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New Guitar Basics for Beginner Students: How to Purchase a Guitar, what to look out for, and how to get the most out of your first experience.

New Guitar Basics for Beginner Students: How to Purchase a Guitar, what to look out for, and how to get the most out of your first experience.

For months (or maybe even years) you’ve seen it in your head, clear as day: this beautifully sculpted, visually stunning creation of resonant wood and shiny metal that fits perfectly in your hands…and though you haven’t the slightest idea how to finger a chord, one strum of its six strings and its voice brings a tear to your eye. 
October 28, 2020
Tags: Beginner
Telecaster vs Stratocaster: Major Differences 

Telecaster vs Stratocaster: Major Differences 

Maybe we’re just guitar geeks (ok, we 100% are), but understanding what makes a Tele, a Tele (or a Strat, a Strat) gives you a more intimate relationship with the music you consume; will help you make more informed decisions about purchasing a guitar; and honestly, is just plain interesting!
October 28, 2020
The Uke: A History

The Uke: A History

With the uke having truly dominated its corner of the instrument market - and seeing how popular they are with our customers - we figured we’d give a little bit of a history lesson as a homage to the little four-string wonder.
October 28, 2020
Tags: Ukulele
Candy Apple Red: The Story of Fender’s Most Popular Custom Color

Candy Apple Red: The Story of Fender’s Most Popular Custom Color

Since becoming an official part of Fender’s Custom Color chart in 1963, the super-sweet red tones of this finish have become nearly synonymous with Fender’s name; hell, we get excited every time we get a new Candy Apple Red on the wall! 
October 28, 2020