Ask a hundred guitarists about strings and you will get a hundred different preferences – makes, gauges and composition. Strings come in different types for acoustic and electric guitars, can be coated or uncoated, wound or flat wound and in a myriad of gauges which can be thoroughly confusing. So...

Lately we have been astonished at the quality of some of the budget acoustic guitars coming through from the likes of Ibanez, Fender and Hudson; these cost around £99 and look to have a good spec – solid spruce tops and decent necks and tuners – which should be good...

Whilst 10% of the population is left-handed and by default you would expect 10% of all guitarists to be left-handed, it doesn’t seem that the manufacturers have yet got this. Surely 10% of their sales should be left-handed which you think would be enough to justify actually making a left-handed...

Here is something a little contentious from www.strumschool.com; their list of the ten most ‘famous’ (or popular) guitars of all time. Whether it is through cumulative sales, the number of famous artists seen with one, the number of times it has been copied or their inherent ‘coolness’ we don’t know....

If you have an acoustic guitar and want to play live on stage then you are going to need to amplify it. At the end of the day you want what the audience hears to be what you hear ie: the natural sound of your guitar. There are three or...

You can pick up a decent acoustic guitar for £200-£300 - check out Tanglewood, Epiphone, Sigma, Fender and Alvarez to name a few - but for £700 to £1000 you can get a really decent acoustic that should have all solid tonewoods and a good pickup system thrown in. You...

Choosing your first guitar will be both exciting and scary as you probably won't know what you are looking for (or not looking for)! If you know a guitarist that can go with you take them. First off though you need to decide whether you are going to start with...

Got up to £1000 to spend on an electric guitar? Then your choice is immense as every manufacturer seems to have a number of quality guitars in the £750 to £1000 price range, which features solid, semi and hollow body models. For £1000 you can get the ‘real’ mojo as the...

Take a look at the catalogues of the major guitar brands and you’ll see that signature guitars, particularly electric guitars, feature heavily, with new ones coming along every few weeks. Why is this? Are the brands just cashing in on the popular artists of the day or have they got...