Guitar Notes from Brian Baggett

Go behind the scenes to see some of today's most extraordinary acoustic and electric guitars being designed and crafted. Learn what makes an exceptional instrument and discover the history and technology behind the most revered vintage guitars. Join Private Reserve Guitar video presenter Brian Baggett on his explorations of the custom shops operated by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Paul Reed Smith and many more. Learn about tone woods, tunings, scale lengths, and much more—all curated by Brian—a remarkable guitarist in his own right.

Taking the Mystery Out of Guitar Setup

Taking the Mystery Out of Guitar Setup

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How to restring your guitar and adjust its truss rod, action and intonation like a pro.

All About F-Hole Guitars

All About F-Hole Guitars

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The woods and designs that shaped some of our most prized guitars and the terms we use to describe them.

Brian’s Crash Course: Legendary Les Pauls

Brian’s Crash Course: Legendary Les Pauls

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The differences that make each vintage Gibson LP model unique.

Gibson Gets Back to Basics

The Party’s Over—Gibson Gets Back to Basics

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Now the Les Paul centennial is over, Brian looks at the latest crop of Gibson guitars.

22-Fret Versus 24-Fret Electric Guitars

The Straight Skinny on 22- Versus 24-Fret Electric Guitars

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Clue: it’s not just about scale length…

The Power of Lists

The Power of Lists

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Harness that power to become a better guitarist and performer.

Grow Your Own Music from Seed

Grow Your Own Music from Seed

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A logical approach to building a music career.

What a Drummer Wants in a Guitarist

View from the Throne: What a Drummer Wants in a Guitarist

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Brian interviews veteran Kevin Frazee on what it takes for guitar and drums to get magical together.

Private Reserve Pays a Call on Fender Custom Shop

Private Reserve Pays a Call on Fender Custom Shop

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Get an eyeful of the people and processes behind Fender’s finest instruments.

Introducing Henry Worrall Part 2

Henry Worrall—Unheralded Advocate for American Guitar Music (Part 2)

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Decoding his 19th century scores reveals what a profound influence Worrall has had on the sound of the steel-string acoustic guitar.

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