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

Electric Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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The strings on your electric guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at the huge Musician’s Friend guitar string assortment, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. Read on to find the strings that best match your electric guitar, music, and playing style.

The SG Buying Guide

The SG Buying Guide

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How to Choose the Gibson or Epiphone SG that's right for you and your budget

Buying Guide: Guitar and Bass Effects

Buying Guide: Guitar and Bass Effects

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How to Shop for the Right Effects Pedals and Multi-Effects Processors

Effects pedals and processors open up a whole new world of sonic possibilities for guitarists and bassists. Ranging from the subtle to the outrageous, guitar and bass stompboxes and effects multiprocessors let you replicate the sounds you’ve heard on your favorite records as well as those spinning around in your head. In this guide we’ll walk you through the many types of effects available, honing in on some one-of-kind stompboxes.

Stratocaster Buying Guide

Stratocaster Buying Guide

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Revolutionizing Rock, Blues, Funk, and Country Since 1954.

The Fender Stratocaster is among the most iconic electric guitars to have ever been produced, and it’s been a major influence on the sounds of modern music. Since it’s introduction in 1954, the  Strat has been featured on countless recordings, and played by rock, punk, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, and country artists the world over. During its six-decade history, the Stratocaster has consistently been one of the most popular (and copied) guitars in production.

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

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The semi-hollowbody guitar embodies the best in both electric and acoustic guitars offering both tonal depth and visual appeal. In addition to being a highly versatile instrument at home in a range of music genres, it also feels very familiar to anyone who’s played an acoustic or electric guitar.

Here’s a look at what this guitar is all about, and why you should be interested.

Acoustic Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Acoustic or Classical Guitar

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The strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at Musician’s Friends huge assortment of guitar strings, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. We’ve written this guide with the details you need to find the strings that best match your guitar and playing style.

The Les Paul Buying Guide

The Les Paul Buying Guide

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Finding the Gibson or Epiphone LP That’s Right for You and Your Budget

First, we’ll put the Les Paul in its historical context, then we’ll walk you through the many models available today. Use this guide to pinpoint the Les Paul that matches up with your music, your style, and your budget.

Telecaster Buying Guide

Telecaster Buying Guide

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The Electric Guitar that Transformed American Music

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Buying Guide: Electric Guitars

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Your Complete Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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