Music Instrument Buying Guides

Overwhelmed by the mindboggling array of music gear out there today? Dazed by all the specs, features, and technobabble? Can’t figure out if you want a guitar with active or passive pickups? Stymied over the best way to get started recording or playing live? Can’t decide what recording equipment is right for your home studio? Uncertain what guitar amp is the right fit for your music and budget? You’ve arrived at the place to get the answers you need. We’ll help you choose the music gear and instruments that makes sense for your style and budget with straightforward information you can count on.

Telecaster Buying Guide

Telecaster Buying Guide

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A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Telecaster series electric guitars to help you choose the right model for you.

Best Guitars for Beginners

The Best Guitars for Beginners

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Musician's Friend is here to help you choose the best beginner acoustic guitar or beginner electric guitar to match your musical focus and budget.

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide

Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Buying Guide

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How to choose the right acoustic guitar amp to match your budget and the venues you play.

Top Performing Essentials for Drummers

Love It Live: Top Performing Essentials for Drummers

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Faced with playing the house drum set? Here’s the gear you need to ensure a better performance.

DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

Band and DJ Lighting and Stage Effects Buying Guide

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Need help choosing the right lighting and effects for your next gig? Let the experts at Musician's Friend help you out.

Stratocaster Buying Guide

Stratocaster Buying Guide

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A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Stratocaster series electric guitars to help you choose the best Strat model for you.

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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The things to look for in choosing an electric guitar that matches your music, budget and skill level.

Recording Equipment Buying Guide

Recording Gear Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio recording equipment to match your skills, music, and budget.

Live Sound DJ Gear Buying Guide

The DJ Buying Guide to Live Sound Gear

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How to choose the right DJ mixers, controllers, interfaces and PA equipment to match your music, gigs and budget

Stage Monitors Buying Guide

Stage Monitors Buying Guide

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How to choose the right stage monitor speakers or in-ear monitors to match your budget, music and shows

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