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Jason Loughlin

8 Free Les Paul Inspired Guitar Lessons

Les Paul was, undeniably, a profound and influential guitarist and arranger. A less commonly known facet of his work was his groundbreaking experiments with ove...

Fireside Chat: Larry Carlton

It stands as no reminder that a guitar is made of wood, glue and metal. It is not a living thing. But when the 18-time Grammy nominated legend of guitar, Larry ...

Amps vs. Amp Simulators

by Rich Tozzoli By now you’ve probably had a chance to run your guitar through one or more of the available amp simulators on the market. With hardware and s...

Gibson’s Firebird X – a “Revolution”?

by Rich Maloof When Gibson announced a major press conference, our curiosity was piqued. The company’s invite to last week’s gathering read: This is more tha...

The Evolution of the Electric Guitar

by Zach Wendkos A long and mighty history, owing itself to a lineage of equally mighty individuals, has brought the Electric Guitar out of the treetops of im...

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....

Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great time launching TrueFire’s blog this past year, and the feedback we’ve received from players around the world has been nothing short of inspiri...

A TrueFire Thanks

by Brad Wendkos, Founder of TrueFire We’re celebrating our 18th Thanksgiving as a company today. Jacquie made us an incredible brunch of blueberry waffles, e...

Daily Kindling: Led Zeppelin II Tribute

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time, Led Zeppelin II, and since we missed it yesterday, we figured the only thing t...