Short scale acoustic guitars are becoming increasingly popular. Learn what a short scale acoustic guitar is, how the shorter scale affects playability and the impact this has on tone.

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February 24, 2020

How to Measure Guitar Scale Length

Learn how to measure scale length and why simply measuring the length of the string able to freely vibrate is not an accurate method.

February 17, 2020

What to look for in an acoustic guitar

Wondering what to look for in an acoustic guitar? new or second-hand? how much you should spend? which brands you can trust. Our in-depth guide covers everything you need to know and more.

February 13, 2020

Why Your Acoustic Guitar Sounds Bad And What You Can Do About It

Wondering why your acoustic guitar sounds bad? Learn the different causes for a poor sounding acoustic guitar and what you can do about it.

February 7, 2020

How to Clean an Acoustic Guitar – Make your Guitar Like New

Learn how to clean an acoustic guitar like the pros. Improve the look and feel, tone and playability with these simple to follow tips.

January 31, 2020

The Four Types of Acoustic Guitar Pickups

A simple to follow guide outlining the different types of acoustic guitar pickups, how they work, the differences between the four main types of acoustic guitar pickups available and the pros and cons of each.

January 22, 2020

Guitar Chord Theory – The Complete Guide to Understanding Chords

Our introductory guide explains (in very simple terms) what chords are, how to read chord charts, how chords are named and how chords are constructed.

November 17, 2019

Understanding guitar scales: Guitar scales explained

Ever wondered what scales are and why they are so important for guitarists? In this article we explain the concept of scales in an easy to digest manner.

November 11, 2019

How to learn all notes on guitar

In the first article of a series on learning guitar music theory we’re going to explore the notes found on each guitar fret and how this relates to scales and chords. Learning the notes of the guitar’s fretboard Basic music theory Learning the notes of your guitar’s fretboard isn’t difficult if you understand the order … Read more

October 29, 2019

How to record classical guitar at home

Learn some useful tips and tricks for recording classical guitar at home using just a basic home studio setup.

October 22, 2019

Acoustic Guitar Humidity and Storage

Learn why humidity affects acoustic guitars and some of the tools and accessories available that can help control humidity and lessen the risk of problems occurring.

October 15, 2019

How to prevent acoustic guitar feedback

Acoustic guitars are highly susceptible to feedback. Learn why this occurs and how to prevent acoustic guitar feedback.

October 11, 2019

What are the best guitars for fingerpicking?

In the market for a new guitar and play more in a fingerpicking style as opposed to using a pick? In the following article we’ll break down why some guitars are better suited to fingerpicking than others.