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The History Of Guitars

The development of guitars over time have seen the instrument build on early musical instrument designs to become a staple of 20th and 21st century music.

Fender Closes Hamer Guitars

Fender decided to suspend the manufacturing of instruments under the popular Hamer guitar brand, indefinitely.

The Rise of the Custom Guitar

Many people find that picking a custom guitar is something of a dream, and for guitar players having their own instrument made is something that may happen once in a lifetime, if that.

Jim Marshall passes away at age 88

Jim Marshall OBE, known as the Father of Loud for his influential Marshall amplifiers, passed away at the age of 88, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on April 5, 2012.

Cheap Left Handed Guitars – Electric & Acoustic Round-up

This round-up of cheap left handed guitars includes some respectable, if not impressive, quality instruments.

What do you Throw a Drowning Guitarist?

We have the answer to that, and many other vexing guitar questions...

Never Let Punters Sing

I was watching a cover band in a pub one late Friday night. The band were pumping out the usual hits to the drunks, who were really getting into it.

Buying a Guitar

Purchasing a Guitar is one of the things I enjoy doing the most. I have 7 Guitars: A Fender Tele, Fender Strat, Fender P-Bass, A Danelectro Hodad Baritone Guitar, a Gibson Nylon String Guitar, a Regal Square Neck Dobro and an Ovation Acoustic Steel String with a neck that is exactly like a Classical Neck, joining the body at the 12th fret, and wide like a Classical Guitar Neck. I Played A classical Guitar Exclusively for quite a few years and wanted a Steel String Guitar with exactly the same kind of neck.

How To Control Feedback

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

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.

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.

Win Prizes on GuitarSite.com's new Facebook Page

GuitarSite.com now has a page on Facebook and we've got some freebies to give away.

Potentiometers and Tone Capacitors

What is a Potentiometer?

The Jimi Hendrix Winterland Exclusive Giveaway

UPDATED: Fender is giving away the four-CD Jimi Hendrix Winterland deluxe-edition box set to 15 lucky winners.

Creators of Chaos Sweepstakes

D'Addario, in association with Ibanez, Planet Waves, Pro-Mark, and Pearl, has announced it's new sweepstakes promo - Creators of Chaos.

Better Way to Install a Bigsby Tremolo on your Stop Tailpiece Guitar: Towner Vibrato Retrofit Kit

This handy little invention by Christian James Towner solves the two major problems that can occur when you try to install a Bigsby Tremolo.

Guitar Pickups Explained

by Kurt PrangePassive (i.e. battery-free) electric guitar circuits are relatively simple and the possibilities for customization are endless.

Gibson Raided by US Federal Agents Again!

It seems Gibson can't catch a break when it comes to the Authorities and the tone woods they source overseas.

Guitar Toilet Seats - Accessories Gone Mad?

Apparently Roy Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings all have these common.

Film of the Fender Factory in 1959

I found this fascinating video of a Fender Factory Tour filmed in 1959.

First Impressions of Steve Vai's New Guitar TV

Guitar TV went live on the interwebs a week ago, and so far it looks pretty good.

The Noel Redding Interview Experience DVD

Jimi Hendrix died. But before he died, he had a band called the Jimi Hendrix Experience which had a bass player by the name of Noel Redding.

Peavey v Behringer/The Music Group Legal Maneuverings Continue

Last week we brought you news of the lawsuit The Music Group filed against Peavey - now Peavey has hit back and The Music Group are claiming a win.

The MUSIC Group Files Suit Against Peavey Electronic Corporation

It's not everyday we receive press releases like this one. I won't add any editorial comment, but if you search for "music group v peavey" or something similar, you'll find this is not the first legal issue to arise between these two companies.

KOZM Guitars - Digital Lutherie

Last week I discovered KOZM Guitars from Portland, Oregon (USA), and after looking through the description on how they use CAD/CAM to design and build guitars, I invited them to send me a detailed background story.

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