Guitar Notes

The Power of Lists

Harness that power to become a better guitarist and performer.



All About F-Hole Guitars

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



Grow Your Own Music from Seed

A logical approach to building a music career.



Brian’s Crash Course: Legendary Les Pauls

The differences that make each vintage Gibson LP model unique.



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

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



Gibson USA Gets Back to Basics with 2016 Lineup

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



Private Reserve Pays a Call on Fender Custom Shop

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



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

Clue: it’s not just about scale length…



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

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



Introducing Henry Worrall—Unheralded Advocate for American Guitar Music (Part 1)

Long neglected, this composer and teacher helped shape a meaningful literature for guitar.



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