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.

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

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What to look for when choosing an acoustic or acoustic-electric guitar that matches your musical style, your budget and skill level.

Best Guitars for Beginners

The 6 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars

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Having trouble choosing the best starter acoustic guitar or best beginner electric guitar? Read on for the Musician's Friend guide to the Best Guitars for Beginners.

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.

Acoustic Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Acoustic or Classical Guitar

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The strings on your acoustic steel string or classical guitar have a major impact on its sound and playability. If you’ve taken a look at Musician’s Friend's huge assortment of guitar strings, you’ve likely realized that there’s a lot to consider in figuring out which strings are right for you and your instrument. We’ve written this guide with the details you need to find the strings that best match your guitar and playing style. Read on for helpful advice about choosing the right strings for acoustic or classical guitar.

Boutique Guitar Pedals

Boutique Guitar Pedal Fan? Find That Next Stomp Fast!

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New tool helps you zero in on the right guitar effects as you quest for a signature tone.

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.

Telecaster Buying Guide

Telecaster Buying Guide

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

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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The things to look for in choosing an electric guitar that matches your music, budget and skill level.

Electric Guitar Strings Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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Need help finding the best strings for your electric guitar? Musician's Friend will help you pick the right set for you and your guitar.

How To Choose a Great Beginner Guitar for Kids

How To Choose 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.

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