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Eight Cool 8 String Guitars

If 6 strings are not enough and 7 strings barely satisfy then check out these eight cool 8 string guitars.

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Capo Lane

One thing I have yet to mention in my articles is the use of capos. I use them all the time.

When to Change Strings

When using metal strings for guitar, bass, violin etc. playing there are some things to keep in mind and to watch for when changing strings and for doing a little maintenance.

Home Fretboard Care

Chip's guitar maintenance tip this time is regarding the care of your fretboard - yes cleaning your guitar fretboard is unavoidable...

Build Your Own Lapsteel

With Christmas just around the corner, you will no doubt have some spare time on your hands.

How To Control Feedback

There are several ways to increase sustain and/or obtain controlled feedback.

RoxStar by GMP Guitars

GMP Guitars unveils the new Roxstar guitar, featuring an edgy explorer style body shape with matching rockstar specs.

Fender Strat And Telecaster

I got myself a new guitar, a Strat, Purple, like Eric Clapton's Strat. However, my Strat is not an Eric Clapton Model, but it's still a great guitar.

Influential Blues player Hubert Sumlin dies at the age of 80

Influential blues man and well known as Howlin' Wolf's guitar player, Hubert Sumlin, dies of heart failure at the age of 80 in Wayne, N.J.

AC01 Guitar Capo from Rotosound

Rotosound have launched their new spring loaded, magnesium alloy AC01 Guitar Capo, designed for one hand easy operation.

The iTar Project - Make your iPad the brain of an Electronic Guitar

Starr Labs' iTar Project is alive and kicking. This guitar shaped iPad dock is soon to be commercially released.

MIA Music Awards 2011 Winners

The 2011 MIA Music Awards was recently concluded with Cliff Cooper of Orange Amps bagging the Living Legend Award.

Fargen Retro Classic

Fargen have marshaled all their efforts and tapped the spine of classic amplification to expand their boutique line of tube amplifiers with the new 3-in-1, 25 watt amplifier, the Retro Classic - which goes all the way up to 68!

Epiphone Ultra-339

Epiphone melds technology and tradition with the new Epiphone Ultra-339, sporting a classic semi-hollow look packed with modern features.

Epiphone ES-339

Epiphone unveils a smaller ES series guitar, the Epiphone ES-339, a double cutaway, semi-hollowbody thinline guitar.

2012 Music Scholarships from ICMP

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London is giving £30,000 worth of one-year Higher Diploma course scholarships for deserving applicants to both UK and international students.

ATC10 Guitar Tuner and Chord Finder from Rotosound

ATC10 Guitar Tuner and Chord Finder is Rotosound's latest guitar accessory, it bears the functionality of both a clip-on tuner and a guitar chord finder.

Find Your Fit - Meet Taylor Guitar Experts

Taylor's Find Your Fit 2011 will bring Taylor factory experts to local Taylor dealers to help you find the right Guitar to fit your needs.

Recycled Spruce on Martin Performing Artist Series Guitars

Martin will unveil the new Performing Artist series with FSC Certified Spruce tops recycled from Canadian bridge timbers.

Gary Sinise of CSI:NY fame was honored by Cort Guitars

In appreciation of his support for US Military veterans, Cort gave Gary Sinise, a.k.a. "Lt. Dan", a Cort Artisan A4 bass.

Best Guitar Capo

Here is a handy guitar capo guide for anyone who is looking to buy one.

Gibson Through The Lens Photo Exhibit

The British Music Experience is showcasing Gibson Guitars in "Gibson Through The Lens" - and will run the exhibit until January 31, 2012.

Bootsy Collins gets funky with the Fission Bass Powerchord FX

Grammy award winning and legendary bassist Bootsy Collins is Fishman's Fission Bass Powerchord FX newest endorser.

Pro Tools + Eleven Rack Bundle for Guitarists

Avid announced the release of Pro Tools + Eleven Rack, a recording software and audio interface bundle designed specifically for Guitarists.

Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience App

In celebration of Jimi Hendrix's coming birthday, Experience Hendrix released the fully interactive Jimi Hendrix: The Complete Experience App.

RollingStone's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

Love them or hate them, RollingStone has published their list of 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time, with Jimi Hendrix leading the way.

