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. 

Tech Tip: Effects Basics—Part I

Learn how stage and studio effects work and how to use them to do your sonic bidding



Should New Guitarists Go Acoustic or Electric?

Four things to consider before you buy your first guitar



Guitar Value Package Buying Guide

A guitar value package that includes all the the right accessories can be a great choice for beginning guitarists. They’re not only budget-friendly but also let you get started playing right out of the box. Read on to learn how to choose the right electric or acoustic guitar value pack for your music and budget.



Tech Tip: Setting Up Your Solidbody Electric Guitar, Part II

Part 1 | Part 2

By Dr. Spot

Part II (If you didn't read Part I last week, click here and complete the steps described before you continue with Part II.)



Tech Tip: Setting Up Your Solidbody Electric Guitar, Part I

Part 1 | Part 2

By Dr. Spot

So you've picked up a decent axe off a buddy for a great price. It looks cool and sounds cool, and when your buddy played it last Halloween it sounded GREAT. But when you get it home it doesn't quite fit you like a glove. If you have a few simple tools available and can overcome your fear of screwing something up, you can probably get it playing more comfortably without resorting to a professional repair guy.



Hands-On Review: Fender Jimmie Vaughan Tex-Mex Stratocaster

Spicy tones from south of the border



Interview: Synyster Gates, Avenged Sevenfold

As lead guitarist of Avenged Sevenfold, Synyster Gates is one of the top shredders in the metal world. With the popularity of his finger-twisting, mind-bending, high-octane fretwork that lays much of the foundation of the A7X sound, he’s now making his unmistakable tones available to the masses with Schecter through the Synyster Gates series of guitars and his new Hellwin amp—which made its recording debut on the band’s latest album, Hail to the King. We caught up with Syn during the band’s current tour and discussed his gear, his sound and what it’s like to create a signature line of gear while being in one of the biggest metal bands around.



Guitar and Chromatic Tuners: How to Choose

From pitch pipes to sophisticated electronic music tuners, find the right model for your instrument and budget.



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