New vs. Used Guitars: Which One Should You Buy?

Should you buy a used guitar? Or stick to a new one? You can get some great bargains buying used. Out of all the guitars I own my favorites were bought 2nd hand. But there’s no denying it’s more risky. There’s no safety net of a manufacturers warranty or being able to replace it if …

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Is Learning Guitar Hard? Yes! But Don’t Be Put Off

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Before deciding to learn guitar it’s good to know how hard it is. And the honest answer is yes, learning guitar is hard. It requires consistent practice, dedication and putting in a lot of hours. It may look easy when you see people play, even just basic strumming, but it really isn’t. I don’t say …

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Dean Guitars: Are They Good? A Full, In-Depth Guide

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Dean are one of those guitar makers that don’t get a lot of recognition. While they’re often overlooked they actually have an impressive history. But are Dean guitars any good? Their guitars have been endorsed and used by some famous names and bands over the years. And they’ve managed to survive amongst the bigger brands. …

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Bass Guitar vs Electric Guitar: What are the Differences

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Bass guitar and electric guitar are both great instruments. They contribute so much to the sound and feel of many musical genres and styles. But you might be unsure of what the key differences are between the two guitars. Especially if you’re considering learning to play one. The way they look, are made, play and …

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Squier vs Epiphone: How They Compare and Which is Better

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Squier and Epiphone are two of the most popular entry level guitar brands. They cater for beginners with affordable guitars but also have models that appeal to intermediate players. Having owned guitars by both Squier and Epiphone and played many more I feel well placed to compare them. I’ll look at their history, how they …

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