The Grateful Dead Pick Tins from Dunlop

Dunlop Manufacturing Inc. has teamed up with Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment to create pick tins that feature Grateful Dead artwork.

Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT

The 5th Avenue Uptown GT is Godin's good looking and genre crossing archtop guitar with a Bigsby tremolo.

Custom Badass Modified Overdrive by MXR

MXR unveils the Custom Badass Modified overdrive pedal, having a classic overdrive circuit with modern modifications for improved versatility and performance.

The Guitar Collection Book published by Epic Ink

Epic Ink has released The Guitar Collection, a book that features 150 of the most significant guitars of all time.

Gibson Custom’s Collector’s Choice Series '59 Goldie

Gibson Custom recently unveiled "Goldie", the second Collector’s Choice series guitar, based on a 1959 Les Paul burst with serial number 9-0629.

Jimmy Page Nominated for Knighthood

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is being nominated for Knighthood by British MP Louise Mensch.

Song Surgeon Review

Song Surgeon is a full featured high quality song studying tool.

Martin Guitar Expands with a New Distribution Center

Martin Guitar is meeting the increasing demand for their guitars by opening a new distribution center in Easton, PA.

Les Paul Classic Plus by Gibson

Featuring the Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus, based on Les Paul guitars crafted in the early ’50s and '60s with some modern twists.

New Pod HD 1.4 Firmware Update from Line 6

Line 6 has released the 1.4 firmware update for Pod HD, Pod HD Pro and Pod HD500, it introduces additional features and input flexibility.

Music Aid for Joplin Auction headed by Orange Amplification raises $10,000

Orange Amps' Music Aid for Joplin Auction raised $10,000 to help Glory Days Music Store owner Dave Peterson after a devastating tornado hit Joplin last May.

The Tree of Life Custom 24 Limited Edition from PRS

PRS has unveiled the Tree of Life Custom 24 Limited Edition with a specially redesigned Tree of Life inlay and is set for a limited run of only 100 guitars.

Guitar Idol 2011 Finalists to battle it out at the Lick Library Live Event

The Guitar Idol Live Final is all set with the list of finalists revealed and the clock ticking closer and closer to the Lick Library Live event on December 4.

Introducing the G2220 Junior Jet Bass II, a new Gretsch Bass Guitar

The newest Gretsch Bass Guitar has been unveiled, the G2220 Junior Jet Bass II, fronted by the same Gretsch Jet looks and backed up by Gretsch subsonic tones.

G5191BK Tim Armstrong Signature Electromatic Hollow Body from Gretsch

Featuring the Gretsch G5191BK Electromatic, a loud and ferocious hollow body guitar that carries the name of Rancid founder Tim Armstrong.

Michael J. Fox rocked out in iconic Marty McFly Style

Michael J. Fox played Johnny B. Goode at his annual Parkinson's disease benefit, recreating the iconic Marty McFly Back to the Future scene.

Vox Tone Test

Vox Amplification has announced a series of Vox Tone Test events at a number of Vox dealers in the US.

Save the world with your Guitar Chords in WildChords

Learn to play guitar to save the world in WildChords, as scientists discover that rampaging animals are easily stopped by playing specific guitar chords.

Guitar Amp for iOS by Studio Devil

Studio Devil has updated Guitar Amp to version 1.2, their iPhone and iPad tube amp modeler, now with a new Delay Box.

New TonePrints from Michael "Padge" Paget of Bullet for My Valentine

TC Electronics comes up with more TonePrints, this time its called Sunny Day coming from Michael "Padge" Paget of Bullet for My Valentine.

GuitarJack Model 2 by Sonoma Wire Works

Sonoma Wire Works introduces the new GuitarJack Model 2, a new multi featured iOS audio interface specifically designed for guitars.

Synyster Gates Custom-S Signature from Schecter

Schecter unveiled the Synyster Gates Custom-S Signature, featuring Syn's Sustainiac System, available worldwide in January of 2012.

TonePrint App from TC Electronic

TonePrint is a range of effects pedals that let you edit and share effects presets.

Epiphone Robb Flynn Love/Death Baritone Flying-V

Epiphone worked closely with Robb Flynn of Machine Head to produce a first of its kind guitar, the Epiphone Robb Flynn Love/Death Baritone Flying-V.

