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.
Musician's Friend has created a reference guide of definitions for all the important guitar terms and slang you need to know.
Learn what it takes to capture everything you, your guitar and your amp are putting out. It’s not as tough or mysterious as you think.
Essential tips on updating your rig with a new guitar, amp or effects that will help you show off those hard-earned licks
We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster
Cheap doesn’t have to mean garbage. Learn how to find a beater acoustic or electric guitar on a super-tight budget that plays well and sounds decent.
Lefties get left out of some of life’s simple pleasures, but not guitars. Learn everything you need to know about playing and purchasing a lefty guitar or bass.
If you’ve ever thought about building your own guitar, start here. We present the advantages and disadvantages of a DIY project—the things to consider before you dive in.
Learn what compressors, limiters, expanders, noise gates and sustain effects do and how to use them to produce better sound onstage and in the studio
Adding crunchy goodness to your guitar sound with distortion, overdrive, fuzz and boost effects.
Learn how tremolo, phase shifters, flangers and chorus effects work and how to use them to give your guitar or bass a signature sound.
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