Experience Hendrix, the Hendrix family–owned business that controls Jimi’s estate, to build guitars using materials from a modest home that Jimi lived in for several years after his father Al purchased it in the spring of 1953.
You don’t have to be the kind of person who loves working on guitars to find a lot of uses for D’Addario’s new String Height Gauge.
Lutherie shows draw guitar fanatics through a mix of exhibitions, master classes, panels, and demonstration performances.
The Chicago native specializes in building instruments like those used by such early guitar heroes as Lead Belly and Eddie Lang
Levin has put out three volumes of a remarkable series on the Naxos label
A study of his oeuvre is essential for any serious classical player, but Tárrega’s work can be also be practiced by steel-string guitarists, as demonstrated here.
And then there’s Sunny War's guitar playing—a startling take on fingerstyle technique, with melodic riffs dancing over bluesy bass lines.
This new looping system and digital percussion device is ideally suited for the acoustic guitar.
A note-for-note transcription of Dill Pickle Rag as performed by Eric Schoenberg and David Laibman on their 1971 recording, The New Ragtime Guitar.
The Mini II, a new instrument by Cordoba, is a nice example of a miniature nylon-string that’s easy to play—and easy on the wallet
Steve Dawson may not be a household name, but with the release of 2014’s Rattlesnake Cage, he put himself on the radar of many acoustic guitar fans.
From interlocking rhythms to wide, piano-like harmonies and melodic counterpoint, two guitars—skillfully and tastefully employed—can cover a tremendous amount of musical territory.
Diversify your steel-string fingerstyle approach through studies of classical picking patterns by classical guitarists Giuliani, Carcassi, and Sor.
Creating a full-fledged duo sound doesn’t necessarily require playing anything tricky or fancy.
Even if this is review for you, it’s always a good idea to revisit the basics—not only to further solidify the foundation upon which all else is built, but to provide new insights as you examine something familiar with fresh eyes and skills.
National Reso-phonic’s first 14-fret cutaway tricone, the T-14, has piqued the interest of resonator enthusiasts.