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.

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.

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.

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.

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

Semi-Hollowbody Guitar Buying Guide

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The essential things to know when you go shopping for a semi-hollowbody electric guitar.

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.

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