Epiphone Limited Edition ES-355

Epiphone have released their re-issue of the Gibson classic thinline, double cutaway, archtop semi-electric guitar - the ES-355.

Infinity Driver pedal from Larry Alan Guitars

Larry Alan Guitars unveils the Infinity Driver, a new versatile Overdrive pedal with Booster pedal capabilities.

Epiphone Limited Edition ES-345

Finally an affordable version of the ever popular ES-345.

Give a D'Addario and Planet Waves Holiday Bundle

D'Addario and Planet Waves have bundled some of their products, a great gift idea for guitarists this coming holiday season.

Fight For Gibson's Right to Rock - Win a Custom Les Paul Standard

As you may have heard, Gibson have been raided twice by Federal Agents over their use of imported woods, now they are asking for public support with their 'Fight For Your Right to Rock' contest.

New Custom Handwound Pickups from The Creamery

The Creamery has announced the availability of new custom handwound pickups where you can customize the materials and build to your preferred specs.

New Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash Guitar Picks from Dunlop

Dunlop has released two new ranges of picks and pick tins featuring Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash.

Steve Lukather joins Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for the new G3 2012 tour in Australia and New Zealand

The new G3 2012 tour has set its sights on Australia's Bluesfest and brings along legendary Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, to join virtuosos Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.

S-Gear for Mac Released

Tube and Analog purists rejoice, Scuffham Amps has released a Mac OSX version of S-Gear, a new digital toy to secretly play with when nobody is looking.

Win Prizes on's new Facebook Page now has a page on Facebook and we've got some freebies to give away.

Carvin DC800 8 String Guitar

Carvin used its experience with 7-string guitar building and came up with the new customizable DC800 8-string guitar.

Marshall Custom Shop

Marshall launches its new personalized brand of amplifiers, the new Marshall Custom Shop.

TC Electronic's iB Modified G-System and Nova Delay

TC Electronic unveiled the iB Modified versions of the G-System and Nova Delay, based on the input buffer modifications done by Massimo Mantovani.

Lag Guitars lifting their profile in the USA

Lâg Guitars originally hail from France, but have been gaining ground in the USA with their affordable ranges of both steel string and nylon stringed acoustics.

Mack Amps now have Layaway Plans

If you want a Mack Amp tube amplifier, but don't have the cash upfront, then check this out.

Rottweiler Distortion Pedal

With the aggressive name "Röttweiler" TC Electronic are billing this as "the Ultimate High-gain Guitar Pedal".

JamUp Lite Free for a Limited Time

You can now have a new and free virtual amp / multi FX app for your iPad and iPhone - JamUp Lite - free for 30 days.

Win a G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet from Gretsch

Gretsch is giving away one G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar and copies of the book - George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

The Audible Frequency Range and Describing Tone

As guitarists, most of us sooner or later find ourselves in pursuit of tone.

V-Rock DL100 is now Mark Tremonti's amp of choice

Voodoo Amplification founder Trace Davis confirmed that Mark Tremonti of Creed & Alter Bridge is now touring with the V-Rock DL100.

Nuno Bettencourt N7 Vintage Seven String Guitar by Washburn

Washburn unveils the N7 Vintage, an aged version of the Nuno Bettencourt signature seven string guitar.

Blackbird Pedalboards win the Best in Show Award at the Southeastern Guitar and Amp Show

The votes are in and Blackbird won, they wowed the crowd at SEGAS with their line of fully customizable pedalboards.

Giant Guitar sitting atop a 6 meter pole was stolen

A giant six foot guitar that rested on a 6 meter high pole was stolen in North Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Ibanez X Series Falchion XF350

Ibanez recently introduced the new X Series Falchion, inspired by the hand to hand combat sword of the same name.

Diago Micropower9 pedalboard power supply

Diago unveils the Micropower9, their new small size, low noise pedal board power supply that can support up to six pedals.

A piece of John Lennon, his tooth, will go to the highest bidder

A literal piece of John Lennon is to be auctioned off in November, his own tooth which he gave to his former housekeeper Dot Jarlett as a souvenir.

