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...

Whether your guitar is old, vintage or just second hand depends on its age, pedigree and collectability. As a general rule used or second hand refers to a guitar that is still in production, probably being aged between one and twenty five years old. If it is described as vintage, it...

The ‘mid’ price sector is hotly contested by all manufactures including the big F and the big G (via Epiphone) and whether you are into blues, country, rock, metal, jazz or any point in between there will be a few guitars out there to tempt you. Cort – M600TBC c£475 Website: www.cortguitars.com Danelectro...

I have always been confused about Fenders, particularly the Telecaster and Stratocaster, two of the most iconic and copied guitars in guitar history. Fender also have the Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang and Duo-Sonic shapes in their catalogue. You can buy a Fender made Tele or Strat for £250 (or less if you...

Do you need another guitar? This was the reaction from my wife when I said I was looking at some parlour guitars the other night. I don’t have a parlour and thought it would be a useful addition – I could leave it around the house and just pick it...

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...

We all thought that setting up a studio to produce a few YouTube videos would be easy. After all, we didn’t need TV production levels or CD quality sound, and editing a 3 minute video with a single sound source and a static camera can’t be hard can it? Try searching...

It’s been a few years since the ‘original’ Line 6 POD HD500 came out which brought digital modelling and all its possibilities to the masses. The POD contained sounds of classic amps and effects giving you a huge variety of tones at the push of a button, in your bedroom...

Playing an acoustic is easy – the sound you hear is the sound you get; okay you might get a bit more bass/middle/treble tone out of different guitars and you might add a bit of reverb and chorus, but an acoustic guitar sounds like an acoustic guitar. But pick up...

Reading the guitar mags and forums you could sometimes be forgiven for thinking that any electric under £2000 won’t sound so good and any under £1000 are not worth looking at, let alone what they say about ‘mid-priced’ models. And 'affordable'? Forget it. But if you’ve only got £200 can...