Guitar Buying Guides

Shopping for a new electric or acoustic guitar? Trying to figure out how to replicate the guitar tone or effects used on a favorite song? Want to sort out all the differences among the dozens of Fender Stratocaster or Telecaster models? Or maybe it’s Gibson’s huge range of Les Pauls that’s got you puzzled. With The Hub’s exclusive Buying Guides you’ll be able to choose the right guitar to match your music and budget, or the guitar effects pedal or multiprocessor to create the sounds you hear in your head.

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

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How to choose the right Martin guitar to match your budget and music.

Choosing a Guitar for Kids

Beyond Toys: Choosing a Great Beginner Guitar for Kids

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Find the electric or acoustic guitar that’s right for your budding musical genius…and your budget.

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

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We break down the primary features and compare these two iconic axes

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

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Cheap doesn’t have to mean garbage. Learn how to find a beater acoustic or electric guitar on a super-tight budget that plays well and sounds decent.

Best Guitars for Beginners

The Best Guitars for Beginners

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How to choose the right acoustic or electric guitar to match the new player’s musical focus and your budget.

Finding the Best Travel Guitar

Good to Go: Finding the Best Travel Guitar

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How to choose a travel or mini guitar that’s road-ready and suits your music and budget.

BOSS Guitar Pedals Buying Guide

An Essential Six-Pack of BOSS Stomps

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We highlight a half dozen go-to effects pedals that turn up regularly in the signal chains of the world’s most esteemed guitarists.

Cheap Acoustic and Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Cheap Acoustic & Electric Guitar Buying Guide: Trading Extravagance for Necessity

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Finding an inexpensive guitar doesn’t mean you have to settle for junk. Discover the smart places to cut back on your expectations.

How to Choose a Left-Handed Guitar or Bass

Tips Every Left-Handed Player Needs to Choose the Right Guitar or Bass

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Lefties get left out of some of life’s simple pleasures, but not guitars. Learn everything you need to know about playing and purchasing a lefty guitar or bass.

Guitar Pack Buying Guide

Guitar Value Package Buying Guide

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A guitar value package that includes all the the right accessories can be a great choice for beginning guitarists. They’re not only budget-friendly but also let you get started playing right out of the box. Read on to learn how to choose the right electric or acoustic guitar value pack for your music and budget.

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