Resources for Musicians

The Hub is the place to be for the critical resources musician’s need when shopping for gear and instruments. You can count on on our exclusive Buying Guides to walk you through the complexities of everything from recording equipment to live sound gear to the ins and outs of choosing the right guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard. You’ll learn all about the key features and specs and how to choose the music gear that’s right for your style and budget. The Hub’s always-expanding Hands-On Product Reviews dive deep into specific music gear and instruments to give you the perspectives of seasoned musicians. Bookmark this page and check in at The Hub whenever you feel the need for some more gear knowledge.

The entrance to Seymour Duncan Headquarters

Rethinking the Guitar Amp with Seymour Duncan

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The brains behind Seymour Duncan's innovative Palladium pedals and PowerStage guitar heads details what it takes to break old amplification habits.

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.

Laidback Luke live at Exchange in Los Angeles

Laidback Luke talks Gear, Touring, Influences and more

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World-renowned electronic DJ Laidback Luke goes in-depth on his favorite equipment, how he approaches gigs and his lifelong journey in music. 

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.

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett of Musician's Friend Private Reserve

Spotlight on Music Man Ball Family Reserve Guitars

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The Ernie Ball Music Man limited-edition BFR series models feature eye-popping woods and lavish appointments.

Gibson 2019 Electric Guitars Previewed at Summer NAMM ‘19

Gibson 2019 Electric Guitars Previewed at Summer NAMM ‘19

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Gibson has unveiled their latest line of Les Pauls, SGs, ES-335s and more ahead of their Fall availability.

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.

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.

Fender Player Series Electric Guitars and Basses

Fender Player Series Electric Guitars and Basses Announced

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Fender has introduced their new Player Series, an affordable, unique family of Stratocasters, Telecasters, offsets and basses.

Eric Johnson with his Thinline Stratocaster

Eric Johnson Talks Signature Strat® Models, Touring Rigs and More

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Master guitarist Eric Johnson discusses his new signature Fender Thinline Stratocaster®, amps, live and studio setups, effects and his plans for the future. 

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