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.

5 Timeless Songs and the Guitars Behind Them

5 Timeless Songs & the Guitars Behind Them

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From grunge to classic rock: a look at some genre-defining electric guitar tones.

One More Tour: New Life for Iconic Guitars

One More Tour: New Life for Iconic Guitars

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5 rock guitars that have starred in some of this century's biggest comebacks.

Best Guitars for Metal

Battle Axes: A Guide to Guitars for Metal

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Find the right electric guitar for grinding out those extreme heavy metal tones.

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 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.

Jazz Bass vs. Precision Bass

The Burning Question: Jazz or Precision Bass?

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Are you a potential J Bass or P Bass player? We’ll help you sort out the differences.

6 Top Humbucker Pickups

6 Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Sound

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A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.

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.

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