Guitar Notes

Private Reserve Heads South to Gibson Memphis

Exploring the skills (and electric skillet) that go into creating the legendary Gibson ES Series.



In Celebration (and Defense) of Van Halen

The band is back and despite, ahem, certain personality issues, VH is badder than ever.



Dropping in on Martin & Co.

We got the nickel tour and a whole lot more on our visit to the Holy Grail of acoustic guitars.



Three Essential Tips for Great Recorded Guitar Sound

Learn what it takes to capture everything you, your guitar and your amp are putting out. It’s not as tough or mysterious as you think.



Fender’s Roadshow Hits Kansas City

Musician’s Friend Private Reserve plays host to a drool-inducing collection of sweet guitars crafted by the Fender Custom Shop.



Four Simple Ways to Get More Gigs

The HUB’s favorite blogger and guitarist, who’s played more gigs than he probably cares to remember, offers a seasoned musician’s advice on how you can play out more.



We Visit Paul Reed Smith, Part 2

I head back to the PRS plant where the renowned luthier joins me in shooting guitar videos for Musician’s Friend and Private Reserve.



Inside The Private Reserve Part 2—Confessions of a Guitar Advisor

In this edition of Guitar Notes, I sat down with resident expert Derek White, Guitar Advisor at Musician’s Friend Private Reserve Guitars. Derek’s job is ultimately to help match players with the guitar they’re after.



We Visit Paul Reed Smith, Part 1

Handling precious prototypes and selecting woods



Guitar Notes: Inside Musician’s Friend Private Reserve—Part 1

A behind-the-scenes look at our repository of exceptional instruments



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