Theacousticguitarist.com began life as a blog about acoustic guitars, songwriting, home recording, and guitar theory before taking the plunge into releasing our own acoustic guitars.
We do things a little differently here though.
Instead of offering a range of stock acoustic guitars, instead, we decided to focus on giving customers exactly what they want in the form of our custom acoustic guitar design tool.
After many months of testing and fine tuning we finally released our custom guitar range in March 2023.
Who’s Behind the Site?
Hey, I’m Marty and I’ve been more or less obsessed with music for as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of walking around my parent’s farm composing songs in my head to keep myself entertained.
But it really wasn’t until I bought my first CD at the ripe old age of 13 (Tommy Emmanuel’s ‘up from down under‘) that I really fell in love with the acoustic guitar.
It’s funny though, while, I’ve always admired guitarists with great technical ability such as Jimmy Page, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, and the greats of the electric guitar including SRV, Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, and Joe Satriani. I resonated more with singer-songwriters, especially those who dabbled more on the acoustic side of the coin, artists such as Paul Simon, and later on Jeff Wilson, Radiohead, John Mayer, and in my humble opinion, the greatest of all, Chris Cornell.
Why do I do this?
I’ve always wanted to make music my job.
I had dreams of being a songwriter. I played guitar and vocals and wrote music for bands around my local area. But aside from selling a few CDs and generating a bit of a local following things never seemed to progress much further.
So, I changed course and built my own business selling guitars online before discovering blogging where I’ve been able to share everything I’ve learned from some of the great musicians I’ve been fortunate enough to know along the way.
I hope you find the information here useful. Much of what I write about has less to do with becoming a guitar guru. Instead, I prefer to talk about music theory, alternate tunings, songwriting and recording, and the practical aspect of acoustic guitars including how they work and how to get the best out of them.
I’m far from the best guitarist out there, in fact, I probably should be a lot better by now, but, I’ve always kept songwriting first and foremost, so at the expense of becoming a technically better guitarist, I’ve focused almost 100% of my time on improving my craft.
If you have any questions or just want to get in touch, feel free to email me at email@example.com. I run the site myself, so it can take 2-3 days for me to reply, but it’s always great to hear from readers of the site.