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. 

Guitar Talk 101 - A Glossary of Guitar Terms You Need To Know

Musician's Friend has created a reference guide of definitions for all the important guitar terms and slang you need to know. 



Three Essential Tips for Great Recorded Guitar Sound

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.



Upgrading Your Electric Guitar Gear

Essential tips on updating your rig with a new guitar, amp or effects that will help you show off those hard-earned licks



Stratocaster vs. Les Paul: Which Is Right for You?

We break down the primary features and compare two iconic axes - the Les Paul and the Stratocaster



Six Ways to Find a Bargain Guitar

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.



Tips Every Left-Handed Player Needs to Choose the Right Guitar or Bass

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.



DIY Guitar? The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Guitar

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.



Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 4

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



Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 3

Adding crunchy goodness to your guitar sound with distortion, overdrive, fuzz and boost effects.



Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part 2

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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