Guitar Notes from Brian Baggett

Go behind the scenes to see some of today's most extraordinary acoustic and electric guitars being designed and crafted. Learn what makes an exceptional instrument and discover the history and technology behind the most revered vintage guitars. Join Private Reserve Guitar video presenter Brian Baggett on his explorations of the custom shops operated by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Paul Reed Smith and many more. Learn about tone woods, tunings, scale lengths, and much more—all curated by Brian—a remarkable guitarist in his own right.

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Four Tips to Fire Up Your Inner Songwriter

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These proven approaches encourage creativity by getting you past writer’s block.

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

Digging into Delay Effects for Guitar

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Exploring the different types of delays, parameters and uses of this popular guitar effect.

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

When It’s Love: 7 Things To Look For To Find The Perfect Electric Guitar

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What to look for in your dream guitar and how to tell when you’ve found the real thing

Set Necks Versus Bolt-on Guitar Necks

Set Necks Versus Bolt-on Guitar Necks

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How the neck joins the body of a guitar has a major impact on its sound.

The Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature

The Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature

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Brian explores the virtues of an instrument equal to the skills of its master.

Hardshell Case or Gig Bag?

Guitar Hardshell Case or Gig Bag - How to Choose

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Need help choosing between a hardshell case or a gig bag for your guitar? They both have their pluses & minuses—here’s what to consider when choosing.

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

PRS Guitars - Private Stock Spotlight

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A closer look at some of the rarest, most unique guitars Paul Reed Smith builds

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

Paul Bigsby — The Man Behind the Whammy Bar

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Paul Bigsby—The Man Behind the Whammy Bar

Build Your Rhythm IQ with the Metronome

Build Your Rhythm IQ with the Metronome

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Brian offers two exercises that’ll make you a tighter and more swinging player.

Taking the Mystery Out of Guitar Setup

Taking the Mystery Out of Guitar Setup

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How to restring your guitar and adjust its truss rod, action and intonation like a pro.

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