guitars

The Incredible Skill Of Hand-Making A Guitar Out Of Wood

Video: I don’t know what I’m most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan’s Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell. It goes on.


Clever Hack Makes A Guitar Sound Just Like A Video Game 

Whenceforth cometh that unusual guitar shred? What is this strange device that makes a guitar sound like the budget score to a ’80s video game? Let me explain.


The New Mini Versions Of These Classic Guitar Pedals Are Adorable

As far as guitar pedals go, there’s are probably none more iconic that the Tube Screamer and the Cry Baby Wah. You almost certainly know their sound even you don’t necessarily know the pedals themselves. Hendrix. Clapton. Need I say more?


This Guitar Blogs

What happens when you give Steve Benford, the Professor of Collaborative Computing in at the University of Nottingham, a guitar and some time? He creates an instrument that blogs is what.


A One-String, Pen-Sized Guitar That Almost Plays Like The Real Thing

They’re not as awkward to transport as a piano or a cello, but guitars are far from being the easiest instrument to travel with. If air guitar never really satisfies your desire to play while away from your instrument, this pen-sized single-string playable guitar might be a better travelling companion.


Gibson's New Audio Cable Automatically Records Everything You Play

Ensuring that no spontaneous but memorable riff ever gets forgotten, Gibson has teamed up with Tascam to create the next-generation of audio cables that actually records everything being played on an instrument, for up to eight solid hours on a single AA battery. It’s like a dashcam for catching musical accidents you definitely want to remember.


An Ergonomic Upgrade Makes Guitar Picks Easier To Grasp

Die-hard musicians might scoff at the idea of the guitar pick needing an upgrade, but the creators of the Pykmax believe they have created a far more ergonomic and comfortable way to pick and pluck at strings.


A Guitar Amp That's Going To Piss Analogue Purists Off

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer that just sold to Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that’s going to give tube traditionalists — like me! — a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. OK, but let’s not be luddites for the hell of it. What’s Line 6’s new Amplifi got to offer?


A Drum Machine In A Guitar Pedal Is A Genius Idea

Drummers are the worst, but for guitar players the options are limited. You either get a drummer or deal with a bunch of extra gear to replace a drummer. Which is why Beat Buddy, despite its really unfortunate name, is a totally intriguing. It could be the simple hands-free drum machine guitar players have been waiting for.


How The Electric Guitar Was Invented

For as far back as we are able to look into the prehistory of the human race, music has been a crucial part of the life of humans. Some scholars even speculate that human music may have come before language. From the beginning, people living in little groups sang and danced to self-made music. Drums and pipes were readily developed, and even today they can be found in use, still often hand-made, in every culture anywhere in the world where simple communities gather for group celebrations.