Guitabulary: Voodoo Blues Scale

There's one fistful of notes that never gets old, it's the blues scale. Once it finds its way into the hands of a young, inspired guitarist, it typically stays ...

Snowy Day Inspiration

Snow is hammering the East Coast like Pete Townshend hammered his Rickenbacker at the Railway Tavern circa 1964. For those of you trapped in that frozen mess, I...

Austin, Texas Blues

by Rich Maloof With all the bad news that pours in every day, we can be somewhat unfazed even by jaw-dropping acts of hatred like the one that made news yest...

7 Killer Guitar Gizmos You MUST Have

I’ve met some purists who claim the only gear they need is their guitar and amplifier. I don’t trust those people. Gear isn’t about what you need, gear is about...

A Song to Die For: The ‘My Way’ Killings

A strange and shocking story caught our eye in today’s New York Times: Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord. What’s happening is that there’s been a long ...

Playing Old Guitar Strings

by Charlie Doom Spend thirty seconds playing a guitar strung with old, corroded strings and you’ll never want to strum on old strings again — unless you’re s...

The Second Guitar

by Charlie Doom Buying a second guitar is a rite of passage for a guitarist. It represents a commitment between artist and art, not only spiritually, but fin...

Guitar News from NAMM

Last week we offered a sneak peak from the floor at NAMM, the mammoth trade show of the musical-instrument business. (That’s when we revealed the inside word on...

Daily Kindling: Goodbye Gibson?

Industry insiders at the NAMM show in Anaheim are murmuring that Gibson could be out of business by this summer....

Fireside Chat: Seymour Duncan

While the name Seymour Duncan might be synonymous with high quality pick ups and stompboxes, few know that before he was winding magnets and soldering wires, ...