Electric Guitars

The electric guitar is synonymous with rock ’n’ roll. Want to learn more about the iconic instrument? Check out our electric guitar buying guides, artist interviews, product spotlights and more. 

How Do Tonewoods Affect Your Guitar's Tone?

Discover how the sonic character of various wood types helps shape the sound of acoustic and electric guitars.



Where is the Best Place to Put a Compressor in a Guitar Effects Chain?

Not sure where to put your compressor on your pedal board?



How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Electric Guitar

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.



The 6 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars and Electric Guitars

Need help 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.



Humbucker Pickups vs. Single-Coil Pickups: Key Differences Explained

We take a closer look at the key differences between single-coil pickups and humbucker pickups.



How To Choose The Best Telecaster

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



The Les Paul Buying Guide

Finding the Gibson or Epiphone Les Paul That’s Right for You and Your Budget. First, we’ll put the Les Paul in its historical context, then we’ll walk you through the many models available today. Use this guide to pinpoint the Les Paul that matches up with your music, your style, and your budget.



Six Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Guitar Sound

We take a closer look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucker guitar pickups.



Fender American Performer Series Announced - Features, Specs and More

The new Fender American Performer series of guitars and basses has been introduced. 



How to Get Rid of Annoying Fret Buzz On Your Guitar or Bass

Need some help finding and eliminating the rattles and buzzes in your guitar? Check out these simple steps! 



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