Music Instrument Buying Guides

Overwhelmed by the mindboggling array of music gear out there today? Dazed by all the specs, features, and technobabble? Can’t figure out if you want a guitar with active or passive pickups? Stymied over the best way to get started recording or playing live? Can’t decide what recording equipment is right for your home studio? Uncertain what guitar amp is the right fit for your music and budget? You’ve arrived at the place to get the answers you need. We’ll help you choose the music gear and instruments that makes sense for your style and budget with straightforward information you can count on.

Stratocaster Buying Guide

Stratocaster Buying Guide

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A comprehensive buyer’s guide to all Fender and Squier Stratocaster series electric guitars to help you choose the best Strat model for you.

Keyboard Gift Guide

11 Gift Ideas for Keyboardists, Pianists and Synth Nerds

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Looking for a gift for a keyboardist or piano player? Here are some fantastic gift ideas to get you started!

DJ Gift Guide from Musician's Friend

9 Great Gift Ideas for DJs

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Need to find a gift for a DJ? Check out these 9 great gift ideas from Musician's Friend!

Kids Instruments Buying Guide

Kids and Classroom Instruments Buying Guide

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How to choose the right musical instruments to help your children embark on a lifetime of playing pleasure.

Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

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What do you look for in headphones and earphones? While there are many models to choose from, your planned use should help greatly to narrow your choices.

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11 Great Gift Ideas for Drummers and Percussionists

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If you're searching for the perfect gift for a drummer or percussionist, you'll want to check out these 11 fantastic stocking stuffers, gift ideas, and more.

Stocking Stuffers for Musicians

9 Stocking Stuffers And Gift Ideas For Musicians

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If you need a great gift for the musician in your life, you'll want to check out these 9 stocking stuffers and gift ideas for guitarists, drummers and more.

SG Guitar Buying Guide

The SG Guitar Buying Guide

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

Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

The Beginners Guide to Buying Drums & Percussion

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How to choose the right starter drum kit, cymbals, drum accessories or percussion instruments to bring out the best in your budding musician while maintaining your budget and sanity.

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

Best Student Band Instruments for Beginners Buying Guide

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A quick-start parent’s guide to choosing the right trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello or percussion instrument for your budding musician

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