Darkzone Guitar Strings from Rotosound

Rotosound introduces the new Darkzone Guitar strings, a high output nickel plated drop tuning set with heavy bottom E and A strings.

Semaphore Tap Tempo Tremolo redesigned by Catalinbread

Catalinbread introduces the newly redesigned Semaphore Tap Tempo Tremolo, featuring enhanced flexibility with new tremolo features and a new audio path.

AmpliTube 3.7 Update

IK Multimedia has updated AmpliTube to version 3.7 and welcomes two new certified amps from Jet City Amplification, two new mics and two new high gain amps.

Lenny Kravitz will be using 3rd POWER Speaker Cabinets on his 2011 world tour

Lenny's tech Alex Alvarez, confirms that they will be upgrading their speaker cabinets for the 2011 world tour - with 3rd POWER Speaker Cabinets

India Arie joined the Luna family of artists

India Arie, an artist and guitar player who have sold more than 8 million albums worldwide, has joined the family of Luna artists.

Dean Guitars and Uli Jon Roth produce 25 Sky Guitars

Uli Jon Roth's Sky Guitar has amazed guitar enthusiasts since it was created. Now Uli Jon Roth has teamed up with Dean Guitars to produce an ultra limited edition - total of 25 produced worldwide - Sky Guitar that Mr. Uli Jon Roth himself inspected and named.

VTX150 Neodymium from VOX Amplification

VOX Amplification is shipping its latest tube circuit amp modeling hybrid, the VTX150 Neodymium, a new addition to the Valvetronix Pro Series of Amplifiers

Ibanez SR Premium Bass

Ibanez showcases its spark for value, premium materials, craftsmanship and design with the new SR Pemium Bass.

New CF, CN and T-Bucket series Acoustic Guitars from Fender

Fender is not content at being a major player in the electric guitar market, it aims to capture the attention of acoustic guitar players via their new affordable acoustic guitars.

Latest from Blackstar Amplification, the HT Club 50H Head and a Limited Edition Bundle Package

Blackstar Amplification adds the new HT Club 50H Head to its HT Venue Series tube amplifiers, and offers an introductory Limited Edition Bundle Package.

Way Huge Ring Worm Modulator from Dunlop

Dunlop announces the arrival of Way Huge Ring Worm, an analog modulator effects pedal.

Searching for Terry Kath: Discovering a Guitar Legend

Terry Kath was the guitarist for the band Chicago who died in strange circumstances in 1978, and now his daughter Michelle who was just 3 years old at the time, will feature in a documentary film about her quest to find out who her father really was .

Les Paul Studio Swirl from Gibson

Gibson applies a new swirly look to the familiar Les Paul guitar, producing the new Les Paul Studio Swirl line.

Chinese Frogs Jamming in the Wild with their Guitar like Croaks

Chinese frogs are found jamming with their pals, showing off their trademark licks via their guitar sounding croaks.

The Inducer DIY tube distortion pedal by MODKits DIY

MODKits DIY released its new limited edition DIY tube distortion pedal - The Inducer.

Man Thwarts Intruder With His Guitar

Man defends his home by thwarting his intruder with his guitar.

New 2011 Martin Guitars Showcased on Video

Martin Guitars have uploaded a new video that showcases their new guitars.

Ibanez and Paul Gilbert introduce the Fireman FRM100TR Guitar

Ibanez joined forces with Paul Gilbert once again to create the new Fireman FRM100TR guitar.

Taylor Guitars has unveiled its new 2011 Fall Limited Edition Guitars

Taylor Guitars has unveiled its new 2011 Fall Limited Edition Guitars, featuring premium tonewoods: Cocobolo, Koa and Indian Rosewood with new inspired inlay designs.

VXP6BK from Vintage Guitars

Vintage Guitars introduces the VXP6BK a new addition to the Vintage Reissued line.

Folk Guitar Legend Bert Jansch has Died at 67

Jimmy Page said, "At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch".

Guitar Center's Singer-Songwriter Contest

Guitar Center in its aim to help and discover unsigned artists has launched "The Singer Songwriter Contest".

7-String Ibanez RG Premium RG927QM

Ibanez introduces the RG927QM, the new 7-string electric guitar to join the Ibanez RG Premium series

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